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Scholarships for service

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University of Phoenix and AMVETS (American Veterans), a vocal advocate for veterans’ education, are awarding $350,000 in the form of 50 scholarships worth $7,000 apiece to active-duty service members, veterans and eligible family members to pursue a degree at the University of Phoenix.

AMVETS has teamed up with the University of Phoenix since 2007, offering more than 225 scholarships to demonstrate appreciation for the sacrifices that service members, veterans and their families make for the country, and to help service members and veterans transition from the military to the civilian sector. 

“As service members return from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, we want them to be better prepared for career opportunities in the military and civilian sectors,” said retired Army Col. Garland Williams, associate regional vice president for the University of Phoenix’s Military Division. 

“The 2012 University of Phoenix-AMVETS Scholarships provide America’s active-duty service members, their families and veterans access to new professional skill sets through education in order to help them secure future employment opportunities.” 

Currently, more than 50,000 active-duty service members, veterans and their families are enrolled in associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs at the University of Phoenix worldwide. 

Applications for the 2012 University of Phoenix-AMVETS Scholarship are being accepted through August 21, 2012, and scholarship recipients will be notified by Veterans Day, November 11, 2012. 

More information on how to apply for the 2012 University of Phoenix-AMVETS Scholarships can be found online at phoenix.edu

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