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

My Nebraska Big Dreams $20K Giveaway

In conjunction with Nebraska's Sesquicentennial and the Truckin' Through Nebraska Mobile Children's Museum, NEST529 is giving away a $5,000 contribution into each of four NEST 529 College Savings accounts for a child 8 years old or younger. Entering is easy...Nebraska residents can fill out the entry form at www.NEST529.com/NebraskaDreams or send in an entry by October 16, 2017. As an added bonus, new NEST529 account owners can gain an additional entry by using promo code "NebraskaDreams" when opening an account.

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

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 30th, 2017, to be eligible for a drawing to win a NEST College Savings Plan contribution. 

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Big Dreams $20K 2017

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 www.NEST529.com/BigDreamsGiveaway or send in a postcard by May 29, 2017.

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Draw Your Dreams 2017

Use your artistic skills to create a 9" X 12" landscape drawing of what you dream of becoming when you grow up. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade are eligible. The Nebraska Art Teachers Association will select 12 winners (from the first 400 entries received) who will receive $1,000 each. Winners will receive contributions to a NEST 529 College Savings Plan account.

Click here for entry information and official rules.

Nebraska NEST Birthday Babies

In celebration of Nebraska's 150th birthday NEST is giving away one $529 contribution each month for 12 months into a new or existing NEST account for children born in 2017 who are legal residents of the State of Nebraska. Just fill out the entry form at www.NEST529.com/NewbornDrawing or send in a postcard by December 31, 2017.

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Kids Savings Program $25 Bonus

Children in Nebraska will learn the importance of saving by making deposits into their minor savings account at a participating First National or affiliate bank. After a child makes a deposit of $5 or more on each of five visits into his or her minor savings account (for a minimum total of $25), the child will be eligible to receive a $25 bonus into his or her NEST Direct College Savings Plan account. Notification of eligibility will arrive by mail after the first deposit.

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2017 Completed Scholarships

  • Why I want to go to college

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

Rewards:

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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