Skip to content Skip to Live Chat

Presidents’ Day Scholarships Honor Legacy of Commanders-in-Chief with Ohio Roots

Feb 25, 2019

Did you know that Ohio is tied for first place with Virginia for being home to the most presidents? Eight former commanders-in-chief have deep roots in Ohio, including Presidents Grant, Harding, Hayes, Garfield, Harrison, McKinley, Taft and Harrison.

Interestingly, two of those eight – William Henry Harrison and William McKinley – never went to college. Harry S Truman is the last to serve in the Oval Office without a college degree.

These days it would be highly unlikely for someone without a college degree to be elected president of the United States. And as technology transforms many industries, it’s more important than ever to finish or advance your degree.

That’s why WGU Ohio is offering $100,000 in scholarships for up to 50 Ohioans through the WGU Ohio Presidents’ Day Scholarship

Our yearly tuition is much more affordable than the average university at around $7,000 and we are committed to keeping it that way. Each $2,000 scholarship awarded in honor of Presidents Day will be given in $500 increments, per six-month term, to our students, which will cover the costs of nearly 15 percent of their annual tuition. 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, current competency and other considerations.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a resident of Ohio, complete an application, and be officially admitted to WGU Ohio by June 1, 2019.

The deadline to apply is less than two months away on April 15, so apply today!

Recommended Articles

Take a look at other articles from WGU. Our articles feature information on a wide variety of subjects, written with the help of subject matter experts and researchers who are well-versed in their industries. This allows us to provide articles with interesting, relevant, and accurate information.