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Terence Newman Partners with University of Phoenix to Offer Scholarships

Rising Stars Foundation News Release
October 30, 2009

Terence presents scholarship check  
Dallas (October 28, 2009) – Dallas Cowboys defensive back Terence Newman has announced a partnership with University of Phoenix to grant full-tuition scholarships to four high school seniors in the Greater Dallas Boys & Girls Clubs’ Collegiate Steps program.


Newman, who announced the partnership at the annual fundraiser for his Terence Newman’s Rising Stars Foundation, will work with the local Boys & Girls Clubs to select the four students. Each recipient will receive full-tuition scholarships to University of Phoenix, which is the official education partner of the Dallas Cowboys, beginning in 2010.


“I am very excited to be able to grant these scholarships and add this program to my foundation,” said Newman. “I am very grateful to University of Phoenix for partnering with us on this and making the dreams of higher education possible for four local students.”


The scholarship recipients will be able to earn their degrees by attending classes at one the University’s six local campus, learning center and resource center locations in Arlington, Cedar Hills, Dallas, Los Colinas, Mid-Cities and Plano or online. University of Phoenix, which offers associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in a variety of disciplines, including business, healthcare, criminal justice, psychology and counseling, information technology and education, provides students with supportive resources that lay the foundation for a successful college experience.


“University of Phoenix is proud of our tradition of providing access and opportunity to higher education,” said Brent Fitch, University of Phoenix Southwest Regional Vice President. “Through scholarship opportunities, such as this program with Terence Newman and the Greater Dallas Boys & Girls Club, we are able to recognize exceptional students, reward them for their achievements and help them pursue a goal that can change their lives.”

Collegiate STEPS is a college prep program where more than 125 freshman through seniors work every other Wednesday with Junior League of Dallas volunteers on a myriad of topics that provides them with the necessary skills to navigate the college application process, gain entrance into college and understand their financial responsibilities. In addition, volunteers actively assist members in researching and applying for scholarships to help with the cost of higher education. BGCD also recognizes that not all members are interested in attending college; therefore it provides programs that prepare our members for the workplace. This year’s senior class has 50 members of which we anticipate at least 100% will graduate from high school. In 2008, 100% of the Collegiate STEPS seniors graduated from high school, with 93% moving on to college and 7% joining the military.


This latest program comes in addition to the mentorship program Newman’s Rising Stars Foundation conducts with student-athletes throughout Dallas. Each year, the foundation selects 10 ninth-graders for Terence to follow throughout their high school careers. In addition to providing the kids in the program with unique experiences and educational outings, he grants each child at least $5,000 in scholarship money upon their graduation.



University of Phoenix, the official education partner for the Dallas Cowboys, is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. Through flexible schedules, challenging courses and interactive learning, students achieve personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. During the quarter ending May 31, 2009, 420,700 students were enrolled at University of Phoenix, the largest private university in North America. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate’s, 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/dallas, www.facebook.com/uopxdallas, or call (972) 385-1055.