Big money for bookworms

Utah students who spend their summers lost in the magic of a good book may be able to transform their reading time into funds for college with the Book Your Summer Utah Reading Award.

Book Your Summer is a partnership between my529 and the Utah State Library to champion summer reading while promoting college savings.

Students 18 and under who enroll in their local library’s summer reading program can enter Book Your Summer to qualify for a chance at a $1,000 my529 college savings scholarship account. Four Utah students will be awarded the scholarship accounts, while their respective libraries will receive $500 for books and media. Libraries will be divided into four regions, and one student from each region will be selected in a random drawing. College savings scholarship accounts may not be used for K-12 tuition expenses.

Book Your Summer is part of a 529 Day campaign to increase awareness with Utah families about investing for postsecondary education. It will run May 15 through August 15, 2018.

Find the official rules and details of past events at bookyoursummer.com.