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Nominate a mom

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Do you know a mom who inspires you with her attitude or by getting involved in her local community? Perhaps she has defied the odds. 

The Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) is looking to highlight some exceptional moms. A nationwide search was launched by Lucille O’Neal, BGCA, its longtime partner Kimberly-Clark Corporation and University of Phoenix, to find and honor the country’s “Most Inspirational Mom.”  

The search celebrates moms everywhere and gives three deserving moms the opportunity to pursue an undergraduate or master’s degree from University of Phoenix, accomplishing their own educational goals while also demonstrating for their children, firsthand, the importance of school. 

Applicants can go to through January 19, 2012, to submit a 500-word essay on what makes them the most inspirational mom. The search is designed to uncover a special mom who is an inspiration to her kids, family and community.

The “Most Inspirational Mom” search will award three University of Phoenix scholarships, including electronic educational materials. After each applicant has submitted the 500-word essay, 15 finalists will be selected and highlighted on next month. Those finalists will submit a scholarship application with three short essays, and the recipients will be selected from the group of 15. The three winners will be announced the week of May 7, 2012.

For details on the “Most Inspirational Mom” search, visit

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