The Path2College 529 Plan is running two sweepstakes with prize money exceeding $50,000.
The deadline for both sweepstakes is Aug. 15.
Mitch Seabaugh, director of the state’s 529 college savings plan—Path2College, said that the primary goal of the sweepstakes is to get more families saving for college so students are financially prepared for higher education, “but these sweepstakes also help prepare students academically by contributing to local schools and libraries,” he said.
Path2College has set a goal of adding at least 10,000 new accounts this year.
The “10,000 Reasons to Save” sweepstakes will award one family who is already saving with Path2College and one non-account holder with $10,529 each for his or her college savings. Additionally, the two winners’ schools each will receive $10,529.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Georgia Public Library Service and the state’s Path2College 529 Plan are partnering on the Summer Reading Program and its Summer Reading Program Sweepstakes, which will award a child with a $5,529 college savings contribution.
The Summer Reading Program sweepstakes, “Reading Makes Cent$,” is available to children across the state who were born in or after 1997 and who participate in a public library’s summer reading program.
In addition to the $5,529 that will be awarded to the winning participant, the sweepstakes winner’s local library will receive $1,529. Also, the library with the greatest number of sweepstakes entries and the library system with the greatest percentage of registered users entering each will win $1,529.
To read the official rules and to enter the “10,000 Reasons to Save” sweepstakes or the “Summer Reading Program” sweepstakes, go to www.Path2College529.com. Entries must be received online by Aug. 15.