LINCOLN – Nebraska children selected as winners will have the opportunity to be paired up with a professional in their field of interest for an hour-long job shadow.
According to a release from NEST 529, entries are being accepted for the “Future Career Sweepstakes” until June 30.
Parents and guardians can enter the sweepstakes at NEST529.com/FutureCareer.
Nebraska Treasurer John Murante said, “there are millions of talented youth in Nebraska who will one-day become important members of our communities. It is important we not only nurture their aspirations but save for their future education. The price of tuition is increasing at a rate faster than inflation—now is the time to save. Doing so puts a loved one on track to achieve their dream.”
Selected children will be paired up with a professional in their field of interest for an hour-long job shadow opportunity. In addition to the job shadow opportunity, the winners will receive $529 toward a NEST 529 savings account, helping them on the path to an amazing future. Parents and guardians can enter the sweepstakes at NEST529.com/FutureCareer through June 30, 2022.
A NEST 529 plan provides potential tax benefits when saving for higher education expenses. NEST 529 College Savings Plans can be used for everything from four-year universities to two-year technical schools. Opening a NEST 529 account doesn’t require a minimum deposit to get started, and contributions can be managed online. Parents and guardians may not know what their child’s future has in store, but a little planning today goes a long way toward their success.
Plans allow families to start investing in their child’s future so they can soar toward their goals. Visit NEST529.com to read more about the benefits of a NEST 529 College Savings Plan.
The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as the Program Trustee. All investments, including the portfolio structure offered through the NEST 529 program, are vetted and approved by the
Nebraska Investment Council.
Murante added, “in addition to talking with our children about their dreams, we can do more. It takes 10 minutes to open a NEST 529 account and start saving for the future education of a loved one. Research from Washington University in St. Louis shows that a child with an educational savings account between $1 to $499 before reaching college is roughly four times more likely to graduate from college than a child with no savings account.”2
Start a NEST 529 College Savings Plan for your loved one at NEST529.com.
Winners will be announced in August 2022.