Together, we’re changing the game

In collaboration with the Arizona Cardinals, we strive to empower future generations through education and prepare them for the game of life.

Official Education Partner of the Arizona Cardinals

University of Phoenix and the Arizona Cardinals are focused on encouraging the more than 44 million Americans who have started, but not yet completed their college degrees, to finish what they began.

We aim to help ensure that students of all ages have access to the tools they need to succeed in school. Throughout Arizona, we support community outreach programs that improve education, recognize exceptional teachers and reward students who excel in the classroom.

 

Focus to the Finish Scholarship


Larry Fitzgerald at computer

University of Phoenix and the Arizona Cardinals are focused on encouraging the more than 44 million Americans who have started, but not yet completed their college degrees, to finish what they began.

We aim to help ensure that students of all ages have access to the tools they need to succeed in school. Throughout Arizona, we support community outreach programs that improve education, recognize exceptional teachers and reward students who excel in the classroom.

Marquee Math Competition


Marquee Math Competition participants

Each spring, we co-host an annual Marquee Math Competition for Valley high school students at University of Phoenix Stadium®.

Participants are challenged to solve problems from a variety of math disciplines, including physics and geometry with football terminology, plays and statistics used as variables.

Donate to Educate


Cardinals Donate to Educate logo

University of Phoenix and Arizona Cardinals Charities team up each football season to raise much-needed funding for local public schools and educational organizations. Money collected during the season is awarded the following fall in grants of up to $5,000 each.

During the off-season, Arizona Cardinals Charities accepts grant applications from Arizona nonprofits, schools and districts to receive funding raised from the Donate to Educate program. Recipients are notified in September each season

Through Donate to Educate, your contributions are making a difference in the lives of Arizona students and educators.

MVPs in the Classroom


MVPs in the Classroom logo

Do you know a teacher who’s a great team player? A true role model and leader?

We’ve joined forces with the Cardinals to support MVPs in the Classroom, a program that recognizes and rewards Arizona’s hardworking educators.

Kids camps


Cardinals player throwing football to child

University of Phoenix and the Arizona Cardinals share a passion for giving back to local communities. That’s why every football season, we offer co-sponsored football clinics for children living in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

In 2016, we welcomed children from Conley Elementary School, Quentin Elementary School, and St. Matthew School. At each camp, 150 students had the opportunity to interact with the Arizona Cardinals staff, the Cardinals team mascot “Big Red” and an Arizona Cardinals player.

Cardinals Classroom All-Stars


Cardinals Classroom All-Stars logo

Do you set a shining example for your school and community?

University of Phoenix and the Arizona Cardinals are honoring local classroom all-stars — students who display greatness both in and out of school.

Each season, we ask kids to tell us what makes them good role models. From those entries, 100 students are chosen to receive four tickets to an Arizona Cardinals home game.

Here’s how it works: At each Cardinals home game, fans are encouraged to enter the Arizona Cardinals Charities 50/50 raffle at University of Phoenix Stadium. Proceeds from selected games have achieved the following goals, and much more:

  • Put new technology and school supplies in Arizona classrooms
  • Promoted student health, wellness and literacy
  • Encouraged students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math
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Larry Fitzgerald's goal

On the field, All-Pro Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald has some of the best hands in football. Learn how he’s making completions off the field by earning his degree.

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The use of the phrase education partner or education partnership is for marketing purposes only and is not intended to create a legal partnership.