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University of Phoenix and Wounded Warrior Project provide scholarship opportunities to injured service members

University awarding 10 full-tuition scholarships to eligible Wounded Warrior Project Alumni, spouses and primary caregivers

University of Phoenix and Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors, today announced the 2011 University of Phoenix Wounded Warrior Project Scholarships and will award 10 full-tuition University of Phoenix scholarships to eligible Wounded Warrior Project Alumni, spouses, and primary caregivers.

“University of Phoenix is proud to work with Wounded Warrior Project and provide vitally needed educational opportunities to injured service members,” said Garland Williams, Associate Regional Vice President for University of Phoenix Military Division.  “These are Americans who have sacrificed their well-being while defending our country’s freedom, and these scholarships will help them gain valuable knowledge and professional skills, further aiding in their transition to civilian life.”

”Wounded Warrior Project’s vision is to foster the most successful and well-adjusted generation of veterans in this nation’s history,” said Wounded Warrior Project Executive Director Steve Nardizzi. “We are so grateful to University of Phoenix for recognizing just how important education is in the reintegration process and for providing these valuable scholarships to such a deserving group.”

The 2011 University of Phoenix Wounded Warrior Project Scholarships will allow a prospective student the opportunity to complete a University of Phoenix master’s degree program.  Scholarship recipients can complete their studies at one of the University’s more than 100 locations nationwide or through the University’s online classroom accessible anywhere in the world, thus offering flexible education options to transitioning service members.

Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project has supported thousands of wounded warriors and caregivers through programs designed to nurture the mind and body. The organization helps encourage economic empowerment and engagement.

Applications for the 2011 University of Phoenix Wounded Warrior Project Scholarship are being accepted now through August 7, 2011, and scholarship recipients will be notified by August 31, 2011.

For more information on how to apply for the 2011 University of Phoenix Wounded Warrior Project Scholarships, visit www.phoenix.edu/WWP.

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. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu.

About Wounded Warrior Project

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and service to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.