WGU Nurses Lead the Way Scholarship
In honor of National Nurses Week, Western Governors University is proud to offer the Nurses Lead the Way Scholarship. National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6 through May 12. To celebrate Nurses Week, WGU will award five scholarships, each valued up to $500, to motivated nurses who are ready to take on the increasing challenges of today’s hospitals. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is April 30, 2014.
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must:
- Be a licensed RN.
- Complete an application for admission.
- Be officially admitted to WGU.
- Interview with a WGU Scholarship Counselor.
Five scholarships will be awarded. However, this is a competitive program and scholarships will be awarded based upon a candidate’s academic record, readiness for online study at WGU, and current competency, plus other considerations.
NOTE:This scholarship is for new WGU nursing students only. WGU employees and their spouses are not eligible to receive this scholarship.
Before monies are distributed, the scholarship recipients must read the WGU Student Handbook and agree to and understand the academic progress, tuition, and refund policies. The student will also be required to sign a WGU Scholarship Agreement before monies will be awarded.
Scholarship Value: $500 maximum
This $500 scholarship will be credited to your first six-month term only.
Federal Financial Aid is Also Available
You may choose to pay for the remaining portion of your degree through federal financial aid (subject to your eligibility). Federal Pell Grants, which do not have to be repaid, are granted based upon financial need. Federal unsubsidized student loans are available to most students. Subsidized loans, which are dependent on financial need, reduce the interest due on loans. Click here to learn more about financial aid.
If you would like to discuss the scholarship program or degree programs at WGU before submitting an application for this scholarship, feel free to speak to an Enrollment Counselor toll free at 1-866-225-5948.
Note: Before you can apply for this scholarship, you must first apply for admission.