The Michigan Education Trust (MET) has announced that over 36,000 Michigan residents have signed up for the MET 35th Anniversary $1.5 Million Giveaway.
The giveaway is a random, statewide drawing that families and friends can enter on behalf of a child for a chance to win one of 100 prepaid tuition prizes, each worth $15,000.
As of June 14, a total of 36,717 entries have been submitted for the giveaway.
“The response by Michiganders to this life-changing giveaway is outstanding,” MET Executive Director Diane Brewer said. “It’s exciting to see so many people enter to help children achieve their dreams. This giveaway can provide a child with a $15,000 head start toward their future. I encourage parents, grandparents and other family members and friends to go to www.METgiveaway.com and enter today.”
Michigan residents aged 18 years or older as of Aug. 31, 2022, are eligible to enter on behalf of beneficiaries ages birth to 5 years by the same date. Under MET’s giveaway, a person may only enter once, but multiple people may enter on behalf of the same child.
The prepaid tuition prizes may be used to pay for future tuition and mandatory fees at a community college, college, university or technical school in accordance with MET conditions.
The giveaway is not funded by state tax dollars. An investment strategy over the last decade has created a record surplus for MET, which will be used to elevate awareness of MET and to provide more Michigan children with access to higher education.
The giveaway began accepting entries May 26 and will continue until Aug. 31. Winners will be announced beginning Sept. 12 through a series of drawings.
Michiganders can enter the giveaway and review rules and eligibility criteria at www.METgiveaway.com.