2 statewide sweepstakes help parents pay for kids' college | Families
DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Georgia parents have two new opportunities to begin saving for their kids' college educations.
The Path2College 529 Plan is giving significant college contributions to two lucky Georgia children through its Newborn Sweepstakes and Destination College Savings Sweepstakes.
Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal is an advocate of the latter program, which she helped launch during her Read Across Georgia tour last month.
Through the Newborn Sweepstakes, one Georgia baby born between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2011 will be awarded $5,529 toward a Path2College 529 Plan.
Parents, grandparents and legal guardians who are at least 18 years old of a child born in Georgia during 2011 have until Apr. 14, 2012 to enter the contest. One random winner will join little Kendall Lapinskas of Dunwoody as a lucky scholarship recipient.
Kendall was born Apr. 15, 2011 and received a $1,529 Path2College contribution for being the first "Tax Day Baby" born at Northside Hospital.
"Kendall arrived early, but she came right on time to get this wonderful surprise," said Kelly Lapinskas, the baby's mother. "This is a great beginning to her life, and we are excited to learn there is a way to help us financially prepare for her future."
For more information or to apply for either scholarship, visit the Path2College 529 Plan website.