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May 8, 2018

WGU Offers $200,000 in Scholarships for Current or Aspiring Teachers

Nonprofit, competency-based university announces 100 new Teachers College scholarships.

SALT LAKE CITY — In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, Western Governors University (WGU) is offering 100 scholarships to current and aspiring teachers, and school administrators, seeking a bachelor’s or master’s degree in education. WGU is also waiving the $65 application fee for prospective students who apply to a Teachers College degree program by June 30 using the code: NOWFREE.

Learn more about this scholarship and WGU’s Teachers College.

Each WGU Teacher Appreciation Scholarship is valued at up to $2,000—$500 per six-month term for up to four terms. New students can apply for these scholarships now through June 30 at To be eligible, scholarship applicants must be officially admitted to WGU, complete the scholarship application, and be interviewed by a WGU scholarship counselor. While WGU will award up to 100 scholarships, recipients will be selected based on academic records, financial need, readiness for online study, and current competency, among other considerations.

WGU’s Teachers College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and offers more than 30 bachelor’s, master’s, post-baccalaureate, and endorsement-preparation programs. The college, which currently serves more than 21,720, prepares students for licensure in all 50 states and is ranked among the nation’s top one percent of secondary math education programs by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). In addition, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) recognized WGU’s four mathematics programs and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recognized WGU’s eight science programs—highlighting the quality education offered to WGU students.

WGU pioneered competency-based education, which measures learning rather than time spent in class. This allows working adults to earn career-enhancing degrees while meeting work and family obligations. Students complete their programs by studying on schedules that fit their lives, advancing as soon as they demonstrated that they have mastered course materials. Many students are able to apply prior learning and work experience to help them accelerate their time to degree, saving both time and money.

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