Proud Education Partner of the Chicago Blackhawks

Team up with the Hawks to support education

University of Phoenix is the Proud Education Partner of the Chicago Blackhawks. This season, we’re teaming up with the reigning world champions to promote the importance of education by:

  • Inviting Chicagoland residents of all ages to participate in Education Night at the United Center
  • Donating Hawks tickets and classroom resources to outstanding educators
  • Offering scholarship opportunities to Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana residents

Education Night

Education Night was a huge success, with Blackhawks fans donating hundreds of school supplies for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago. The first 10,000 fans through the gate at the United Center received a school binder, too.

This season, we plan to score big again. Please join us on March 21st and help support education throughout our communities.

Do you know a teacher who is “top-shelf?”


We’ve partnered with the Hawks for Top-Shelf Teachers, a program that recognizes and rewards hardworking educators throughout the region.

During the 2013–2014 season, the following individuals were recognized as Top-Shelf Teachers:

Angela Albrecht, Joshua Andrews, Linda Balicki, Jennifer Braun, Elisabeth Broderick, Tonia Darst-Nault, Sebastian Falinski, Haley Green, Mrs. Hochleutner, Steven Jankowski, Kathleen Jenkins, Karen Kim, Kathleen Kocimski, Christine LaPointe, Nicole Lunkenheimer, Molly McNeil, Ellen Reevas Nielsen, Bebe Nudelman, Matthew Sullivan, Kristine Weidenhoefer and Stacey Wilson.

Come back next season to nominate your favorite teacher. Qualified individuals will be entered in a drawing and randomly selected to receive:

  • A Blackhawks replica jersey
  • Six 300-level tickets to a regular-season home game
  • A $100 gift card from DonorsChoose.org to help support a class project

Submit a nomination ›

Entries were due by February 15, 2014. If you missed the opportunity this season, please visit us again next season for more chances to get involved. 

Blackhawks Breakaway Scholarship


Break away from the pack by completing your degree. In partnership with the Blackhawks, each season we offer two full-tuition University of Phoenix scholarships to Illinois, Wisconsin or Indiana residents.

The Chicago Blackhawks and University of Phoenix would like to congratulate the 2014 Blackhawks Breakaway Scholarship recipients: John Patston and Angel Molenhour. John will enroll in the Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security with a concentration in Law Enforcement Organizations to advance his leadership career goals. Angel will enroll in a bachelor’s degree program with her ultimate goal to become a certified public accountant (CPA). Best of luck to John and Angel as they break away from the pack and conquer their educational goals.

The application deadline has passed for this season, but please visit us again next fall for more opportunities.

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We’re investing in education throughout your community

Find other ways University of Phoenix is partnering with your community to support education and help build a better tomorrow.

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

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