Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg, NEST 529 College Savings and First National Bank of Omaha today are launching the “Big Dreams $10K Giveaway” to highlight ways for families to save for post-secondary education.
Two winners will be drawn from those who enter the Giveaway. Each will receive a $5,000 contribution to a NEST 529 College Savings account for the benefit of a child, designated by the winner, who is 10 years old or younger as of the date of the drawing. All U.S. residents (except residents of the states of New York or Florida) who are the age of majority or older at the time of entry are eligible. All that is required to enter is a quick online signup for the drawing at www.NEST529.com/10k.
“We recognize the importance of a college education and the amount of planning, saving and expense by parents and relatives that goes into fulfilling dreams for their families,” said Stenberg, who is Trustee of the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST). “We want Nebraska families and those across the country to understand that a NEST 529 College Savings account can help make those educational dreams come true.”
“We are thrilled to offer people this opportunity to kick off their college savings in a big way,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director of College Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha. “We hope this opportunity and the easy entry process for the drawing encourages people to think about college savings.”
Official rules are available here or at www.NEST529.com/scholarships. Entries may be submitted online at www.NEST529.com/10k before midnight Dec. 31, 2015. Or, the entrant may submit a 3–inch by 5-inch card that includes the entrant’s first and last name, address, city, state, zip code, day and evening phone numbers and the words, “Big Dreams $10K Giveaway.” The card must be mailed in a stamped No.10 envelope postmarked by Dec. 31 to the address on the official rules. Winners will be selected on or about Jan. 8, 2016.
To find out more about NEST College Savings Plans, visit www.NEST529.com.
About First National Bank of Omaha
First National Bank of Omaha is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska. First National of Nebraska and its affiliates have more than $21 billion in assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.
NEST is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan and provides four plans to help make saving for college simple and affordable: NEST Direct College Savings Plan, the NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, the TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and the State Farm College Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as Program Trustee. First National Bank of Omaha serves as Program Manager, and all investments are approved by the Nebraska Investment Council. Families nationwide are saving for college using Nebraska’s 529 College Savings Plans, which have more than 261,000 accounts, including 84,000 in Nebraska. Visit NEST529.com and treasurer.nebraska.gov for more information.