Jackson, MS. Treasurer Lynn Fitch and College Savings
Mississippi are excited to host another scholarship opportunity for Mississippians. The Race to College contest will be held
during the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) State
Baseball Championships at Trustmark Park on May 18-19, 2017.
“Our partnership with the MHSAA is just one of the ways we
engage the community and encourage families to prepare for the rising cost of
college,” said Treasurer Fitch. “When
families are proactive about saving for their child’s future, they are not only
helping themselves, they’re also furthering the economic aspirations of our State.”
College Savings Mississippi will host one Race
to College relay during each of the six games on May 18-19, 2017. Two
contestants will be randomly chosen from entrants to participate in each race.
Each contestant will race to designated stations to submit a mock 529 college
savings account application, deposit funds into their 529 account, put on a backpack
to go to college, and finally receive their cap and gown to run back to the
starting line. The first to finish each relay will win a $529 MACS scholarship.
“We are looking forward to awarding six $529 Mississippi
Affordable College Savings (MACS) scholarships during this year’s State
Baseball Championships,” Treasurer Fitch
continued. “The Race to College is a great visual display of the many steps
needed to get your child to college and set them off on the road to success
with as little debt burden as possible. The average Mississippi graduate with
student loan debt starts their career with almost $30,000 in debt. Saving for college now can make a big
difference in helping them achieve their dreams.”
Mississippi is a division of the State Treasurer’s Office and operates the two
State-sponsored 529 college savings plans, MACS and MPACT (Mississippi Prepaid
Affordable College Tuition). For more
information about these plans and for official contest rules and registration
information, visit www.treasurerlynnfitch.com.
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