SR Education Group Awards the First Ever GradReports Student Loan Repayment Grant

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GradReports and SR Education Group awarded Madelyn Cooper of Grand Rapids Community College $2,000 to help repay her student loans.

The GradReports Loan Repayment Grant Winner Madelyn Cooper

The GradReports Loan Repayment Grant Winner Madelyn Cooper

There are very few opportunities for people who have already graduated with debt to receive support.

SR Education Group is proud to announce the winner of its inaugural GradReports Loan Repayment Grant: Madelyn Cooper of Grand Rapids Community College. Madelyn became the first recipient of the $2,000 grant, which SR Education Group started in order to combat the student debt crisis. The winner was selected at random from a group of applicants that submitted reviews on http://www.gradreports.com, which is the leading website for quality, college reviews. GradReports’s mission is to help students make smarter decisions about education by publishing outcomes-focussed reviews, and as a further commitment to helping graduates, GradReports has given Madelyn $2,000 to help repay her student loans.

The GradReports Loan Repayment Grant was started as a new way to directly help graduates who are dealing with student debt. The average graduate in America leaves college or university with over $26,000 in student loans. There are very few opportunities for people who have already graduated with debt to receive support. Unlike traditional scholarships, the GradReports Loan Repayment Grant helps these students to fund their education after graduation and relieves some financial pressure while they begin their new careers.

“I am very grateful to be a winner of this contest; it will help me to achieve my goal of being the first in my family to graduate from college. I hope to obtain my Associate's Degree first and then transfer to finish my Bachelor's Degree,” says Madelyn Cooper, the winner of the GradReports Loan Repayment Grant. “The money is going to be very helpful in decreasing my student debt, and help me be one step closer to graduation and owning my own business one day. I am very appreciative to have had the opportunity to be a part of this contest.”

There were 1,893 entries to the GradReports Loan Repayment Grant contest. Each one of those entries continues to build GradReports.com’s database of close to 10,000 college reviews, which helps future students make better informed choices about the college or university they wish to attend. The reviews feature results-based information such as starting salary, average time to hire, and whether or not their degrees improved their careers. The contest ran for 3 months and SR Education Group will start another round in 2015. For now, SR Education Group extends congratulations to Madelyn and thanks her for helping prospective students be better informed about Grand Rapids Community College.

About SR Education Group
Headquartered in Kirkland, WA, SR Education Group was founded in 2004 by CEO Sung Rhee. The company’s mission is to create authoritative online resources for students seeking an online education program that best suits their budget and career aspirations. SR Education Group is passionate about making quality education attainable for everyone and believes that objective information about education, careers, and educational financing should be free and easily accessible. For more information, please visit http://www.sreducationgroup.org.

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