SR Education Group’s scholarship board has selected 13 winners for the third-quarter scholarship period, adding up to a total of $65,000 in scholarships. The company, a leading education research publisher, started their quarterly scholarship program to further their mission of making college attainable for every student.
One of the Community College Scholarship recipients was Gracie Show of Blackfeet Community College. Show is getting her AA in addiction studies. She would like to eventually pursue a bachelor’s degree to work toward becoming a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC). Gracie lives on an Indian reservation and has seen the harsh effects of poverty and addiction in her community.
To become an LAC, she will need 1,000 hours of interning under an LAC and then will need to take a test. She wants to help her community by continuously learning new material and finding recovery tactics tailored to her community’s needs.
Her studies are not, of course, void of challenges. Coping as a single mother who studies and works and drives a long commute to get her daughter to daycare feels untenable at times. Expressing this hardship and the relief of being selected as a scholarship winner, Gracie told our scholarship board, “I was overwhelmed with the financial burden that going to college has put on me. It was such a relief to get the news that I had been selected as a winner of this amazing scholarship. Thank you so much, SR Education Group, for supporting me on my career and educational journey!”
As the fall quarter settles into a more steady rhythm, many students are feeling the full weight of their academic pursuits coupled with the pressure to keep working in order to fund their studies. Many are unable to make ends meet, and so SR Education Group is excited to participate in helping students attain their goals by providing $5,000 scholarships to 13 different students.
SR Education Group awards scholarships on a quarterly basis throughout the year.