University of Phoenix Collaborates with AMVETS on Scholarship Program
Scholarship program provides active-duty servicemembers, their families and
veterans with education opportunities this Memorial Day
PHOENIX -- May 15, 2013
University of Phoenix® and AMVETS, a vocal advocate for veterans’ education,
are awarding $350,000 through 50 scholarships worth $7,000 each to active-duty
servicemembers, eligible family members and veterans to pursue a degree from
University of Phoenix. AMVETS has teamed with University of Phoenix since
2007, offering more than 264 scholarships to demonstrate the appreciation of
the sacrifice active-duty servicemembers, their families and veterans make for
the country and to help them transition from the military to the civilian
"We at AMVETS are proud to once again partner with University of Phoenix to
help make high quality education attainable for our military veterans and
their families," said AMVETS National Commander Cleve Geer. "Especially now,
with unemployment rates soaring for our youngest veterans, the skills and
training available through University of Phoenix can make all the difference
to those seeking to transition into civilian careers and provide long term
security and stability for themselves and their loved ones."
“As servicemembers return from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, we want to
help them prepare for career opportunities in the military and civilian
sector,” said Associate Regional Vice President for University of Phoenix’s
Military Division retired Army Col. Garland Williams. “The 2013 University of
Phoenix AMVETS Scholarships provide America’s active-duty servicemembers,
their families and veterans access to education opportunities allowing them to
increase their professional skill sets through education to help them secure
future employment opportunities.”
Even though the post 9/11 veterans unemployment rate is improving compared to
a year ago, there is still an urgent need to provide career services for
transitioning active-duty servicemembers, 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
Applications for the 2013 University of Phoenix AMVETS Scholarship are being
accepted now through August 6, 2013, and scholarship recipients will be
announced on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2013.
More information on how to apply for the 2013 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 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 phoenix.edu.
1. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; “Economic News Release” – May 3,
University of Phoenix
Jennifer Tomasovic, 904-861-4118
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