This post is sponsored by the Florida Prepaid College Board, through my role as a Believer Blogger. All thoughts are my own.
Picture it: Gainesville. 1996. Three friends graduate from college. This day was just the beginning of what would become a 20+ year friendship.
Those 3 big-haired young ladies would go on to have careers. To be bridesmaids at each other’s weddings. To have kids & step-kids (8 kids total, 7 of them girls). To live in Florida, Georgia, Colorado, Texas, New York (am I leaving anyplace out?). To experience incredible triumphs and heartbreaking losses and everything in between. And through it all, always together – if not by proximity, then certainly by heart.
This lifetime friendship began because each of our families made it possible for us to attend college. My family made it possible by purchasing a Florida Prepaid College Board for me. And Florida Prepaid is how I will make it possible for my daughters, too.
Speaking of daughters, check out some of the next generation of future college graduates:
Yup – each of us had a daughter in the span of about a year & a half, and they have been best buds since they were toddlers.
If you’re thinking about saving for college but don’t know where to begin, check out the Florida 529 Savings Plan Scholarship Program. May 29 is celebrated nationwide as 529 College Savings Day, a time when families are encouraged to learn more about 529 Savings Plans. And to celebrate, Florida Prepaid is giving away scholarships! Ten winners will receive a $529 Scholarship, which will be deposited into a Florida 529 Savings Plan account
Florida 529 Savings Plan Account
There is no minimum contribution to open a Florida 529 Savings account, and there are no application fees. This can help families avoid debt by allowing them to save at their own pace for college expenses (including tuition, fees, housing, and even books). A family can contribute as much and as often as desired, and accounts can be opened at any time. This makes the Florida 529 Savings Plan one of the most affordable & flexible ways for families to save for college.
529 Scholarship Giveaway
The details of the giveaway are pretty straightforward:
What: You could be one of 10 lucky winners of a $529 scholarship deposited into a Florida 529 Savings Plan account.
When: Enter to win anytime between May 15 and June 11, 2017.
How: Visit florida529savingsplanscholarship.com daily to enter. (You must be a Florida resident and 18 or over.)
Do you have a Florida Prepaid story? I’d love to hear it! But first check out the scholarship giveaway – and don’t forget to enter daily!