The CHET Dream Big! Winners

Dream-big! logo

Presenting the 2021 Dream Big! Competition winners

Thank you to all the amazing students who entered. Below, check out the inspiring work of our winners.

List of all winners (PDF)

High school seniors

To help students achieve their big dreams, we've awarded 80 prizes to Connecticut high schools seniors graduating in 2022. 5 winners, whose works are shown below, are receiving $5,000, with another 75 winners receiving $1,000.

Our 5 winners receiving $5,000

Written essay
Clerin John

Written essay
Christopher Gomes Ruano

Written essay
Madison Kite

Written essay
Saige Beatman

Written essay
Harry Gold

K–8 students

Younger minds, but dreams just as big. We've awarded prizes of $529 to Connecticut students in grades K–8, with sample works below.

Grades K–5

Written essay
Drover Breitrick

Alayannah Abanador

Video essay
Anushka Muthu

Grades 6–8

Written essay
Nelsea Bassette

June Bowersett

Video essay
Willa Shamie

Press release (PDF)


For questions about the current competition or previous recipients of the CHET Advance Scholarship with questions about their award contact ISTS Program Support at 855-670-ISTS (4787) or (please note this email address is not monitored by Fidelity Investments).

Learn more about The Connecticut Higher Education Trust 529 College Savings Program.