Attention High School Students: Fewer Than Two Weeks Left to Enter Sallie Mae’s ‘Make College Happen Challenge’

Submit a Creative Plan to Pay for College by Dec. 31 For a Chance to Win up to $15,000

Monday, December 19, 2016 2:41 pm EST



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NEWARK, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company, is asking high school students how they plan to pay for college, and those with the most creative responses could win up to $15,000 in the second annual “Make College Happen Challenge.” The deadline for entries is Dec. 31, so now’s the time to enter.

The “Make College Happen Challenge” is free to enter and open to U.S. high school students ages 14-18. Ten prizes will be awarded, totaling $40,000; first place will receive $15,000, second-place $10,000, third-place $8,000, and seven semifinalists each will receive $1,000.

Students can submit entries via videos, photos, essays, songs, poems, or other creative formats. At the end of January, the top 10 finalists will be chosen based on the creativity of their entry, effective communication of their message, and the potential of their plan. Entries will then be voted on by the general public.

For more information about the contest or to submit an entry, visit For contest rules, visit No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

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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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