Mississippi Treasury Offers Chance to Win $500 Scholarship at the State Fair

Mississippi Treasurer David McRae today announced the State Treasury will be offering one lucky State Fair-goer a $500 Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) scholarship just for stopping by the College Savings Mississippi booth in the TradeMart Building.

“We want to make the State Fair a time for food, fun, and scholarship funds,” said McRae. “We know that students with money in a college savings account are significantly more likely to attend college, even if that account has just a few hundred dollars in it. That’s why we’re inviting all Mississippians to stop by our booth and sign up. Not only could it earn a child in your life $500, but it could give that child the push they need to pursue a college degree.”

Through the State Treasury, Mississippi families can begin saving for college through two unique programs: MACS and MPACT. With MACS (Mississippi Affordable College Savings), families can open a tax-advantaged savings account and begin contributing for as little as $25 per month. With MPACT (Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition), individuals can lock in today’s tuition rates and prepay a student’s tuition.