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Wesley Student Awarded Scholarship from Sallie Mae

Dearth, Schuler, Lightfoot and Chris Jester stand with novelty check

Dearth, Schuler, Lightfoot and Chris Jester

Wesley College freshmen Nya Lightfoot, earned a $1,000 scholarship for participating in a social media contest from Sallie Mae, a student loan provider. The check was presented to the Columbia, Maryland native on October 27.

Sallie Mae’s contest on Twitter asking incoming college freshmen to tweet photos featuring a care package of essential items for college sent by Wesley, offered a $1,000 scholarship to share a creative post demonstrating the student’s excitement.

“Sallie Mae’s mission is to help students effectively save, plan, and pay for college and this contest provided a little extra motivation to do just that,” said Sallie Mae Director, Business Development Jessica Schuler. “And the good news is, students don’t have to wait for another contest to find scholarships for college. Sallie Mae’s free Scholarship Search tool is home to 5 million scholarships worth more than $24 billion with scholarships available for freshman and returning students.”

“We were thrilled to partner with Sallie Mae to present this opportunity to our new students,” said Wesley Vice President of Enrollment Management Christopher Dearth.

Wesley College is a United Methodist institution of higher education that seeks to be among the finest student-centered learning communities in the liberal arts tradition. Wesley College exists to liberate and empower its students with the knowledge, skills, ethical attitudes and capacity for critical thinking needed to achieve personal and professional goals and to contribute to the local and global society.