AUGUSTA — The Finance Authority of Maine recently announced it will award $1,000 scholarships to 16 NextGen 529 plan accounts, randomly selecting one winner from each of the 16 counties of Maine. The Invest in ME Sweepstakes goes until Oct. 31.

FAME designed the $1,000 Invest in ME Sweepstakes to spark statewide momentum toward encouraging all Maine families to save for college and help to reduce student loan debt.

To enter the Invest in ME Sweepstakes:

• Open a NextGen account for the benefit of a legal resident of the state, or

• contribute to an existing NextGen account for the benefit of a legal resident of the state of Maine, or

• complete and submit a sweepstakes entry form by mail or online at

Entries must be submitted by Oct. 31.

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