William Woods Students Win Sallie Mae Scholarship Contest

Four lucky William Woods University freshmen have won big, thanks to student loan company Sallie Mae.

This summer, Sallie Mae launched a contest on Twitter asking incoming college freshmen to tweet photos featuring a care package of essential college items sent to them by their new universities. Sallie Mae picked winners from across the country and four WWU students made the list. The prize: a $1,000 scholarship!

Congratulations to: Sydney Bullock (Columbia, Ill.), Sarah Clubine (Brunswick, Mo.), Nickolas Hartman (Smithville, Mo.), and Kylie Zamboni-Cutter (Colorado Springs, Colo.).

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“We are very excited for our students,” said Kathy Groves, vice president of enrollment and marketing at William Woods. “We had many students participate in the contest and it just proves that applying for additional outside scholarships can pay off. We were thrilled that William Woods students won four of the scholarships.”

“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 Laura Steinbeck, director of business development at Sallie Mae. “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.”