While the benefits and value of a higher education have never been greater, access is uneven, and far too many first-generation, low-income,
and minority students face obstacles in reaching and completing college.
To help meet the needs of those students, The Sallie Mae Fund, the charitable arm of Sallie Mae®, has partnered with the Thurgood Marshall
College Fund to launch a new scholarship program. The Sallie Mae Fund Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program will provide $1 million a year
over the next three years to help students access and complete post-secondary education.
What You Need to Know:
Nearly 900 students, including high school seniors, students in their final year of post-secondary education, and grad students, will receive
scholarships through the scholarship program over the next three years.
Who is eligible:
- The Bridging the Dream Scholarship for High School Seniors: In 2021, The Sallie Mae Fund will award (25) $10,000 scholarships to high
school seniors who plan to enroll in a two- or four-year degree professional certificate, or vocational training program. Seniors who excel
inside and outside of the classroom and demonstrate financial need can apply now through March 8 at www.salliemae.com/landing/bridging-the-dream.
- The Completing the Dream Scholarship: In 2021, The Sallie Mae Fund will award (260) gap scholarships worth up to $2,500 to minority students
and those from underserved communities who are on track to graduate but are at-risk of not completing due to financial emergency or unpaid
school bill. Students can apply for the Completing the Dream Scholarship, at www.salliemae.com/landing/completing-the-dream.
- The Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students: Coming later this year, The Sallie Mae Fund will also offer (10) $10,000 scholarship to
minority students and those from disadvantaged communities who are pursuing a graduate degree.
For official scholarship rules, visit salliemae.com/about/scholarship-opportunities. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Ends March 8.