SR Education Group Announces Launch of New $2000 Community College Scholarship

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SR Education Group has released a new needs-based scholarship for community college students. The scholarship amounts to $2,000, and will be awarded in full every four months, benefiting three students each year.

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Community Colleges are for many Americans the most feasible way to continue education past high school, and SR Education Group is serious about helping students find and fund great educational opportunities.

SR Education Group has released a new needs-based scholarship aimed at community college students. The scholarship amounts to $2,000, and will be awarded in full every four months, benefiting three students each year. Most scholarships target college students rather than community college students, so this scholarship will allow the company to help individuals who are rarely sought out as financial aid recipients.

The SR Education Group Community College Scholarship, which is now accepting applications, is open to all full-time students enrolled in an accredited community college through the 2010 school year. The application process involves completing two thought-provoking essay questions, and finalists will be selected based on the compelling, persuasive quality of their writing. Finalists must also submit a copy of their FAFSA to ensure that they meet the needs-based criterion of the scholarship.

Lindsay Toraason, the scholarship coordinator, explains the rationale of the application process. “The scholarship follows a very open-ended and personal format, so that I can gain a more complete understanding of the student, and award our scholarship to a person who would really benefit from the additional funds.”

Community colleges are for many Americans the most feasible way to continue an education past high school. SR Education Group, an online provider of higher education information, is serious about helping students find and fund great educational opportunities, and this community college scholarship is a further way to help. “Any student, regardless of his/her major, is eligible to apply,” says Toraason. “I have tried to make this scholarship available to as many students as possible because I know that college tuition can be a barrier for people who want to pursue an education.”

Further details about the scholarship and the application forms can be found at http://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/scholarships/community-college-scholarship. The deadline for applications is 05/22/2010 at 10 a.m. PT, and the winner will be announced – and featured on the website – approximately two weeks after that.

SR Education Group released its first scholarship last year, which is awarded, in full, every three months. This is a merit-based study-abroad scholarship amounting to $2,000, and is open to all college students enrolled in study-abroad programs. The application process aims to reward students for their creativity and analytical thinking, with open-ended questions such as “There are currently seven wonders of the world. Nominate an eighth wonder and explain why you chose it.” The winner of the 2009-2010 award is featured on the website at http://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/scholarships/study-abroad-scholarship.

In addition to offering these two scholarships, SR Education Group is working to build web content and raise funds and awareness for the non-profit Seattle Education Access , which provides higher education advocacy and opportunities for people struggling with poverty and adversity in the Seattle area. SR Education Group shares their belief that education is empowering, and that it should be a transparent and viable option, available to as many students as possible.

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