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Boys & Girls Clubs of America and University of Phoenix Search For America’s Most Inspirational Mom To Award Scholarship    

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America has joined with University of Phoenix to execute the “Most Inspirational Mom” scholarship search, which will award three extraordinary moms with full-tuition scholarships to pursue an undergraduate or master’s degree.

  The scholarship program was designed to promote a culture of family achievement and raise awareness about how the University of Phoenix and Boys & Girls Clubs are 

creating great futures for parents and youth. Fifteen finalists will be chosen and notified in February, and the three ultimately selected as “Most Inspirational Mom,” will be announced in May during the week leading into Mother’s Day. 

 Joining in the endeavor is Lucille O’Neal, mother of retired NBA All-star Shaquille O’Neal, who is also an alumna of both Boys & Girls Clubs and University of Phoenix.  As the author of a motivational book titled Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go, O’Neal shares her exceptional journey that included life as an unwed teen mother, struggles with alcohol and her determination to get a college degree in her 40s. O’Neal believes she’s gained wisdom from her different experiences and uses them to guide and encourage other women down a path to success. Ms. O’Neal issued a call to moms nationwide and provided her ideas about what makes moms inspirational in this brief video: 

 httpv://youtu.be/Zi2zDS52Qaw

Contact:
Monica G. Coleman
(404) 487-5811 – w
(678) 499-2800 – c
mcoleman@bgca.org

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and University of Phoenix Search For America’s Most Inspirational Mom To Award Scholarship

 

 

ATLANTA, GA (January 8, 2014) – Boys & Girls Clubs of America has joined with University of Phoenix to execute the “Most Inspirational Mom” scholarship search, which will award three extraordinary moms with full-tuition scholarships to pursue an undergraduate or master’s degree.

  

 

The scholarship program was designed to promote a culture of family achievement and raise awareness about how the University of Phoenix and Boys & Girls Clubs are 

creating great futures for parents and youth. Fifteen finalists will be chosen and notified in February, and the three ultimately selected as “Most Inspirational Mom,” will be announced in May during the week leading into Mother’s Day. 

 

 

Joining in the endeavor is Lucille O’Neal, mother of retired NBA All-star Shaquille O’Neal, who is also an alumna of both Boys & Girls Clubs and University of Phoenix.  As the author of a motivational book titled Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go, O’Neal shares her exceptional journey that included life as an unwed teen mother, struggles with alcohol and her determination to get a college degree in her 40s. O’Neal believes she’s gained wisdom from her different experiences and uses them to guide and encourage other women down a path to success. Ms. O’Neal issued a call to moms nationwide and provided her ideas about what makes moms inspirational in this brief video: 

 

“Most Inspirational Mom” Scholarship Search

 

The deadline for nominations for the search is January 30th, self-nominations will also be accepted and more information is available by visiting www.bgca.org/moms. The questions asked during the initial submission are designed to help nominees explain how they inspire their families and communities, and how an education from University of Phoenix will help to enhance their efforts.

 

To learn more about the scholarship search, please visit www.bgca.org/moms or view the video about the search here: http://bit.ly/BGCA7. 

 

 

 

ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,000 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 American 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, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook  andhttp://bgca.org/twitter .

 

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