UNLV Student Wins the $5,000 Teacher Scholarship from SR Education Group

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Scarlet Elkington of the University of Nevada Las Vegas is the winner of the Graduate Scholarship for Teachers

Scarlet Elkington
Having to pay for schooling while raising a family is a huge sacrifice and this money will help immensely

SR Education Group’s second-ever Graduate Scholarship for Teachers was awarded today to Scarlet Elkington of Las Vegas. The scholarship committee read through 85 deserving applications, but Scarlet’s application left a lasting impression. She is receiving $5,000 to put towards her Masters in Education at The University of Nevada Las Vegas. The scholarship committee also selected five standout finalists out of all the applications who will each be awarded $100.

Scarlet’s story starts many years ago when she spent a year and a half in Spain on a mission trip. While there, Scarlet learned how difficult and lonely it feels to be in a country where you don’t understand the language. Therefore, she has decided to specialize in helping English Language Learners (ELL). Scarlet plans to work at the middle school level, to try to help ensure ELL students are equipped with everything they will need in order to finish high school. She hopes to increase graduation rates for ELL students in her school district. Becoming a teacher will also allow her to spend more time with her four kids.

When Scarlet learned she had won the SR Education Group Graduate Scholarship for Teachers, she said, "I am extremely excited and grateful to have received the scholarship for $5,000 to go toward my schooling. I appreciate SR Education Group helping me to reach my goal of becoming a teacher and being able to help support my family. I love working with the students in helping them grow and develop. Having to pay for schooling while raising a family is a huge sacrifice and this money will help immensely."

There were five deserving finalists for SR Education Group’s Graduate Scholarship for Teachers June award: Jennifer Jordan, Rebecca Plumber, Amanda Fenske, Deborah Howells, and Zoraya Vazquez. To recognize that these students are also in need of financial assistance for their degrees, each outstanding finalist was awarded a consolation prize. Amanda Fenske wrote of receiving the finalist award, “Words cannot express my gratitude enough, but thank you! I will be reapplying for the next scholarship round!”

About SR Education Group’s Scholarships
SR Education Group is awarding another $5,000 needs-based Graduate Scholarship for Teachers on October 23, 2016. SR Education Group is also offering two needs-based $2,500 scholarships for full-time students attending community college. The next deadline for the Community College Scholarships is July 16, 2016. Find out more at http://www.sreducationgroup.org/#scholarships

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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