Scholarships valued at up to $2,000 available to new students
WGU North Carolina, an affiliate of the national nonprofit Western Governors university, has announced the availability of up to $150,000 in New Year Scholarships for busy adults who would like to earn a college degree on a schedule that better fits their lives. The application deadline is March 31, 2020.
Valued at up to $2,000 per student, the New Year Scholarship is open to new students enrolling in any of WGU’s more than 60 bachelor’s or master’s degree programs in business, information technology, health professions, and K-12 education. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
The scholarships will be applied at the rate of $500 per six-month term, reducing already-low tuition by about 15% for the average undergraduate degree. Tuition is around $3,225 per six-month term for most degree programs.
WGU’s terms begin on the first of every month, so new students can begin whenever they are ready. Recipients may renew their award up to four terms. Scholarships will be awarded based on a candidate’s academic record, financial need, readiness for online study, current competency, and other considerations.
Designed to meet the needs of adult learners, WGU’s competency-based education allows students to take advantage of their knowledge and experience to move quickly through material they already know, so they can focus on what they still need to learn. Students complete their programs by studying on schedules that fit their lives and advancing as soon as they demonstrate mastery of the subject matter. WGU faculty members work one-on-one with students as mentors, offering guidance, support, and individualized instruction.
“More than 36 million Americans, including more than one million North Carolinians, have some college credit but no post-secondary degree,” says WGU North Carolina Chancellor Catherine Truitt. “The New Year Scholarship and WGU’s flexible competency-based education model can help many working adults earn degrees that can lead to better prospects for career advancement.”
To learn more about WGU’s New Year Scholarship or to apply, visit wgu.edu/NY2020. For more information about WGU North Carolina, visit nc.wgu.edu.
Contact: Glenn Gillen