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WGU North Carolina Offering $3,000 Scholarships to Veterans, Military Personnel, and their Families

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Application deadline is December 31

WGU North Carolina, an affiliate of the competency-based nonprofit Western Governors University, has announced the availability of new Salute to the Armed Forces Scholarships. The scholarships are worth up to $3,000 toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree in IT, business, healthcare, or K–12 education. Applications are now being accepted through December 31, 2019.

Open to U.S. military veterans, active-duty servicemembers, reservists, and military family members newly enrolling in a WGU degree program, scholarships will be awarded at the rate of $750 per six-month term, for up to two years. For most programs, that means a reduction in tuition cost of approximately 20%. This is a competitive program, and scholarships will be awarded based on a candidate’s academic record, financial need, readiness for online study at WGU, and current competency, plus other considerations.

“North Carolina has the fourth largest population of active-duty and reserve forces in the United States,” said WGU North Carolina Chancellor Catherine Truitt. “The Salute to the Armed Forces Scholarships will help members of the military community earn academic degrees while incurring the least amount of student debt possible.”

WGU has been recognized for 11 consecutive years by Military Advanced Education & Transition as a “Top School,” and for seven consecutive years as a Military Friendly® School. Presently, about 18 percent of the more than 3,500 North Carolina students enrolled in WGU are affiliated with the military community.

WGU offers online degree programs that provide the flexibility, portability, and job relevance our nation’s military personnel, veterans, and their families need. In addition, WGU’s affordability and financial aid opportunities — including military tuition assistance and GI Bill benefits — put a high-quality WGU education well within reach.

At WGU, students can take advantage of their existing knowledge and experience to move quickly through material they already know, so they can focus on what they still need to learn. WGU faculty members work one-on-one with students, offering guidance, support, and individualized instruction. While WGU’s degree programs are rigorous and challenging, competency-based learning makes it possible for students to accelerate their progress, saving both time and money.

To learn more or to apply, visit www.wgu.edu/salute. For more information about WGU North Carolina, visit www.wgu.edu/north-carolina.html.

Press Contact

Contact: Glenn Gillen
Email: glenn.gillen@wgu.edu
Phone: 919.450.8113