University of Phoenix First Chance Scholarship Program

The First Chance® Scholarship Program was created in 2006 to promote the life-changing benefits of education and honor individuals who have shown desire to improve their lives and the lives of those around them through education. The annual program will empower 200 individuals to complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree through full-tuition scholarships to University of Phoenix. The University has partnered with non-profit organizations across the nation to help locate potential students that may not have an opportunity to attend college without the aid of a scholarship like First Chance®.

The University of Phoenix is pleased to partner with the National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) to offer a First Chance® Scholarship Program. NFPA was established in 1972 as a non-profit, volunteer organization. Its mission is to support the needs of foster families as they provide a safe environment for those in foster care.

University of Phoenix understands the importance of making higher education highly accessible for students of all ages and backgrounds. As the largest private university in North America, we take very seriously our social responsibility to our students and the communities we serve. University of Phoenix is particularly adept at aiding non-traditional students complete their education by designing programs around their busy lives.

Through this scholarship program, fifty (50) full-tuition scholarships will be awarded in 2010. Each scholarship will allow former foster youth and foster parents, who are affiliated with NFPA, the opportunity to complete an undergraduate or master’s degree program at University of Phoenix. The fifty (50) scholarships will be awarded throughout the year. Recipients may choose to attend a University of Phoenix on-ground campus or may attend University of Phoenix online. No more than twenty-five (25) of the scholarships will be awarded to foster parents.




The application period is now closed for the First Chance® National Foster Parents Association Scholarship. The 2011 application will be available in the spring of 2011.