|[June 30, 2014]
University of Phoenix and AMVETS Continue to Accept Applications for Scholarship Program
PHOENIX --(Business Wire)--
University of Phoenix, a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group (Nasdaq:
APOL), and AMVETS, a vocal advocate for veterans' education, are still
accepting applications to award 20 full-tuition scholarships to
prospective students who are active-duty service members, eligible
family members and veterans to pursue an undergraduate or master's
degree from University of Phoenix. AMVETS has teamed with University of
Phoenix since 2007 offering 325 scholarships to demonstrate the
appreciation of the sacrifice active-duty service members, their
families and veterans make for the country and helping them transition
from the military to the civilian sector.
"For all veterans, but particularly for our post-9/11 veterans, we must
do all we can to help them attain their educational goals as they strive
to make a successful reintegration back into the civilian world," AMVETS
National Commander John H. Mitchell, Jr. said. "We are so very grateful
for our long standing education partnership with University of Phoenix,
and extremely proud to announce the new scholarships available. This is
truly a commitment that will change the lives of those selected."
"As service members return from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, we
have a responsibility to educationally prepare them for career
opportunities in both the military and civilian sectors," said
University of Phoenix Military Relations Vice President retired Army
Col. Garland Williams. "The 2014 University of Phoenix AMVETS
Scholarships provide America's active-duty service members, their
families and veterans access to educational opportunities to help them
increase their professional skill sets and potential career
Even though the post 9/11 veterans unemployment rate is improving
compared to a year ago1, there is still an urgent need to
provide career services for transitioning active-duty service members,
their families and veterans. University of Phoenix and AMVETS understand
the critical need for America's military to market themselves among job
seekers in today's competitive employment landscape.
Applications for the 2014 University of Phoenix AMVETS Scholarship are
still being accepted through Sept. 3, 2014, and scholarship recipients
will be announced on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2014.
More information on how to apply for the 2014 University of Phoenix
AMVETS Scholarships can be found at www.phoenix.edu/amvetscholar.
A leader since 1944 in preserving the freedoms secured by America's
armed forces, AMVETS provides support for veterans and the active
military in procuring their earned entitlements, as well as community
service and legislative reform that enhances the quality of life for
this nation's citizens and veterans alike. AMVETS is one of the largest
congressionally-chartered veterans' service organizations in the United
States, and includes members from each branch of the military, including
the National Guard and Reserve. To learn more, visit www.amvets.org.
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. Source (News - Alert): U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; "Economic News
Release" - May 2, 2014 http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t05.htm
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