91°F
weather icon Clear

WGU unveils its largest scholarship program yet

Western Governors University will award $800,000 nationally in scholarships to busy adults who would like to earn a college degree on a schedule that fits their lives.

The “Back to School” Scholarships is WGU’s largest scholarship offering to date. Since 2015 there have been 31 such scholarships awarded in Nevada.

The scholarship is valued at up to $2,500 per student and is open to new students in any of the more than 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs offered at WGU, including programs in business, information technology, education and health professions. New students can now apply for the scholarship through Sept. 20, 2020.

The scholarships will be applied at the rate of $625 per four-month term, renewable for up to four terms.

Multiple scholarships will be awarded through a competitive program. Scholarships will be granted based on a candidate’s academic record, financial need, readiness for online study, current competency and other considerations.

“This scholarship changed my life,” said Amanda Ogle, a recent WGU scholarship recipient. “It allowed me to get my teaching degree and inspire my children, current students and future students to follow their dreams, persevere and experience the success that comes from determination.”

Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors, 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 with schedules that fit their lives, advancing as soon as they demonstrate mastery of the subject matter.

WGU serves more than 115,000 students nationwide and has more than 153,000 graduates in all 50 states.

To learn more about WGU’s “Back to School” Scholarships or to apply, visit www.wgu.edu/B2S

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
VFW Food Bank needs donations — how you can help

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10054 is a major hub of activity in the Pahrump Valley, much of which is focused solely on supporting former military members in the community. The organization operates a variety of valuable programs, one of which is its Veterans Food Bank.

Beatty student takes 2nd in state VFW art contest

Juan Alvarez, of Amargosa Valley, a student in Stephen Witten’s drawing class at Beatty High, created his drawing of the face of a combat soldier using charcoal and working without an outline.

Here’s how Pahrump marked Purple Heart Day

National Purple Heart Day was observed on Sunday, Aug. 7 and area residents were able to mark the occasion by attending the valley’s 6th annual Purple Heart Day Sundown Ceremony.

New Sons of the American Legion squadron being established in Pahrump

The Pahrump Valley’s various veterans’ organizations are the backbone of many local charitable and patriotic activities and one is now expanding its reach by starting a whole new squadron.

Nevada’s casino industry donates to both gubernatorial candidates

The state’s casino industry has donated money to both Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak and his Republican challenger Joe Lombardo, although some have preferred one over the other.