SALT LAKE CITY, July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU) and Real Salt Lake (RSL) have teamed up on a scholarship that will provide four Utah students with a full year of tuition. Applications are now being accepted for the WGU-RSL scholarship, which will cover the full $6,000 tuition for two six-month terms at WGU. The four scholarships will be awarded at the upcoming RSL-Houston Dynamo match on Saturday, September 17, 2016. The university will also waive the $65 application fee for all scholarship applicants who apply by August 22, 2016.
"Real Salt Lake is proud to join WGU to offer these students free tuition for one year," said RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen. "The RSL organization places great value on education, and we are delighted to help provide academic assistance to members of our community."
To be eligible, scholarship applicants must be 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.
Online, accredited, and nonprofit, WGU offers more than 50 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 complete courses at their own pace, advancing as soon as they're able to demonstrate mastery of the material. This, combined with affordable, flat-rate tuition of $6,000 a year for most programs, is making it possible for more students to earn degrees that are helping them advance their careers. More than 4,700 Utahns are currently enrolled at WGU, part of a growing nationwide student body of more than 70,000.
Established in 1997 with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, WGU now serves 70,000 students nationwide and 65,000 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. It has become a leading influence in changing the lives of individuals and families, and enabling 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. The University's 2015 Annual Report is now available online.
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