The Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) will be holding the State Baseball Championships later this week at Trustmark Park and College Savings Mississippi will be there giving out more than $3,150 in Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) scholarships.
During each of the six games to be held May 18 and 19, two lucky Mississippians will be chosen to run a Race to College relay. Each contestant will race to designated stations to submit a mock 529 college savings account application, deposit funds into their 529 account, put on a backpack to go to college, and finally receive their cap and gown to run back to the starting line. The first to finish each relay will win a $529 MACS scholarship.
With the average Mississippi graduate with student loan debt starting their career with almost $30,000 in debt. The Race to College is one of the many ways that we not only try to encourage families to save for their children’s education, but also to give them a boost in their savings. For more information about the rules for this contest, visit my website here.