KENT, Wash., Jan. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By offering up to $500,000 in new scholarships, WGU Washington is helping smooth the pathway for midcareer adults whose New Year's resolutions include earning a university degree. Students who apply to WGU Washington by March 31, 2017, are eligible to apply for the New Kind of You Scholarship, which provides up to $2,000 per student for up to 250 students.
You can learn more about WGU Washington's New Kind of You Scholarship at washington.wgu.edu/newyou and by following @WGUWashington on social media.
The New Kind of You Scholarship will be applied at the rate of $500 per six-month term, renewable for up to four terms, toward WGU Washington's already low tuition of about $6,000 per year for most programs. Students enrolling in any of WGU Washington's 60 bachelor's and master's degree programs are eligible to apply for the scholarship from now through March 31, 2017.
WGU Washington uses an innovative approach to learning called competency-based education (CBE). CBE 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 and industry experts.
Designed to meet the needs of adult learners, CBE allows students to utilize their existing knowledge and experience to move quickly through material they already know. That, in turn, lets students focus on what they still need to learn. WGU Washington faculty members work one-on-one with students as mentors, offering guidance, support, and individualized instruction. While WGU Washington'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 Washington students who have been officially admitted to the university. While many 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 New Kind of You Scholarship and additional WGU Washington scholarships, visit the university's website.
WGU Washington was established by the State Legislature in 2011 in partnership with nationally recognized and accredited Western Governors University to expand access to higher education for Washington residents.
The state-endorsed, online university offers more than 60 bachelor's and master's degree programs in Business, Information Technology, Teacher Education and Health Professions, including Nursing. WGU Washington's competency-based learning model is designed to meet the needs of working adults by providing an affordable, flexible option for earning an accredited, respected college degree. It's non-profit and receives no money from the state.
Degrees are granted under the accreditation of Western Governors University, which is regionally accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Teachers College programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE*).
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