Kentucky students can win $1,500 toward college, $500 for their school

Dream Out Loud Challenge

FRANKFORT, Ky.  — Kentucky students in grades K-6 have the opportunity to win $1,500 toward college and $500 for their school in the “Dream Out Loud Challenge.” Students are invited to submit an original drawing, poem, essay or video answering the question: “How will I change the world after I go to college?”

The annual challenge, sponsored by the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust (KESPT), is intended to encourage Kentucky families to start saving and planning for higher education with their children. Six winning entries will be selected by a panel of judges. One winner will be chosen from each of two submission categories — drawing or video and essay or poem — in grades K-2, grades 3-4 and grades 5-6. The winning students will receive a $1,500 KESPT college savings account, and their schools will win $500. The contest runs from Jan.20 through March 21. Entries must be postmarked by March 21 and received by March 26.

“We are excited to sponsor this annual academic contest- asking Kentucky children how they plan on changing the World after they go to college,” said David Lawhorn, KESPT administrator. “The contest encourages children in Kentucky to dream about their future and how education can help them achieve their dreams.”

KESPT is Kentucky’s official college savings plan and is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority and managed by TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing. The plan helps parents, grandparents and others invest in a child’s future college education.

Visit to learn more about the challenge, including official rules and a complete description of entry requirements. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, go to For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or call (800) 928-8926, ext. 6-7372.


Submit Press Releases