NGAUS, Univ. of Phoenix Award Scholarships

NGAUS Washington Report

(Oct. 1, 2013) The University of Phoenix and NGAUS have awarded full-tuition scholarships to three National Guardsmen who can now complete master’s degree programs at the university. The scholarships were awarded to Guardsmen who belong to NGAUS and are at the rank of lieutenant colonel or below.

The recipients of the scholarships are:

  • Maj. James Lefton of the New York National Guard. He will pursue a master of business administration degree;
  • Chief Warrant Officer 2 Timothy Ames of the Hawaii National Guard. He will pursue a master of science in information systems degree; and
  • 1st Lt. James Driscolli of the Connecticut National Guard. He will pursue a master of business administration degree.

"NGAUS enjoys partnerships with a variety of corporations and institutions, but none is more personally rewarding than our relationship with the University of Phoenix," said retired Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett Jr., the NGAUS president. "This program enables us to provide the key to success, education, to some very deserving young officers. I know the recipients and their families are thrilled. And so is our entire association."

“University of Phoenix is excited to work with NGAUS and provide our nation’s Guardsmen an opportunity to achieve their education goals,” said retired Col. Garland Williams, the associate regional vice president for the University of Phoenix military division. “The 2013 University of Phoenix NGAUS Scholarships demonstrate our corporate social responsibility to provide access to education opportunities. These scholarships allow Guardsmen to increase their professional skill sets through education to help them secure future employment opportunities both in the military and beyond.”