Excellent teachers never stop learning, never stop innovating, and never stop working to improve their students’ learning experience. That’s why excellent teachers read Hey Teach!—and also why they go back to school to earn their master’s degrees.
WGU wants to enroll excellent teachers in its award-winning Teachers College to help their careers grow. That’s why they are offering Hey Teach! readers the exclusive opportunity to apply for the Hey Teach! Scholarship, worth up to $2,000 toward WGU’s already-low tuition.
WGU is a highly respected nonprofit university offering NCATE-accredited master’s, M.Ed., and an endorsement-prep programs for the nation’s best teachers who are continually seeking to improve their skills. Flexible, online, and surprisingly affordable, WGU is specifically designed for working adults—perfect for a busy teacher’s schedule!
- Graduate faster: WGU is competency-based, which means you advance through courses as soon as you can prove you’ve learned the material. Hard workers, fast learners, and experienced professionals can accelerate as quickly as they learn the material. In fact, more than two-thirds of students who earn a graduate degree from WGU do so in less than two years.
- Study on your schedule: No scheduled class times or rigid assignment due dates. Access online learning resources 24/7, so you can study and complete assessments whenever works best for you. Even proctored exams can be completed securely from the comfort of your own home!
- Financially smart: Tuition for Teachers College graduate programs is only $3,240 per six-month term. By charging per term rather than per course or credit, WGU puts you in control of the cost of your degree. If you choose to accelerate and graduate sooner, your total tuition will be even lower! And all your e-books and learning resources are covered by a flat $145 fee each term, saving you thousands.
Scholarship valued up to:
This scholarship will be credited to your account at the rate of $500 per six-month term, renewable for up to four terms.
Interested in this scholarship?
The first step is to apply for admission.
Deadline for application:
Before you can apply for this scholarship, you must first apply for admission.
Already applied for admission? Apply for scholarships on the Scholarship Portal.
Other scholarships available:
This scholarship is one of many. Through the generosity of numerous corporations and foundations, plus special federal government appropriations, WGU maintains a robust program of scholarships made available to qualified students.
Graduate programs for already licensed teachers:
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.
3 Steps to Apply For WGU Scholarships
Now that you've looked at scholarship requirements and found one to apply for, here are the steps to apply.
1. Complete the admissions application.
To be considered for any WGU scholarships, you must be provisionally accepted as a WGU student. Complete the admissions application and work with your enrollment counselor to move through the admissions process. NOTE: Returning WGU graduates should complete the Returning Graduate Application.Apply to WGU
2. Complete the general scholarship application.
The general application is required for all WGU scholarships and lets us learn more about you and which scholarships you may be eligible for. To access the application, you will need your MyWGU student portal credentials, which will be sent to you shortly after Step 1. NOTE: You are eligible to apply for scholarships within 90 days of starting a degree program, either before or after. You must complete the application within 90 days of your intended start date.General Scholarship Application
3. Log in to the scholarship portal and apply.
Based on what you tell us in Step 2, we’ll let you know which scholarships you might be eligible for. Finish up by reviewing the recommended opportunities and completing the supplemental application for each scholarship you’d like to be considered for by logging into the Scholarship Portal. These additional applications need to be submitted within 5 days of submitting the general application.
Common Questions About Scholarships
It depends upon the scholarship. In general, we award scholarships based on the following factors:
- Meeting the basic eligibility requirements
- Answers you give on the scholarship application
- An interview with a scholarship specialist
Some scholarships are also based upon evaluations of prior college transcripts and other tests. 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. In most cases, you will also need to have applied for admission and been accepted to the university. An Enrollment Counselor can help explain the process.
No. 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 probably should apply for federal financial aid, too. Scholarship awards will 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. It will not hurt your chances to win a scholarship. Click here to learn more about or apply for financial aid.
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.
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.