INDIANAPOLIS, June 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WGU Indiana marks its sixth anniversary today, having notably expanded access to higher education for thousands over the last six years. The university is celebrating by offering its largest single scholarships since university was founded in 2010. Valued at $6,000—the cost of tuition for a full year—the scholarships are available to statewide applicants through September 30. More than 3,500 Hoosiers have graduated from WGU Indiana over the past six years and greater than 4,400 students are currently enrolled in the university's bachelor's and master's degree programs.
WGU Indiana was established in 2010 when former Governor Mitch Daniels signed a partnership with Western Governors University. Indiana Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb helped arrange the agreement as a member of the Daniels administration.
"Six years ago, the State recognized that WGU could offer a solution for the thousands of Hoosiers who wanted to finish a college degree while maintaining their participation in the workforce," said Holcomb. "After several years of growth and success, it seems we were right. I commend all WGU Indiana students and graduates who have contributed to the State of Indiana and applaud the work of the university in broadening access to higher education in our state. I know that even greater accomplishments are on the horizon."
In celebration of its sixth anniversary, WGU Indiana is making available six $6,000 Sixth Anniversary Scholarship to applicants through the month of September. The cost of tuition at WGU Indiana has remained flat at $6,000 per year since 2010.
"Making college affordable and convenient for working Hoosiers is our mission," said WGU Indiana Chancellor Allison Barber. "For those hundreds of thousands of Indiana residents who have completed some college but who have not finished their degree, WGU Indiana presents a unique opportunity. It is never too late to go back."
Over the last six years, WGU Indiana kept its focus on competency-based education, allowing students to accelerate through areas of prior work or academic experience. Degree programs are designed to allow for maximum flexibility as most WGU students are employed full-time while enrolled.
For full details about WGU Indiana's Sixth Anniversary Scholarship and other tuition assistance, visit indiana.wgu.edu/scholarships.
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