SALT LAKE CITY, UT, August 20, 2008 — The Utah campus of University of Phoenix and The Enterprise, Utah's business news weekly, have teamed up to offer a $5,000 scholarship to a working professional who demonstrates entrepreneurial vision, unique leadership and concern for community.

This year the recipient has two choices, either a Master's in Business, or a Master's in Education. In the past, only an MBA was offered. This year, a Master's in Education was added as a second option. Utah needs more teachers to help prepare our future work force.

Applicants will be judged on:

  • Personal or professional obstacles they have overcome in their lives.
  • How they have been an asset to their current and past employers.
  • What they have done to assist and improve their community.
  • What they hope to achieve with their degree once they graduate.

All interested applicants should:

  • Be employed full-time.
  • Hold a bachelor's degree.
  • Submit an entry form by September 30, 2008.
  • Be ready to enroll in the University of Phoenix master's program by February 2009.

An independent committee of community and business leaders will select the recipient, who will be notified in October 2008.

Scholarship applications can be obtained at The Enterprise Web site,, or by contacting Holly Heffron at University of Phoenix, 905-4310,

The University of Phoenix is Utah's second-largest private university. Campus locations include Murray, Taylorsville, North Davis, Provo and St. George.

Degree Programs

University of Phoenix has more than 100 associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in business and management, criminal justice and security, education, human services, nursing, health care, psychology, technology, and arts and sciences.


University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. Through flexible schedules, challenging courses and interactive learning, students achieve personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. As of August 31, 2008, 362,100 students were enrolled at University of Phoenix, the largest private university in North America. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world.


For nearly four decades, The Enterprise has delivered breaking, topical business news to the Utah business community. It covers all sectors of that community – finance, construction, real estate, marketing, energy, transportation, manufacturing, wholesale/retail trade and communications, among others, as well as government and court actions affecting business, labor union activity and bankruptcies. As such, news in The Enterprise cannot be found anywhere else. The weekly publication arrives on subscribers' desks via post every Monday.


Lisa Davis James, 801-230-9399
Jeri Cartwright, 801-583-2549
Darris Howe, 801-905-4290