TNStars to give $5,000 Scholarship this Holiday Season

Dec 01, 2020 at 09:54 am by WGNS

Last year’s winner of TNStars’ $5,000 Holiday Scholarship was Abigail Berry, 10, of Kingsport. Abigail was presented the scholarship by Treasurer Lillard, joined by State Rep. Bud Hulsey and Sen. Jon Lundberg, whose legislative districts include Abigail’s hometown.

In the spirit of the season, the TNStars® College Savings 529 Program is again giving one Tennessee child a $5,000 scholarship awarded into a TNStars® account.

For the second year in a row, Tennessee residents age 21 and older can enter to win at now through December 31 on behalf of a child age 10 or younger. One entry is good for the entire contest period. The $5,000 prize can be used by the winning beneficiary to cover future post-secondary education expenses ranging from tuition and housing to books, computers, and more.

"We are very proud that Tennessee’s own college savings program has already helped more than 19,000 children prepare for the future costs of higher education,” said State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. "The cost of higher education is more than just tuition, and Tennessee is fortunate to have TNStars helping make saving and investing for college easy for all families.” 

TNStars® is designed to give Tennessee families high-quality investment options at a low cost to help them put aside money for higher education expenses. Families can invest directly with the program and money can be withdrawn tax-free from a TNStars® account as long as it is used for qualified post-secondary education expenses. 

To enter the scholarship giveaway or to get more information on the program, visit

All contest entries and winners are subject to the Official Rules of the TNStars Holiday Scholarship Giveaway.
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