RENO/LAS VEGAS, NV – In honor of the service and sacrifice that active-duty military personnel, veterans, and their spouses make, Western Governors University (WGU) is offering a Military Appreciation Scholarship. This scholarship will ease tuition cost and allow military personnel and their families the opportunity to advance their education.
Each scholarship is valued at up to $2,500 and can be applied to any of WGU’s more than 60 career-focused degree programs in business, education, IT, and healthcare (including nursing). Average tuition at WGU is approximately $7,000 per year and the average time to complete a bachelor’s degree program is two and a half years. This scholarship provides students with significant assistance as they pursue an affordable, high-quality degree.
“At WGU, we recognize and honor the sacrifice and dedication it takes to serve our country,” said WGU Regional Vice President Rick Benbow, who oversees WGU Nevada. “That’s why we work hard to make educational opportunities available to active-duty service members, veterans, and their families and this scholarship is one small way we can show our appreciation for their service to our country.”
By providing an online university that is flexible and affordable, our servicemen and women do not have to make any more sacrifices when it comes to higher education. WGU is here to make sure you can achieve your educational goals no matter what your situation.
WGU has been named one of the “Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities” for ten consecutive years by Military Advanced Education and Transition Magazine for demonstrating a strong commitment to helping servicemen and women apply their knowledge and life experiences toward a high-quality degree that will open career opportunities.
New and enrolling WGU students may apply for the scholarship now at WGU Military Appreciation. Each scholarship will be credited to the student’s account at the rate of $625 per six-month term, renewable for up to four terms. Scholarships will be awarded based on a candidate’s academic record, financial need, readiness for online study at WGU, current competency, and other considerations.
To learn more about WGU and their support for service members, visit wgu.edu/military.
Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, online, nonprofit WGU now serves more than 133,000 students nationwide and has more than 221,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation’s leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. In just 24 years, the university has become a leading influence in changing the lives of individuals and families, and preparing the workforce needed in today’s rapidly evolving economy. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and has been featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. Learn more at wgu.edu and wgu.edu/advocate.