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TNStars to give $5,000 Scholarship this Holiday Season
Jamie Page
/ Categories: College Savings

TNStars to give $5,000 Scholarship this Holiday Season

NASHVILLE – In the spirit of the season, the TNStars® College Savings 529 Program is again giving one Tennessee child a $5,000 scholarship awarded into a TNStars® account.

For the third consecutive year, Tennessee residents age 21 and older can enter to win at now through December 31 on behalf of a child, age 10 or younger. One entry is good for the entire contest period. The $5,000 prize can be used by the winning beneficiary to cover future post-secondary education expenses ranging from tuition and housing to books, computers, and more.

Last year’s winner of TNStars’ $5,000 Holiday Scholarship was Ashlyn Gunter, 10, of Dayton. Ashlyn was presented the scholarship by Treasurer Lillard, joined by Representative Ron Travis, and representatives from Rhea County Schools.

“We are very proud that Tennessee’s own college savings program has already helped more than 21,000 children prepare for the future costs of higher education,” said State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. "With TNStars, you can put the power of compounding interest to work for you to help grow savings along with your child. Without savings, compounding interest can work against you by growing the amount of debt your child would have by taking out student loans.”

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 Families can invest directly with the program and money can be withdrawn tax-free from a TNStars® account as long as it is used for qualified post-secondary education expenses.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 two previous Holiday Scholarship winners were Ashlyn Gunter, 10, of Dayton, in 2020, and Abigail Berry, 10, of Kingsport, in 2019.

To enter the scholarship giveaway or to get more information on the program, visit

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


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