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Treasurer Chiang Announces Winners of Scholar Dollars Grants at Sacramento Kick-off Event


April 24, 2017

Contact: Marc Lifsher

SACRAMENTO, Calif. –  State Treasurer John Chiang will announce the 20 California schools that have won Scholar Dollars grants to pay for critical after-school programs and extracurricular activities.

Scholar Dollars has proven immensely successful in its inaugural year, with more than 390 schools across the state registering and over 411,000 votes cast by parents, relatives, boosters and community members.

The grants will be used to fund exciting academic initiatives, from the expansion of arts and sciences programs to the construction of cutting-edge technology labs and state-of-the-art athletic facilities.

Today at William Land Elementary School, the Treasurer will present checks to three winning schools in the Sacramento City Unified School District. It is the first of several scheduled events that will take place across the state during the next month to recognize winners of the Scholar Dollars grants.


WHEN: 1 p.m. Monday, April 24
WHERE: William Land Elementary School
2120 12th St, Sacramento, CA 95818
WHO: California State Treasurer John Chiang
Jay Hansen, President of the Sacramento City Unified School District Board
Principals from William Land Elementary School, Leonardo da Vinci and Sutter Middle School
William Land Elementary School parents, teachers and students
WHAT: Press conference to announce the 20 winners of the Treasurer’s Scholar Dollars grant program. Scholar Dollars is administered by Scholar Share, California’s 529 savings plan. The program awards grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to support critical after-school programs and extracurricular activities.

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