Contests and Scholarships

Book Your Summer

Book Your Summer

What: Contest in conjunction with library summer reading programs
Who: Utah children ages 0-18
When: May 1-July 31
Prize: $1,000 college savings scholarship account

The Book Your Summer reading award is a partnership between my529 and the Utah State Library to champion summer reading while promoting college savings. Parents can enroll their children in their local library’s summer reading program for a chance at a $1,000 my529 college savings scholarship account. Six kids up to age 18 throughout the state will be awarded the scholarship accounts. Book Your Summer is part of a campaign to increase awareness with Utah families about investing for postsecondary education with my529. Book Your Summer runs May 1 through July 31.

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Make Your Mark

What: Original bookmark design contest
Who: Utah students in K-12
When: September 1-October 2
Prize: $1,000 scholarship account from my529
Learn: Make Your Mark website

During September’s National College Savings Month, my529 and the Utah System of Higher Education sponsor the Make Your Mark bookmark contest. Make Your Mark offers students a chance to win a $1,000 my529 college savings scholarship account through an art contest. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade can enter an original bookmark design within their appropriate grade category (K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12). Eight Utah students will each receive a $1,000 college savings scholarship account for their winning bookmarks. Throughout College Savings Month, my529 encourages Utah families to invest in their children’s education. Contest runs from September 1 to October 2. Check out the contest page.

Keys to Success

Keys to Success is the state of Utah’s college and career readiness tool and provides students, parents, and counselors with resources and tools to plan for students’ futures. The Keys to Success scholarship tool allows students from across Utah to be connected with scholarships, internships and other career opportunities to support their education.

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