Scholarships Available for Many Programs
Great news! Through the generosity of numerous corporations and foundations, plus special federal government appropriations, WGU maintains a robust program of scholarships made available to qualified students.
Scholarships are one of the many ways in which WGU removes obstacles from your path to achieving your educational goals and improving your career opportunities. It’s part of our investment in the future of our students.
Current Scholarship Offerings (for new students)
The following scholarships are available for new WGU students, depending upon specific eligibility requirements for the particular scholarship. Students are eligible to apply for these scholarships during the enrollment process and up to 60 days after starting a degree program.
In addition to the scholarships on this page there are a limited number of scholarships, not described on this page, available only to current students.
(To learn more about or to apply for a specific scholarship, click on the specific scholarship name below.)
WGU General Scholarships
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WGU Future of Nursing Scholarship
WGU Single Parent Scholarship Scholarship
WGU Teacher Education Achievement Scholarship
WGU Partner Scholarships
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WGU Institutional Partner Fund
WGU NEA Academy Partner Scholarships
WGU Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
WGU Healthcare Partners Fund
Scholarships from External Sources
Current and incoming WGU students are also occasionally eligible to apply for third-party scholarships offered by corporations and foundations. As WGU becomes aware of these opportunities, they will be listed here.
Recognizing Our Donors
We’d like to thank our donors who make these scholarships possible. Learn more about our scholarship donors.
Questions & Answers
Click a question, see the answer to the right.
- How do you select scholarship winners?
- When will I find out if I’m selected?
- Do I get the scholarship all at once?
- Can I also apply for financial aid?
How do you select scholarship winners?
It depends upon the scholarship. In general, we award scholarships based on the following factors:
- Meeting the basic eligibility requirements
- Answers you give on the scholarship application
- An interview with a scholarship counselor
Some scholarships are also based upon evaluations of prior college transcripts and other tests. We encourage you to apply.
When will I find out if I’m selected?
WGU evaluates scholarship applications on a continual basis because we start new students in their programs every month. Often we are able to make an award decision within two to four weeks of receiving your application. In most cases, you will also need to have applied for admission and been accepted to the university. An Enrollment Counselor can help explain the process.
Do I get the scholarship all at once?
No. Scholarship awards are divided into a set amount per term. This amount is credited against your tuition due for each term. The details are explained in the description for each scholarship.
Can I also apply for financial aid?
Yes. You probably should apply for federal financial aid, too. Scholarship awards will only cover a portion of your school expenses, and financial aid can help pay for the rest. You can apply for financial aid while you are waiting for a decision about your scholarship application. It will not hurt your chances to win a scholarship. Click here to learn more about or apply for financial aid.