Sallie Mae is proud to help Americans aspiring to create the life they want—whether that means helping them make college happen, or something more. Our colleagues across departments and across the country are united in our passion and our customer-first approach. We believe in the power of education. We’re a bank with a purpose- we're here to help families save, plan, and pay for college. Higher education creates opportunity and opportunity should be within everyone’s reach. We admire individuals for pursing their dreams, and we’re here to help make them a reality. We encourage families to borrow responsibly and offer private student loans to help them make college happen.
The Bridging the Dream program supports our quest to help aspiring minds create the life they imagine. Since the start of the program in 2016, we have awarded nearly $500,000 in scholarships to deserving high school and graduate students. This year, we will continue the program by awarding four $20,000 graduate scholarships and nine $25,000 high school scholarships. Bridging the Dream brings our mission to life as employees across the company come together to raise funds to support these amazing students. Your continued participation and commitment gives each student the opportunity to overcome their financial obstacles and helps them get one step closer to achieving their dreams.