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May 2013 Make a Difference Scholarship Winners

The Make a Difference Scholarship is aimed at helping students who are seeking a degree that will help them make a difference in the world. Previous winners of the scholarship included a nursing student and an elementary education student, both who had clear visions for how they would like to change the world with their degrees. This month, two winners for the $1,000 dollar scholarship were chosen, one by the SR Education Group scholarship committee and another by a popular vote on Facebook. Both winners clearly demonstrated in their applications a profound desire to make a difference in their communities and around the world.

June 17, 2013

May Women’s Scholarship Winner: Shannan Widboom

Shannan Widboom, May’s Women’s Scholarship winner, is attending Oregon Health and Science University to pursue her dream of becoming a Nurse. Shannan is ambitious, and hopes that by receiving her nursing degree she will be able to give back to the world through a variety of charitable organizations as well as help her own son with his educational goals.

Shannan was initially inspired to become a nurse by her mother who obtained her own nursing license when Shannan was five. From a young age, Shannan has desired a career where she would be able to help others. After being laid off from her job at a local radiology group, Shannan decided to use her unemployment as an opportunity to go back to school and finally pursue her dream of a nursing career. Despite her family’s economic struggles, Shannan was able to earn all A’s throughout her time studying at community college. It is clear that she is determined to earn her degree and is well on her way to success.

June 14, 2013

April 2013 Single Parent Scholarship Winner

Jessica Hin is an inspirational single parent who is pursuing surgical technician certification through training at CNI College. Despite having five dependents to care for and two jobs, Jessica has been able to maintain excitement and energy for her schooling and future career. Her application impressed our scholarship committee, and we are proud to announce her as the winner of April's Single Parent Scholarship.

Jessica intends to graduate in 2014 from CNI's surgical tech training program, which will allow her to transition from her current career as a certified nurse assistant into an area of healthcare that she is more passionate about. Jessica hopes that by earning her degree, she will be able to show her children that an education is important for a successful career. Though she is very busy and her schedule does not allow for much downtime, Jessica continues to drive over one hundred miles to attend school. This dedication to earning her degree is admirable.

May 15, 2013

April 2013 Community College Scholarship Winner Announced!

We are proud to announce Ben Hansen, a welding student from Snow College, as the April 2013 Community College Scholarship winner. Ben demonstrated in his scholarship application a strong work ethic and motivation to succeed. It is clear Ben has a big heart and that his success will positively influence the lives of his friends and family.

After graduating from high school, Ben entered the workforce instead of immediately attending college. This experience gave Ben the opportunity to figure out what he was good at and gave him the chance to realize his passion. After working in the Utah construction industry, Ben has decided to go to college to expand his skills and learn welding. Ben's choice to study welding is both practical and based upon a commitment to the field. His hope is that this will be a lucrative and challenging field, where he will get a "sense of accomplishment out of making something useful that didn't exist before."

May 9, 2013

"Make a Difference" Scholarship

Make A Difference Scholarship Video from Guide to Online Schools on Vimeo.

SR Education Group is proud to announce the winners of its inaugural ”Make a Difference” Scholarship: Harmony Fisher from Virginia Commonwealth University and Jill Karelitz from Bellarmine University. The awards – one decided by a public vote and one by the SR Education Group Scholarship Committee – were granted on the basis of the applicants’ demonstrated commitment to helping others and their clear plans for how their education will help them make a difference in the world.

The Make a Difference Scholarship was created to recognize students in areas of study that benefit others, such as nursing, education, and social work, and who plan to use their education to effect change. To apply for the scholarship, students submitted either a two-minute video or a picture and short essay explaining how they plan to change the world.

April 18, 2013

March 2013 Women's Scholarship Winner

SR Education Group is proud to award Patricia Jackson the March 2013 Women’s Scholarship. Patricia is currently attending Mercer University to pursue a degree in early care and education. Her application demonstrated that she has a passion for her field and that she's determined to complete her education.

We hope that the scholarship money we've awarded to Patricia will encourage her in her last year of schooling and help her family financially as she pursues her dreams.

April 11, 2013


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