Third Annual Sallie Mae 5K Set for June 2 at Bellevue State Park

Proceeds Support Scholarship Program for High School Students

Race Open to the Public; 9 a.m. Start

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 11:33 am EDT



Public Company Information:


NEWARK, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The third annual Sallie Mae 5K run/walk to raise money in support of the Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program will be held at Bellevue State Park on Sunday, June 2 at 9 a.m. The event, which is open to the public, is a family-friendly, run/walk for all ages. Participants can register at

Sallie Mae’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program asks high school counselors from across the country to nominate students who have overcome obstacles and exemplify excellence both inside and outside the classroom.

In the past three years, Sallie Mae has awarded $560,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students through the program. Last year, St. Elizabeth senior Ardavia Lee of New Castle was Delaware’s recipient of the scholarship.

Counselors and community organization leaders can nominate students beginning Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. For more details, visit



Sallie Mae employees, friends, family, 5K enthusiasts, community members, and the public at-large.



The Sallie Mae 5K to fund scholarships through the company’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program.


The top three finishers for each age group will receive awards. Participants and their families can enjoy fun activities like a bounce house, food, music, and face painting.


Sunday, June 2, 2019
Race begins at 9 a.m. (Registration 8:30 a.m.)
(Media recommended to arrive at 8:45 a.m.)


Bellevue State Park

800 Carr Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19809

Sallie Mae (Nasdaq: SLM) believes education and life-long learning, in all forms, help people achieve great things. As the leader in private student lending, we provide financing and know-how to support access to college and offer products and resources to help customers make new goals and experiences, beyond college, happen. 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.


Antoine L. Oakley


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