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TNStars Awards $10,000 in Scholarships to Tennessee Kids
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TNStars Awards $10,000 in Scholarships to Tennessee Kids

Ten kids from across the state of Tennessee have been awarded $1,000 scholarships by the TNStars® College Savings 529 Program.

Nashville, TN – Ten kids from across the state of Tennessee have been awarded $1,000 scholarships by the TNStars® College Savings 529 Program. TNStars, a program of the Tennessee Department of Treasury, hosted the TNStars Holiday Scholarship Giveaway in December. Tennessee adults could enter the contest on behalf of a child 15 or younger.

The scholarships are awarded into a TNStars account and can be used to cover future post-secondary education expenses ranging from tuition and housing to books, computers, and more. Winners of the TNStars Holiday Scholarship Giveaway were chosen at random among over 5,500 entries after the contest closed on December 28th. The beneficiaries range in age from 1 to 13 years old.

"The Tennessee Department of Treasury created TNStars to give Tennessee families a way to plan and save for college. I encourage the winners’ families to keep building on what these scholarships have started. The money contributed to a TNStars account will grow as your child grows."

- Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr.

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 Families can invest directly with the program and money can be withdrawn tax-free from a TNStars® account as long as it is used for qualified post-secondary education expenses.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 full list of winners, along with photos and profiles of each, can be found below. For more information about the TNStars College Savings 529 Program, visit

TNStars Holiday Scholarship Giveaway winners:

  • Harper Royalty, age 1, Williamson Co.
  • Anna Stites, age 2, Putnam Co.
  • Arthur Janecek, age 3, Shelby Co.
  • Mason Lawson, age 5, Campbell Co.
  • Zoe Shadrick, age 5, Hamilton Co.
  • Emmalyn White, age 8, Montgomery Co.
  • Lola Matheny, age 11, Hamilton Co.
  • Pasley Thompson, age 11, Shelby Co.
  • Landon Cole, age 12, Madison Co.
  • Loren Chumney, age 13, Davidson Co.

View the full press release, including TNStars Holiday Scholarship Giveaway winners

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