Your high school senior can be awarded $2,000 for college.

You may not have thought about it, but you're in a race against time to get ready to retire. The good news is: participating in your employer's retirement plan puts you in the driver's seat. As in any race, how well you do depends on knowing when to accelerate, how to get around obstacles and what to do as you near the finish line.

Nationwide and the National Association of Counties want high school seniors to understand how important it is to start saving early to be ready for retirement.

To help them get started toward that goal, Nationwide will give four NACo college scholarships-each worth $2,000-to four high school seniors whose parent or grandparent participates in a 457 plan within the NACo Deferred Compensation Program. Throughout their 34-year relationship, Nationwide and NACo have been committed to helping you plan for your retirement as well as your family's future.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.nrsforu.com/iApp/tcm/nrsforu/ad/index.jsp