Grandparents can apply to win a $2,000 scholarship for a grandchild as part of a program sponsored by the state's college savings plan.
Four winners will be selected, for a total of $8,000, and the scholarship money will be deposited into Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) 529 college savings accounts for the grandchildren of the four winners.
The scholarship program, called “Dear Grandchild,” was announced Thursday by State Treasurer Don Stenberg and First National Bank of Omaha, which manages the state's college savings plan.
Grandparents are asked to write a letter to a grandchild about why it's important to go to college.
Letters, including a cover sheet with the entrant's name, address, phone number and relationship to the child, can be emailed to NEST@fnni.com with the subject line “NEST Dear Grandchild Drawing.”
Letters also can be mailed to NEST Dear Grandchild Drawing, 1620 Dodge St., Stop 1105, Omaha, NE 68197-1105. Letters will be accepted until Dec. 16.