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WGU SCHOLARSHIPS

DaVita Prelicensure Nursing Clinical Support Scholarship

Through the generosity of the DaVita Giving Foundation, WGU is offering scholarships to help remove financial barriers and support Leavitt School of Health prelicensure nursing students. The DaVita Prelicensure Nursing Clinical Support Scholarship is a program co-created by DaVita Kidney Care and WGU to help increase nursing degree completion nationwide. This fund was created to assist with non-tuition expenses students may incur while completing their clinical requirements, including lost wages, travel expenses and additional childcare expenses. Scholarship will be disbursed for up to 3 terms at $1,000 per term to help with the ongoing clinical expense burden on underserved students.

Scholarship Details

Scholarship (valued up to):

$3,000

Scholarship amounts will vary but could be awarded up to $1,000 a term, renewable for up to 3 terms for current students.

Deadline (per 2023-24 aid year):

6/30/24

Apply for scholarships on the Scholarship Portal.

Additional Opportunities:

80+

This scholarship is one of many. Through the generosity of donors and institutional funding, WGU maintains a robust program of scholarships made available to qualified students.

Eligible degree for this scholarship:

Students residing in the following counties are eligible for this scholarship:

  • Missouri - Jackson, Clay, Cass, Platte
  • North Carolina - Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Catawaba, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Union 
  • Oklahoma - Bryan, Carter, Johnston, Love, Marshall 
  • Texas - Cooke, Fannin, Grayson

All scholarships are for current students unless otherwise specified and approved.

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.

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 or eligible noncitizens.

This scholarship can be used in addition to any tuition discounts for which you may be eligible.

Common Questions About Scholarships

Most scholarships are for new students and returning graduates (unless otherwise noted). Eligible students must complete the scholarship application 90 days before and up to 30 days after the program start date. Current students may apply for funding they are eligible for at any time after their first term is completed. WGU employees and family members who are eligible for the WGU employee discount are not eligible for WGU scholarships.

An eligible student can receive one WGU scholarship award per degree. In the event that a student qualifies for multiple WGU scholarships, the scholarship committee will consider each opportunity and will then select which one to award (if any).

It depends on the specific criteria for the scholarship fund. In general, we award scholarships based on the following factors:

  • Meeting the basic eligibility requirements
  • The quality of your scholarship application responses
  • Financial need is also a strong consideration for most of our scholarship funds

Some scholarships are also based upon evaluations of prior college transcripts and other academic history. We encourage you to apply.

WGU evaluates scholarship applications on a continual basis because we start new students in their programs every month. Often we are able to make an award decision within 8–10 weeks of receiving your application. You will also need to have applied for admission and been accepted to the university. An Enrollment Counselor can help explain the process.

No. New and returning student scholarship awards are divided into a set amount per term. This amount is credited against your tuition due for each term. The details are explained in the description for each scholarship.

Yes, you should also apply for federal financial aid by filling out a FAFSA. Most scholarships at WGU require a FAFSA on file unless you are not eligible to apply for federal aid. If awarded a scholarship, that amount will likely only cover a portion of your school expenses, and financial aid can help pay for the rest. You can apply for financial aid while you are waiting for a decision about your scholarship application. Here is the full information on financial aid.

WGU is partnering with Scholarship Universe (SU), a third-party scholarship aggregator, to help you identify and apply for scholarships based on information included in your SU profile. The information you enter into the SU platform will be governed by ScholarshipUniverse's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Thank You to Our Donors

Scholarship opportunities are made possible in part by the generous support of many companies, foundations, partner organizations, and individuals, including WGU alumni, faculty, and staff. Learn how donors can make a difference at WGU.

When you complete the FAFSA, be sure to list WGU’s school code.

Code: 033394

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 most students. Subsidized loans, which are dependent on financial need, reduce the interest due on loans.