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News Brief - 9/16/08

Western Governors University Recognition for Military Sacrifice Scholarship

For Severely Injured Service Members and Their Spouses

SALT LAKE CITY -- Western Governors University (www.wgu.edu) is pleased to offer the WGU Recognition for Military Sacrifice Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to help severely injured service members, their spouses, and the spouses of service members killed in action (KIA) attend college online or earn their degree online to improve their education and their employability.

The WGU Recognition for Military Sacrifice Scholarship is valued up to a maximum value of $2,000. The scholarship will be credited at the rate of $500 per six- month term, renewable up to four terms.

This new expansion of scholarships will allow applicants to earn a degree online in any discipline offered by WGU in its Colleges of Business, Education, Information Technology or Health Professions. These new scholarships are made available through funds from Western Governors University. Over the past 12 months, WGU has awarded over 170 scholarships to veterans, military, and military spouses.

WGU's online degree programs are focused on adult learning through flexible, technology-based instruction. WGU's competency-based education approach makes it possible for students to complete the requirements for their degree at a quicker pace and accelerate their program based on their prior experience, academic background and time commitment to study.

The WGU Recognition for Military Sacrifice Scholarship is a competitive program so applications should be submitted as soon as possible.