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 seeking 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.
WGU is pleased to offer the WGU Institutional Partners Fund for employees or residents of WGU’s partner institutions. These scholarships, each valued up to $2,000, are designed for employees or residents of WGU’s institutional partners who wish to advance their education in the business, education, information technology, or healthcare fields.
This scholarship is designed for new WGU students only. Students are eligible to apply for this scholarship up to 60 days prior to their start date and up to 60 days after starting a degree program. Students starting more than 60 days after submitting a scholarship application will not be considered for the scholarship. WGU employees and their spouses are not eligible to receive this scholarship.
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be an employee or resident of one of our institutional partners (see list below). Contact your Enrollment Counselor to determine your eligibility. Other requirements:
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.
AGL Resource Inc.
Altria Client Services
American Century Investments
Argosy Casino Hotel and Spa, Missouri
Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
Association of Washington Business
Bank of America
Blackford County School District, Indiana
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Arkansas
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts
BMW of North America
Boeing Employees Credit Union
The Bowen Center
Builder Homesite, Inc.
Business Control Systems (BCS), Texas
CALC Institute of Technology
Campbell Soup Company
Charter Schools USA
Chicago Public Schools
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
City of Austin
City of Henderson, Nevada
Client Services Inc.
College of Southern Nevada
College Success Foundation
Cook Medical (Cook Group Inc.)
Dripping Springs ISD, Texas
Education Service Center, Region 20, Texas
Ensign Facility Services Inc.
ESP-Engineering Solutions & Products
Fort Bend County
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GP Strategies (Time Warner Cable)
Grand Prairie ISD
Grand Prairie School District
Greater Houston Partnership
Group Health Cooperative
Harrah's North Kansas City, Missouri
Hospital Corporation of America
Huntington National Bank
Independence School District, Missouri
Institute of Technology, Missouri
Jack Henry & Associates
Joplin Schools, Missouri
Kingsport City Schools, Tennessee
KIPP Houston Public Schools
Knox County Schools
LB Foster Company
J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Indiana
The City of Memphis
Memphis Light Gas & Water
Mercedes-Benz Financial Service USA LLC
Metro Nashville Public Schools, Tennessee
MFS Investment Management
Michaels Stores, Inc.
Missouri Community College Association
Missouri State Teachers Association
Missouri Teaching Jobs
National Apartment Association Education Institute
NGK Spark Plugs USA Inc.
Northside Independent School District, Texas
Numerica Credit Union
Ohio Association of Community Colleges
Philip Morris USA
Pierce Transit District
Pitney Bowes Inc.
RTD (Denver, Colorado)
Radio Systems Corporation
Regional Transportation District, Denver
Reinsurance Group of America (RGA)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Round Rock ISD, Texas
SAIC (Science App International Corp.)
Save Mart Supermarkets
Scholarship Management Services
School Districts of Greater Kansas City
Shelby County Schools, Tennessee
Silver State Schools Credit Union
Simmons Media Group
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Southwest Center for Educational Excellence, Missouri
Spokane Teachers Credit Union Employees, Washington
Springfield Public Schools, Missouri
State of Nevada
State of Texas
Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT)
Tennessee Valley Authority
Texas Association of Business (TAB)
Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC)
Texas Fort Bend County Employees
Texas Health & Human Services (HHSC)
True Value Corp.
Truman Medical Centers
USSmokeless Tobacco Company
Waller, Lansden, Dorth & Davis, Tennessee
Wasatch Property Management
Washington State K-12 Partner Schools
Waste Management National Services, Inc.
City of Wentzville
Western Association of Food Chains
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.
3 steps to apply for WGU scholarships.
Now that you've looked at scholarships and think one may apply to you, 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.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. You must complete the application within 60 days of your intended start date.General scholarship application
3. Login to 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.
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.
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 two to four 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.