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Press Release: Expanded Scholarships for Displaced Workers

News Brief - 6/4/09

Application Deadline Extended to June 30, 2009

Salt Lake City, Utah — Western Governors University (www.wgu.edu) has increased the scholarship amount and number of eligible terms for its Economic Turnaround Scholarship. Under the new provisions, scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive up to $1,500 per term for as many as five terms, up to a total of $7,500. The expansion of this scholarship program is aimed at making it easier for unemployed adult learners to retool for success in today’s job market by earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

More than 100 scholarships are available through this program, which was launched early last month. To date, more than 65 applications have been received, and the application deadline is June 30, 2009. Because the scholarship program is competitive, interested prospective students should apply as soon as possible.

The scholarships may be used for bachelor’s or master’s degrees in any of WGU’s four colleges: Business, Education, Information Technology, and Health Professions. Scholarship applicants must be able to complete an online degree program in two years or less and currently have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

For more details regarding the scholarship program, call 1-866-225-5948 (866-CALL-WGU).

As of August 16, 2009, no longer accepting new scholarship applications.

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