Full-tuition scholarship program open to current and prospective educators

PHOENIX, Sept. 21, 2015 – With schools across the country facing significant teacher shortages[1], the ability to recruit and retain talent in the teaching profession is critical. To encourage aspiring educators to enter the profession and recognize the contributions of current teachers across the country, University of Phoenix® College of Education is offering 20 full-tuition scholarships as part of the Teacher Appreciation Scholarship program. Through this unique program, scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to complete a bachelor's or master's degree in education from University of Phoenix.

"The opportunities for teachers to play leadership roles in their districts and communities continue to grow, and as current teachers retire, there will likely be an increasing need for educators to take on greater leadership roles," said Pamela Roggeman, academic dean for University of Phoenix College of Education. "University of Phoenix College of Education is proud to provide educational opportunities like the Teacher Appreciation Scholarship program to attract, retain and extend leadership opportunities to current and aspiring educators."

Applicants may apply between now and Sept. 29, 2015. The scholarship is open to the first 200 qualified applicants who meet the defined eligibility criteria.

University of Phoenix College of Education is committed to providing resources to current and prospective teachers to successfully navigate the dynamics of today's classroom. The Teacher Appreciation Scholarship program is one of the many ways University of Phoenix College of Education is preparing teachers to become leaders in their classrooms and careers.

For more information about all University of Phoenix scholarship opportunities, including the Teacher Appreciation Scholarship program and requirements, visit www.phoenix.edu/scholarships.

About University of Phoenix College of Education

University of Phoenix College of Education has been educating teachers and school administrators for more than 30 years. The College of Education provides bachelor's and master's degree programs for individuals who want to become teachers or current educators and administrators seeking advanced degrees to strengthen their professional knowledge. With education programs available throughout most of the U.S., the College of Education has a distinct grasp of the national education picture and priorities for teacher preparation. Faculty members on average bring more than 17 years of professional experience to the classroom. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu/education.

About University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of  Apollo Education Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, 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 more information, visit www.phoenix.edu.

[1] U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, "Teacher Shortage Areas

Nationwide Listing, 1990-1991 through 2015-2016," https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/pol/tsa.pdf