State Treasurer, Legislature Join Forces to Improve College Savings Investment Returns

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Treasurer David McRae applauded the State Legislature’s collaboration on a plan to improve College Savings Mississippi investment returns. The State Treasurer joined Governor Tate Reeves this week for the legislation’s signing. “The State Treasury’s foundational responsibility is to be a good steward of taxpayer dollars, and that’s exactly what we’ve accomplished,” said McRae. “With this legislation, we reduced the burden … Read More

State Treasurer Announces Art Contest Scholarship Recipients

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State Treasurer David McRae today announced the winners of the College Savings Mississippi Art Contest. Each of the winners will receive a scholarship in the form of a Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) account. For as little as $25, almost anyone can start an account for a child. For PreK-2nd Grade, the 2020 Art Contest winners are: 1st Place: Ann … Read More

Tupelo Student Wins Tell Me Something Good Scholarship

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State Treasurer David McRae today surprised a student in Tupelo with a $529 Tell Me Something Good Scholarship to recognize his service to the community during COVID-19. Fifteen-year-old Aidan Wilson has been one of All Saints’ Episcopal Church’s most reliable volunteers during the COVID-19 crisis, serving those in need nearly every day since March 16. “When Aidan arrives at Saints’ … Read More

Greenville Student Inspires Volunteerism, Wins Tell Me Something Good Scholarship

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State Treasurer David McRae today surprised a student in Greenville with a $529 Tell Me Something Good Scholarship to recognize her service to the community during COVID-19. Mollie Warrington, a 17-year-old student in Greenville, helped prepare and pack 1,500 bags of food for distribution at St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, she inspired friends to … Read More

Mississippi Newborns Awarded Scholarships

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Treasurer David McRae today announced two Mississippi newborns were each awarded $529 Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) scholarships. The scholarships were part of the State Treasury’s 529 Day promotion. Scholarships were awarded to the two babies born closest to 5:29AM and 5:29PM on May 29 (5/29). The scholarship comes in the form of a tax-advantaged 529 savings account. The 2020 … Read More

Laurel Student Feeds 1,000+ Frontline Workers, Wins Tell Me Something Good Scholarship

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State Treasurer David McRae today surprised a student in Laurel with a $529 Tell Me Something Good Scholarship to recognize his service to the community during COVID-19. Fletcher Horne, a 15-year-old student in Laurel, launched Feed the Frontline during the COVID-19 crisis as an Eagle Scout project. Helping to both thank healthcare heroes and stimulate the area’s economy, the effort … Read More

Magee Student Wins First Tell Me Something Good Scholarship

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State Treasurer David McRae today surprised a student in Magee with a $529 Tell Me Something Good Scholarship to recognize his service to the community during COVID-19. Jered Smith, a 16-year-old student at Simpson Academy, is the Founder of Season of Service. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Smith has organized and given away household baskets to the elderly and new moms. … Read More

State Treasurer Extends MPACT Open Enrollment Period to July 15

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State Treasurer David McRae today extended the open enrollment period for the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Plan (MPACT) to July 15. This College Savings Plan allows families to lock-in tuition rates and pre-pay their child’s tuition. “We are thrilled to extend the open enrollment period to July 15, giving folks another two months to start a plan before prices … Read More

State Treasurer Announces Judging Panel for “Tell Me Something Good” Scholarship

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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 … Read More

State Treasurer Asks Students to “Tell Me Something Good” for $529 Scholarship

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State Treasurer David McRae today launched 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. “Young people across Mississippi are doing amazing things to help their communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” said McRae. “Not only … Read More