University of Phoenix Collaborates with Arizona Diamondbacks® to Provide Full-Tuition Scholarship

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Applicants can pursue a bachelor’s degree at the University of Phoenix

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The University of Phoenix is ​​sponsoring a full “D-backs For Change” Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship for Arizona Diamondbacks employees. Collaboration between the two organizations provides applicants with the opportunity to pursue higher education and work towards career mobility.

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Tuition costs rise an average of 2.6% each year at the University of Phoenix in the US, and the Arizona Diamondbacks family recognizes that individuals face barriers—cost, time, commitments, and circumstances—to reaching their academic and career goals. Scholarships are highly effective and desirable sources of financial support for students as they usually do not require repayment.

“We appreciate the support of the Arizona Diamondbacks in sponsoring the Student ‘D-backs for Change’ scholarship,” said John Woods, PhD, chief academic officer and dean of the University of Phoenix. “Scholarships offer great opportunity and hope for individuals seeking a path to higher education. Because we believe scholarships are not just for a select few, we are grateful to work with the Arizona Diamondbacks to open up more scholarship opportunities for working adults.”

The University of Phoenix offers job-relevant education, personalized support, and flexible, on-demand learning opportunities for working adults – all through affordable, fixed tuition, and time and money-saving options.

“Education should have practical value, which is why we chose to offer the D-backs for Change Scholarship through Phoenix University,” said D-backs President and CEO Derrick Hall. “We know they are committed to student success and accessibility, making it easier to earn a college degree. We are proud to collaborate on this scholarship and provide life-changing support in someone’s academic journey.”

The University of Phoenix offers over 100 online programs aligned with over 300 real-world careers. The University of Phoenix has seven career-focused specialty colleges, with more than 100 degrees and certificates – 80% of which are in high-growth fields. The University of Phoenix has been consistently accredited by the Commission on Higher Education and its predecessor since 1978, meaning that programs meet stringent academic standards.

Learn more here about D-backs for Change Scholarship.

About the University of Phoenix

The University of Phoenix is ​​constantly innovating to help working adults advance their careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, related courses, interactive learning, and Career Services for Life® help students more effectively pursue their professional and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. For more information visit Phoenix.

About Arizona Diamondbacks:

Arizona Diamondbacks provide industry-leading entertainment in a clean, safe, and family-friendly environment that has a positive impact on fans and civic partners. Their mission is guided by the Circle of Success: team performance, fan experience, financial efficiency, workplace culture, and societal contribution. D’s prime moments on the field include the 2001 World Championship title and 5 Western National League titles. Since its founding in 1997, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation has donated approximately $75 million in charitable contributions to the Arizona community. The team created D-backs for Change to level the playing field with an unequivocal commitment to improving institutional diversity, equity and inclusion, and striving to improve the lives of those who have been and remain disadvantaged as a result of systemic social injustice. Founded in 1995 and its inaugural season in 1998, the club plays its home ground in downtown Phoenix at Chase Field, the first baseball field to feature a pool as well as a retractable roof over a natural grass (now synthetic turf) playing surface. For more information, please visit and and connect on social media via dbacks and losdbacks.

Sharla Huber

University of Phoenix

Source: University of Phoenix

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