Had a baby in 2020? Enter to win!
While we all endured a challenging 2020, circumstances were especially unique for parents who had a baby in this tumultuous year. Expecting parents counted up all the unknowns of an emerging disease and tried even harder to safeguard themselves and their little ones. Pregnant moms often had to attend in-person doctor’s visits without the companionship of partners, friends or family. Even after delivery, parents had to delay introducing their newborn to a wider world that was eager — but not yet safe enough — to meet them.
At Florida Prepaid, we spend a lot of time thinking about babies, recognizing their potential and working from day one to secure a piece of their financial future. Our partners at the Florida Department of Health care about these little ones, too, and strive to help all of Florida’s children grow up healthy to meet that future. That’s why we came together to launch the “Diapers to Degrees Scholarship Program.” We thought it would serve as a fun encouragement to new parents who deserve a boost, as well as a reminder about the importance of saving early for college in an affordable and accessible way.
Here’s how it works: All Florida families who had a baby born in 2020 are invited to enter to win one of five prize packs valued at $10,000 each. Each prize includes a 1-Year University Plan (valued at $7,000 and provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation) and a diaper gift card ($3,000 each). Just head to www.myfloridaprepaid.com/diaperstodegrees for all the details.
After what was an incredibly challenging year, we are excited to partner with the Department of Health to help make the future brighter through the gift of college. – John D. Rood, Chairman, Florida Prepaid College Board
We hope this fun scholarship opportunity reminds Florida parents that even though their young babies are still in diapers, it’s never too early to start saving for college.
It may be far away, but a postsecondary education can lead to a good career with job security, financial stability and benefits, all of which contribute to overall health.
Wishing you a healthy start to 2021 — and well beyond.