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WGU and Utah Jazz to Award One Year of Full Tuition to Four Utah Students at Upcoming Game

News Brief - 1/20/17

SALT LAKE CITY — Western Governors University (WGU) and the Utah Jazz have teamed up to offer a scholarship that will give four Utah students a full year of tuition. Applications are now being accepted for the WGU-Jazz scholarship, which will cover the full tuition for two six-month terms at WGU. The four scholarships will be awarded at the Jazz-Minnesota Timberwolves game on Friday, April 7, 2017.

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“The Utah Jazz support the efforts of Western Governors University to provide online educational opportunities with this free tuition program,” said Steve Starks, Utah Jazz president. “Our organization believes in the intellectual and economic value of education and giving students a chance to pursue their dreams.”

The Jazz and WGU formally announced the beginning of the scholarship when the Jazz presented WGU with its half of the scholarship offering last week at the Jazz-Detroit Pistons game.

To be eligible for the WGU-Jazz scholarship, applicants must be officially admitted into one of WGU’s bachelor’s or master’s degree programs, complete the scholarship application, and be interviewed by a WGU scholarship counselor. While WGU will award up to four scholarships, recipients will be selected based on their academic records, financial need, and readiness for online study at WGU, among other considerations. WGU will also waive the $65 application fee for all scholarship applicants who apply by March 24, 2017, just use the code: JAZZ.

Online, accredited, and nonprofit, WGU offers more than 60 bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, K–12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. The majority of WGU students are working adults who benefit from the online university’s flexibility and competency-based online degree programs, which allow students to study and learn on their schedules, advancing as soon as they’re able to demonstrate mastery of the material. This, combined with affordable, flat-rate tuition of about $6,000 a year for most programs, is making it possible for more students to earn respected degrees that can enable them to advance their careers.

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