Maryland Students Could Win Scholarships During Tax Free Week

They just have to post about shopping.

Annapolis, MD – Tax-Free Week is here and a contest is underway to help Maryland college students save even more.

For the past 3 years, Maryland Retailers Association awards a $2,500 scholarship prize to a Marylander attending a Maryland college or trade school. The University System of Maryland announced this year they will be matching the scholarship prize if the student is enrolled at one of the USM’s 12 institutions or three regional centers

“that’s a potential $5,000 scholarship to a lucky USM student,” USM Chancellor Robert L. Caret said. ” we’re happy to do our part to support this important effort by Comptroller Peter Franchot and the MRA.”

According to the press release, eligible students need to:

– Take a fun photo or video while shopping.
– Write a catchy caption. (Be creative to catch the eye of the judges!)
– Post to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #shopmdtaxfree.

The MRA will select two winners when Tax-Free Week ends. $2,500 for first place and $1,000 for second place

Tax-Free Week runs through midnight on Saturday, August 17 with no taxes on any single qualifying article of clothing or footwear priced $100 or less and the first $40 of any backpack purchase is also tax-free.

By Timothy Young