Magee Student Wins First Tell Me Something Good Scholarship

jcarterNewsroom

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

jcarterNewsroom

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

Brittany CominsNewsroom

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

jcarterNewsroom

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

Art Contest Deadline Extended

jcarterNewsroom

We have some good news for you. The College Savings Mississippi Art Contest deadline has been extended to April 30! Thousands of Mississippi students will be home from school this month, and art projects can keep their minds active during this time. But that’s not all! Your child’s masterpiece could be worth $529. Students grades PreK-12 are eligible. In a … Read More

David McRae Announces College Savings Mississippi Savings Shootout Winners

jcarterNewsroom

Mississippi State Treasurer David McRae today announced the winners of the College Savings Mississippi Savings Shootout, which was held at this weekend’s high school basketball championship. Each winner was awarded a $529 MACS scholarship from College Savings Mississippi. “Congratulations to the twelve Savings Shootout winners. I hope this new account starts each of them on their way to scoring their … Read More

Mississippi Saves

jcarterNewsroom

Happy Friday! It’s been a busy week at your State Treasury. I was a part of numerous meetings to discuss how to continue to protect taxpayer dollars, we matched Mississippians with thousands of dollars of unclaimed property, and I joined Governor Reeves in declaring this week Mississippi Saves Week. Savings and financial literacy are some of my office’s core functions. … Read More

Treasurer David McRae Launches 2020 College Savings Mississippi Art Contest

jcarterNewsroom

Mississippi State Treasurer David McRae today launched the 2020 College Savings Mississippi Art Contest. Students from pre-K through 12th Grade are eligible to enter. Contest winners will receive a scholarship worth up to $529 in the form of a Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) account. “I am excited to announce this year’s College Savings Mississippi Art Contest,” said McRae. “Art … Read More

The next step forward

jcarterNewsroom

“The next step forward in building an inclusive society is making sure every young American gets a great education and the opportunity to achieve the American Dream.” Those words from President Trump’s State of the Union this week really stuck with me, as they touch on one of the core responsibilities I have as Mississippi State Treasurer. In addition to … Read More

Tonight’s State of the State Address

jcarterNewsroom

Were you able to catch Governor Reeves’ State of the State address this evening? He did a great job, focusing on fixes to the prison system, workforce development, and teacher pay. All in all, I thought he laid out an aggressive and substantive plan for the future of Mississippi. At Treasury, we are excited to support his workforce development agenda … Read More