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Why TNStars?

With the TIPS program, you may be eligible for a 4-to-1 match!

The Tennessee Department of Treasury offers the Tennessee Investments Preparing Scholars (TIPS) matching grant program to encourage families of all income levels to save for the future cost of college.

When a qualifying family opens a TNStars account and enrolls a beneficiary in the TIPS program, the State will provide a 4-to-1 matching contribution to the beneficiary’s TNStars account. That’s $100 for every $25 contributed by the account holder! Beneficiaries can receive a match of $500 per year, with a lifetime maximum match of $1,500.

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TNStars to give $10,000 in scholarships to make the holidays even brighter

Shelli King / Thursday, November 30, 2023 / Categories: College Savings

Nashville, TN – In the spirit of the season, the TNStars College Savings 529 Program is giving away $10,000 in holiday scholarships to Tennessee children, awarding one $5,000 grand prize and ten $500 weekly prizes!

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2023 TNStars Holiday Scholarship

2022 TNStars Winners

Tennessee Treasury’s TNStars 529 College Savings Program awards $6,000 in scholarships to five Tennessee children

Shelli King / Tuesday, January 9, 2023 / Categories: College Savings

Nashville, TN – State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. is pleased to recognize Ezekiel Walters as the winner of the $5,000 Grand Prize in the 2022 TNStars Holiday Scholarship Giveaway. His grandmother, Margie Huff, entered the contest on behalf of Ezekiel, a 9-year-old from LaFollette, TN.

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