From the Office the State Treasurer:

State Treasurer Dan Schwartz and the Board of Trustees of the College Savings Plans of Nevada (Board) today announced the Northern Nevada winner of the 3rd annual Nevada Prepaid Tuition contest, which included all Nevada residents who purchased a new Nevada Prepaid Tuition contract from December 1, 2014 through January 15, 2015. Each purchaser was entered into a random drawing to win a year of free tuition for their beneficiary, with one winner selected from both northern and southern Nevada. A total of 404 entries were received for the contest.

The Northern Nevada winner is 14-year old Jenevieve Monroe, an eighth grader at Carson Valley Middle School in Gardnerville, Nevada. Jenevieve maintains a 4.0 GPA, and is President of the National Junior Honor Society at her school. She also is a member of the Carson Valley Middle School Basketball Team, and often sings the National Anthem at community events. Jenevieve and her family joined Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz this morning in Reno for an official recognition of the award.  

“We are thrilled to award Jenevieve, and her family with a gift that will most certainly help them down the path of achieving a college education, which is becoming more of a necessity than at any time in our nation's history,” Schwartz said.

Credit hours purchased through the Nevada Prepaid Tuition Program may be used at any U.S. Department of Education eligible institution of higher learning, both in-state and out-of-state, including technical and trade schools.  Newborns to ninth graders are eligible for the program. Parents have a variety of payment options: lump sum, 60 equal payments over five years, or pay each month from the time of enrollment until the child is ready to start college. The first payment is not due until May 15, 2014.  For more information about the Nevada Prepaid Tuition Program, go to
, or call (702) 486-2025, or toll free, 1-888-477-2667.  Online registration, which is available through February 28, makes the process quick and easy.

From the Office the State Treasurer