weather icon Clear

Treasurer sponsors contest for aspiring college students

The state treasurer’s office has announced the Your College Future contest, providing Nevada families with an opportunity to win a $529 college saving account by sharing their college and career goals.

The contest is made possible by in-kind contributions from The SSGA Upromise 529 Plan, a Nevada-sponsored college savings program, and is part of the treasurer’s mission to help Nevada citizens plan, save and pay for post-secondary education.

“With students and families doing their part by staying home for Nevada, we and our partners want to thank them and provide a fun opportunity to think about and share their college and career dreams,” Treasurer Zach Conine said. “We want to hear from students on their future plans and encourage them to be creative in sharing – be it drawing, writing, acting or any other safe means – on social media for a chance to win.

“Especially in this challenging time, our office remains committed to helping Nevadans get financially ready for post-secondary education with the goal of setting our next generation up for success in their jobs and their communities.

Nevada residents can enter for a chance to win $529, directly deposited into an SSGA UPromise College Savings account. One winner will be selected and announced each week during the 20-week campaign. Nevada residents can enter the contest through social media by visiting @NevadaStateTreasurer on Instagram, @NVTreasurer on Twitter and @NevadaStateTreasurer on Facebook).

Nevada sponsors five 529 plans, also known as Qualified Tuition Programs, which provide a flexible education investment account to save and pay for higher education costs including tuition, books fees, and room and board.

SSGA Upromise 529 programs can be funded with as little as $15 per month and can be used for any accredited college or university, public or private, undergraduate or graduate. Visit www.Nevadas529.com for more information.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Nevada sees record jump in COVID-19 cases

Nevada reported over 3,000 for the first time on Wednesday as travel ramps up across the country during the holiday season.

Child porn suspect arrested

A Pahrump woman was arrested following a child porn investigation.

Pahrump man faces animal abuse charges

Nye County Sheriff’s Office deputies and animal control officers are investigating two reports of alleged animal abuse.

Community Thanksgiving event offering free holiday meals

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day and for the Pahrump Holiday Task Force, it’s going to be a busy one as the committee prepares, packages and distributes hundreds of free Thanksgiving dinners, complete with traditional turkey and tasty trimmings.

Recall effort comes to a close in Nye County

November is coming to a rapid close and with its December 3 deadline looming, Battle Born Patriots is wrapping up its effort aimed at recalling Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak.

GOED project will connect tech firms to grant programs

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has expanded a program statewide through Nevada’s two universities to help technology entrepreneurs earn federal grant funding to support early-stage development of their businesses or innovations.

Sisolak taps Gibson for Gaming Control Board

Gov. Steve Sisolak has announced the appointment of J. Brin Gibson to the Gaming Control Board and designated him to serve as the new chair and executive director. Gibson will fill a vacancy left after the departure of Sandra Douglass Morgan and took over as of Nov. 18.

More than $28 milllion in unclaimed property returned

Nevada State Treasurer Zach Conine on Thursday announced the return of more than $28.5 million in unclaimed property to Nevadans by the Treasurer’s Office Unclaimed Property Division.

Gaming win down by double-digit percentages for 8th straight month

Gaming Control Board numbers show Southern Nevada casinos faring worse than their northern counterparts with significant declines on the Strip and in downtown Las Vegas.

Red Cross offers tips for safe holiday season

Thanksgiving promises to be different this year from any other, and the American Red Cross reminds everyone to include important safety ingredients as part of holiday activities.