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WGU Loves Nurses Scholarship

WGU Loves Nurses Scholarship

In honor of National Nurses Week, Western Governors University is proud to offer the WGU Loves Nurses Scholarship. National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6 through May 12. To celebrate Nurses Week, WGU will award multiple scholarships, each valued up to $2,000, to motivated nurses who are ready to take on the increasing challenges of today’s hospitals.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must:

  • Be a licensed RN.
  • Complete an application for admission.
  • Complete a scholarship application, including an essay about "how my education at WGU will make me a more effective nurse."
  • Be officially admitted to WGU.
  • Interview with a WGU Scholarship Counselor prior to award decision.

Multiple 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.

Scholarship Policies

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: $2,000 maximum

This scholarship will be credited to your account at the rate of $500 per six-month term, renewable for up to four terms.

For most WGU programs, tuition for a six-month term is $2,890, less the $500 per term scholarship.

Eligible Programs

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.

Scholarship Deadline: April 30, 2015

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