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National Scholarship Opportunity Launches Just in Time for Back-to-School Season

First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg has announced the launch of the NEST 529 Back-to-School Photo Drawing, a new scholarship opportunity open to families across the United States.

Beginning today, NEST 529 invites families to capture and submit back-to-school photos of children 8 years old or younger by September 30, 2018, the date the contest closes. Ten randomly selected winners will be awarded $2,000 each in the form of a NEST 529 contribution. Entries will be accepted by mail and online at

Each photo should include only one child, who would be the beneficiary of the NEST 529 account if the photo is one of the ten winning photos.

“Back to school is an exciting time for parents and kids alike and a time when memories are made. Because families often capture these milestones through photographs, this scholarship opportunity encourages families to prioritize saving for the future as they celebrate the present moment together,” said Treasurer Stenberg, Trustee of NEST. “We are happy to share in the back-to-school memories families will cherish for years to come, while helping families plan for the costs of higher education.”

“At NEST 529, we are constantly brainstorming fun, unique, and accessible ways to help our account owners reach their savings goals, and the back-to-school drawing is one example of how we are working towards that mission,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha. “We look forward to providing families with a financial boost to start the school year and to help prepare ten children and their families for success in the classroom and beyond.”

Scholarship rules and details are available at and .

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