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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona and Argosy University, Phoenix Improving Lives Through Education

PHOENIX, Ariz. Jul. 22, 2013--   Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Phoenix and Argosy University, Phoenix are pleased to announce the winner of the Argosy University/Big Brothers Big Sisters Scholarship program. Tirsia Lopez, an employee of Big Brothers Big Sister of Central Phoenix has been awarded a scholarship worth $12,000.

The Argosy University/Big Brothers Big Sisters Scholarship program is designed to award tuition scholarships to attend Argosy University, Phoenix for those affiliated with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona organization.

Lopez was awarded a $3,000 annual tuition scholarship which can be renewed for each year of enrollment, up to four consecutive years and a total of $12,000 to attend Argosy University, Phoenix. She works part-time as a Bilingual Program Specialist at Big Brothers Big Sister of Central Arizona and full-time as a Family Support Specialist at Westside Head Start.

“My life purpose is to support, challenge, and encourage families who are pursuing their academic, personal, and professional goals which will improve the quality of life for themselves,” says Lopez. I hope one day to serve families by counseling, and finding effective ways to make their life experiences a success, because as a first-generation low-income migrant Latina I know how difficult it is to navigate through life when you have barriers. I will make a difference by supporting families affected with poverty by overcoming their obstacles, conquering their fears, and pursuing their dreams.”

“Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Arizona makes a positive impact on children and families in the Phoenix area each and every day,” says Argosy University, Phoenix President Hugh Jensen. “We are proud to be able to assist Tirsia with her goal of obtaining a master’s degree that will help her make an even greater impact in the Phoenix community.”

"Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona is honored that Argosy University, Phoenix, is helping employees like Tirsia to achieve their dream of advancing their education,” says Laura Capello, president and CEO of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Arizona.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona

For more than 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona has contributed to a healthier and stronger community by providing children with mentors who help them succeed in life.  The preeminent youth mentoring organization in Arizona, Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships with volunteers who care about them.  For more information contact BBBSAZ at 602-264-BIGS or

About Argosy University

Argosy University (, with 28 campus locations in 13 states and online, is a private, accredited academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students through its eight colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Clinical Psychology, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law. Degree levels and programs offered vary by location. Full and part-time law programs are offered through Western State College of Law. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, ( Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610, 2630. Certified by SCHEV to operate in Virginia. See for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

Argosy University, Phoenix is located at 2233 West Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021.

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