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Explore Florida State Parks and Enter to Win a $1,000 529 Savings Plan Scholarship!

If you’re looking for a flexible, affordable and simple way to start saving for college, the Florida 529 Savings Plan is always a great option. And this summer, you have two more great reasons to explore this savings option!

First, Florida Prepaid will contribute $50 into every Florida 529 Savings Plan account opened between May 1 and June 30, 2023. And you would be surprised how contributions into a 529 Savings Plan can grow. As little as $25 a month saved into a Florida 529 Savings Plan can add up to more than $8,000 over a child’s infant and school years.

Second, Florida Prepaid and Florida State Parks have joined forces to encourage families to discover the beauty and wonder of Florida’s 175 state parks through the Junior Ranger program while also preparing for their children’s college expenses. 

The 2023 Exploring Education Scholarship Program will award 10 Florida children a $1,000 Florida 529 Savings Plan scholarship, plus a Florida State Parks Junior Ranger gift pack and an inflatable standup paddleboard! Click here or visit to enter the scholarship contest today. It runs through June 30, 2023!

The Junior Ranger program, which operates in person and online, allows young people to take the Park Ranger Pledge, complete the Junior Ranger curriculum and earn official patches and pins, as well as digital prizes. 

Just as the Junior Ranger program helps your student explore the Great Outdoors, a Florida 529 Savings Plan provides your young explorer with the money necessary for postsecondary success – whether that is at a college or university, or technical or trade school. It’s never too early to start saving, and whatever field or career your student chooses, a Florida 529 Savings Plan is a solid choice, offering: 

  • Control. You can save what you want, when you want, and set up automatic payments for as little as $25/month.
  • Simplicity. Open your account for free, choose your investment options, and start saving immediately.
  • Flexibility. Use for college and qualified K-12 education expenses with tax-free growth.

When you’re a parent, the summers fly by quickly! Take advantage of this summer to get a head start on their future college savings.

Have more questions? We have answers!

Explore our Prepaid FAQs and Savings FAQs to learn more about these plans. It takes only 15 minutes to open an account. You’ll need to provide your address, date of birth, SSN and a bank account if you want automatic withdrawals. You’ll also need the student beneficiary’s address, birthdate and SSN.

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