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Sallie Mae to Award $25,000 College Scholarship to High School Junior or Senior from Indiana

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High School Counselors and Community Leaders Are Encouraged To
Nominate Deserving Students For Sallie Mae's Bridging The Dream
Scholarship Now Through Sept. 27 at SallieMae.com/BridgingTheDream

A high school junior or senior from Indiana will receive a $25,000 Bridging
the Dream Scholarship
from Sallie Mae, the nation's saving,
planning, and paying for college company. Sallie Mae's Bridging the
Dream Scholarship Program recognizes students who have excelled both
inside and outside of the classroom, but whose financial circumstances
or other obstacles in life may not allow them to pursue a college
education. High school counselors and community leaders can nominate
students
now through Sept. 27.

Over the past two years, Sallie Mae has awarded more than $300,000 in
scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students through the Bridging
the Dream Scholarship Program. The company previously offered five
scholarships per year but is expanding to seven scholarships to honor
the legacy of former executive, and architect of the Bridging the Dream
Scholarship Program, Charlie Rocha. One of the scholarships is reserved
for a student in Indiana, home to more than 400 Sallie Mae employees.

"The Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program is central to our mission at
Sallie Mae of helping aspiring minds create the lives they imagine,"
said Martha Holler, senior vice president, Sallie Mae. "The program also
highlights the great work of school counselors and community leaders who
nominate these exceptional students and share in that important goal of
making the dream of college a reality. We look forward to learning about
all of the great students right here in the Hoosier state."

Last year, Kylie Rapp of Frankfort, Indiana, was one of the recipients
of the Bridging the Dream Scholarship. Kylie, who is now a senior at
Clinton Prairie High School, plans to study elementary education in
2019. Kylie was nominated by Elaine Brovont, Clinton County 4-H Lama
Club leader.

"Taking a little bit of time to nominate a student can help transform
their life," said Brovont. "We know their stories already, we know their
triumphs and their struggles. These students work so hard, it's an honor
to contribute however we can."

Other 2017 recipients were: Kate Griffith of Ebensburg, Pennsylvania,
who is attending Point Park University; Damian Lee of Lake City, South
Carolina, who is attending Northeastern University; Jobany Quiterio of
Taylorsville, Utah, who is attending the University of Utah; and Peter
Za of Portland, Oregon, who is attending Babson College. Recipients
shared their stories with Sallie Mae through mini documentaries,
available at SallieMae.com/BridgingTheDream.

To nominate a deserving high school junior or senior, or for more
information, visit SallieMae.com/BridgingTheDream.
Nominations will be accepted until Sept. 27 at 12 p.m. EDT. See official
rules
. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Join the
conversation by using #BridgingTheDream.

To learn more about saving, planning, and paying for college, including
Sallie Mae's free Scholarship
Search
tool, visit salliemae.com.

Sallie Mae (NASDAQ:SLM) is the nation's saving, planning, and
paying for college company. Whether college is a long way off or just
around the corner, Sallie Mae offers products that promote responsible
personal finance, including private education loans, free scholarship
search tools, free college financial planning tools, and online retail
banking. Learn more at SallieMae.com. Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM
Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the
United States of America.

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