WGU Scholarships

WGU Teacher Appreciation Scholarship

Teacher Appreciation

WGU is pleased to offer the Teacher Appreciation Scholarship for prospective and current teachers who want to earn a WGU degree. These scholarships, each valued up to $2,000, are designed to help current teachers improve their skill set in the classroom or move into administration, or to assist aspiring teachers in obtaining the required credentials for a rewarding career as an educator.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must:

Multiple scholarships will be awarded. However, this is a competitive program and scholarships will be awarded based on a candidate’s academic record, financial need, readiness for online study at WGU, and current competency, plus other considerations.

NOTE: Students are eligible to apply for this scholarship up to 60 days prior to their start date and up to 60 days after starting a degree program. Students starting more than 90 days after submitting a scholarship application will not be considered for the scholarship. 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 agree to the WGU Scholarship Terms and Conditions before monies will be awarded. The student must also meet the university’s On Time Progress requirements to maintain scholarship eligibility. Each student can only be awarded one scholarship that is funded or administered through WGU during their degree program. Recipients must be U.S. citizens.

If you would like to discuss the scholarship program or WGU’s degrees before submitting an application for this scholarship, feel free to speak to an Enrollment Counselor toll-free at 1-866-225-5948.

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.

Eligible Programs

For already-licensed teachers:

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). Pell Grants, which do not have to be repaid, are granted based on financial need. Federal Direct Student Loans are available to all students. Subsidized loans, which are dependent on financial need, reduce the interest due on loans.

Click here to learn more about financial aid.

Note: Before you can apply for this scholarship, you must first apply for admission.

Apply Now For This Scholarship

Scholarship Application Deadline: June 30, 2016

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