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Encourage Your Students to Dream Big!

Want to get your students to start thinking creatively about college and their futures? Help us spread the word. Download posters and entry forms for FREE!


It's time once again to encourage your students to Dream Big! for a chance to win a CHET 529 College Savings Account Contribution. All Connecticut students in grades K-8 are eligible to enter.

  • $26,000 in CHET college savings account contributions will be awarded
  • 48 student winners (K - 8th grade) statewide from all eight counties
  • One school in each county could win $500 for high student percentage participation

Get started today by printing entry forms and posters. Deadline is March 30, 2018. Entries can be mailed to: The 2018 Chet Dream Big! Competition, P.O. Box 849, Groton, CT 06340, or submitted online. All mailed entries must be postmarked by March 30, 2018 and received by April 4, 2018.

Don't forget - the school in each county with the greatest percentage of student participation will receive $500. A minimum of 50 entries must be submitted from the school to be considered eligible for the prize.

Together, we can encourage students to think about their future dreams, and families to think about the importance of saving for college early to help make those dreams come true.

Questions? Email us here.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by the Office of Connecticut State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier, TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. and CHET.


"The Dream Big! entries we receive showcase that even at a young age this generation has a profound desire to help others and make a positive impact on our society."

– State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier