D-backs collaborate with University of Phoenix on team's 'D-backs for Change' scholarship

November 2nd, 2021

The Arizona Diamondbacks and University of Phoenix have created the team’s “D-backs for Change” scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship for a bachelor's degree available to a D-backs employee to pursue a higher education and work towards career mobility. Learn more about the “D-backs for Change” scholarship here.

Derrick Hall/D-backs President & CEO: “Education should hold practical value, and that’s why we chose to offer the ‘D-backs for Change’ scholarship through the University of Phoenix. We know that they are committed to student success and accessibility, making a college degree more attainable. We are proud to collaborate on this scholarship and bring life changing support to someone’s academic journey.”

John Woods,/Ph.D., chief academic officer and provost of University of Phoenix: “We appreciate the support of the Arizona Diamondbacks in sponsoring the ‘D-backs for Change’ scholarship for a student. Scholarships offer significant opportunity and hope to individuals seeking a pathway to higher education. Because we believe scholarships aren’t just for a chosen few, we’re grateful to work with the Arizona Diamondbacks to make more scholarship opportunities accessible to working adults.”

D-backs for Change (website) is the organization’s business and community initiative that seeks to level the playing field for our Team Players and community members by:

• Making an unequivocal commitment to improving organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion, and putting a robust plan in place and taking the necessary steps to do so.

• Seeking to improve the lives of those who have been and continue to be disadvantaged as a result of systemic social injustice, such as racism, sexism, homophobia and discrimination of all kinds.

University of Phoenix offers career-relevant education, personal support and flexible, on-demand learning opportunities for working adults — all with fixed, affordable tuition and options to save time and money. Scholarships are effective and highly desirable sources of financial support for students because they typically do not require repayment. University of Phoenix offers more than 100 online programs aligned to 300+ real-world occupations. University of Phoenix includes 7 specialized, career-focused colleges, with over 100 degree and certificate options — 80% of which are in high-growth fields. University of Phoenix has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor since 1978, which means programs meet rigorous academic standards.