Here's How To Score A Scholarship During Maryland's Tax-Free Week

August 12, 2019

A Maryland college student could be awarded up to $5,000 in scholarship cash for entering a social media contest promoting the state’s tax-free week. 

The University System of Maryland said Sunday it plans to match the top prize the Maryland Retailers Association is offering. 

“The University System of Maryland is pleased to support this year’s Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week, which is an important and effective way that Maryland students and families can stretch their back-to-school dollars,” said USM Chancellor Robert L. Caret in a statement. 

To enter the contest, students can take a photo or video while shopping, write a creative caption and post it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #shopmdtaxfree.

Maryland’s tax-free shopping holiday started Sunday and runs through Saturday. Clothes and footwear priced at $100 or less can be purchased tax free. The first $40 of a backpack purchase is also tax free this week. 

Students must attend a Maryland university, college or trade school to be eligible, according to a news release.

The MRA will recognize two winners, which will be announced in the coming weeks. 

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Related: Tax-Free Holiday In Maryland Starts Sunday