Essay contest could earn 5th graders money toward college fund

Posted 4/1/21

AZ529, Arizona’s Education Savings Plan, is hosting its second-annual essay-writing contest open to all fifth-grade students across Arizona.

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Essay contest could earn 5th graders money toward college fund

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AZ529, Arizona’s Education Savings Plan, is hosting its second-annual essay-writing contest open to all fifth-grade students across Arizona.

The prompt for this year’s challenge is, “What is your dream job and how do you plan on achieving it in the future?”

Multiple winners of the contest will receive $529 towards a new or existing AZ529 Education Savings Plan account. A total of 20 prizes will be awarded throughout the state.

One winner will be selected from each of Arizona’s 15 counties, with an additional five prizes to be awarded in Maricopa and Pima counties, due to higher population. In all, $10,580 will be distributed to 20 Arizona students to assist them in saving for their educational and career plans beyond high school. 

Submissions will be accepted online and through direct mail Thursday, April 1 through Saturday, May 29. Parents or guardians of contest winners will be responsible for setting up an AZ529 account after being notified about the prize by the Arizona State Treasurer’s Office early this summer. 

Visit az529.gov. For complete contest details and rules, visit az529.gov/essaycontest.

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