The Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) is awarding $8,000 in college savings certificates in its second annual "Make Your Mark" bookmark design contest during September, designated as College Savings Month in Utah. Meanwhile, the 15-year-old program's first account holder is seeing his granddaughter off to college this fall.
Utah students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to submit a bookmark design before the end of September to be eligible for one of the eight $1,000 certificates to be deposited in a 529 college savings account.
"We were so impressed by the thousands of entries we received last year during our first 'Make Your Mark' contest," said a news release quoting UESP executive director Lynne Ward. "By expanding the contest, we hope to encourage even more participation and raise awareness about the importance of saving for college."