Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg, NEST 529 College Savings, and First National Bank of Omaha today announced two winners in the "Big Dreams $10K Giveaway." Winners will receive a total of $10,000 in scholarship money into NEST 529 college savings accounts.
More than 6,800 individuals across the country entered the drawing by going to NEST529.com. Two were randomly selected as winners to receive a contribution of $5,000 each, provided by First National Bank of Omaha, program manager for NEST, Nebraska’s 529 college savings plans.
The winners are as follows:
"Thank you to all who participated in the $10K Giveaway and congratulations to the winners. We all wish for children’s success and happiness, and we know that higher education will make a difference in these young lives. Saving through a NEST savings account is a significant step toward making these dreams reality," State Treasurer Stenberg said.
"We had an overwhelming response," said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director of NEST at First National Bank of Omaha. "We are pleased that so many found the $10K Giveaway to be a great opportunity to learn more about saving for college. It is wonderful to see that so many people throughout the United States recognize the importance of achieving savings goals by starting early."
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.