State Treasurer Announces Judging Panel for “Tell Me Something Good” Scholarship
State Treasurer David McRae today announced the nine judges who will be evaluating submissions for the “Tell Me Something Good” Scholarship Program. Each week in May, a Mississippi PreK-12 student will be awarded a $529 College Savings Mississippi scholarship for doing good in their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The “Tell Me Something Good” Judging Panel includes:
- First Lady of Mississippi Elee Reeves
- Katie Blount, Director of Mississippi Department of Archives and History
- Kimberly Remak, Executive Director of Trinity Health Center, Inc.
- Tray Hairston, Partner at Butler Snow LLP
- Holly Lange, Executive Director of Mississippi Book Festival
- Ron Matis, Mississippi United Pentecostal Church
- Jennifer Nicaud, Attorney at Copeland Cook Taylor & Bush
- Jim Prince III, President and CEO of Prince Media Group
- Clayton Stanley, President of The Alliance
“I am thrilled to have this distinguished group of people join us in presenting a $529 Tell Me Something Good scholarship to Mississippi young people,” said McRae. “We understand these are hard times for many families, and yet, we’ve seen young people rise from the crisis to do incredible things within their communities. Submissions have already started coming in, so I know these nine judges have their work cut out in selecting a winner each week.”
To enter the contest, students must be nominated by a family member, friend, teacher or community member. To nominate a student, please complete the online registration form. Entries are due every Thursday at 5PM and winners will be announced each Monday in May.
About the Mississippi Affordable College Savings Program (MACS)
Students will be awarded the scholarship via a MACS account. MACS makes giving the gift of college easy and affordable. Almost anyone can open a MACS account for a child or loved one for as little as $25. Families can use the tax-advantaged account for future college expenses, such as tuition, books, supplies and certain room-and-board expenses. The funds can also be used for elementary and secondary tuition expenses. For more information, please visit treasury.ms.gov.