Online nonprofit university renews eight $2,500 scholarships for military community
At the USO of North Carolina Partner Appreciation Luncheon in Durham on Feb. 18, WGU North Carolina Chancellor Catherine Truitt announced the renewal of eight $2,500 Military Appreciation Scholarships available to the military community in North Carolina. The scholarship program was introduced last year in partnership with the USO of North Carolina and has been renewed for 2020.
WGU North Carolina is an affiliate of the accredited online Western Governors University, which was named the top Military Friendly® School for 2020-2021 in the online/vocational category. The Military Service Scholarships are available to currently serving military members, veterans, and their families, and can be applied to any of the more than 60 bachelor’s and master’s degrees offered by WGU in business, IT, education, and healthcare, including nursing. Winners of the Military Service Scholarships will be credited with $625 per six-month term, renewable for up to four terms.
The application deadline is May 31, 2020, and more information can be found at nc.wgu.edu/militaryservice. Scholarships will be awarded based on a candidate’s academic record, readiness for online study, and current competency, as well as other considerations.
“The military community is extremely important to WGU North Carolina,” said Truitt. “About one in five WGU students in our state are affiliated with the military, and it’s an honor to partner with the USO of North Carolina to help those who have served our country be able to achieve their goals of obtaining a college degree.”
“The USO of NC cherishes the partnership we share with WGU, as we feel their online degree programs are a great fit for the military community,” said Jim Whaley, CEO and President of the USO of North Carolina. “WGU’s programs are affordable, and the competency-based approach offers service members, veterans, and their spouses the flexibility they need to study from anywhere, allowing them to stay competitive as they transition into the civilian workforce.”
For more information about WGU North Carolina, visit nc.wgu.edu. To learn more about the USO of North Carolina, visit www.uso-nc.org.
Contact: Glenn Gillen