Sallie Mae Partners With Dollars for Scholars To Celebrate National Scholarship Month

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sallie Mae

    RESTON, Va., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Sallie Mae, the nation's leading
 provider of education funding, is celebrating National Scholarship Month --
 May 2001 -- by partnering with Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America
 (CSFA), the nation's largest private sector scholarship and educational
 support organization.  Sallie Mae's support is geared toward Dollars for
 Scholars, a national program that unites corporate sponsors to expand
 educational opportunities and encourage educational achievement among young
 people.
     In its fourth year, National Scholarship Month celebrates businesses that
 invest in education through scholarships, and encourages scholarship funding
 from the private sector.  During May, several activities across the country
 highlight the theme, "Scholarships -- Lighting the Future."
     "Sallie Mae is pleased to partner once again with CSFA, an organization
 dedicated to the advancement of scholarship awareness among our nation's
 students," said David Cooper, managing director of Sallie Mae.
     "Our partnership with Sallie Mae has increased scholarship support for
 students throughout the country," said Dr. William C. Nelsen, president of
 CSFA.  "As we celebrate National Scholarship Month in hundreds of communities,
 Sallie Mae's efforts to make a difference for America's youth are being
 applauded by all who support the successful development of young people."
     For more information about National Scholarship Month and a listing of
 events, visit http://www.csfa.org .
 
     About Sallie Mae
     Sallie Mae, founded 28 years ago, provides funds for educational loans,
 primarily federally guaranteed student loans originated under the Federal
 Family Education Loan Program (FFELP).  The company currently owns or manages
 student loans for more than seven million borrowers, and provides parents,
 students and educators with comprehensive information on the financial aid
 process.  Through its specialized subsidiaries and divisions, Sallie Mae also
 provides an array of consumer credit loans, including those for lifelong
 learning and K-12 education, and business and technical outsourcing services
 for colleges and universities.  More information is available at
 http://www.salliemae.com .  Sallie Mae is a registered service mark of Sallie
 Mae, Inc.  USA Education, Inc. and its subsidiaries, other than the Student
 Loan Marketing Association, are not sponsored by or agencies of the United
 States.
 
     About National Scholarship Month
     National Scholarship Month-May 2001 celebrates the current level of
 scholarship support from the private sector enabling students to achieve their
 postsecondary educational goals.  At the same time, it calls for broader
 participation and renewed commitment from the many segments of the private
 sector to increase substantially the amount of scholarship assistance for
 young people.  For more information about National Scholarship Month and a
 listing of celebration events, visit the CSFA Web site at
 http://www.csfa.org .
 
     About CSFA
     Headquartered in St. Peter, Minn., CSFA is the nation's largest private
 sector scholarship and educational support organization.  It has distributed
 over $661.8 million to more than 657,000 students since its founding in 1958.
 It carries out its mission of expanding access to educational opportunities
 and encouraging educational achievement through three programs: Dollars for
 Scholars; ScholarShop; and Scholarship Management Services.
 
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SOURCE Sallie Mae
    RESTON, Va., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Sallie Mae, the nation's leading
 provider of education funding, is celebrating National Scholarship Month --
 May 2001 -- by partnering with Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America
 (CSFA), the nation's largest private sector scholarship and educational
 support organization.  Sallie Mae's support is geared toward Dollars for
 Scholars, a national program that unites corporate sponsors to expand
 educational opportunities and encourage educational achievement among young
 people.
     In its fourth year, National Scholarship Month celebrates businesses that
 invest in education through scholarships, and encourages scholarship funding
 from the private sector.  During May, several activities across the country
 highlight the theme, "Scholarships -- Lighting the Future."
     "Sallie Mae is pleased to partner once again with CSFA, an organization
 dedicated to the advancement of scholarship awareness among our nation's
 students," said David Cooper, managing director of Sallie Mae.
     "Our partnership with Sallie Mae has increased scholarship support for
 students throughout the country," said Dr. William C. Nelsen, president of
 CSFA.  "As we celebrate National Scholarship Month in hundreds of communities,
 Sallie Mae's efforts to make a difference for America's youth are being
 applauded by all who support the successful development of young people."
     For more information about National Scholarship Month and a listing of
 events, visit http://www.csfa.org .
 
     About Sallie Mae
     Sallie Mae, founded 28 years ago, provides funds for educational loans,
 primarily federally guaranteed student loans originated under the Federal
 Family Education Loan Program (FFELP).  The company currently owns or manages
 student loans for more than seven million borrowers, and provides parents,
 students and educators with comprehensive information on the financial aid
 process.  Through its specialized subsidiaries and divisions, Sallie Mae also
 provides an array of consumer credit loans, including those for lifelong
 learning and K-12 education, and business and technical outsourcing services
 for colleges and universities.  More information is available at
 http://www.salliemae.com .  Sallie Mae is a registered service mark of Sallie
 Mae, Inc.  USA Education, Inc. and its subsidiaries, other than the Student
 Loan Marketing Association, are not sponsored by or agencies of the United
 States.
 
     About National Scholarship Month
     National Scholarship Month-May 2001 celebrates the current level of
 scholarship support from the private sector enabling students to achieve their
 postsecondary educational goals.  At the same time, it calls for broader
 participation and renewed commitment from the many segments of the private
 sector to increase substantially the amount of scholarship assistance for
 young people.  For more information about National Scholarship Month and a
 listing of celebration events, visit the CSFA Web site at
 http://www.csfa.org .
 
     About CSFA
     Headquartered in St. Peter, Minn., CSFA is the nation's largest private
 sector scholarship and educational support organization.  It has distributed
 over $661.8 million to more than 657,000 students since its founding in 1958.
 It carries out its mission of expanding access to educational opportunities
 and encouraging educational achievement through three programs: Dollars for
 Scholars; ScholarShop; and Scholarship Management Services.
 
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