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Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation (TASF) and University of Phoenix Announces New Scholarship Program

LOS ANGELES, CALIF., May 21, 2009 — The Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation has partnered with University of Phoenix to establish the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation/University of Phoenix Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship program is to provide educational opportunities to disadvantaged students in pursuit of their academic studies.

Five full-tuition scholarships will be awarded to students to seek an associate's or bachelor's degree online or at a University of Phoenix campus. The scholarships will cover tuition and fees (including University of Phoenix online textbooks). The scholarship award is a non-cash credit to the recipients University of Phoenix account. These scholarships are directed toward students who graduated from high school since 2007 and may be used for an undergraduate degree program of the student's choice.

Application forms and instructions may be obtained from the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation’s website (www.taisf.org).

The application process includes a two page essay and letter of recommendation from a community leader. The deadline for applications is July 31, 2009. The scholarships will be awarded on September 1, 2009.

"This partnership will allow us to continue the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen by assisting even more people who want to improve their lives through education," said Jerry T. Hodges, Jr., president of the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation.

Contact: FARRELL J. CHILES
Phone: (562)795-2172
Email: farrellchiles@taisf.org

ABOUT TASF:

TASF is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. Its board of directors is comprised of Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen (DOTAs) and corporate and community leaders committed to providing leadership by ensuring that funds are available to assist financially disadvantaged and deserving students in the pursuit of their education. For more information, please visit www.taisf.org.

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX:

University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. Through flexible schedules, challenging courses and interactive learning, students achieve personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. As of February 28, 2009, 397,700 students were enrolled at University of Phoenix, the largest private university in North America. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world.



Contact

Wendy Paul
wendy.paul@phoenix.edu
866.222.8910