SALT LAKE CITY, April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU) is offering an added incentive for busy adults to stop dreaming about getting a bachelor's or master's degree and instead start doing—$500,000 in scholarships. Students who apply to WGU by June 30, 2017, are eligible to apply for the Today Is Your Someday Scholarship, which provides up to $2,000 per student for up to 250 students.
Learn more about WGU's Today Is Your Someday scholarship at www.wgu.edu/today and by following @WGU on social media.
The Today Is Your Someday Scholarship will be applied at the rate of $500 per six-month term, renewable for up to four terms, toward WGU's already low tuition of about $3,000 per term for most programs. Students enrolling in any of WGU's 60 bachelor's and master's degree programs are eligible to apply for the scholarship. WGU will also waive the $65 application fee for all scholarship applicants who apply by June 30, 2017. To waive the fee, applicants should enter the code TODAY on the payment page of their application.
WGU uses an innovative approach to learning called competency-based education, which focuses on measuring learning rather than time spent in class. Students earn their degrees by demonstrating mastery of the subject matter they need to be successful—real-world competencies developed in collaboration with employers.
Designed to meet the needs of adult learners, competency-based education allows students to take advantage of their knowledge and experience to move quickly through material they already know so they can focus on what they still need to learn. WGU faculty members work one-on-one with students as mentors, offering guidance, support, and individualized instruction. While WGU's degree programs are rigorous and challenging, competency-based learning makes it possible for students to accelerate their progress, saving both time and money.
This scholarship is open to new WGU students who have been officially admitted to WGU. While multiple scholarships will be awarded, it is a competitive program. Scholarships will be awarded based on the candidate's academic record, readiness for online study, and current competency, as well as other considerations. For more information on the Today is Your Someday Scholarship and additional WGU scholarships, visit www.wgu.edu/scholarships.
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 80,000 students nationwide and has more than 79,000 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 20 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 was featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. Learn more at www.wgu.edu.
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