SALT LAKE CITY, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU) and the Salt Lake Bees are teaming up to offer scholarships that will give four Utah students a full year of tuition, a $6,000 value per student. Applications are now being accepted for the WGU-Bees scholarship, which will cover the full tuition for two six-month terms at WGU. The four scholarships will be awarded at the Bees-Fresno Grizzlies game on Friday, September 1, 2017.
To apply or learn more about this scholarship, visit go.slbees.com/2017/wgu/.
WGU and the Bees formally announced the scholarship at the Bees-Sacramento River Cats game on Friday, April 14, 2017, when WGU's Enrollment Director, Kempe Nicoll, threw out the first pitch of the game. Applications for the scholarship will be accepted through Friday, August 18, 2017.
"The Salt Lake Bees are proud to join WGU to give these students free tuition for one year," said Marc Amicone, Salt Lake Bees general manager. "The Bees' organization places great value on education, and we are thrilled to help provide academic assistance to members of our community."
To be eligible for the WGU-Bees scholarship, applicants must be new students to WGU, a Utah resident, officially admitted into one of WGU's bachelor's or master's degree programs, complete the scholarship application, and be interviewed by a WGU scholarship counselor. While WGU will award up to four scholarships, recipients will be selected based on their academic records, financial need, and readiness for online study at WGU, among other considerations. WGU will also waive the $65 application fee for all scholarship applicants who apply by August 18, 2017, just use the code: BEES.
Online, accredited, and nonprofit, WGU offers more than 60 bachelor's and master's degrees in business, K–12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. The majority of WGU students are working adults who benefit from the online university's flexibility and competency-based online degree programs, which allow students to study and learn on their schedules, advancing as soon as they are able to demonstrate mastery of the material. This, combined with affordable, flat-rate tuition of about $6,000 a year for most programs, is making it possible for more students to earn respected degrees that can enable them to advance their careers.
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 80,000 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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