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Amanda Kloepfer Wins the July Military Scholarship

Amanda Kloepfer of Rockford, Illinois, has an incredible story of overcoming adversity. Just as she began her military career in 2007, she was severely injured in a car accident resulting in brain injury, a speech impediment and some hearing loss.

Amanda is now pursuing a forensic accounting master’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) through an online program that will open up career opportunities for someone with her physical challenges.

August 15, 2012

Nicole Schmidt Wins the June Mom Scholarship

In June, SR Education Group awarded a $2,000 Mom Scholarship to Nicole Schmidt. Nicole is a 23-year-old single mother of two and has no outside sources of financial support. She lives in Carey, Ohio, and is earning her certificate in medical billing and coding from Marion Technical College. Nicole recognized that she needed additional education in order to accomplish her career goals. She enrolled in the medical billing and coding program at Marion Technical College in the hopes of earning a position at a physician’s office. Medical billing and coding grabbed Nicole’s interest after she looked through some of the coursework her mother was taking; it appealed to her strong sense of organization and offered her the opportunity to work in an industry where she felt she could make a positive impact.

July 16, 2012

The All New Single-Parent Scholarship

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.

July 9, 2012

Lauren Johnson Wins the June Military Scholarship

In June SR Education Group awarded the $2,000 Military Scholarship to Lauren Johnson, a veteran of the conflict in Afghanistan. She is currently earning her MFA in creative writing from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Lauren, the daughter of a military nurse, enrolled in Air Force ROTC when she was 17 and began her active-duty service four years later as a public affairs officer. In her position she told the stories of her colleagues through journalism and community involvement. Later, she worked on the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan where she observed first hand the difficulties of war.

June 27, 2012

Kristina Boisvert Wins the May Women’s Scholarship

Each month, SR Education Group awards a $2,000 needs-based scholarship to one female student. Applicants must answer three open-ended essays to provide a rotating panel of judges with a clear picture of how the award will contribute to their career and eduction goals, as well as how they hope to impact the world around them. The panel selects the most compelling applications to be considered finalists and a winner is named from those finalists.

Kristina Boisvert is our May 2012 Women’s Scholarship winner!

May 29, 2012

Summer Lily is the May Community College Scholarship Winner

SR Education Group awards a monthly $2,000 needs-based scholarship to one Community College student. Applicants must answer three open-ended essays to illustrate financial need, career and academic goals, and how the scholarship will impact the life of the student and those around him or her. A rotating committee selects the most compelling applications to be considered finalists and a winner is named from those finalists.

Congratulations to our May 2012 Community College Scholarship winner, Summer Lilly!

May 29, 2012

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