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Better Future Fund

Today, Fifth Grade - Tomorrow, the World!

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Fifth grader, you are tomorrow’s leader. The education you’re receiving now and in the future is an investment in yourself and gives you tools to make better decisions, solve problems and improve your life and others. Once you’ve graduated from high school, you can gain additional skills or training through higher education.

How will you better your community by attending a college, university or training program?

Your answer could win you one of FIVE college savings accounts from Virginia529 to help fund your future education. You will join the other winners in being recognized on stage at Richmond Raceway. Your winning essay also comes with an award and Papa John’s pizza for your school’s 5th grade graduation ceremony.

Enter by March 1, 2020 for your chance to win!

Student Awards

Fifth grade students at eligible public schools enter by submitting a short essay describing how he or she will help improve our community. Applications will be reviewed by staff at WRIC-TV, with winners selected based on the best answers to the essay question.

Grand Prize (5 winners):

$2000 Virginia529 account

Family pack of tickets to Spring NASCAR race at Richmond Raceway

Papa John's Pizza for themselves & their class

School Awards

The school or PTA of each student winner

Grand prize winners’ schools:

$1000 award toward 5th grade graduation ceremonies

Papa John’s pizza pack

Teacher Prize:

$500 gift card for the teacher with the highest class entry rate