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Submit Your ‘Picture of Pride' to Sallie Mae for a Chance to Win a $10,000 Scholarship

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Submit Your ‘Picture of Pride' to Sallie Mae for a Chance to Win a $10,000 Scholarship14:02 EDT Thursday, May 17, 2012 NEWARK, Del. (Business Wire) -- Sallie Mae, the nation's No. 1 financial services company specializing in education, today launches the “Picture of Pride” photo contest for students attending college this fall and their parents. The parent or student who best illustrates college spirit and family pride in an original photo will receive a $10,000 scholarship from Sallie Mae to be used toward college expenses.* From college visits to a high school graduation or the moment of college acceptance, Sallie Mae will showcase the experiences and school pride of college students, incoming college freshmen and their parents. “It's wonderful to see parents brim with pride over their child's accomplishments and their student's dedication,” said Martha Holler, senior vice president, Sallie Mae. “Through this contest, Sallie Mae is pleased to share these magic moments with others in the hope of inspiring them to pursue higher education, as well.” Entries for the “Picture of Pride” contest may be submitted through Sallie Mae's Facebook page where students and parents can also participate in conversations and find key resources to help with planning and paying for college. Contest registration and photo submissions will be accepted through June 30, 2012. Beginning July 1, 2012, the Sallie Mae Facebook community will be invited to vote on their favorite photos to help determine the winner. To learn more, participate in the contest or join the conversation on how to plan, save and pay for college, visit Sallie Mae (NASDAQ: SLM) is the nation's No. 1 financial services company specializing in education. Whether college is a long way off or just around the corner, Sallie Mae turns education dreams into reality for its 25 million customers. With products and services that include college savings programs, scholarship search tools, education loans, tuition insurance, and online banking, Sallie Mae offers solutions that help families save, plan, and pay for college. Sallie Mae also provides financial services to hundreds of college campuses as well as to federal and state governments. Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America. * NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. FOR A COMPLETE SET OF RULES, SEE For Sallie MaeDebby Hohler,