The ScholarShare Investment Board administers the Golden State ScholarShare College Savings Trust Program (ScholarShare), the Governor's Scholarship Programs (GSP), and the California Memorial Scholarship Program (CMS). These programs encourage Californians to save for college and pursue higher education goals. ScholarShare is a way for families to save for higher education costs utilizing a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan. GSP granted academic achievement-based scholarships to students for use at eligible higher education institutions. CMS provides scholarships to surviving dependents of California residents killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.