Paying it Forward - 2008 Profiles

Christina (Chris) Cianciolo

Alumna - Fremont, California

Christina (Chris) Cianciolo was given the opportunity to complete her bachelor’s degree at University of Phoenix through an education subsidy program offered by her company. The University of Phoenix program was an excellent fit for her because she was able to complete the program with other working professionals like herself. During her coursework at University of Phoenix, Chris learned to appreciate the value of online learning, which is a skill that she practices regularly in her current job. Since graduating, she has excelled in her career and received many performance awards. For Chris, Paying It Forward is a philosophy she practices whenever she can, so it made perfect sense to nominate her nephew for the scholarship program. Thanks to this opportunity, Joseph Dziedzic IV will become the first person in his family to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Joseph (Joey) Dziedzic IV

Recipient - Mesa, Arizona

Joseph “Joey” Dziedzic IV, worked full-time while going to school to earn his associate’s degree and desires to complete his bachelor’s degree to advance his career in today’s competitive job market. Currently employed in the mortgage industry, Joey understands the opportunities for advancement are limited due to the economic recession and looks forward to becoming the first person in his family to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Alumni Nominator and Recipient Profiles

Learn how scholarships have empowered other students to achieve their educational goals. The more scholarships and grants you receive, the less you have to borrow to pay for school.


If you have additional questions regarding our scholarship opportunities, please contact