Over $3100 in MACS scholarships at the State Baseball Championships this week
This Thursday and Friday, May 17-18, College Savings Mississippi will be hosting the annual Race to College Relay event at the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) State Baseball Championships. This is an opportunity for six Mississippians to win $529 MACS (Mississippi Affordable College Savings) scholarships.

MACS is one of Mississippi’s two 529 college savings plans. It can be used to pay for tuition, books, laptops, and qualified room and board expenses. With its tax benefits, it can help stretch your savings dollar. Thanks to a recent change in federal tax law, MACS can also be used to help pay up to $10,000 per year in K12 tuition at public, private, and religious schools.

In the last five years, we’ve given out over $125,000 in MACS scholarship through promotional activities like these. Not only do these events start people thinking about saving for their children’s education, they also help jumpstart those savings with scholarships.

For more information about the Race to College Relay, visit my website .
Unclaimed property headed to my home town, Holly Springs, next week
My unclaimed property team and I will be in Holly Springs on May 22 nd to help reunite Marshall County citizens with their money.

Holly Springs Multipurpose Building
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
2:00-5:00 pm

My unclaimed property specialists will have their laptops and claim forms ready to help citizens search the State’s unclaimed property database and begin the process of filing claims for their money. A notary will be present as well to make the process as convenient as possible.

Individuals planning to attend are encouraged to bring the following to expedite their claims:

·        Photo ID (driver’s license, passport, military ID card, etc.)
·        Your Social Security Card
·        Proof of address (utility bill, etc.)
·        Proof of name change (marriage license, divorce decree, etc.)
·        If the owner is deceased, bring the death certificate, will, obituary, or affidavit of death

You can always check the State’s listing to see if the State has any money in your name, as well.

The unclaimed property team will be at Walthall County Public Library, as well, on Thursday, June 7 from 3:00 to 6:30 pm. The library is located at 707 Union Road in Tylertown. Events like these have resulted in reuniting people with nearly $1 million in unclaimed funds since November 2017.
Proud to speak at the inaugural leadership graduation for Girl EmPOWERment in Oxford
On May 3 rd , I was pleased to speak at the leadership graduation ceremony for Oxford’s new Girl EmPOWERment program. The program brings together 16 fifth-grade girls from Oxford Intermediate School for a ten-week workshop on developing leadership skills and building the self-confidence to become a leader in their community.

Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill modeled the program after one started at Milam Elementary School in Tupelo by TVA’s government liaison, Amy Tate. I have had the honor of speaking to the Milam group for the past two years as well. Programs like this help to nurture and teach our next generation of Mississippi leaders. You can’t help but be inspired by these young women.
Office of the Mississippi State Treasurer
Post Office Box 138
Jackson, Mississippi 39205
P: 601.359.3600 / F: 601.359.2001