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University of Phoenix AMVETS Scholarship Recipients Announced

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University of Phoenix and AMVETS, an advocate for veterans’ education, awarded 20 full-tuition scholarships to active-duty service members, eligible family members and veterans to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree from University of Phoenix. AMVETS has teamed with University of Phoenix since 2007, offering 325 scholarships to demonstrate the appreciation of the sacrifice active-duty service members, their families and veterans make for the country and to help them transition from the military to the civilian sector.

University of Phoenix AMVETS Scholarship recipients are:

o Ronald Camacho of Oceanside, Calif.

o Tiffany Rupp of Hope Mills, N.C.

o Marie Cooper of Tinley Park, Ill.

o Wanda Shires of Chesterfield, Va.

o Brittany Diaz of Phoenix, Ariz.

o Jill Slate of Camarillo, Calif.

o Kathryn Jones of Port Saint Lucie, Fla.

o James Stephens of Middletown, Del.

o Trent Maxwell of Kings Bay, Ga.

o Ashley Stimac of Stafford, Va.

o Sheila Morrow of E. Saint Louis, Ill.

o Edward Stimac of Stafford, Va.

o Shelia Palmer of Felton, Del.

o Kevin Thieme of Delia, Kan.

o Rebecca Parks of Salem, Va.

o Jimmy Tidwell of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.

o Karen Ramirez of Jacksonville, Fla.

o Jamie Train of Derby, Kan.

o Ethan Raimey of Yuma, Ariz.

o Michael Wainwright of Brockport, N.Y.

“We are so very grateful for our long standing education partnership with University of Phoenix. This is truly a commitment that changes the lives of the recipients,” said AMVETS National Commander Larry E. Via. “These scholarships are an important part of our mission to help all veterans. In particular, our post-9/11 recipients can attain their educational goals as they strive to make a successful reintegration back into the civilian world.”

“We have a responsibility to help educate America’s transitioning service members, their families and veterans for career opportunities in both the military and civilian sectors,” said University of Phoenix Military Relations Vice President retired Army Col. Garland Williams. “The 2014 University of Phoenix AMVETS Scholarships provides the 20 recipients an access to education opportunities to help increase their professional skill sets to secure future career opportunities.”

Even though the post-9/11 veterans unemployment rate is improving compared to a year ago1, there is still an urgent need to provide education and career services for transitioning active-duty service members, their families and veterans. University of Phoenix and AMVETS understand the critical need for America’s military to educationally distinguish themselves among job seekers in today’s competitive employment landscape.

Applications for the 2015 University of Phoenix AMVETS Scholarships will be accepted May 5, 2015, through Sept. 8, 2015, and scholarship recipients will be announced on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2015.

For more information on how to apply for the 2015 University of Phoenix AMVETS Scholarships and for scholarship requirements, please visit when the scholarship application period opens on May 5, 2015.


A leader since 1944 in preserving the freedoms secured by America’s armed forces, AMVETS provides support for veterans and the active military in procuring their earned entitlements, as well as community service and legislative reform that enhances the quality of life for this nation’s citizens and veterans alike. AMVETS is one of the largest congressionally-chartered veterans’ service organizations in the United States, and includes members from each branch of the military, including the National Guard and Reserve. To learn more, visit

About University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit

1 Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; “Economic News Release” – May 2, 2014

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