Local Oxnard resident granted Full-tuition Scholarship from BGCA and University of Phoenix
Sherry Leal, one of 30 people nationwide, awarded scholarship to go back to school by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and University of Phoenix.
Online PR News – 30-May-2014 – Oxnard, CA – Boys & Girls Clubs of America, in collaboration with partners like University of Phoenix, continues its dedication to academic success and providing college readiness programs for America’s youth that will prepare them for great futures. Many adults still require additional education opportunities to pursue their career goals, and Boys & Girls Clubs alumni, parents and staff, like Sherry Leal, are getting that chance. Leal works at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme.
Leal is one of 30 recipients nationwide to receive a full-tuition scholarship from BGCA and University of Phoenix to complete an undergraduate or master’s degree. Selected from more than 160 Boys & Girls Clubs staff, parents and alumni applicants, Leal is now one of the 80 BGCA-affiliated recipients who have received scholarships to University of Phoenix over the past two years.
“We are pleased to have this wonderful opportunity to reward our alumni, parents and staff for their dedication to helping our young people achieve their educational goals,” said Tim Blaylock, Chief Professional Officer, BGCOP. “Through our relationship with University of Phoenix, people like Sherry now have the chance to pursue their career goals and continue to be strong role models for our youth.”
Born and raised in Ventura County, Leal attended California Lutheran University and earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a B.A. in Spanish. After graduating she was hired by BGCOP where she works with the communities’ most needy youth inside the juvenile justice complex.
“I am grateful for the scholarship opportunity to further my education provided by the University of Phoenix and their partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of America,” said Leal.
University of Phoenix is dedicated to providing a pathway for economic advancement for those who otherwise may not have one by addressing education and workforce needs in the communities it serves.
“University of Phoenix is dedicated to providing educational tools and opportunities for the Oxnard community,” said Jody Skenderian, Director of Community relations. “We are proud to provide Sherry Leal with the ability to pursue her degree and take that knowledge back into our community through her work with the Boys & Girls Club.”
For more information about University of Phoenix scholarship opportunities, visit www.phoenix.edu/scholarships. For more information on Boys & Girls Clubs of America and their programs and impact on young lives across the country, visit GreatFutures.org.
Apollo Education Group, parent company of University of Phoenix, is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen by serving communities and individuals across the country. Through its corporate social responsibility efforts, Apollo Education Group focuses on giving in the areas of education, workforce readiness and sustainability. To learn more about the impact of these efforts, please visit http://csrreport.s.apollo.edu/.
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