UPDATE: Application deadline approaches for $1.5M in tuition assistance from MET

100 families will be chosen randomly to receive $15,000 in prepaid tuition.
Governor Whitmer announces $1.5M giveaway.
Governor Whitmer announces $1.5M giveaway.(Stephen DeLadurantaye)
Published: May. 26, 2022 at 5:13 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 19, 2022 at 11:16 AM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) - The deadline for Michigan families to enter for their chance to win $15,000 of prepaid tuition during Michigan Education Trust’s 35th Anniversary $1.5 Million Giveaway ends on Aug. 31.

Throughout the summer, Michiganders have entered their children ages birth to 5 for a chance to win one of the 100 prizes of $15,000 in prepaid tuition. In September, MET will randomly choose and announce the 100 families to receive $15,000 for their child’s future education expenses. This amount will help cover tuition and mandatory fees at a university, community college or technical school.

The goal is to provide as many Michigan families as possible with the chance to win prepaid tuition. MET said $15,000 in prepaid tuition can prove life changing; it can open new doors for their future and set them up for success.

Parents can apply on behalf of their children here.

Last published: May 26, 2022 5:16:59 PM

Michigan families have the chance to win future tuition money for their children.

The Michigan Education Trust (MET) has been assisting families with tuition for 35 years. To celebrate, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that the MET will be giving away $1.5M in scholarships. 100 children will win $15,000 each that can be used for future tuition and mandatory fees at community colleges, universities, or trade schools.

Governor Whitmer says parents should act quickly to enroll their children.

“I encourage parents to act today and to invest in their children’s future. Join MET, save money, and empower our best to become our brightest as well,” said Whitmer.

Applicants can enter on behalf of a friend or family member no older than five years old until August 31. Winners will be announced in a series of drawings beginning September 12.

The giveaway is not being funded by state tax dollars. MET has a surplus of money which can now be used to invest in Michiganders.

Apply for the giveaway here.

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