SR Education Group Awards $5,000 in Need-Based Scholarships

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SR Education Group has given away two $2,500 scholarships to Hannah Harris and Tara Vayne for the first quarter of 2016

Hannah and Tara
We are stretched almost to the breaking point at times, but we know it will all be worth it in the end

SR Education Group and their scholarship committee has just announced two new $2,500 scholarship winners! There were many impressive applications, but the committee was able to identify two outstanding applicants to award the scholarships. Hannah Harris of the University of Oklahoma and Tara Vayne of St. Petersburg College were picked due to their exceptional abilities to overcome financial hardships and set clear goals for their futures.

"I am extremely grateful to SR Education Group for this scholarship opportunity,” said Hannah Harris of the University of Oklahoma. “This money will help me pay for my books and tuition so I can earn my Bachelor’s in Criminology." Hannah has spent the last six years of her life serving in the United States Air Force. She is a single mother of two young children and hopes to go on to work for the FBI, CIA, NCIS or for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

When Tara Vayne was told she won the $2,500 scholarship, she responded, “I just found out three weeks ago that I was going to be a part of a major layoff with my company. As a single parent that is terrifying. I was considering dropping out again because of these circumstances." Tara was previously a successful salesperson but consistently felt held back by her lack of a college degree. She went on to explained, “Then I heard from the SR Education Group team that I won the scholarship. I registered for summer semester that day. Thank you SR Education Group!” This scholarship will help Tara accomplish her dream of earning a degree and will allow her to thrive in the competitive world of business.

There were five outstanding finalists who did not win the April 2016 College Scholarships. To highlight that there are still many students who need help, SR Education Group decided to award each finalist $100. These candidates have faced a variety of personal and financial hardships, and each deserves scholarship help. "We are stretched almost to the breaking point at times, but we know it will all be worth it in the end,” said one finalist. The five finalists for SR Education Group’s April 2016 Scholarships were: Amber Lewis, Jacklyn Burk, Kelsey Vanden Plas, Debra Whitney, and Zachary Smith.

For the next round of scholarships, SR Education Group is offering two $2,500 College Scholarships and one $5,000 Graduate Scholarship for Teachers.

About SR Education Group’s Scholarships
SR Education Group is offering two needs-based $2,500 scholarships for full-time students attending a US college. The next deadline for the college scholarships is July 16, 2016. There is also a $5,000 needs-based graduate scholarship meant for teachers returning to school to further their careers. The deadline for the Graduate Scholarship for Teachers is July 16, 2016. Find out more at

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

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