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Dream Out Loud Scholarship Challenge

Nelson County Gazette

Kentucky students in grades K-6 have the opportunity to win $1,500 toward college and $500 for their school in the “Dream Out Loud Challenge.”

Students are invited to submit an original drawing, poem, essay or video answering the question: “How will I change the world after I go to college?”

The annual challenge, sponsored by the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust (KESPT), is intended to encourage Kentucky families to start saving and planning for higher education with their children.

The contest has two categories: drawing or video and essay or poem. One winner will be chosen from each category in grades K-1, grades 2-3 and grades 4-6.

The winning students will receive a $1,500 KESPT college savings account, and their schools will win $500. The contest runs from Jan. 19 through March 20. Entries must be postmarked by March 20 and received by March 25.

“This is the sixth year we have sponsored the Dream Out Loud Challenge. In the past five years, we received nearly 8,000 entries from students all over Kentucky,” KESPT administrator David Lawhorn said.

“This has been a great way to promote saving early for college because the challenge starts family discussions about how college can help children make their dreams come true,” Lawhorn added.

KESPT is Kentucky’s official college savings plan. It is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority and managed by TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing. The plan helps parents, grandparents and others invest in a child’s future college education.

Visit: http://www.kysaves.com/DreamOutLoud to learn more about the challenge, including official rules and a complete description of entry requirements. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, go to: http://www.gotocollege.ky.gov

For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit: http://www.kheaa.com  or write to: KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or call (800) 928-8926, ext. 6-7372.

(story provided by Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority)

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."
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