Nationals' Home Runs Score $100,000 in Scholarships for Dc-Area Kids

Sallie Mae Fund Program Will Help Local Students Access a College Education



Oct 28, 2005, 01:00 ET from The Sallie Mae Fund

    RESTON, Va., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The home runs slugged by the
 Washington Nationals this season scored more than just runs for the home team.
 They also netted nearly $100,000 in scholarships for local kids through a
 college scholarship program created by The Sallie Mae Fund.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051028/DCF029 )
     The Sallie Mae Fund, a charitable organization sponsored by Sallie Mae,
 donated $750 for each home run -- and $5,000 for each grand slam - hit by the
 Nationals to The Sallie Mae Fund Home Runs for College Scholarships Fund. The
 Fund donated an additional $8,000 to bring the amount raised through the
 scholarship fund to an even $100,000.
     "The Sallie Mae Fund is committed to helping students realize their
 college dreams," said Kathleen deLaski, president, The Sallie Mae Fund. "We
 are thrilled that the excitement of the Nationals' inaugural season will last
 well beyond this year for many students throughout our home town."
     "The Washington Nationals are pleased that The Sallie Mae Fund has
 utilized its partnership with the Nationals to help raise money for kids to go
 to college," said Tony Tavares, team president, the Washington Nationals. "We
 look forward to continuing our partnership with The Sallie Mae Fund."
     December 1 is the deadline for scholarship applications. The Sallie Mae
 Fund Home Runs for College Scholarships Program will award $2,000 scholarships
 to financially-needy high school seniors or college students who are D.C.-area
 residents, and who have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
 Applications are available online at http://www.salliemaefund.org.
 
     The Sallie Mae Fund, a charitable organization sponsored by Sallie Mae,
 achieves its mission -- to increase access to a postsecondary education for
 America's students -- by supporting programs and initiatives that help open
 doors to higher education, prepare families for their investment, and bridge
 the gap when no one else can. For more information visit
 http://www.salliemaefund.org.
 
 

SOURCE The Sallie Mae Fund
    RESTON, Va., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The home runs slugged by the
 Washington Nationals this season scored more than just runs for the home team.
 They also netted nearly $100,000 in scholarships for local kids through a
 college scholarship program created by The Sallie Mae Fund.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051028/DCF029 )
     The Sallie Mae Fund, a charitable organization sponsored by Sallie Mae,
 donated $750 for each home run -- and $5,000 for each grand slam - hit by the
 Nationals to The Sallie Mae Fund Home Runs for College Scholarships Fund. The
 Fund donated an additional $8,000 to bring the amount raised through the
 scholarship fund to an even $100,000.
     "The Sallie Mae Fund is committed to helping students realize their
 college dreams," said Kathleen deLaski, president, The Sallie Mae Fund. "We
 are thrilled that the excitement of the Nationals' inaugural season will last
 well beyond this year for many students throughout our home town."
     "The Washington Nationals are pleased that The Sallie Mae Fund has
 utilized its partnership with the Nationals to help raise money for kids to go
 to college," said Tony Tavares, team president, the Washington Nationals. "We
 look forward to continuing our partnership with The Sallie Mae Fund."
     December 1 is the deadline for scholarship applications. The Sallie Mae
 Fund Home Runs for College Scholarships Program will award $2,000 scholarships
 to financially-needy high school seniors or college students who are D.C.-area
 residents, and who have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
 Applications are available online at http://www.salliemaefund.org.
 
     The Sallie Mae Fund, a charitable organization sponsored by Sallie Mae,
 achieves its mission -- to increase access to a postsecondary education for
 America's students -- by supporting programs and initiatives that help open
 doors to higher education, prepare families for their investment, and bridge
 the gap when no one else can. For more information visit
 http://www.salliemaefund.org.
 
 SOURCE  The Sallie Mae Fund