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University of Phoenix Announces Recipients of Maggie’s Place Scholarships

By University of Phoenix

  • May 24, 2017
  • 2 min read

PHOENIX, May 24, 2017 – University of Phoenix presented two full tuition scholarships to Maggie’s Place, a community that provides housing for pregnant and parenting women in need. The two organizations partnered to offer the scholarships to Emily Fankhauser and Makia White, a volunteer and client of Maggie’s Place, who embody the dedication to serve others and their commitment to enhancing their personal and professional growth.

“We are driven by a deep commitment to serving women who are seeking to better their lives for themselves and their children,” said Laura Magruder, CEO at Maggie’s Place. “Education is one component of our services, which is why our partnership with University of Phoenix is incredibly powerful in providing women associated with our community the opportunity to achieve the next level of education to help not only themselves but their families for generations to come.”

Emily Fankhauser is a program family coach with Maggie’s Place and will pursue her Master of Science in Counseling/Clinical Mental Health Counseling at University of Phoenix with her scholarship. During her time with Maggie’s Place she has excelled in a number of responsibilities including improving intake methods for new clients, ensuring quality programming standards and taking the lead on staff development with junior members of the team.

Makia White is an alumna of Maggie’s Place where she participated in the Family Coaching after giving birth to her daughter. She will pursue a Master of Science degree in Administration of Justice and Security with her scholarship. She meets regularly with Maggie’s Place staff to talk through her goals and plan her strategy for achieving them. The support she receives at work helps her in her personal life and strengthens her family.

“Women like Emily and Makia have dedicated themselves to providing help to those around them so that others may enjoy better lives,” said Constance St. Germain, Ed.D., J.D., executive dean of University of Phoenix College of Humanities & Sciences. “University of Phoenix is proud of their work serving others and honored they will further their educational goals with us.”


For more information about University of Phoenix scholarship opportunities, including scholarship terms and conditions, visit http://www.phoenix.edu/scholarships.


For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program, visit phoenix.edu/programs/gainful-employment.


About Maggie’s Place

Maggie’s Place provides houses of hospitality and ongoing support to help pregnant and parenting women in need reach their goals and welcomes them into a community filled with love and dignity. Maggie’s Place provides for the immediate physical and emotional needs of guests including shelter, food, clothing and a supportive community. In addition, Maggie’s Place connects them to the appropriate agencies and resources including prenatal care, health insurance, low-cost housing and education programs. To learn more about Maggie’s Place, please visit: http://www.maggiesplace.org/


About 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., 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 www.phoenix.edu