First National Bank of Omaha is pleased to announce the winners of the NEST (Nebraska Educational Savings Trust) “Draw Your Dreams” scholarship contest. A total of $51,000 in scholarship money was awarded to 24 contestants. Twelve contest winners each received a $3,500 scholarship and 12 runners-up each received a $750 scholarship, to be invested in a NEST Direct 529 College Savings Plan account. The scholarships are sponsored by First National Bank of Omaha. NEST is Nebraska’s 529 College Savings Plans and First National Bank of Omaha serves as the Program Manager.
The contest was announced on September 1 and ran through October 3. It was open to children seven to 13 years of age who are legal Nebraska residents. To qualify, each contestant was required to draw and submit a 9” X 12” landscape-oriented picture of what they dream of becoming when they grow up. The winners’ art will be featured in the 2012 NEST Calendar.
The Nebraska Art Teachers Association selected the 12 winners and 12 runners-up from more than 230 entries received.
For more information on NEST, visit www.NEST529.com.
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