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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

Million Women Mentors® Scholarship

Million Women Mentors® Scholarship

University of Phoenix is pleased to collaborate with Million Women Mentors® to offer a scholarship program. Million Women Mentors (MWM), an initiative of STEMconnector, aims to increase the number of women and girls entering STEM fields through mentoring and thus increasing their interest and confidence in STEM programs and careers.

Through this scholarship program, five (5) full-tuition scholarships will be offered. Each scholarship will allow a prospective student the opportunity to complete an undergraduate or master’s degree program offered with the College of Information Systems and Technology College at University of Phoenix. Recipients may choose to attend a University of Phoenix campus or online.

Application deadline: July 11, 2017
Award date:  August 31, 2017

Explore the Million Women Mentors Scholarship page to learn about this scholarship.

Prospective student scholarships

University of Phoenix is pleased to support excellence in teaching by supporting the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY). The NNSTOY is a non-profit organization serving as a professional home to State Teachers of the Year (STOYs) and State Teacher of the Year Finalists in what we call their years of service, following their Year of Recognition when they serve as their State STOY. Our focus is on providing active and meaningful roles for our members, in furthering great teaching and strengthening student learning.  We do this through three critical vehicles: Policy, Practice, and Advocacy.

NNSTOY recognizes educators named State Teachers of the Year from each state and territory within the U.S. for their outstanding contribution to education. The Teaching It Forward® Scholarship rewards each of those teachers with the opportunity nominate* an individual for full-tuition scholarship to University of Phoenix. Ten full-tuition scholarships will be awarded to selected nominated candidates. Each scholarship will allow a prospective student the opportunity to complete an undergraduate or master’s degree in any one of the University’s many fields of study.

Application deadline: August 14, 2017

Award date:  August 31, 2017

Explore the Teaching It Forward Scholarship page to learn about this scholarship.

University of Phoenix is pleased to collaborate with the Foundation of International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP Foundation) to offer a scholarship program. The IACP Foundation was founded in November 1990 as a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to support the philanthropic efforts of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). In November 2015, the Board of Directors announced a new vision: traumatically injured law enforcement officers will never feel abandoned.

Through this scholarship program two (2) full-tuition scholarships will be offered. 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 campus or online.

Application deadline: August 6, 2017

Award date:  August 31, 2017

Explore the IACP Scholarship page to learn about this scholarship.

For our Milestone Scholar Award, you control your educational destiny. Simply start your first for-credit course in our MAEd program between September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2017, and you could earn a significant tuition reduction in the future. Follow our typical MAEd schedule to save as much as $2,500 by the time you graduate.

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With our Master Nurse Leadership Scholarship, eligible incoming students pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing, and beginning their program between July 1, 2015 and August 31, 2018, can earn up to $5,000 in tuition reductions.

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University of Phoenix is pleased to collaborate with Million Women Mentors® to offer a scholarship program. Million Women Mentors (MWM), an initiative of STEMconnector, aims to increase the number of women and girls entering STEM fields through mentoring and thus increasing their interest and confidence in STEM programs and careers.

Through this scholarship program, five (5) full-tuition scholarships will be offered. Each scholarship will allow a prospective student the opportunity to complete an undergraduate or master’s degree program offered with the College of Information Systems and Technology College at University of Phoenix. Recipients may choose to attend a University of Phoenix campus or online.

Open Application: May 15, 2017
Application deadline: July 11, 2017*
Award date:  August 31, 2017

Explore the Million Women Mentors Scholarship page to learn about this scholarship.

* A complete application, and supporting documentation, must be submitted before the first 300 qualified applications that meet the defined eligibility criteria have been submitted, or before July 11, 2017 (11:30pm eastern), whichever comes first. No exceptions.

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.

For our Phoenix® Academic Achievers Scholarship, you control your educational destiny. Simply start your first for-credit course in an associate or bachelor’s degree program between April 1, 2017 and August 31, 2017, and you could earn a significant tuition reduction in the future. Follow our typical academic schedule to save as much as $10,000 by the time you graduate.

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For our Phoenix® Academic Achievers Scholarship - MBA, you control your educational destiny. Simply start your first for-credit course in our MBA program between June 1, 2015 - August 31, 2017, and you could earn a significant tuition reduction in the future. Follow our typical MBA schedule to save as much as $3,000 by the time you graduate.

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University of Phoenix is pleased to partner with the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation to offer a scholarship program. Since forming the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation in 1997, a year before the expansion team took the field in 1998, the organization and Foundation have made charitable contributions totaling $25.8 million to non-profit organizations throughout Arizona over the last 14 years. The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation focuses its efforts on three main areas of need: homelessness, indigent healthcare, and children’s programs of all types. The D-backs became the first professional sports team to win the inaugural 2010 United Nations NGO Positive Peace Award, which names the organization as the most positive team in the world and recognizes organizations that positively impact their community through corporate responsibility.

Through this scholarship program, five (5) full-tuition scholarships will be offered. 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: August 2, 2017
Award date:  September 30, 2017

Explore the Teaming Up for Education Scholarship page to learn about this scholarship.

The Transfer Advantage Scholarship offers reduced pricing to California community college students who have graduated with an associate degree from a regionally accredited California Community college and enroll in a Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) degree.  The scholarship provides a reduced tuition rate of $350 per credit hour for the duration of a BSM program, for a period of up to three years.

Application deadline February, 28, 2018

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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.