Sallie Mae Bank Awards $119,000 in College Scholarships to Utah Students

Annual Scholarship Program Aimed at Aspiring Engineers, Nurses, Teachers, and Health Professionals

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:17 pm EDT



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"We are pleased to be able once again to help our next generation of teachers, nurses, and engineers make college happen."

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sallie Mae Bank today announced it has awarded $119,000 in college scholarships to 37 students who will attend Utah higher education institutions full-time in academic year 2017-18.

Sallie Mae Bank’s annual scholarship program provides generous financial assistance to qualifying Utah students whose courses of study will lead them to careers in some of Utah’s most in-demand professions, including engineering, nursing, teaching and respiratory therapy. Since its inception in 2007, the program has awarded nearly $931,000 to more than 230 Utah students.

“Our scholarship program not only creates opportunity for these outstanding students, but also enriches our local community,” said Paul Thome, president, Sallie Mae Bank. “We are pleased to be able once again to help our next generation of teachers, nurses, and engineers make college happen.”

The 2017 Sallie Mae Bank scholarship recipients pursuing a degree in teaching are:

  • Emmalee Buehler, Weber State University
  • Meghan Peacock, Western Governors University
  • Chance Turnbull, Weber State University

The 2017 Sallie Mae Bank scholarship recipients studying nursing and respiratory therapy are:

  • McKenna Bailey, Utah State University
  • Rachel Blumel, Weber State University
  • Sarah Campbell, Weber State University
  • Jori Crystal, Brigham Young University
  • Kathryn Edwards, Utah Valley University
  • Jenna Gudmundsen, Brigham Young University
  • Brooke Hundley, Utah Valley University
  • Tish Issertell, Weber State University
  • Jonathan Jacobs, Brigham Young University
  • Hayden Kleinhenz, Brigham Young University
  • Katelyn Maeser, Utah Valley University
  • Alexis McHale, Utah Valley University
  • Chersten Ostler (Wallentine), Utah Valley University
  • Kylie Oyler, Brigham Young University
  • Madison Rouse, Utah Valley University
  • Michael Scott, Brigham Young University
  • Daniel Smith, Brigham Young University
  • Efrain Vargas, Brigham Young University
  • Katrina Westfall, Brigham Young University

The 2017 Sallie Mae Bank scholarship recipients pursuing engineering degrees are:

  • Kyle Alger, Weber State University
  • Russell Babb, Utah State University
  • Bryce Berrett, Brigham Young University
  • Alex Blackmer, University of Utah
  • Andrew Carlson, Brigham Young University
  • Jonathan Duffin, University of Utah
  • Karina Hill, Brigham Young University
  • Luke Maeser, Utah Valley University
  • Brady Moon, Brigham Young University
  • Joshua Pratt, University of Utah
  • Landon Schofield, Brigham Young University
  • Jeffery Smith, Brigham Young University
  • Serena Sorensen, University of Utah
  • Shalauna Thompson, University of Utah
  • Alex Whittier, Brigham Young University

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Sallie Mae Bank funds and originates private student loans and offers FDIC-insured online savings accounts and certificates of deposit. Sallie Mae Bank is ranked among the “Best Banks of 2017” by GOBankingRates and was named one of the “Best Banks of 2017 for Savings Accounts” and “Best Banks of 2017 for CD Accounts.”

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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, Upromise rewards, scholarship search, college financial planning tools, and online retail banking. 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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