2018 Save Now, Save Later Program Winners Announced
Fifty Iowa Parents Awarded $1,000 Deposits to College Savings Iowa Accounts for High School Students
Dec. 4, 2018
Parents across the state of Iowa are getting a $1,000 boost to their student's College Savings Iowa® account this winter, thanks to Iowa Student Loan's Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway.
Fifty parents have been chosen as winners in the program's fifth year. Each parent will receive the $1,000 deposited directly to the College Savings Iowa account of their registered child. The registration period ran during September and October and was open to Iowa residents who have a student in grades six through 12 at an Iowa school.
"It is crucial to start thinking about future plans before they become a stressful scramble at the end of high school," said Melissa Boeck, a 2018 winner from Denison. "Save Now, Save Later is a great program to start getting things rolling in a helpful direction without being too overwhelming."
Parents who registered had a chance to experience the Parent Handbook, a new online educational module from Iowa Student Loan. The handbook provides financial literacy tips via text and video for parents with students in middle school or high school.
After the registration period, entries were chosen at random from nearly 4,000 qualified participants. Iowa Student Loan works directly with College Savings Iowa on the giveaway. College Savings Iowa is the state's direct-sold 529 program, administered by State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald.
Winners of the Save Now, Save Later program
|Jenna Kim||Iowa City||Amanda Sisneros||Calmar|
|Leslie Dobbs||Urbandale||Sally Magner||Carroll|
|Loni Hetrick||Keokuk||Jana Edwards||West Des Moines|
|Jodi Wittrock||Milford||Cecilia Copperstone||Council Bluffs|
|Roberta Malloy||Des Moines||Rhonda Freiburger||Sherrill|
|Aaron Tilkes||Mason City||Stacie Hostetler||Colo|
|Jessica Hunter||Des Moines||Tammy Haile||Ollie|
|Stephanie Koch||Seymour||Sara Heisdorffer||Walford|
|Melissa Boeck||Denison||Mary Knutson||Dallas|
|Rebecca Scharlepp||Rock Valley||Joseph Moreland||Iowa City|
|Roxanna Patterson||Waukee||LaTrice Clark||Davenport|
|Kim Malichky||Washington||Paula Kjergaard||Kimballton|
|Eric Truitt||Waukee||Dena Sytsma||Harcourt|
|Angie Smith||Council Bluffs||Lisa Roling||Cascade|
|Jay Krueger||Des Moines||Tracy Pratt||Cedar Rapids|
|Jayaprada Arikela||Waverly||Amy McAlister||Rockwell City|
|Brenda Olson||Robins||Mei Hing Jan Cheng||Coralville|
|Lindsay Johnson||Ankeny||Mark Eldridge||Spirit Lake|
|Bridget Lemker||Cedar Rapids||Randy Luzum||Calmar|
|Timothy O’Neill||Harlan||Kira Oregon||Oto|
|Jeannette Brown||Des Moines||Dean Schwickerath||Readlyn|
|Jennifer Lamm||Mount Pleasant||Michele Manternach||Oskaloosa|
|Sara McKay||Knoxville||Stacy Kleppe||Ossian|
|David Rubsam||Cedar Rapids||Denise Parkins||Indianola|
|Laura Trimble||Dubuque||Debra Venzke||Iowa City|
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