EVANSVILLE, Ind., Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WGU made $16,000 in scholarships available today for OneMain Financial employees across the nation. Eight scholarships will be available, at a value of $2,000 each. WGU announced the scholarship at a check presentation at OneMain Financial's largest corporate office in Evansville, Ind.
"OneMain Financial provides responsible lending to our customers, and by promoting the higher education of our employees, we're ensuring our customers receive the quality assistance they deserve," says Deb Fleck, OneMain vice president and director of human resources. "Education is of the utmost importance to us and we truly value our ongoing relationship with WGU."
As a WGU corporate partner since 2015, OneMain Financial employees enrolled in any of WGU's degree programs also receive a five percent discount toward WGU's tuition of approximately $6,000 annually. Twenty-five OneMain Financial employees currently are enrolled as students at WGU and eight have graduated from the online university.
"We are pleased to continue our corporate partnership with OneMain Financial and to offer these new scholarships exclusively for OneMain employees," said Warren Junium, III, WGU's vice president for partnership development. "WGU provides OneMain employees with an affordable, flexible way to enhance their careers by earning a bachelor's or master's degree."
About OneMain Financial OneMain is America's premier consumer finance company offering responsible and transparent personal loan products. For over 100 years, the company has been providing personalized, best-in-class service at more than 1,800 branches in 44 states. The company's iLoan internet lending division also provides customers the opportunity to complete the loan process entirely online. The company has more than 11,000 team members who proudly support the communities in which they live and work. For additional information, please visit OneMainFinancial.com.
About WGU 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 83,000 students and 88,000 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 force in changing lives through education. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and has been featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. Learn more at www.wgu.edu.