KIRKLAND, Wash., July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SR Education Group has just awarded $2,000 to Ileana Angeles in order to help pay off her student loans, through the second annual GradReports Loan Repayment Grant. Ileana is the second ever recipient of the $2,000 grant, which SR Education Group started in order to help fight the ever-expanding student debt crisis. SR Education Group randomly selected the winner from a group of 1,711 applicants who submitted a review of their college or university on http://www.gradreports.com. GradReports is the leading website for quality college reviews, with over 10,000 collected. GradReports' mission is to help students make smarter decisions about education by publishing outcomes-focused reviews, and as a further commitment to helping graduates, GradReports has given Ileana $2,000 to help repay her student loans.
This year's winner, Ileana, is currently completing her Master's in Mental Health Counseling at Walden University. Although she is finished with her classes, she is currently completing the internship that accompanies her degree completion in Florida. When told she had won the grant, she offered these words of advice to prospective and current students: "Dream big and aim high, but most importantly don't forget to take action or nothing will happen."
"Scholarship opportunities are common, but financial help for students who have already graduated is rare." says Sung Rhee, the CEO of SR Education Group. "Since 2010, we've given away over $100,000 in scholarships, but we've realized there is a huge portion of the population being ignored. So many graduates leave college unable to start fresh because they are over $25,000 in debt. We wanted to find a way to contribute to this underserved population, which is why it made sense to start the Loan Repayment Grant on GradReports.com, which already helps lend graduates a voice every day."
SR Education Group is motivated by a singular vision: a world where everyone gets the education he or she needs to be successful. The GradReports Loan Repayment Grant continues to be offered as a way to directly help graduates struggling with the burden of student loan debt. The 1,711 entries to the 2nd GradReports Loan Repayment Grant contest will all continue to help future students make better informed choices about the college or university they wish to attend. SR Education Group also offers two scholarship opportunities for students still in college: The Community College Scholarship and the Graduate Scholarship for Teachers. Visit http://www.sreducationgroup.com/scholarships to apply!
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 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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