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

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Bonnie Arbuckle and Beau Howard have each been awarded $2,500 by SR Education Group

Beau Howard and Bonnie Arbuckle, the winners of the November 2016 Community College Scholarship
Bonnie Arbuckle, of Modesto Junior College, and Beau Howard, of Helena College, will each receive $2,500 toward their education.

SR Education Group has just announced their latest Community College Scholarship winners. Bonnie Arbuckle, of Modesto Junior College, and Beau Howard, of Helena College, will each receive $2,500 toward their education. The scholarship committee reviewed over 200 applications and chose the winners based on financial need and compelling, well-written application materials.

Bonnie Arbuckle stood out due to her passion for teaching coupled with perseverance in overcoming challenging life circumstances in order to pursue higher education. She is currently working as a substitute preschool teacher, and her dream is to become a kindergarten teacher. Arbuckle was inspired by her own first grade teacher to be someone that makes children excited to come to school. Upon learning she had been selected as a winner, Arbuckle said, “This is fantastic news and it came at the most wonderful time. As a single parent working hard towards two degrees, this scholarship will enable me to get closer to my goals and release some much-needed financial pressure.”

Beau Howard is currently in the pre-pharmacy program at Helena College. After graduating with an Associate of Science, he plans to pursue a B.S. in Chemistry and eventually a Ph.D. from the Skaggs School of Pharmacy at the University of Montana in Missoula. Howard’s career goals include researching flavonoid structures and their medicinal potentials, with an emphasis on supplemental oncological treatments. The scholarship committee was especially compelled by his motivation, which comes from a commitment to provide for his daughter. “As a single father, and college student, I cannot stress the importance of budgeting your finances in order to succeed,” Howard said. “This scholarship will help me to achieve my goal of obtaining my Ph.D. and for that, I am eternally grateful to the SR Education Group and their commitment to helping students further their education.”

SR Education Group was impressed with many of the November 2016 Community College Scholarship applicants. In addition to the two winners, the scholarship committee also selected five finalists, who will each be awarded $100: Miranda Lowman, Rachel Burma, Christopher Rios, Kirsten Arellano, and Tyesha Washington. All finalists, applicants, and other full-time community college students are invited to apply for the next round of the scholarship, which closes on February 25, 2017.

About SR Education Group’s Scholarships
SR Education Group is offering another round of needs-based $2,500 scholarships for full-time students attending community college. The next deadline for the Community College Scholarship is February 25, 2017. SR Education Group will also be awarding a $5,000 needs-based Graduate Scholarship for Teachers on March 18, 2017. 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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