2013-02-28 16:30:45.233

A+ Students to Win 'Tools 4 School'

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Each year, thousands of Missouri students work to meet grade, attendance and community service requirements in order to take advantage of the A+ Scholarship Program, a program that provides funds to attend public community colleges or vocational/technical schools throughout the state. As a contributor to these scholarship funds, the Missouri Lottery is holding a special prize drawing exclusively for A+ students, as a way to recognize and reward their dedication and hard work.

At the conclusion of the month-long “Tools 4 School:  The A+ Giveaway” promotion, one grand-prize winner will be randomly selected to win $2,500 in prize money to put toward books, a laptop or other school essentials. In addition, three first-prize winners will receive $1,000, and three second-prize winners will win $400.

“We’re very proud to provide 66 percent of the funding for the A+ Scholarship Program for Fiscal Year 2013,” said May Scheve Reardon, executive director for the Missouri Lottery. “It’s wonderful to come to work each day and know that we’re helping Missouri students get a college education, so we’re happy to promote this program and to award prize money through the ‘Tools 4 School’ promotion.”

From March 1-31, students who are using A+ funds, or have used them in the past, to attend a post-secondary institution are invited to enter at MOLottery.com. To submit an entry, students should complete the online entry form in full, share how they benefited from the A+ program and attach a photo. The drawing will be held on April 15.

To date, 402 public high schools across the state have been designated as A+ Schools by the State Board of Education. For more about Missouri’s A+ Scholarship Program, administered by the Missouri Department of Higher Education, visit www.dhe.mo.gov.

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