This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Scholarshare, the 529 College Savings Account.
In February we told you about ScholarShare’s Scholar Dollar program where California public and charter schools could apply for grants up to $25,000. The applications are in and it’s time to vote for your school!
The school with the most number of votes wins Scholar Dollars grants, so make sure and tell everyone you know to go online and vote. Here’s how to get started:
- Find out if your school administrator registered your school. Go to MyScholarDollars.com and search for your school. Go to the search tool under the list of the top 5 vote-getting schools in each category.
- Spread the word! ScholarShare provides a toolkit for parents and administrators to help get the word out about how to vote for schools. It includes a flyer and newsletter that you can easily customize for your school and social media images for Facebook and Instagram.
- Vote! People can vote once a day from 8 AM on March 1st to 8 PM on March 21st. Here’s more information: Voters must be at least 18 years of age and provide all required information. No more than one vote per email address per day will be accepted.
If you’re just reading about the program now, ScholarShare, the 529 College Savings Account, and California State Treasurer John Chiang is awarding $300,000 Scholar Dollar grants to California’s K-8 public and charter schools to be used for after-school or extracurricular activities.
The amount of money awarded depends on the number of students in the school. Schools can win from $5,000 for schools with 300 students or fewer and up to $25,000 for schools with more than 1,500. The grants are not need based. Registered schools with the most votes win. To learn more, watch the video below.
This post is part of a sponsored campaign with ScholarShare, the 529 College Savings Account. All opinions are my own.