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University of Phoenix® College of Education Announces Teacher Appreciation Scholarship Program

Full-tuition scholarships available for current and prospective K-12 teachers for master’s degree programs in education

PHOENIX, September 6, 2016 — University of Phoenix® College of Education is helping current and aspiring teachers realize their dreams of higher education by offering 20 full-tuition graduate-level scholarships. The Teacher Appreciation Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to complete master’s degrees in education from University of Phoenix. The scholarship is open to current K-12 teachers and those who aspire to be teachers and have earned bachelor’s degrees.

“The scholarship recognizes the incredible commitment K-12 teachers have to their students by providing an opportunity to enhance their own careers,” said Pamela Roggeman, academic dean for University of Phoenix College of Education. “With more than a quarter of K-12 teachers in a University of Phoenix survey[1] saying they switched careers to enter the classroom, we hope the Teacher Appreciation Scholarship program will also help inspire aspiring teachers to join this worthy profession. The University is proud to support teachers on their personal education journeys.”

JJ Owens, a 2013 recipient of the Teacher Appreciation Scholarship, used the scholarship to complete his Master of Arts in Education at University of Phoenix. Working as a high school English teacher and football coach in Texas, he credits the opportunity with strengthening his leadership skills to help him support student success in the classroom and on the field.

“Receiving the scholarship helped me make the decision to go back to school,” said Owens. “Continuing my education was a milestone achievement, and having the opportunity to do what I love every day—help students learn and grow—means so much. I wish future scholarship recipients success in their educational journeys.”

Applicants may apply through Sept. 27, 2016. The scholarship is open to the first 300 qualified applicants who meet the defined eligibility criteria, and may close early once all qualified applications are submitted. Scholarship recipients will be announced Dec. 16, 2016.

For more information about all University of Phoenix scholarship opportunities, including the Teacher Appreciation Scholarship requirements, visit www.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 www.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.