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What is Keystone Scholars?

Keystone Scholars is Pennsylvania’s investment in your baby’s bright future.

PA Treasury is investing $100 for every baby born or adopted to families who live in the demonstration project counties in 2018 and 2019 to be used for the baby’s future higher education expenses. Claim online or by phone before your child’s first birthday.

A baby with higher education savings at birth is three times more likely to enroll in education or training after high school and four times more likely to graduate.1

The $100 will be invested by the PA Treasury Department and will grow through the years right alongside your child. Your Keystone Scholars account can be used for qualified expenses when your child pursues higher education. These expenses include tuition, fees, books, and more at vocational or technical school, community college, two-year college, four-year college, and more. Your Keystone Scholars funding can be used up until your child turns 29 so they have plenty of time to plan their path forward


The Basics

  • Free $100 investment

  • For every baby born in 2018 and 2019 to families living in Delaware, Elk, Indiana, Luzerne, Mifflin, and Westmoreland Counties

  • Claim your $100 online here at or call 1-800-440-4000

  • You have until your child’s first birthday to claim


Who is Eligible?

Babies must be born during 2018 and 2019.

Babies must also be from families that live in the following PA counties:

  • Delaware

  • Elk

  • Indiana

  • Luzerne

  • Mifflin

  • Westmoreland

Eligibility for the $100 is based on the baby’s county of residency, not place of birth. Eligibility is based on the home address at the time your baby is born.

map of the counties

How does it work?

Babies must be born during 2018 and 2019.

Babies must also be from families that live in the following PA counties:

  1. Pre-register online here

  2. Keep an eye out for mail from Keystone Scholars

  3. Complete registration and claim your $100 once you receive a postcard from PA Treasury with your registration code

  4. Dream big!

Claiming it is quick and easy. Click here or call to claim your $100 grant and open up endless possibilities for your baby’s future. Take the first step by completing this simple form about you and your baby. You can also call to claim 1- 800-440-4000. You have until your child’s first birthday to claim your $100 Keystone Baby Scholars investment.

1 William Elliott, Hyun-a Song and Ilsung Nam, Small Dollar Children’s Savings Accounts, Income and College Outcomes (St. Louis, MO: Center for Social Development, Washington University in St. Louis, 2013). https://csd.wustl.edu/publications/documents/wp13-06.pdf

Connect With Us

Phone: 800-440-4000
Email: Keystone@PA529.com

 

Keystone Scholars
613 North Drive | Room G-06
Harrisburg, PA 17120