University of Phoenix and Wounded Warrior Project To Help Empower Injured Service Members Through Education

  University of Phoenix and Wounded Warrior Project To Help Empower Injured
                      Service Members Through Education

University awards three full-tuition scholarships to eligible Wounded Warrior
Project alumni, spouses and primary caregivers

PR Newswire

PHOENIX, Nov. 1, 2012

PHOENIX, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --According to the Department of Defense
(Sept. 17, 2012), nearly 50,000 active duty service members have been wounded
in action as a result of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom
or Operation New Dawn.^1As a result,  University of Phoenix® and Wounded
Warrior Project® (WWP), a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor
and empower Wounded Warriors, today announced the 2012 University of Phoenix
Wounded Warrior Project Scholarship recipients. The full-tuition scholarships
were awarded to the following WWP alumni, spouses, and primary caregivers:


  oJeremiah Pauley of Petaluma, Calif., will pursue a master's degree in
    business administration and plans to one day open a fitness center to
    cater to the unique needs of disabled veterans and athletes.
  oJessica Raines of Hagerstown, Md., will pursue a bachelor's degree in
    psychology and plans to use her degree and her personal experience
    supporting her husband's military service as a way to honor and assist
    other Wounded Warriors.
  oNathaniel Van Loan of Roseville, Calif., will pursue a master's degree in
    criminal justice and security and plans to use his degree and previous
    military police experience for a career in the law enforcement sector.

"University of Phoenix is proud to work again with Wounded Warrior Project and
provide each of these scholarship recipients a chance to fulfill his or her
educational goals," said University of Phoenix Associate Regional Vice
President for the Military Division Garland Williams, Ph.D., USA Colonel
(ret.). "These scholarships represent an appreciation of the sacrifice these
service members, their spouses and primary caregivers have made to secure our
country's freedom as well as symbolize an opportunity for each recipient to
acquire essential education and professional skills necessary to transition
into a career in the civilian sector."

The 2012 University of Phoenix Wounded Warrior Project Scholarship Program
allows each recipient the opportunity to complete a University of Phoenix
bachelor's or master's degree program. Scholarship recipients will complete
their studies at one of the University's more than 100 locations nationwide or
through the University's online classroom accessible anywhere in the world,
thus offering flexible education options to transitioning service members and
their families. This marks the second year that WWP has worked with University
of Phoenix to offer eligible WWP Alumni, spouses and primary caregivers
full-tuition scholarships to demonstrate the University's appreciation to
these individuals and the sacrifice each have made for their country.

"Wounded Warrior Project congratulates these three deserving recipients for
their achievements in earning this scholarship, a step in the right direction
for the reintegration process of Wounded Warriors and their families," said
Steve Nardizzi, executive director, Wounded Warrior Project. "We applaud
University of Phoenix for its continued support of our mission and our vision
to foster the most successful and well-adjusted generation of wounded service
members in our nation's history."

Since 2003, WWP has supported thousands of wounded warriors and caregivers
through programs designed to nurture the mind and body and encourage economic
empowerment and engagement. For more information, visit

For more information on University of Phoenix degree offerings and special
discounts offered to military members, their families and veterans, please

[1] Department of Defense (Sept. 17, 2012), Casualty Report,

About Wounded Warrior Project®
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded
warriors. WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid
for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women
aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and service
to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered
in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit

About University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance
education and life in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules,
challenging courses and interactive learning can help students pursue personal
and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. As the flagship
university of Apollo 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

SOURCE University of Phoenix

Contact: Jennifer Tomasovic, University of Phoenix,, +1-904-861-4118
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