CARSON CITY — State Treasurer Kate Marshall announced Monday her office is once again sponsoring the fourth annual 2012 Nevada $529 College Savings Day Contest, which is open to all Nevada students from kindergarten through fifth grade. Five students will receive a prize of a $529 gift to be used to open a college savings plan account or to enhance an existing account. Two students from Clark County, one from Washoe County and one each from a rural northern and southern community will be chosen.
“The Newmont Mining Corporation is donating the prizes, which will help these students and their families save for their future college education needs,” Marshall said. “Over the past few years, we have received thousands of entries from throughout the state, thanks in part to a huge helping hand from the principals and teachers across Nevada who have helped spread the word to students and parents.”
The theme of the contest is “I want to go to college so I can become a ___________.” Those who enter the contest have the choice of completing the sentence and either submitting a drawing of the career choice in the box included on the official entry form or submitting an essay of no more than 50 words about the student’s career ambition.
Students wishing to enter the contest can go to https://NevadaTreasurer.gov to download an official entry form and review the official rules. All entries must be received by the State Treasurer’s Office by no later than May 21. The winners will be selected via a random drawing on May 23.
For more information about the contest, about saving for college or to find out how to open a college savings plan account, visit https://nevadatreasurer.gov.