Press Release: Reservists Scholarship, 1/20/09

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News Brief - 1/20/09

Western Governors University Extends Deadline for Reservists and National Guard Scholarship

Salt Lake City, Utah - Western Governors University (WGU) (www.wgu.edu), the leading non-profit online university, will extend the deadline for the WGU Reservists and National Guard Scholarship to June 30, 2009. This scholarship is designed to help members of the Reserves and National Guard attend college online.

The WGU Reservists and National Guard Scholarship is valued up to $1,500 and can be used to earn a degree in any discipline offered by WGU in its colleges of Business, Education, Information Technology or Health Professions. WGU is both regionally and nationally accredited.

Recently named a Top 20 Military Friendly University by Military Advanced Education magazine, WGU's unique accredited programs have proven a great fit for many active-duty, reserve, and National Guard military members and their spouses.

Up to 30 scholarships will be awarded, with awards made every month on an ongoing basis. However, this is a competitive program and scholarships will be awarded based on a candidate's academic record, readiness for online study at WGU, and current competency, in addition to other considerations. Early application is strongly suggested.

WGU's online degree programs focus on the needs of adult learners by providing flexible, technology-based instruction. WGU's competency-based education approach makes it possible for military students and spouses to complete the requirements for their degrees at a quicker pace and accelerate their programs based on their prior experience, academic background, and time commitment to study.

For more information or eligibility requirements on the WGU Reservists and National Guard Scholarship, please visit www.wgu.edu/ngreserve or call 1-866-225-5948 (866-CALL-WGU).