University of Phoenix knows that scholarships are a valuable resource that can help ease the burden of college costs and make higher education more accessible to students. With a commitment to the education and career goals of adult learners, many of whom are working parents with limited financial means, the University increased the available scholarship opportunities to ensure that everyone has access, not just a chosen few. “Scholarships offer significant opportunity and hope to individuals seeking a pathway to higher education,” said John Woods, Ph.D., chief academic officer and provost of University of Phoenix.
To this end, University of Phoenix expanded its $1M monthly scholarship commitment so that every qualifying new student is eligible for up to $3,000 beginning with their first course. New students pursuing a bachelor degree at the University with at least 13-60 combined transfer credits are eligible for a $3,000 Transfer Student Scholarship. To qualify, students must be continuously enrolled and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
The Transfer Student Scholarship is available in addition to other steps the University has taken to ease the path for transfer students. This includes maximizing credit transfers and providing credits via a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), which can issue nontraditional credits for skills developed through professional experiences such as IT certificates, military service, police academy training and real estate licensure. There are also options for students to receive PLA credits for life experiences, submitted via journal essays, for skills such as stress management, parenting and communicating in a virtual workplace.
University of Phoenix has been a supporter of military servicemembers and their families. “Helping adult learners prepare for success in the workplace has always been the core of what we do,” said Peter Cohen, president of University of Phoenix, in the recent 2020 Academic Annual Report. The report revealed that over 26,800 students, or 21 percent of the student population, were affiliated with the military in 2020. In addition, the University has more than 269,600 military affiliated graduates and 259 faculty members who report having had some military experience.
Military police and their family members are eligible for a full scholarship to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree program with the University of Phoenix Military Police Regimental Association Scholarship. To be eligible, applicants must be an MPRA member or an immediate family member of a standard MPRA member who has graduated high school or received their GED prior to the scholarship start date. The University has similar full scholarship opportunities for members of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS). In addition to possible scholarships, active duty military and their spouses are eligible for reduced tuition rates and a resource fee waiver, and they can use their military experience toward college credits via a PLA.
Students pursuing a Master of Health Administration degree program may be eligible for the $5,000 Ansson Scholarship, awarded in honor of an inspiring faculty member, Dr. Richard Ansson, Jr., who passed away in May 2020. The 2021 Ansson Scholarship was awarded to Jennifer Schantz, a young mother who became the sole caregiver for her critically ill husband and was inspired to enter a career in healthcare as a result.
Thanks to a new partnership, employees of the Arizona Diamondbacks are now eligible for a full tuition scholarship to University of Phoenix through the D-Backs for Change Scholarship. “Education should hold practical value, and that’s why we chose to offer the D-backs for Change Scholarship through University of Phoenix,” said Derrick Hall, Diamondbacks president and CEO. “We know that they are committed to student success and accessibility, making a college degree more attainable. We are proud to collaborate on this scholarship and bring life changing support to someone’s academic journey.”
University of Phoenix is committed to advancing the educational and career aspirations of adult and nontraditional learners and provides maximum support for working adults to reach their goals affordably. The University provides options that working adults need including numerous scholarship opportunities, flexible schedules, online learning, career-guided degree programs and a Career Services for Life® commitment to active students and graduates to help them more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu.