The Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) and First National Bank of Omaha announced today the second annual “Draw Your Dreams” scholarship contest. The contest runs from October 1 to October 31, 2012. Twelve first-place winners will each receive a $3,500 scholarship and 12 runners-up will each receive a $750 scholarship. All scholarship funds will be invested in a NEST Direct College Savings Plan account.
The “Draw Your Dreams” scholarship contest is open to Nebraska students in the first through eighth grades. To qualify for the scholarship, each student must draw and submit a 9” X 12” landscape-oriented picture of what they dream of becoming when they grow up. The drawing must be created using pencil, crayons, paint, or watercolor and can be a paper collage. The Nebraska Art Teachers Association will judge the contest entries.
All entries must be received by 11:59:59 pm on October 31, 2012. Only scanned or photographed copies of the original drawing are accepted. Entries may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line reading “Draw Your Dreams Scholarship.” Mailed copies (not originals) of the drawing are also accepted. They may be mailed, along with a typed note detailing the entrant information, to First National Bank of Omaha, ATTN: Draw Your Dreams Scholarship, 1620 Dodge St., Stop 1105, Omaha NE, 68197-1105.
For complete scholarship contest rules and regulations, visit the NEST Direct College Savings Plan at www.NEST529direct.com.
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.
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.