"Jobany has faced many obstacles but he's persevered, and today he is an amazing leader at Taylorsville High School," said Chad Farnes, the Taylorsville High School counselor who nominated him. "He's intelligent, motivates others, and has the drive to be successful in college and beyond. I cannot be more proud of him for winning this scholarship and look forward to the many opportunities that await him."This is the second year of Sallie Mae's Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program. In addition to company contributions, Sallie Mae employees organized a host of fundraising events, raising nearly $53,000 to support the scholarship recipients. "The Bridging the Dream Scholarship exemplifies, in name and intent, what Sallie Mae is all about, and we are proud to be a part of a community of school counselors, administrators, community organizations, and corporations that want to help young people reach their potential," said Paul Thome, president, Sallie Mae Bank. "Jobany's story of determination and passion for helping others is truly inspiring. We are thrilled to help him on his journey to college." Sallie Mae Bank, which is headquartered in Salt Lake City, is a wholly owned subsidiary of SLM Corporation, commonly known as Sallie Mae. For more information about Sallie Mae's Bridging the Dream Scholarships, visit SallieMae.com/BridgingTheDream, or join the conversation by using #BridgingTheDream. For more information about saving, planning, and paying for college, visit SallieMae.com. Sallie Mae (Nasdaq: SLM) is the nation's saving, planning, and paying for college company. Whether college is a long way off or just around the corner, Sallie Mae offers products that promote responsible personal finance, including private education loans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search, college financial planning tools, and online retail banking. Learn more at SallieMae.com. Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.