This scholarship program provides eligible candidates from The Last Mile program further opportunities to bridge the remaining costs of the program in which they are enrolled. WGU will provide up to 10 scholarships annually to individuals who are admitted to an eligible WGU degree program through the College of Information Technology.
WGU is a national, accredited, nonprofit university that has been named a Best Value School for seven years running. When WGU students are asked to evaluate their entire educational experience at WGU, they rated their experience 36 points higher than the national average, with 71% rating WGU as "excellent."
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This scholarship is intended to provide for tuition and fees and educational related costs. Students will be required to fill out a FAFSA and scholarship amounts will be determined once all federal (Pell) and state grants are applied to a student's account. This scholarship would cover the gap between grant funding and full tuition costs up to a maximum of $1,000 per term and up to $8,000 for the total WGU investment.
Interested in this scholarship? The first step is to apply for admission.
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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.
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.
Candidates will need to submit either a certificate from The Last Mile or a letter acknowledging eligibility.
This scholarship can be used in addition to any tuition discounts for which you may be eligible.
The following are eligibility requirements that are to be understood and agreed upon before acceptance of this scholarship.
- Students must meet admission requirements for their selected program.
- If a student chooses to utilize student loans while they are enrolled at WGU, the total award amount cannot exceed the cost of attendance for WGU students that has been established by the Department of Education.
- Students must maintain a minimum SAP percentage of 66.67% each term to continue to receive the benefits of the WGU Workforce Re-Entry Scholarship. The scholarship will be renewed each term for up to 8 terms for a maximum WGU investment of $8,000 per student.
- If a student withdraws from WGU or is dismissed from the university for any reason, the scholarship provided by WGU will be terminated.
- Students may utilize one term break during their degree program at WGU and continue to receive funding through this scholarship program. If students need to take an additional term break, they will need to contact the scholarship team in writing 30 days before they go on term break to be considered for an exemption from this rule.
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.
*Students beginning on or after October 1, 2022 will have 90 days before starting a degree program to apply for scholarships, and 30 days after starting a degree program to apply for scholarships.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 five 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.
Learn how donors can make a difference at WGU by visiting wgu.edu/advancement.
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.