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$100,000 in Scholarships

Available for Bachelor's and Master's Programs

WGU's Cybersecurity Scholarship, worth up to $1,250 per six-month term, can help you advance your career. Apply to WGU to get started.

A Cyber Degree Can Advance Your Career. A $5,000 Scholarship Can Help Get You There.

  • Award-winning cybersecurity degree programs, created to help you succeed.
  • Graduate faster while earning respected IT industry certifications.
  • WGU Cybersecurity Scholarship, worth up to $1,250 per six-month term, is available to make WGU's low tuition even more affordable.

Scholarship Details

Scholarship (valued up to):


20 students will receive scholarships, credited to their account at the rate of $1,250 per six-month term, renewable for up to four terms..
Interested in this scholarship?
The first step is to apply for admission.

Deadline (per 2023-24 aid year):


Before you can apply for this scholarship, you must first apply for admission. 
Already applied for admission? Apply for scholarships on the Scholarship Portal.

Additional Opportunities:


This scholarship is one of many. Through the generosity of donors and institutional funding, 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.

This scholarship can be used in addition to any tuition discounts for which you may be eligible.

Get Started in Two Simple Steps

Step 1: Apply for Admission

To be considered for WGU scholarships, you must be provisionally accepted as a WGU student1. Please complete the admissions application and work with your Enrollment Counselor to move through the admissions process.

Step 2: Apply for Scholarships

To access the scholarship application, you will need your MyWGU student portal credentials, which will be sent to you after Step 1. You are eligible to apply for scholarships 90 days before and up to 30 days after your degree start date.2

1 Returning WGU graduates should complete the Returning Graduate Application.

2 Completing a current aid year FAFSA is required if eligible to submit the FAFSA. If you are ineligible to receive federal aid via the FAFSA, you will still have opportunity to be considered for WGU scholarships.

Earn One of our Cybersecurity Related Degrees without Massive Debt

We offer respected cybersecurity degrees at a lower cost. At WGU, you pay one flat rate per six-month term and complete as many courses as you can in that time. Our unique competency-based model lets you pass assessments to progress at your pace. Finish in fewer terms to earn your degree for less. Want to earn your degree for thousands less and in a fraction of the time? At WGU, it’s possible if you put in the work.

A degree is just the start. WGU cybersecurity programs incorporate certification prep and exams into your coursework at no extra cost, so you save even more. Our fully online programs have no set log-in times or test dates, so you can do coursework anytime, anywhere.

  • Industry-aligned. WGU cybersecurity programs feature award-winning courses designed with employer input.
  • Low cost and high return on investment. WGU’s low, flat-rate tuition makes investing in a degree worth it. WGU students see their degree pay for itself much faster than other online universities. Our IT bachelor’s degrees start at just $3,625 per six-month term.
  • Flexible scheduling and no class times. WGU degree programs are 100% online, with no specific class times. This means you can work on your degree anywhere, at any time. This allows you to keep working, fulfill family responsibilities, or even take a quick vacation.
  • Certifications included at no extra cost. In addition to earning your degree, you’ll have the opportunity to earn top industry certifications that help you advance your career. Earn certs from industry leaders like CompTIA and others. Prepare to become a certified incident handler, forensic investigator, or ethical hacker.

"WGU has had an immediate and profound impact on my life. Today I am an analyst at one of the largest healthcare companies in the country. None of this would have been possible without the education I received from WGU."


David Hall
B.S. Information Technology

Common Questions About Scholarships

Most scholarships are for new students and returning graduates (unless otherwise noted). Eligible students must complete the scholarship application 90 days before and up to 30 days after the program start date. Current students may apply for funding they are eligible for at any time after their first term is completed. WGU employees and family members who are eligible for the WGU employee discount are not eligible for WGU scholarships.

An eligible student can receive one WGU scholarship award per degree. In the event that a student qualifies for multiple WGU scholarships, the scholarship committee will consider each opportunity and will then select which one to award (if any).

It depends on the specific criteria for the scholarship fund. In general, we award scholarships based on the following factors:

  • Meeting the basic eligibility requirements
  • The quality of your scholarship application responses
  • Financial need is also a strong consideration for most of our scholarship funds

Some scholarships are also based upon evaluations of prior college transcripts and other academic history. 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 6-8 weeks of receiving your application. You will also need to have applied for admission and been accepted to the university. An Enrollment Counselor can help explain the process.

No. New and returning student 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 should also apply for federal financial aid by filling out a FAFSA. Most scholarships at WGU require a FAFSA on file unless you are not eligible to apply for federal aid. If awarded a scholarship, that amount will likely 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. Here is the full information on financial aid.

WGU is partnering with Scholarship Universe (SU), a third-party scholarship aggregator, to help you identify and apply for scholarships based on information included in your SU profile. The information you enter into the SU platform will be governed by ScholarshipUniverse's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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