Only two weeks remain for local community leaders and high school counselors to nominate high school juniors or seniors in Utah for a $25,000 Bridging the Dream Scholarship from Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company.

Counselors and community leaders can complete the application at SallieMae.com/BridgingTheDream now through Sept. 27. One of the $25,000 scholarships is reserved for a student in Utah, home to Sallie Mae Bank in Salt Lake City.

The ideal candidate should be a Utah high school junior or senior who excels in academics, athletics, community service, or school activities, but whose financial circumstances or other obstacles in life may not allow him or her to pursue a college education. The simple nomination process requires two, 200-word essays that highlight contributions inside and outside the classroom and any issues that may prevent a student from attending college.

“Utah is home to remarkable students who are aspiring to turn the dream of college into a reality,” said Martha Holler, senior vice president, Sallie Mae. “Over the next two weeks, we urge high school counselors and leaders throughout the community to nominate a deserving student, and together, we’ll help make college happen!”

To nominate a high school junior or senior, or for more information, visit SallieMae.com/BridgingTheDream. Nominations will be accepted until Sept. 27 at 12 p.m. EDT. See official rules. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

To learn more about saving, planning, and paying for college, including Sallie Mae’s free Scholarship Search tool, visit SallieMae.com. Join the conversation by using #BridgingTheDream.