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Earn Money For Your Child’s School With Scholar Dollars

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Scholarshare, the 529 College Savings Account. 

ScholarShare has announced an exciting program for K-8 public and charter schools in California. It is awarding 20 grants of up to $25,000 that schools can spend on extracurricular and after-school programs. The grants can be used to fund music programs or buy computers, books, P.E. equipment, science and technology equipment and much more. To apply, schools must register online at and apply for a grant. Schools with the most online votes win.

California k-8 schools can apply for grants totally $25,000.

My kids go to school in the Los Angeles Unified School District and I’m always amazed by how many programs are funded through donations and grants. If your school needs help funding a program, make sure and tell your school’s administrators to apply. The grant amounts are based on school size with the smallest grant of $5,000 going to schools with 300 students or fewer and the largest of $25,000 going to schools with 1,500 students or more.

You must act quickly. Eligible schools have until February 22, 2017 to register. Once registered, schools will appear on an online ballot from March 1, 2017 to March 24, 2017. That’s where involved parents like you come in. The schools with the most votes win so make sure to get parents, relatives, boosters and community supporters to cast their vote. Top vote getters in each category (which is based on school size) will receive a grant. Winners are announced in early April.

The Scholar Dollars program is brought to you by Scholarshare, the 529 College Savings Account, and California State Treasurer John Chiang. The program plans to award $300,000 to California’s K-8 public and charter schools in 2017.

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with ScholarShare, the 529 College Savings Account. All opinions are my own.

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