LAS VEGAS — According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in the male-dominated IT field are projected to grow by 12% (about 488,500 new jobs) through 2024. In an effort to help women gain the education they need to fill these positions, nonprofit, online WGU Nevada has announced new scholarships for any of its bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in the College of Information Technology.
Each Women in Technology Scholarship is valued at up to $2,000—$500 per six-month term for up to four terms. Applications are now being accepted for these scholarships through December 31.
To be eligible for one of these scholarships, female applicants must be officially admitted to WGU Nevada, complete the scholarship application, and be interviewed by a scholarship counselor. Recipients will be selected based on their academic records, financial needs, and readiness for online study, among other considerations.
WGU Nevada’s online, competency-based programs allow working professionals to study and learn on their own schedules and advance as soon as they demonstrate mastery of course materials. When paired with the university’s affordable tuition of about $6,000 per year, WGU Nevada’s flexible learning model makes it possible for working adults to earn an accredited degree and recognized industry certifications.