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University of Phoenix Scholarships

University of Phoenix believes that education is a vital component in professional and personal development. For this reason we continue to strive to make higher education more accessible for working adults. To help us with this goal we have created partnerships with various nonprofit organizations to offer institutional scholarships to current and prospective students.

Visit the Center for Scholarship Excellence (CSE) to learn more about scholarship opportunities to help you pay for your degree. You might also be interested in applying for external scholarships for additional help covering education-related expenses.

Scholarships for prospective and current students

Each scholarship has its own set of criteria, so be sure to review the application carefully to ensure you meet the requirements before applying.

  • I've never attended University of Phoenix.
  • I completed my admissions paperwork more than six months ago but never completed my first credit-bearing course.
  • I have not attended University of Phoenix within the past 365 days.
  • I am currently enrolled or attending University of Phoenix.
  • I completed my admissions paperwork less than six months ago.
  • I have attended a University of Phoenix course within the past 365 days.

Featured Scholarship

National Retail Federation Dream BIG Scholarship

National Retail Federation Dream BIG Scholarship

University of Phoenix® is pleased to collaborate with the NRF Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the National Retail Federation, to offer a scholarship program. The NRF Foundation is shaping retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.

Through this scholarship program, twenty (20) full-tuition scholarships will be offered to current retail/restaurant employees who have big dreams in continuing their retail career in any number of disciplines  including, but not limited to, business, finance, criminal justice, technology, management and marketing. Each scholarship will allow a prospective student the opportunity to complete an undergraduate or master’s degree program at University of Phoenix. Recipients may choose to attend a University of Phoenix on-ground campus or may attend University of Phoenix online. 

Application deadline: March 31, 2017
Award date:  August 22, 2017

Explore the Dream BIG Scholarship page to learn about this scholarship.

Prospective student scholarships

Current student scholarships

There are no scholarships available for current students right now. Please check back for more updates.

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Do you have questions about finding and applying for scholarships? Please feel free to contact us at scholarships@phoenix.edu.