The Power of Education

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Why Scholar Dollars?

ScholarShare 529, the official college savings plan of California, recognizes the crucial role that schools play in preparing California’s students for college success. In order to help schools provide the best experience for students, we want to help them secure the necessary funding for new science lab equipment, band uniforms, library resources, computers, tutoring and more. These Scholar Dollars awards do just that. Schools can build and maintain innovative school programs, foster a college-going culture on campus and enhance extracurricular activities. All the while, we make it easy for everyone to help families prepare their children for college.

A Plan for College Savings

We want all California students to be prepared for college success. The Scholar Dollars 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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Featured 2017 and 2018 Winners

Thanks again to all of the schools that participated in the past two years of the Scholar Dollars Program and made it a success. Take a look at how some of our winners have used their award money!

Shannon Ranch Elementary

Visalia, CA View Profile

Santiago Elementary

Santa Ana, CA View Profile

Bathgate Elementary

Mission Viejo, CA View Profile

Alfred B. Nobel Charter Middle

Northridge, CA View Profile

Sutter Middle

Sacramento, CA View Profile


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