Scholarship valued up to:
This scholarship will be awarded to recipients only during their demonstration teaching term. If you are not yet enrolled in a WGU Indiana teacher licensure program, get started by applying for admission.
Deadline for application:
Application deadlines for this scholarship are based on which demonstration teaching cohort you will be in. Details are available on the application form below.
To apply: Download the form, complete it, and return by email to DTScholarships@wgu.edu.
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.
WGU Indiana is proud to honor Nell Warda's legacy of dedication to education with an exclusive opportunity that will be awarded to Teachers College students during their demonstration teaching experience.
WGU's programs leading to teacher licensure are highly respected for quality, value, flexibility, and affordability. These programs have been named #1 for quality and value by the National Council on Teacher Quality, and WGU has been named a Best Value School by University Research & Review.
Most coursework is done online, following a competency-based model that allows students to learn on their schedule, study independently with personalized faculty support, and accelerate through coursework when they're able. However, these programs also include in-classroom student teaching and observation components. Because student teaching (which we call demonstration teaching) requires a full-time commitment in the classroom for a minimum of 12–20 weeks, this scholarship is designed to help offset extenuating financial hardships (beyond lost income) associated with this requirement.
This scholarship program is designed for current WGU Indiana students who are enrolled in a teacher licensure program and are approaching the DT component of their program. Students applying for this scholarship are encouraged to utilize any financial aid funds available. This scholarship is not intended to be a replacement for student loans. If students are awarded enough financial aid money to meet the cost of attendance (COA), they will not be eligible for additional funding.
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must:
- Be provisionally admitted into a demonstration teaching cohort.
- Have maintained Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
- Be put into extenuating financial hardship beyond the loss of income during demonstration teaching.
Teachers College degrees leading to teacher licensure.
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.
This scholarship can be used in addition to any tuition discounts for which you may be eligible.
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.
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. If you would like to help support more WGU Indiana teaching students, you can donate to the Nell Warda Memorial Teaching Scholarship fund.
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 counselor
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.