Boys & Girls Clubs of America and University of Phoenix Announce Most Inspirational Moms Scholarship Recipients

Three dedicated moms will have a chance to pursue their next level of
education with full-tuition scholarships from University of Phoenix

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and University of Phoenix have
again come together to celebrate America’s most inspirational moms
across the country. The hard work and commitment of three incredible
mothers has been recognized by the two organizations with full-tuition
scholarships towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree from University of

This year’s Most Inspirational Moms include:

  • Jennifer Nehez, North Palm Beach, Fla. – Nehez will return to
    University of Phoenix, where she received a bachelor’s degree in 2006,
    for her Master of Business Administration.
  • Carmen Ochoa, Morena Valley, Calif. – Ochoa will pursue her Bachelor
    of Science in Business.
  • Katherine Phillippe, Greenwell Springs, La. – Phillippe will renew her
    commitment to education by pursuing a Master of Arts in Education.

“This scholarship is a way for us to acknowledge moms who have put the
needs of others before their own, even if it meant putting their own
professional development on hold,” said Edwin Link, national vice
president of Program, Training & Youth Development Services at BGCA.
“Along with University of Phoenix, we are so excited to honor these
three exceptional women and their commitment to their communities and

“In making possible these scholarships for mothers, we highlight what
they teach all children: the value of hard work and education,” said
Timothy P. Slottow, president of University of Phoenix. “Mothers embody
much of what we value most at University of Phoenix. They leave nothing
up to fate. They sacrifice for their families. They know pride and
humility. They give blood, sweat, and sometimes, tears. They are an
example to us all in defying the odds and fulfilling their desires and

This marks the fourth year of partnership between BGCA and University of
Phoenix to recognize and celebrate the hard work, leadership and
perseverance of mothers who put their children, families and communities
before themselves every day. The energy moms devote to helping their
kids and teens realize their potential guides their families on a path
to success, even while putting their own goals and aspirations on hold.
With the Most Inspirational Moms scholarship, BGCA and University of
Phoenix acknowledge the sacrifices these moms have made, and celebrate
the many ways that moms inspire others.

The Most Inspirational Moms program promotes a culture of family
achievement and raises awareness about how Boys & Girls Clubs and
University of Phoenix are creating great futures for parents and youth.
The program builds on an ever-growing relationship between BGCA and
University of Phoenix to provide education and skill-development
opportunities for tomorrow’s leaders.

For more information about all University of Phoenix scholarship
opportunities, including scholarship requirements, visit
For general information about University of Phoenix programs, including
on-time completion rates, the median debt incurred by students who
completed the program and other important information, please visit

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (
has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as
productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,100 Clubs
serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and
community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing,
and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families
in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations
worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun,
friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis
during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic
success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a
Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives.
National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at and

About the 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:
), 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


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