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Utah's Teacher Of The Year Helps Select Recipient of Full Ride Scholarship

East High's Scott Green Will Work To Obtain Criminal Justice Degree At University Of Phoenix

LAKE CITY, UT, May 29, 2009 — Scott Green, an East High senior will be presented with a full ride scholarship from the University of Phoenix at an awards ceremony at his school on Monday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m.

The University of Phoenix is awarding 55 full ride scholarships, called "Teach It Forward Scholarships," one for each state, each U.S. territory and the Department of Defense. The University asked the Teacher Of The Year from each location to select the scholarship recipient. In Utah's case, that was Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh Utah's 2009 Teacher of the Year.

"I wanted every high school senior in the Salt Lake City District to have a chance at this," she said. So Sharon set up a selection committee, which asked counselors at each high school to submit nominations. The committee, comprised of representatives from the Salt Lake City School District and the Salt Lake Education Foundation reviewed the entries and made their recommendation: Scott Green of East High School. He will start school this fall, working toward a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, which he hopes will help him give back to his community.

"This has been a powerful experience for me," said Gallagher-Fishbaugh, a 30-year special education and 2nd grade teacher at Dilworth Elementary. She and her husband bought a laptop computer for Green, and will present it to him at the evening ceremony, along with a special certificate of achievement.

What:

Presentation of full ride scholarship to Scott Green of East High, provided by the University of Phoenix Utah Campus.

When:

Monday, June 1, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

Where:

East High School

Who:

Scholarship recipient Scott Green, Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh, 2009 Utah Teacher Of The Year, East High Principal Paul Sagers, Darris Howe, Vice President/Director of the Utah University of Phoenix Campus along with East High classmates.

Contact:

Lisa Davis at 801-230-9399 or Jeri Cartwright, 801-574-6146

About the Teaching It Forward Scholarship

The "Teaching It Forward" scholarship program is one of several efforts funded by University of Phoenix to increase access to education to promising students. The program offers each state's Teacher of the Year the opportunity to nominate a deserving high school senior for a full-tuition, undergraduate degree at University of Phoenix. Students will start their programs at Axia College of University of Phoenix, where they will have the opportunity to earn their associate's degree before moving on to complete a bachelor's degree in any one of the University's many programs. This scholarship program offers a scholarship for tuition and fees for a complete bachelor's degree at University of Phoenix.

Five Locations in Utah

The University of Phoenix is Utah's second-largest private university and the largest private university in the U.S. Campus locations include Murray, Taylorsville, North Davis, Provo and St. George.

Degree Programs

University of Phoenix has 119 associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in business and management, criminal justice and security, education, human services, nursing, health care, psychology, technology, and arts and sciences.

Background

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



Lisa Davis, 801-230-9399
Jeri Cartwright, 801-574-6146
Darris Howe, 801-905-4290