Path2College sweepstakes end Aug. 15 | Families
ATLANTA -- Georgia's Path2College 529 Plan is making it easier for families to pay for college by holding two scholarship giveaways.
The deadline to enter both contests is Thursday, Aug. 15.
Mitch Seabaugh, director of the Path2College 529 Plan, said the two sweepstakes are designed to encourage families to start saving for college while their children are still very young.
"If 10,000 more Georgia families start saving for college, that's 10,000 more children who will have a head start toward achieving their dream when they graduate from high school," he said in a statement.
Seabaugh added that the sweepstakes also benefit young students because they provide money for schools and libraries.
The first contest -- the 10,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes -- will gives $10,529 to two lucky winners: a current Path2College account holder and a non-account holder. The two winners' schools will each receive $10,529.
Path2College will also bring back its Summer Reading Program Sweepstakes this year. The program, Reading Makes Cent$, is open to children who were born in 1997 and participate in their local libraries' summer reading programs.
The winner of Reading Makes Cent$ will win a $5,529 scholarship, while his or her library will get $1,529. The Georgia library with the most participants in its summer reading program will also receive $1,529.
Learn more and enter both contests at path2college529.com.