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News Brief - 10/8/08

Western Governors University to Continue Its Own Spouses to Teachers Scholarship Program

SALT LAKE CITY -- Western Governors University (www.wgu.edu) will continue to offer scholarships for military spouses wishing to become teachers through its own WGU Spouses to Teachers Scholarship program. WGU's unique accredited, online competency-based degrees have proven a great fit for many active-duty, reserve, and national guard military members and their spouses. WGU has awarded over 150 scholarship to military spouses.

The Spouses to Teachers program, managed through the Department of Education and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), ended September 30, 2008. Only spouses registered by this date will be eligible for reimbursement until March 30, 2009.

WGU's scholarships are valued up to $1,500 and can be used to earn initial teacher certification through the Teachers College at WGU. The WGU Teachers College is among the largest teacher colleges providing online teaching degrees, with graduates who have become licensed teachers in nearly every state. It is the only exclusively online teacher education institution to be accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Multiple scholarships will be awarded. Scholarships will be awarded based upon a candidate's academic record, readiness for online study, and current competency, plus other considerations.

For more information or eligibility requirements on the WGU Spouses to Teachers Scholarship, please visit www.wgu.edu/spouses.