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Tennessee Treasury’s TNStars 529 College Savings Program awards $6,000 in scholarships to five Tennessee children

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State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. is pleased to recognize Ezekiel Walters as the winner of the $5,000 Grand Prize in the 2022 TNStars Holiday Scholarship Giveaway. His grandmother, Margie Huff, entered the contest on behalf of Ezekiel, a 9-year-old from LaFollette, TN.

TNStars to give $6,000 in scholarships this holiday season

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NASHVILLE, TN – This holiday season, the TNStars College Savings 529 Program is giving away $6,000 in scholarships to Tennessee children!

This December, TNStars will award four $250 weekly prizes and one $5,000 Grand Prize. Tennessee residents 21 years or older can enter to win at TNStars.com/Holiday now through December 31 on behalf of a child, age 10 or younger.  One entry is good for weekly prizes and the grand prize throughout the entire contest period.

All prizes will be deposited into a TNStars scholarship account to be used for the winning beneficiary’s future higher education expenses, ranging from tuition and housing to books, computers, and more.

“Entering our annual holiday scholarship giveaway offers parents a chance at kickstarting their child’s college savings with extra funds,” said State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. “We enjoy helping families start saving for future education, and the earlier they start the more they can take advantage of the power of long-term investment growth.”

TNStars is designed to give Tennessee families high-quality investment options at a low cost to help them put aside money for higher education expenses. Families can invest directly with the program and money can be withdrawn tax-free from a TNStars account as long as it is used for qualified post-secondary education expenses.

The four weekly $250 scholarship winners will be drawn at random and announced beginning December 1, 2022. The grand prize $5,000-winner will be drawn at random on January 3, 2023. To enter the scholarship giveaway or to get more information on the program, visit TNStars.com.

All contest entries and winners are subject to the Official Rules of the TNStars Holiday Scholarship Giveaway.

TNStars celebrates 10 years by giving $10,000 in scholarships!

The TNStars College Savings 529 Program is celebrating 10 years of helping families save and invest for college by giving 10 Tennessee children $1,000 scholarships into a TNStars account.

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The TNStars College Savings 529 Program is celebrating 10 years of helping families save and invest for college by giving 10 Tennessee children $1,000 scholarships into a TNStars account.

Joint Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees for the Chairs of Excellence Trust and the College Savings Trust Fund Program

The Joint Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees for the Chairs of Excellence Trust and the College Savings Trust Fund Program will meet at 9:40 a.m. (Central Time) on Thursday, October 7, 2021. This will be a virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams.

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The Joint Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees for the Chairs of Excellence Trust and the College Savings Trust Fund Program will meet at 9:40 a.m. (Central Time) on Thursday, October 7, 2021.  This will be a virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams.  This meeting will permit participation by electronic or other means of communications pursuant to T.C.A. § 8-44-108.

The agenda for the meeting will be posted prior to the meeting.

AGENDA LINK              Join

To join by phone (audio only)

1 (629) 209-4396,,969572197#   United States, Nashville

Phone Conference ID: 969 572 197#

New app now available to manage TNStars College Savings 529 accounts, just in time for 529 Day!

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Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Treasury annually recognizes 529 Day to raise awareness of the importance of saving for a child’s future education. May 29 is nationally recognized as 529 College Savings Plan Day, and it’s an excellent time to become a TNStars College Savings 529 account holder!

Celebrate 529 Day with the Tennessee Department of Treasury by understanding ‘Why Tennesseans save for college’

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The Tennessee Department of Treasury annually recognizes 529 Day to raise awareness of the importance of saving for a child’s future education. May 29 is nationally recognized as 529 College Savings Plan Day, and TNStars is exploring statewide ‘Why Tennesseans save for college.’