Sallie Mae Bank Awards $120,000 in College Scholarships to Utah Students

More than $1 Million Awarded to Aspiring Engineers, Nurses, and Teachers in Utah Since 2007

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 1:03 pm EDT

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"Congratulations to each of this year's scholarship recipients. Their shared ingenuity, commitment to community, and dedication to academic excellence are commendable and inspiring. We wish them much success in their academic journeys and beyond."

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For 38 Utah students, the dream of a college degree is closer to becoming a reality as Sallie Mae Bank today announced $120,000 in college scholarships to aspiring engineers, nurses, and teachers attending a college or university in Utah for the 2018-19 academic year.

Sallie Mae Bank’s annual scholarship program provides 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 more than $1 million to nearly 300 Utah students.

“Education is the key to a brighter future, and these scholarships are just one way we support tomorrow’s leaders today and invest in our local community,” said Paul Thome, president, Sallie Mae Bank. "Congratulations to each of this year's scholarship recipients. Their shared ingenuity, commitment to community, and dedication to academic excellence are commendable and inspiring. We wish them much success in their academic journeys and beyond."

The 2018 Sallie Mae Bank scholarship recipients pursuing a degree in teaching are:

  • Brianna Boehme, Utah State University
  • Brynn Brown, Utah State University
  • Emilee Burton, Brigham Young University
  • Kelsey Eastmond, Brigham Young University
  • Shana Fannin, Weber State University
  • Megan George, Brigham Young University
  • Sydney Hoffman, Utah Valley University
  • Eliza Kunz, Utah Valley University
  • Alesha Nelson, Weber State University
  • Chance Turnbull, Weber State University
  • Mary Welch, Brigham Young University

The 2018 Sallie Mae Bank scholarship recipients pursuing a nursing degree are:

  • Amber Anderson, Brigham Young University
  • Jordan Bell, Weber State University
  • Abigail Beyeler, Weber State University
  • Bryson Catmull, Utah State University
  • McKenzie Chilcote, Weber State University
  • Keeley Curry, Brigham Young University
  • Ivy Dean, Brigham Young University
  • Kristi Ferrell, Brigham Young University
  • Kylie Gerber, Brigham Young University
  • Mikala Grill, Weber State University
  • Alex Lee, Brigham Young University
  • Erin Marshall, Brigham Young University
  • Steven Roundy, Brigham Young University
  • Madison Rouse, Utah Valley University
  • Michael Scott, Jr., Brigham Young University
  • Jordan Smith, Weber State University
  • Yazmine Tovar, Brigham Young University
  • McKenna Westbroek, Utah State University

The 2018 Sallie Mae Bank scholarship recipients pursuing engineering and technology degrees are:

  • Brittany Christensen, Weber State University
  • Sean Crawford, Brigham Young University
  • Jonathan Duffin, University of Utah
  • Landon Foust, Weber State University
  • Braeden Humphrey, Weber State University
  • Jeffrey LeBaron, Brigham Young University
  • Brady Moon, Brigham Young University
  • Logan Nelson, Utah Valley University
  • Thacker Tathan, Weber State University

Sallie Mae Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company. Established in 2005 and 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.

For more information, 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.

Contact:

Sallie Mae
Antoine L. Oakley, 302-451-4916
Antoine.Oakley@SallieMae.com