Local is a winner of Upromise video contest
Sarah Tollerson, a sometime street musician who sings at MBTA stops about how tough it can be to pay back student loans, is one of three grand-prize winners in the Tuition Tales video contest.
The contest, which awarded $10,000 to each of the winners, was sponsored by Upromise, a Newton company that has devised a rewards program that helps parents save for college through everyday purchases. According to Upromise, there were nearly 700 entries in the contest.
The other winners were Chris Rehmann of Gulfport, Miss., and Marcus Dean of Washington, D.C., Upromise said.
The video that tops this post is Tollerson's entry in the contest. The video was provided by Upromise.
Upromise is a wholly owned subsidiary of SLM Corp., which is also known as Sallie Mae, a provider of saving-and-paying-for-college programs.
(By Chris Reidy, Globe staff)