You give. We give. It all adds up to greater savings.

We don't just talk the talk. The NEST Advisor Plan is committed to doing our part to help more children achieve their dreams of a college education. We offer scholarships, contests and drawings regularly — check back often to see the latest opportunities to save more.

Current NEST Advisor scholarships, contests and bonuses

Big Dreams $20K Giveaway

As the Official Sponsor of Big Dreams, NEST is giving away a $5,000 contribution into each of four NEST 529 College Savings accounts for a child 10 years old or younger. Entering is easy... Just fill out the entry form at or send in a postcard by July 31, 2018.

Click here for official rules.

Read to Win

NEST 529 will deposit $529 into NEST 529 College Savings Plan accounts for 15 lucky summer readers, five in each of Nebraska's three congressional districts selected randomly among children registering for and completing the Nebraska "Summer Reading Program." Each Winner's library also wins $250!

Click here for official rules.

NEST on the Farm $1,000 Fun Photo Drawing!

Enter to Win! Share a glimpse of farm life with us! Nebraska residents can submit a fun farm photo of a child 13 years old or younger by June 30, 2018, to be eligible for a drawing to win a NEST College Savings Plan contribution. Six winners will be drawn to receive $1,000 each! No Purchase Necessary to Win!

Click here official rules.

2018 Completed Scholarships

  • Draw Your Dreams
  • "Why I Want to Go to College" Writing Contest 

2017 Completed Scholarships

  • Nebraska NEST Birthday Babies
  • $100 Young Beneficiary New Account Bonus
  • Dear Grandchild Drawing
  • Big Dreams $20K Giveaway
  • NEST College Savings Celebrates Nebraska 150th Anniversary
  • Kids Savings Program $25 Bonus
  • Why I want to go to college
  • NEST on the Farm Fun Photo $1,000 Drawing
  • Big Dreams $20K 2017
  • Draw Your Dreams 2017

2016 Completed Scholarships:

  • Dear Grandchild 2016
  • Fantastic Future Me Tour Bonus and Drawings
  • Young Beneficiary New Account Drawing
  • Big Dreams $20K 2016
  • $100 AIP Bonus
  • Draw Your Dreams 2016
  • Big Dreams $20K Giveaway
  • NEST on the Farm Fun Photo $1,000 Drawing
  • Why I Want to Go to College Essay Contest
  • Young Beneficiary New Account $100 Bonus

2015 Completed Scholarships:

  • Fantastic Future Me Tour Bonus and Drawings
  • Draw Your Dreams
  • Big Dreams $10K Giveaway
  • AIP Bonus
  • $100 Bonus for Kids 8 and Younger
  • Dear Grandchild
  • NEST Read to Win $529 Drawing
  • NEST on the Farm Fun Photo $1,000 Drawing
  • Teach Children to Save $529 Drawing
  • Teddy Bear Weekend Drawing
  • Baby Love Essentials Drawing
  • Why I Want to Go to College Essay Contest



Upromise®: Help turn everyday purchases into money for college

Upromise1 is a free to join rewards program that can turn everyday purchases - from shopping online to dining out, from booking travel to buying groceries - into cash back for college. A percentage of your eligible spending will be deposited into your Upromise account. You can link your Upromise account to your NEST Direct Plan account and have your college savings automatically transferred.

Click here to learn more about Upromise