Our Scholarships

To further our mission to make higher education more accessible, Optimal launched its needs-based scholarship program in 2010. Each year, we give away a portion of our profit to multiple recipients with high financial need and strong career aspirations.

Community College Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Students enrolled at a public community college, junior college, technical college, or city college, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree at the associate’s level or a first-time bachelor’s level.

AWARD: $2,000
DEADLINE: 3/31/21

Undergraduate Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Undergraduate students enrolled at a private or public educational institution, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree at the associate’s level or a first-time bachelor’s level.

AWARD: $2,000
DEADLINE: 3/31/21

Online Degree Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Students enrolled at a private or public educational institution, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree at the associate’s, bachelor’s or post-bachelor’s level. The academic program must be pursued online - all classes require little to no attendance on campus.

AWARD: $2,000
DEADLINE: 3/31/21

PAST WINNERS

Optimal was formerly know as SR Education Group until January of 2020, when the company rebranded. Many of our scholarship winners' quotes will refer to SR Education Group.