“I Want to Go to College” Writing Sweepstakes

Awarded By:

Nebraska Department of Education

Number of Awards & Eligibility:
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a Nebraska Resident.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: Prizes will be awarded to 12 winners in seventh and eighth grades who will receive contributions to the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) college savings accounts – including $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place. Three winners will be chosen from each of Nebraska’s three Congressional districts, and three winners will be chosen from outside Nebraska. Each Nebraska winner will receive four tickets to the May 22 Storm Chasers game at Werner Park in Papillion where they will be recognized during a brief ceremony.

Application requirements for the “I Want to Go to College” Writing Sweepstakes are:

  • Essay
  • Application form
Additional Information:

Award Amount: $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, April 4, 2023

This contest is open to Nebraska seventh and eighth graders. Winners will receive a contribution to their state-sponsored 529 college savings plan
About Nebraska Department of Education:
Contact Information: Mardi North, Scholarship Program
Address: 301 Centennial Mall South P.O. Box 94987 Lincoln, Nebraska 68509

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