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Announcing the 2017 Bridging the Dream Scholarship finalists

The finalists have been chosen! This scholarship changed the lives of four students last year. Who will take home a scholarship this year? Come meet the amazing finalists and see what happens next.

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College is imperative to my success because it gives me a greater experience and opportunity than something just out of a textbook.

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This promotional benefit is provided at no cost to borrowers with loans that first disburse between May 8, 2017 and April 30, 2018. Borrowers who reside in or attend school in Maine are not eligible for this benefit. No cash value. Terms and Conditions apply. Please visit for complete details. This offer expires one year after issuance.