Sallie Mae to Host 5K Run on the Wilmington Waterfront on Sunday, July 16 to Support College Scholarships

Race Begins at 8:30 a.m. and is Open to the Public; All Proceeds Support Bridging The Dream Scholarship Program

Monday, July 10, 2017 1:13 pm EDT



Public Company Information:


NEWARK, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company, will host the “Sallie Mae 5K” run on Sunday, July 16, at 8:30 a.m. on the Wilmington Waterfront. The race will support scholarships for deserving high school students as part of the company’s 2017 Bridging the Dream Scholarship program.

The “Sallie Mae 5K” is open to the public, and participants can register today. Chip timing will be provided to all participants, and the top three finishers for each age group will receive awards. Race packets will be distributed at the check-in table the day of the race beginning at 7 a.m.

Sallie Mae’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship program asks high school counselors from across the country to nominate students who exemplify excellence both inside and outside the classroom, have overcome obstacles, and have a desire and dedication to make college happen. Counselors can nominate students beginning Aug. 10. For more details or to nominate, visit the Bridging the Dream website.



Sallie Mae employees and local residents.


The “Sallie Mae 5K” to support college scholarships for deserving high school students.


Sunday, July 16, 2017


8:30 a.m. (Media recommended to arrive at 8 a.m.)


Wilmington Riverfront – Lot E
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE 19801

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.


Sallie Mae
Liz Margolis, 302-451-0598