New parents eligible to receive privately-funded $5,290 grant
State Treasurer Curtis Loftis announced a new collaboration between Future Scholar, South Carolina’s 529 College Savings Plan, and Prisma Health to promote the importance of saving for college among new parents.
“It’s never too early to start saving for your baby’s future. Prisma Health hospitals deliver approximately 15,000 babies each year, and we are excited to partner with them to highlight this important message to parents welcoming newborns,” explained Treasurer Loftis, who serves as administrator of the Future Scholar 529 plan.
Parents of babies born at any of Prisma Health’s nine Baby-Friendly hospitals between July 1 and September 30, 2022, will receive a Future Scholar goody bag, which includes information about South Carolina’s award-winning 529 college savings plan and a chance to win a privately funded $5,290 Future Scholar grant for their baby’s future education expenses.
To enter the contest, parents will register via a QR code provided in the goody bag for a chance to win the $5,290 grant to jumpstart their baby’s savings. A random drawing from all eligible entries received will be held on October 17, 2022.
Entrants must be 18 years old, the parent or legal guardian of the eligible child and a South Carolina resident. For more on the official rules, visit FutureScholar.com/Prisma.
About Future Scholar
Future Scholar, South Carolina’s 529 College Savings Plan, is administered through the State Treasurer’s Office. For more information on Future Scholar and how to get started saving, visit FutureScholar.com. No state funds are used in marketing Future Scholar or awarding the $5,290 grant.
About Prisma Health
Prisma Health is a private nonprofit health company and the largest healthcare organization in South Carolina. The company has 29,500 team members, 18 acute and specialty hospitals, 2,947 beds, 300 outpatient sites, and more than 5,100 employed and independent clinicians across its clinically integrated inVio Health Network. Along with this innovative network, Prisma Health serves almost 1.5 million unique patients annually in its 21-county market area that covers 50% of South Carolina. Prisma Health’s goal is to improve the health of all South Carolinians by enhancing clinical quality, the patient experience and access to affordable care, as well as conducting clinical research and training the next generation of medical professionals. Learn more at PrismaHealth.org.