LINCOLN, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Twelve winners in the NEST Draw Your Dreams scholarship contest were
announced today by Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg, NEST 529
College Savings and First National Bank of Omaha. The winners will
receive a total of $12,000 in scholarships.
Children across the country from kindergarten through 8th
grade were asked to submit 9- by 12-inch landscape-oriented pictures of
what they dream of becoming when they grow up. Each of the 12 Draw Your
Dreams winners received $1,000 deposited into a NEST 529 College Savings
Plan scholarship account.
The Nebraska Art Teachers Association selected the 12 winners from more
than 120 eligible entries. The scholarship winners are listed below. All
but two are from Nebraska.
|Kaden Howard||2nd||Meadow Grove|
|Katie Dia||6th||Nebraska City|
|Hanna Laursen||6th||Apple Valley, Minnesota|
|Elizabeth Schmidt||7th||Longview, Texas|
“Thank you to all the young people who entered our Draw Your Dreams
contest. The talent and imaginations of these young artists inspire us,
at NEST, to continue to find creative ways to help young families save
for the cost of higher education. We want all these young artists,
writers, and dreamers to achieve and succeed,” said Treasurer Stenberg,
Trustee of the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust.
“This is our fifth year of this contest and we continue to get an
overwhelming response. We are amazed at the beautiful artwork submitted
by very talented children across the nation,” said Deborah Goodkin,
Managing Director, College Savings Plans at First National Bank of
Omaha. “On behalf of NEST and First National Bank of Omaha, I would like
to congratulate all of the winners for their inspiring drawings and for
sharing their dreams of the future.”
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 233,000 accounts, including 69,000 in Nebraska. Visit NEST529.com
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 is the largest privately owned
banking company in the United States. First National and its affiliates
have $20 billion in managed assets and 5,000 employee associates.
Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois,
Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.
Investments Are Not FDIC Insured* ∙ No Bank, State or Federal Guarantee
∙ May Lose Value
*Except the Bank Savings Individual Investment Option
Nebraska State Treasurer’s Office
Jana Langemach, 402-471-8884
Deborah Goodkin, 402-602-7204
College Savings Plans