PHOENIX, AZ, March 11, 2009 — University of Phoenix's Severely Injured Veterans scholarship program is recognized on the U.S. Army Community Covenant web site as a national best practice in support of military members and their families. The scholarship program was created to honor Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland's brave men and women who return home from service in Iraq and Afghanistan with severe injuries. Through full-tuition scholarships, injured veterans are empowered to reach their academic goals or pursue second careers. University of Phoenix Severely Injured Veterans Scholarship program is especially proud to partner with Armed Forces Foundation in paying tribute to those who fight heroically for the protection of American freedoms. Four (4) full-tuition scholarships will be for severely injured veterans/service members, and one (1) full-tuition scholarship will be for a spouse or primary caretaker of a severely injured veteran/service member. These scholarships can be used toward one bachelor's or master's degree program of choice.

Residents in the DC area (Maryland, DC and Virginia) are eligible for the scholarship. The application deadline is May 1, 2009. To apply: Armed+Forces+Foundation_Final.pdf


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 November 30, 2008, 384,900 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.