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University of Phoenix, AMVETS offer scholarships

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University of Phoenix and AMVETS, a vocal advocate for veterans' education, are awarding a total of $350,000 through 50 $7,000 scholarships to active duty military personnel, eligible family members and veterans to pursue a degree through the University of Phoenix. AMVETS has partnered with the university since 2007, offering more than 175 scholarships to eligible veterans and family members, according to a university news release.

"Every day, these brave men and women put their lives on hold to ensure security for Americans," said Ericka Hilliard, campus director at University of Phoenix Augusta Campus. "University of Phoenix was founded with the goal of making education accessible, and we're proud to help local military and their families make their goals a reality."

Currently, several thousand active-duty military personnel, veterans and their spouses are enrolled in University of Phoenix associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs worldwide.

Applications for the 2011 University of Phoenix AMVETS Scholarship are being accepted through Aug. 11, and scholarship recipients will be notified by Nov. 11, which is Veterans Day.

For more information on how to apply for the scholarships, visit http://www.phoenix.edu/tuition_and_financial_options/scholarships/amvets-scholarship.html.


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