University of Phoenix College of Education Announces Teacher Appreciation Scholarship Availability

Full-tuition scholarship program open to current and prospective
educators

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With schools across the country facing significant teacher shortages1,
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

Contacts

University of Phoenix
Heather McLaughlin, 714-338-6429
heather.mclaughlin@apollo.edu