A nationwide search is underway to reward three exceptional moms with full-tuition scholarships to pursue their degrees

PHOENIX, Feb. 2, 2015

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and University of Phoenix, a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), have once again partnered to find and reward America's most inspirational moms. The two organizations today launched the latest installment of the "Most Inspirational Mom" scholarship search, which will award three extraordinary moms with full-tuition scholarships to pursue an undergraduate or master's degree at University of Phoenix.

"There are millions of moms working hard each day to support and raise their families, often selflessly putting their educational goals and aspirations behind those of their kids," said Kimberly Boyd, national vice president of Program, Training & Youth Development Services at BGCA. "All of these women are inspirational, and we're excited to once again partner with University of Phoenix to award three extraordinary moms the opportunity to pursue their dreams with a full-tuition scholarship."

"We are proud to continue to work with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to help deserving moms integrate earning a degree into their inspiring, but also busy, lives," said Timothy P. Slottow, president of University of Phoenix. "University of Phoenix provides a learning environment with flexible schedules and the ability to take courses online or at a local campus, ensuring moms can more easily combine their education with the demands of their everyday lives as they look to create more opportunities for themselves and their families by pursing an education and a career."

Moms provide inspiration to their children, families and communities every day. They set an example of hard work, leadership and perseverance, and they teach their children how to succeed and affect real change in their communities. All this hard work, however, can sometimes cause moms to put their educational goals on hold.

The application period for the Most Inspirational Mom scholarship is open across the U.S. now through March 17. Individuals are encouraged to nominate their own moms or other moms in their community that demonstrate  extraordinary actions  while also inspiring their families as role models, especially when it comes to education and leadership. Moms can even nominate themselves. More details about the scholarship are available at www.bgca.org/moms.

Now in its third year, the Most Inspirational Moms program was designed to promote a culture of family achievement and raise awareness about how University of Phoenix and Boys & Girls Clubs are creating great futures for parents and youth. The program builds on an ever-growing relationship between BGCA and University of Phoenix to provide education and skill-development opportunities for tomorrow's leaders. This includes the University supporting BGCA in the creation of a unique leadership development framework through projects like BGCA's Youth of the Year program. This framework will help Club youth develop personal philosophies on leadership that will support their personal, academic and career goals.

For more information about all University of Phoenix scholarship opportunities, including scholarship requirements, visit www.phoenix.edu/scholarships. For more information on Boys & Girls Clubs of America's programs and impact on young lives across the country, visit GreatFutures.org.

Apollo Education Group, parent company of University of Phoenix, is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen by serving communities and individuals across the country. Through its corporate social responsibility efforts, Apollo Education Group focuses on giving in the areas of education, workforce readiness and sustainability. To learn more about the impact of these efforts, please visit http://csrreport.apollo.edu/.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,100 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX

University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), 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.