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Wounded warriors, families eligible for scholarships

Scholarship applications accepted through Aug. 7

The University of Phoenix is offering wounded warriors and their families the chance to win a scholarship to earn a master’s degree. /John Densmore

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Wounded Servicemembers and their families are being thanked for their sacrifices with the opportunity to win a full-ride scholarship to the University of Phoenix to earn a master's degree.

The university is offering 10 full-tuition scholarships to alumni, spouses and primary caregivers who are part of the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization that aims to raise awareness of the needs of injured Servicemembers, assist with those needs and provide programs and services to adhere to them.

The University of Phoenix Wounded Warrior Project is accepting scholarship applications through Aug. 7.  A scholarship selection committee made up of representatives from both the University of Phoenix and the Wounded Warrior Project will review the applications. Recipients will be chosen based on the overall scores of the quality of the application and scholarship essays.

Winners will receive a full-tuition scholarship valued at $25,000 for any master's degree the University of Phoenix offers. Classes can be attended at any of the university's 200 campuses or their online classroom, which is accessible anywhere in the world.  

"University of Phoenix recognizes Servicemembers, their families, and veterans as a top priority," said Jennifer Tomasovic, University of Phoenix director of public relations.

Since 2008, it has awarded more than 170 scholarships and given donations in support of veterans, Servicemembers, and their families. This is the first year it has offered the University of Phoenix Wounded Warrior Project Scholarship.

"University of Phoenix is excited to work with (the) Wounded Warrior Project and provide educational opportunities to injured Servicemembers to show our appreciation of their sacrifice," Tomasovic said. "The 2011 University of Phoenix Wounded Warrior Project Scholarships affords these injured Servicemembers, their spouses and/or caregivers a chance to increase (their) professional skill sets to further assist in their transition to civilian life and/or helping to provide future stability."

Scholarship recipients will be notified by Aug. 31. They will have 30 days to complete all admissions and enrollment requirements and 180 days to complete the first credit-bearing course.

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