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Dominic D.

Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction

Columbia, SC

Scholarship: Picture the Internet Scholarship

Why do you want to become a Phoenix? What does being a Phoenix mean to you?

University of Phoenix was always my first choice for graduate school. I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Its mascot is a bee. Bees represent discipline and hard work. A phoenix represents rebirth. Becoming a Phoenix has given me a renewed sense of purpose. I now want to apply my hard work and discipline into making the world a better place, one student at a time.

What is your advice to other students who are looking for scholarships?

I advise all fellow learners to take time and actually look for scholarships. They are definitely out there. In order to find them, you have to take a day or two out of your schedule and just look. Once you find them, commit the time to completing them. If you have to take breaks, that is fine as long as you return.

What do you like most about your degree program?

My degree program has taught me an incredible amount. I have discovered what educational philosophies I align with, my strengths and weaknesses as a lifelong learner, and what my ideal classroom will look like. The knowledge I have gained so far is what I like most about my degree program.

What skills have you developed while attending University of Phoenix?

While attending University of Phoenix, I have been able to sharpen a few pertinent skills. Having to juggle work and academics has forced me to prioritize tasks throughout the day, which has helped my time-management skills. Each course requires research papers to follow APA Style® guidelines. I am now proficient in APA formatting.

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