University of Phoenix National Guard Association of the United States Scholarship Recipients Announced

Fourth annual scholarship program awards three full-tuition master’s
degree scholarships to National Guard officers

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–University of Phoenix and the National Guard Association of the United
States (NGAUS) today announced the three National Guard officers who
have been awarded full-tuition master’s degree scholarships to the
University as part of the NGAUS Scholarship program. This is the fourth
year University of Phoenix has offered the scholarship to eligible NGAUS
members. The scholarships were awarded to Army and Air National
Guardsmen and NGAUS members ranked lieutenant colonel (O-5) and below.

University of Phoenix NGAUS Scholarship recipients are:

  • 1st Lieutenant Lindsey Hardenstine,
    holds bachelor’s degrees in nursing and health care administration and
    is a member of the Delaware Air National Guard Aeromedical Evacuation
    (AE) Squadron. She will pursue a master’s of science in nursing at
    University of Phoenix and hopes to become an AE squadron commander.
    She served as an enlisted member of the Air National Guard for 10
    years and as a commissioned officer for four years.
  • Captain Chad Morgan, an Air National Guardsman with 18
    years of service, began his career after high school as an aircraft
    maintenance management analyst for the Tennessee Air National Guard
    before resigning to attend Officer Candidate School. Morgan also
    served as a manpower management analyst studying aircraft maintenance.
    He now is a squadron commander and wants to use his master’s of
    business administration from University of Phoenix to increase the
    efficiency and effectiveness of the isochronal process.
  • Major Jerome Guerrero, will pursue a master’s of business
    administration from University of Phoenix. Guerrero serves as a field
    grade officer in the Nevada Air National Guard and plans to retire
    with 25 active years at the rank of colonel and transition to a
    corporate-level civilian career. He plans to use his experience to
    improve logistical and personnel management by shortening time frames
    for deliverables, and better matching personnel to duties and

According to a 2014 military demographics report1, the
highest level of education for 83 percent of enlisted U.S. Reserve and
National Guard members is a high school diploma or some college. More
than half of officers have a bachelor’s degree and 33 percent have an
advanced degree. University of Phoenix and NGAUS understand the need to
educate National Guard officers to help them enhance their military and
civilian careers and distinguish themselves in today’s competitive
employment landscape.

“University of Phoenix is proud to partner with The National Guard
Association of the United States to recognize the achievements of their
officers and provide them an opportunity to enhance their education and
careers,” said Adam Such, U.S. Army lieutenant colonel (Ret.) and
University of Phoenix vice president of Military and Veterans Affairs.
“National Guard officers embody the type of student we look for at
University of Phoenix. They’re dedicated, hard-working and disciplined
and it is truly our honor to welcome them to the Phoenix family.”

To date, University of Phoenix has awarded 14 full-tuition master’s
scholarships to NGAUS members. To be eligible for an NGAUS Scholarship
at University of Phoenix, applicants must be actively affiliated with
NGAUS. Recipients are selected by a committee that reviews three essays
on how a University of Phoenix degree will help advance long-term
educational goals, community service achievements, and a personal
reflection of how an experience influenced professional development.

For more information about each of these programs, including on-time
completion rates, the median debt incurred by students who completed the
program and other important information, please visit:

For more information about University of Phoenix, please visit

1 Source: Military OneSource “2014 Demographics: Profile of
the Military Community,” 2014,


The National Guard Association of the United States is the nation’s
oldest military association lobbying solely for the benefit of the
National Guard of the United States and educating the public about the
Guard’s role and history in the Armed Forces of the United States. It
was formed by militia officers in 1878 to obtain better equipment and
training by petitioning Congress for more resources. For more
information, visit

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