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71 Idahoans Win Extra Money for College

Written By onci on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 | 3:19 PM

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna joined Idaho Treasurer Ron Crane today to announce the names of several lucky winners statewide – who all got a little boost in their college savings this year.

It was all part of the 529 IDeal College Savings Plan contest, organized through the State Treasurer’s office and supported by local businesses.

IDeal is Idaho’s College Savings Plan. Idaho residents who opened IDeal accounts by June 15 were automatically entered into a random drawing with the opportunity to win contributions of up to $529.

The contributions were generously donated by Idaho companies Qwest, Debest Inc., Citi and Norco Inc.

About 3,500 Idahoans participated in the contest this year, contributing more than $2 million to help save for their children’s or grandchildren’s college savings.

Eleven lucky people won $529 in additional contributions, including Grant Beebe of Boise who was at the award announcement today.
Grant Beebe and his daughter
In addition, 60 people from across Idaho won contributions of $52.90 through the contest. Several Treasure Valley winners, including Julie Grainger, Rosemarie Barfuss, and Jerry Nielsen, were also present at the check presentation today.
IDeal 529 College Savings Plan contest award winners!
Learn more about how you can start saving for your kids’ college!

~ Melissa M.
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