SR Education Group Awards $5,000 in Scholarships to Students in Need

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SR Education Group has given away two needs-based $2,500 scholarships to Crystal Storhaug and Tyler Vitiello

Tyler Vitiello and Crystal Storhaug

SR Education Group Scholarship winners

I make sacrifices in my life so that I am able to go to school because I know in the end it will be worth it

SR Education Group’s scholarship committee is pleased to announce that they have selected two $2,500 scholarship winners in the month of August. The Community College Scholarship was awarded to Crystal Storhaug of Kilian Community College. The second $2,500 scholarship went to Tyler Vitiello of Montclair State University, whose unique story of overcoming a neck injury and learning to walk again captivated the scholarship committee.

“I was so excited to learn I won this scholarship,” said Crystal Storhaug, the Community College Scholarship Winner. “I make sacrifices in my life so that I am able to go to school because I know in the end it will be worth it.” Crystal has dedicated her life to helping others overcome addiction after watching a close family member struggle with alcoholism. She is majoring in Chemical Dependency Counseling at Kilian Community College and working her way through school.

“After my accident, I lost all my football scholarships and was paralyzed at the same time. I thought I had lost everything,” said Tyler Vitiello, who won a $2,500 scholarship from SR Education Group. “It has been a constant battle to find help for school and my health care. Thank you very much for helping me with my tuition!” Due to his unique experiences, Tyler plans on earning his PhD in in Clinical Psychology, with a specialty in Neuropsychology. He has made the Dean’s list at Montclair State University three times now and hopes to graduate in 2016.

There were five outstanding finalists who did not win the August 2015 Community College Scholarship. To recognize that there are still many students who need help, SR Education decided to award each finalist $100. These candidates have faced a variety of personal and financial hardships, and each has dependents for whom they are working to provide a stable future. "I struggle every day to make sure we have all that we need. If I were to get this scholarship it would enable me to focus more on studying and less on worrying,” said one finalist. The five finalists for SR Education Group’s Community College Scholarship were: Brittany Flint, Susan Galpin, Erin Mills, Ivana Old Elk, and Christi Williams.

For the next round of scholarships, SR Education Group is offering two $2,500 Community College Scholarships and one $5,000 Graduate Scholarship for Teachers. SR Education Group plans to give away a total of $35,000 in scholarship awards in 2016.

About SR Education Group’s Scholarships
SR Education Group is offering two needs-based $2,500 scholarships for full-time students attending community college. The next deadline for the Community College Scholarships is December 5, 2015. 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 January 5, 2016. SR Education Group plans to give away $35,000 in scholarships in 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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