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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 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.

  1. I've never attended University of Phoenix.
  2. I completed my admissions paperwork more than six months ago but never completed my first credit-bearing course.
  3. I have not attended University of Phoenix within the past 365 days.

Featured Scholarship


Rise to Your DreamTM Scholarship

The University of Phoenix is a leader in career-relevant education for working adults. As one of the largest private universities in North America, we take our responsibility to our students and society very seriously, shaping programs that equip our graduates with the tools they need to positively impact their lives, their families' lives, their communities, and the world they live in. 

Because the University of Phoenix believes in the power of education, we are launching the Rise to Your DreamTM scholarship program, aiming to make higher education a reality for working adults who are on a mission to make a difference. Through this scholarship program, ten (10) 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.

Open Application: Monday, May 2, 2016

Application Deadline: May 31, 2016*

Award Date: August 25, 2016

Explore the Rise to Your DreamTM Scholarship page to learn about this scholarship.

* A complete application, and supporting documentation, must be submitted before the first 500 qualified applications that meet the defined eligibility criteria have been submitted, or before May 31, 2016  (11:30pm eastern), whichever comes first. No exceptions.

Prospective student scholarships