Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante and First National Bank of Omaha today announced the sixth annual NEST on the Farm Fun Photo $1,000 Drawing. Launched today at the 2020 Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference, the Drawing will be open to submissions from Nebraska residents now through May 15, 2020.
To enter the NEST on the Farm Fun Photo $1,000 Drawing, participants are encouraged to submit a farm-themed photo taken of or by a child 13 years old or younger as of May 15, 2020, along with a short caption. Six randomly selected winners will each receive a $1,000 contribution to a NEST 529 College Savings Plan account.
“As Nebraskans, our agricultural roots teach us the values of hard work, perseverance, collaboration and creative thinking,” said Treasurer Murante. “The NEST on the Farm Fun Photo $1,000 Drawing is a fun opportunity to celebrate what unites us as Nebraskans, while encouraging families to set sights on their loved ones’ academic futures. I am proud to support families nationwide with unique ways to engage with college savings and opportunities to help pave the path for academic aspirations.”
Submissions to the NEST on the Farm Fun Photo $1,000 Drawing will be sorted into six Drawing Groups, determined by age and Nebraska Congressional District. One winner will then be selected at random from each group. Submissions can be made via mail or online at NEST529.com/scholarships.
“The NEST on the Farm Fun Photo $1,000 Drawing is one of our most beloved scholarships. Each year it is a joy to see so many bright young Nebraskans celebrating their roots while simultaneously engaging with higher education,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha. “Our goal with every NEST 529 scholarship is to support Account Owners at each stage of the college savings journey through education and engagement for all. We look forward to this year’s wonderful submissions.”
About NEST 529
NEST 529 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 Bloomwell 529 Education Savings Plan, and the State Farm 529 Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as Program Trustee. Union Bank & Trust Company 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 285,000 accounts, including over 94,000 in Nebraska. Visit NEST529.com and treasurer.nebraska.gov for more information.
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 $23 billion in assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.