NEST 529 Launches Future Career Sweepstakes, A Dream Job Shadow Experience
Nurture the aspirations of Nebraska’s youth with an opportunity to experience their ultimate career

NEST 529 is proud to launch "Future Career Sweepstakes." Nebraska children selected as winners will have the opportunity to be paired up with a professional in their field of interest for an hour-long job shadow opportunity. Parents and guardians can now enter the sweepstakes at Entries will close on June 30, 2022.1


"There are millions of talented youth in Nebraska who will one-day become important members of our communities," said Nebraska Treasurer John Murante. "It is important we not only nurture their aspirations but save for their future education. The price of tuition is increasing at a rate faster than inflation—now is the time to save. Doing so puts a loved one on track to achieve their dream."


Selected children will be paired up with a professional in their field of interest for an hour-long job shadow opportunity. In addition to the job shadow opportunity, the winners will receive $529 toward a NEST 529 savings account, helping them on the path to an amazing future. Parents and guardians can enter the sweepstakes at through June 30, 2022.


A NEST 529 plan provides potential tax benefits when saving for higher education expenses. NEST 529 College Savings Plans can be used for everything from four-year universities to two-year technical schools. Opening a NEST 529 account doesn’t require a minimum deposit to get started, and contributions can be managed online. Parents and guardians may not know what their child’s future has in store, but a little planning today goes a long way toward their success. Plans allow families to start investing in their child’s future so they can soar toward their goals. Visit to read more about the benefits of a NEST 529 College Savings Plan.


The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as the Program Trustee. All investments, including the portfolio structure offered through the NEST 529 program, are vetted and approved by the Nebraska Investment Council.


'In addition to talking with our children about their dreams, we can do more. It takes 10 minutes to open a NEST 529 account and start saving for the future education of a loved one," said Murante. "Research from Washington University in St. Louis shows that a child with an educational savings account between $1 to $499 before reaching college is roughly four times more likely to graduate from college than a child with no savings account."2


Start a NEST 529 College Savings Plan for your loved one at


Parents and guardians have until June 30, 2022 to enter the Future Career Sweepstakes at Winners will be announced in August 2022.




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, NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, Bloomwell 529 Education Savings Plan, and State Farm 529 Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as Program Trustee. Union Bank and Trust 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 close to 300,000 accounts. Visit and for more information.

About Union Bank and Trust

Founded in 1917 with over 50 years of family ownership, Union Bank and Trust offers complete banking, lending, investment, and trust services. The bank has 38 full-service and loan production offices in Nebraska and Kansas. It is the third largest privately owned bank in Nebraska, with bank assets of $6.6 billion and trust assets of $46.9 billion as of December 31, 2021. Voters have chosen Union Bank and Trust as Best Bank, Best Customer Service, Best Work Environment, and Best Financial Planner in Lincoln for eleven years running.

Important Legal Information

An investor should consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses associated with municipal fund securities before investing. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and the NEST Direct College Savings Plan Program Disclosure Statement (issuer’s official statement), which should be read carefully before investing. You can lose money by investing in an Investment Option. Each of the Investment Options involves investment risks, which are described in the Program Disclosure Statement. An investor should consider, before investing, whether the investor’s or beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other state benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors that are only available for investments in such state’s 529 plan. Investors should consult their tax advisor, attorney, and/or other advisor regarding their specific legal, investment, or tax situation.


1 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Enter the Sweepstakes by completing an entry webform available at  or a written entry form at the NEST 529 table during the Lincoln Saltdogs baseball game at Lincoln Haymarket Park on Sunday, May 29, 2022 or Friday, June 24, 2022, or paper entry form between May 29, 2022 and June 30, 2022. You must complete all required fields on the entry form. You must be 19 years of age or older and be a legal resident of the state of Nebraska at the time of entry. You may submit one entry per intended beneficiary. Beneficiary must be a resident of the state of Nebraska and between the ages of 5 and 18.  Up to 10 prize winners will be selected on or before August 28, 2022. You need not be present to win. Each prize winner will receive $529 in the form of a contribution to a NEST 529 College Savings Plan account established by the Sponsor for the benefit of a child, designated by the winner, along with an opportunity for a job shadow with a selected Nebraska employer. Total prize value is approximately $577. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Official rules are available at or The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is the NEST Direct College Savings Plan and the NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, P.O. Box 83529, Lincoln, NE 68501. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes should be directed to the Sponsor at this address.


2Small-Dollar Children’s Savings Accounts, Income, and College Outcomes.” Washington University in St. Louis.   


  • Charles Isom
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