...Many single parents end up in a vicious cycle of poverty. We want to help break the cycle.
Kirkland, WA (PRWEB) July 10, 2012
Single parents face immense barriers when trying to earn a college degree. Twenty-eight percent of single-parent families in the United States live in poverty; that means a yearly income of less than $15,130 for a two-person household. Beginning in July, SR Education Group will accept applications for a $2,000 Single Parent Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded six times a year.
“We receive many scholarship applications from single parents. In addition to financial challenges, we are struck by the fact that single parents have an enormous level of responsibility yet very little support. The statistics say that many single parents end up in a vicious cycle of poverty. We want to help break the cycle,” explains scholarship committee spokesperson Nathan Grimm.
To apply, enrolled students must answer three open-ended questions to provide a clear picture of how the award will contribute to their life goals and how they hope to impact the world around them. The scholarship committee will select a winner based on financial need, likelihood to succeed, and the applicant’s plans for serving their community. The application deadline is 8/31/2012.
About SR Education Group
Since the company was founded in 2004, SR Education Group has been dedicated to building the most authoritative websites for students making career-related education and financing decisions. Their websites help students decide which degree best fits their goals and provide objective information and data on hundreds of colleges. Their flagship site, GuidetoOnlineSchools.com, features thousands of student reviews and releases updated Online College Rankings every year to ensure students can receive maximum value from their college.