West Jordan, UT
Scholarship: Leon and Arline Harman Foundation Scholarship
Why do you want to become a Phoenix? What does being a Phoenix mean to you?
I knew that I needed to make some changes in my life so that I could provide a better living for my family and myself. However, I have a very unpredictable work schedule, and going to school would be out of the question unless it was very flexible. Being a Phoenix means that I can bring a better life to my family while still fighting the day-to-day struggles that I’m in right now.
How did you find the scholarship you received? What steps did you take?
I discovered the scholarship by asking some of my fellow employees. The scholarship is offered by the company that I work at, so I asked my manager about the scholarship. She gave me the information needed to apply for it.
What is your favorite part about attending University of Phoenix?
My favorite part about attending University of Phoenix is that it rotates around my schedule. If I have 10 minutes here or 20 minutes there, I can hop online and do school work. I am a truck driver, so I am on the road most days of the week. But as long as I can receive a Wi-Fi connection at a truck stop, I can sit down and access my class. I would never be able to go to a brick-and-mortar school with my schedule.
How do you think that University of Phoenix is committed to you?
The University is committed to me in every step of my schooling — from the library and Center for Writing Excellence to the advisors who help me with the questions I have. The school has set up a system that makes it hard not to succeed. I gain a sense of empowerment and optimism that I can not only go to school, but be very successful in my endeavors.
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