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University of Phoenix Awards 23 Full-Tuition Scholarships in Honor of Teacher Appreciation Week

Scholarship program aids teachers looking to fulfill their dreams of higher education

PHOENIX, May 6, 2016 — In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2–6), University of Phoenix today announced the recipients of this year’s Teacher Appreciation Scholarships. With this full-tuition scholarship, recipients have the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree in education at University of Phoenix. Now in its fourth year, The Teacher Appreciation Scholarship program is one of the many ways University of Phoenix® College of Education is helping prepare teachers to become leaders in their classrooms and careers. To date, 150 full-tuition scholarships have been awarded to deserving recipients.

“Teachers do amazing things in the classroom every day to inspire creativity, curiosity and student success,” said Pamela Roggeman, Ed.D., academic dean for University of Phoenix College of Education. “The Teacher Appreciation Scholarship program allows University of Phoenix to acknowledge outstanding teachers by helping them grow in their field, and also provide prospective teachers with the opportunity to realize their dreams of teaching.“

The 2016 Teacher Appreciation Scholarship recipients are:

  • Clarissa Baldwin, Snowflake, Ariz., Master of Arts in Education/Special Education
  • April Benamati, Fernley, Nev., Master of Arts in Education
  • Ashley Bohlman, Phoenix, Ariz., Master of Arts in Education
  • Cindy Douglas, Pine Valley, Calif., Master of Arts in Education
  • Jillian Everett, Felicity, Ohio, Master of Arts in Education
  • January Fairfield, Colorado Springs, Colo., Bachelor’s Degree in Education
  • Joyce Fischer, Thornton, Colo., Bachelor of Science in Special Education
  • Corey Friis, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Master of Arts in Education
  • Anneliese Gatin, Colorado Springs, Colo., Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction
  • Gail Hunt, Dayton, Nev., Master of Arts in Education
  • Pam Martinez, Fernley, Nev., Bachelor’s Degree in Education
  • Sarah Mascari, San Clemente, Calif., Master of Arts in Education
  • Shannon McEneaney, Brick, N.J., Master of Arts in Education
  • Kelley Perry, Phoenix, Ariz., Master of Arts in Education
  • Gavin Preston, San Diego, Calif., Master of Arts in Education
  • Michael Preston, Fredericksburg, Va., Master of Arts in Education
  • Sara Sherman, Water Valley, Miss., Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction
  • Julie Shoemaker, Sparks, Nev., Master of Arts in Education/Special Education
  • Louise Schulz, Apopka, Fla., Master of Arts in Education
  • Jacqueline Smith, Spring Valley, Calif., Bachelor’s Degree in Education/Special Education
  • Kristi Sova, Scottsdale, Ariz., Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction
  • Carolin Steele, Pahrump, Nev., Master of Arts in Education
  • Diana Stein, Carlsbad, Calif., Master’s Degree in Educational Administration

“As someone who has switched careers, I can say first-hand that becoming a teacher was the best decision I ever made,” said Louise Schulz of Apopka, Fla. “Thanks to this scholarship opportunity provided to me by University of Phoenix, I will be able to strengthen my educational foundation, and set an example for young people that continued learning develops skills that last a lifetime.”

“I am deeply humbled by the opportunity University of Phoenix has given me to pursue a master’s degree in education,” said Gavin Preston of San Diego, Calif. “Continuing my education will strengthen my ability to motivate my students to remain committed to their education to achieve their goals.”

For more information about all University of Phoenix scholarship opportunities, visit phoenix.edu/scholarships.

For more information about each of these programs, including on-time completion rates, the median debt incurred by students who completed the program and other important information, please visit phoenix.edu/programs/gainful-employment.

About University of Phoenix® College of Education

University of Phoenix College of Education has been educating teachers and school administrators for more than 30 years. The College of Education provides bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for individuals who want to become teachers or current educators and administrators seeking advanced degrees to strengthen their professional knowledge. With education programs available throughout most of the U.S., the College of Education has a distinct grasp of the national education picture and priorities for teacher preparation. Faculty members on average bring more than 17 years of professional experience to the classroom. For more information, visit phoenix.edu/education.

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 phoenix.edu.