SOURCE: University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix

October 13, 2010 08:00 ET

University of Phoenix - North Carolina Issues Call for Submissions for 2010 Breast Cancer Awareness Scholarship Program

Full-Tuition Scholarships Will Be Awarded to Two Local Residents Affected by the Disease

CHARLOTTE, NC and RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwire - October 13, 2010) -

Breast cancer patients, survivors or immediate relatives of a breast cancer patient or survivor who have to put their dreams of pursuing a higher education on hold due to financial burdens, are encouraged to participate in University of Phoenix - North Carolina's Breast Cancer Awareness Scholarship program.

Local campuses will award two full-tuition scholarships to attend University of Phoenix to individuals who have struggled with breast cancer diagnosis. Recipients of the scholarship will be able to select a bachelor's or master's degree of their choice and attend classes at the local campus in Charlotte or Raleigh.

Launched in 2008, the Breast Cancer Awareness Scholarship is part of the University's North Carolina campuses' commitment to raise breast cancer awareness and assist individuals and families in North Carolina who have been affected by this disease. In addition to supporting the cause through this scholarship program, faculty, staff and student volunteers at University of Phoenix's campuses in Charlotte and Raleigh raised more than $50,928 in 2009 for the American Cancer Society by participating in the local Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks and other campus events. This year looks promising as the campuses have already raised more than $48,000 to date.

The scholarship program is available to residents living in Charlotte, Raleigh and surrounding cities, including Greensboro, Asheville, Durham and Fayetteville. Copies of the application form are available at Completed application forms should be mailed to:

University of Phoenix - Charlotte
Attn: Carey Fissel
3800 Arco Corporate Drive, Ste. 100
Charlotte, NC 28273

Completed application forms must be submitted by October 31, 2010, the conclusion of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Recipients of the scholarships will be notified in November 2010.

For more than 30 years nationwide and for six years in North Carolina, University of Phoenix has been constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world.

Interviews can be arranged with:

  • Shannon Eckard, University of Phoenix - Charlotte campus director;
  • Candice Morgan, University of Phoenix - Raleigh campus director;
  • Jennifer Lichtneger of the American Cancer Society.

For more information about University of Phoenix, visit

About University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. Through flexible schedules, challenging courses and interactive learning, students achieve personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. As of May 31, 2010, 476,500 students were enrolled at University of Phoenix, the largest private university in North America. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world.

Contact Information

  • For more information about this scholarship program, contact
    Heidi Curiel
    Email Contact
    (602) 417-0687