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Elementary students can win money for college from poster contest

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) -

Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel hopes his visit to a Cape Girardeau elementary school gets parents and young students talking about saving for college.

He spoke about Missouri's 529 college savings plans during a stop at Alma Schrader on Sept. 8.

Zweifel also announced a coloring contest for kindergarten thru fifth graders.

Elementary students can enter a statewide poster contest to possibly win $1,500 toward higher education.

September is College Savings Month. Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel is encouraging students and families to think about their higher education goals.

"We know that not every family is in a position to save a lot for college," Zweifel said. "That's why we designed a plan that makes it accessible and affordable for families.   You can open up an account with as little as $25 and the most important part of this of course is that you are getting moms and dads and kids talking about their future."

Students in grades K-5 can draw a poster showing what they want to be when they grow up.

Students in grades K-5 will have a chance to compete for one of two grand prizes of $1,500 each that will go into MOST 529 accounts. There will be one grand prize winner in grades K-2 and one in grades 3-5. Two people's choice winners will each receive $529 contributions. Ten other posters will be chosen to compete for one "people's choice award" in each age group.

Facebook users will have a chance to vote for their favorites on the MOST 529's Facebook page. The winners of the people's choice will each win a contribution of $529 to a MOST 529 account. Complete instructions and rules for the contest are available at MissouriMost.org

To learn more visit MissouriMost.org or call 888-414-MOST (888-414-6678).

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