Sallie Mae Bank Awards $85,000 in Utah Scholarships to Future Engineers, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists and Teachers

  Sallie Mae Bank Awards $85,000 in Utah Scholarships to Future Engineers,
  Nurses, Respiratory Therapists and Teachers

Business Wire

SALT LAKE CITY -- July 8, 2013

Sallie Mae, the nation’s No. 1 financial services company specializing in
education, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sallie Mae Bank,
has awarded a total of $85,000 in scholarships to 23 undergraduates. The
scholarship recipients are pursuing engineering, nursing, respiratory therapy
or teaching programs at higher education institutions in six Utah counties.

“Since I could remember, I have always wanted to become a nurse and be able to
heal, help, and promote the well-being of others. However, I had always
worried that the financial burden associated with higher education would
hinder my ability to fulfill this dream,” said scholarship recipient Amy
Dalton. “Currently, I am preparing to enter my final year of nursing school
and because of the assistance of programs such as the Sallie Mae Bank program,
I can very realistically see my dreams coming true.”

Since the scholarship program began in 2006, Sallie Mae Bank has awarded
nearly $535,000 in scholarship assistance to students attending colleges in
Cache, Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah and Weber counties. Recipients were
required to submit a one-page essay detailing their educational goals.

“Sallie Mae Bank is proud to assist our future engineers, nurses, respiratory
therapists and teachers of Utah,” said Paul Thome, president of Sallie Mae
Bank. “Higher education is a major achievement and critical to success in this
economy. We applaud these students for their commitment to education.”

Academic year 2013-2014 scholarship recipients are:

Matthew J. Brady         University of Utah
Heather C. Cordon           Brigham Young University
Amy L. Dalton               Brigham Young University
Andrew D. Davidson          Brigham Young University
Katherine E. Edmonds        Brigham Young University
Jacob H. Gosling            Utah Valley University
Braden J. Hancock           Brigham Young University
Tyler F. Hobbs              Utah Valley University
Justin L. Hoffman           Utah State University
Charlene V. Johnson         Western Governors
Claire E. Lindstorm         Weber State University
Natanya E. Maxwell          University of Utah
Constance B. McCarty        Salt Lake City Community College
Andrea M. Reynolds          Utah Valley University
Brittany M. Reynolds        Utah Valley University
Nancy J. Rountree           Western Governors University
Jeffrey K. Shelton          Weber State University
Travis G. Shupe             Weber State University
Tracey K. Thomson           Weber State University
Melanie J. Vandenbark       Brigham Young University
Margot A. Wolfer            University of Utah
Sasha L. Yardley            Utah Valley University
Kathryn R. Young            University of Utah

Sallie Mae Bank plays an integral role in Sallie Mae’s mission to help
families save, plan and pay for college. Opened in 2005, the Bank funds and
originates private education loans to students nationwide. In 2010, Sallie Mae
successfully launched its direct banking business, offering FDIC insured
online savings accounts and Certificates of Deposit through the bank. The
Sallie Mae Bank’s Money Market Account has been recognized for three years in
a row by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine as “the best place to stash
cash.” The bank is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is insured and
regulated by the FDIC.

Sallie Mae(NASDAQ: SLM) is the nation’s No. 1 financial services company
specializing in education. Celebrating 40 years of making a difference, Sallie
Mae continues to turn education dreams into reality for American families,
today serving 25million customers. With products and services that include
529 college savings plans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search and planning
tools, education loans, insurance, and online banking, Sallie Mae offers
solutions that help families save, plan, and pay for college. Sallie Mae also
provides financial services to hundreds of college campuses as well as to
federal and state governments. Learn more at 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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