North Carolina residents are invited to enter the NC 529 Scholarship Contest from now through April 30, 2014. Information and entry forms are available through CFNC.org/NC529. 100 winners, one from every county in North Carolina, will be selected by a random drawing from all entries in each county.
Scholarships will be awarded in the form of a $529 contribution to an NC 529 Plan college savings account owned (or opened after the drawing) by the entrant whose name is drawn. The owner of the NC 529 account must be at least 18 years of age and can name a child, grandchild or anyone else in or planning for college (even him or herself) as the Account Beneficiary. Winners will be announced on May 9, 2014 – which is College Savings Day, 5/29.