The 2018 Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 Scholar Dollars Grant Program! And congratulations to the 20 winning schools below. For getting the most votes, they’ll receive grants ranging from $5,000-$30,000 for programs aimed at enriching lives both in and out of the classroom.

Category A

350 Students or less | Four winners, $5,000 each

Riverview STEM Elementary

Rancho Cordova, CA View Profile

Academy for Enriched Sciences

Encino, CA View Profile

Dos Caminos Elementary

Camarillo, CA View Profile

Francophone Charter School of Oakland

Oakland, CA View Profile

Category B

351 to 500 Students | Four winners, $10,000 each

William Land Elementary

Sacramento, CA View Profile

Plymouth Elementary

Monrovia, CA View Profile

Loyal Barker Elementary

Garden Grove, CA View Profile

Sequoia Elementary

Westminster, CA View Profile

Category C

501 to 650 Students | Four winners, $15,000 each

Bathgate Elementary

Mission Viejo, CA View Profile

Merced Elementary

West Covina, CA View Profile

Arthur F. Corey Elementary

Buena Park, CA View Profile

Otay Elementary

Chula Vista, CA View Profile

Category D

651 to 900 Students | Four winners, $20,000 each

Frank Vessels Elementary

Cypress, CA View Profile

David W. Long Elementary

Fontana, CA View Profile

Russell Ranch Elementary

Folsom, CA View Profile

Leonardo Da Vinci

Sacramento, CA View Profile

Category E

901 to 1500 Students | Three winners, $25,000 each

Santiago Elementary

Santa Ana, CA View Profile

La Paz Intermediate

Mission Viejo, CA View Profile

Cali Calmecac Language Academy

Windsor, CA View Profile

Category F

1501 Students and above | One Winner, $30,000

Alfred B. Nobel Charter Middle

Northridge, CA View Profile

Why Scholar Dollars?

ScholarShare 529, California’s official 529 college savings plan, recognizes the crucial role schools play in preparing students for college success. To help ensure that our state’s students are part of programs that enrich their lives both in and out of the classroom, we’re offering 20 Scholar Dollars grants that can be used to fund new science lab equipment, band uniforms, library resources, computers, tutoring and more.

A Plan for College Savings

We want all California students to be prepared for college success. The Scholar Dollars Grant Program helps winning schools fund programs that can help build that experience. But enrichment for students doesn’t stop there. That’s where our ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan accounts come in.

ScholarShare 529 has been working since 1999 to help California families save for college. There’s no big upfront investment, and getting started takes about as long as grabbing a cup of coffee. Learn more about the plan, its benefits and how 100% tax-free growth can make a significant difference in your college savings by clicking the link below.

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