Find opportunities for scholarships through my529 and other groups

my529 is proud to be associated with several upcoming scholarship opportunities for students. As summer continues and you begin to think about returning to school and saving for higher education expenses, keep in mind the following resources.

Book Your Summer

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 to win a $1,000 my529 college savings scholarship account. Four children up to age 18 from four state regions will be awarded the scholarship accounts, while their respective libraries will receive $500 for books and media. 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 15 through August 15. Find the official rules at bookyoursummer.com.

Make Your Mark

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 puts particular emphasis on encouraging Utah families to invest in their children’s education. Check my529.org for details on the contest.

Complete Scholarships

Complete Scholarships is an online resource operated by Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority to help families find ways to pay for college. When a student creates their free Complete Scholarships account, they are matched to relevant local scholarship opportunities based on their self-reported demographics and interests, and they can apply for those scholarships right from their account. Learn more about Complete Scholarships or create your free account today at CompleteScholarships.org.

Invite Education

As a my529 account owner, you also have access to a nationwide scholarship search engine through Invite Education. Read about Invite Education in this newsletter.

These four resources are great opportunities for students to use in conjunction with their my529 funds to help cover the costs of attending a higher education institution. my529 is here to help with any account questions you might have. Visit my529.org or give us a call at 800.418.2551.