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WESTERN GOVERNORS UNIVERSITY Honoring Our Heroes with the Travis Manion Foundation

The Travis Manion Foundation

TMF strives to unite and strengthen communities by training, developing, and highlighting the role models that lead them. They develop programs, training opportunities, and events designed to empower veterans and families of the fallen, and then inspire them to pass on their values to the next generation and the community at large.

WGU is proud to partner with Travis Manion Foundation to provide accessible, flexible, and affordable education to our military friends and family.

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Honoring Our Heroes Scholarship

This scholarship is established to recognize service members, veterans, spouses, and dependents of the U.S. Armed Forces. Western Governors University recognizes the leadership qualities of courage, resilience, and perseverance of those affiliated with the military community.

25 awards valued at $4,000 will be provided to eligible members who are looking to continue their education. Learn more about this scholarship by clicking below.

Our Heroes and Their Stories

Learn more about some military heroes that displayed the characteristics of courage, resilience, leadership and perseverance. We recognize their sacrifices and are grateful for everything they gave to protect our freedoms.

The Buffalo Soldiers

Read Their Story

Korean War Heroes

Read Their Stories

Heroic Women of WWII

Read Their Stories

Deborah Sampson

Read Her Story

Honoring the Fallen

Read Their Stories
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Financial aid is available.

WGU is approved for federal financial aid and U.S. veterans benefits. 

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WGU students pay half the tuition, and end up with half the debt of the national average.

Quality degree programs you can finish faster, for less!

WGU is a nonprofit online university. What does this mean for you? It means we're driven by a mission, not by shareholders. It's part of what enables us to charge half the tuition of most other online universities. WGU is also approved to offer federal financial aid to those who qualify.

Our competency-based approach measures your progress through your successful completion of challenging assessments. If you have existing competencies from prior work and education, you may be able to draw upon this experience to complete your assessments faster and accelerate your degree program; this will save you both time and money.

USDLA 2020 Award The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) has recognized WGU 10 times for our leadership in distance learning.

WGU provides a better learning experience.

WGU’s rigorous, competency-based approach is ideal for self-directed learners anxious to advance their education and careers. Unlike other universities, both traditional and online, WGU doesn’t award degrees based on seat time. Instead, you earn your degree by demonstrating your competence in your field.

Through independent study and online resources you learn and master essential skills and knowledge necessary for success. Then, through carefully designed assessments, you prove your competency. Assessments can take the form of essays, exams, research papers, and an assortment of projects that can be completed online.

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WGU is flexible and supportive.

If your schedule demands flexibility, WGU is for you. In most cases, you will access course material or study independently at the time and place you choose. You can progress at a pace that enables you to earn a college degree while managing your career, your family, and life’s other challenges. Our competency-based approach to education allows for extensive personalization of your program to fit around your busy schedule.

When you become a student, you’ll study under the guidance of a dedicated mentor who will work with and support you from enrollment to graduation. Together, with your mentor, you’ll develop your personalized Degree Plan—a roadmap and schedule for successfully completing your program.