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WGU Indiana Awards $50,000 in Scholarships to State of Indiana Employees

State’s nonprofit online university awards Public Service Recognition Scholarships

Sep 12, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS — As part of its commitment to statewide workforce development, WGU Indiana has awarded $50,000 in Public Service Recognition tuition scholarships today to 10 State of Indiana employees. Gov. Eric Holcomb and WGU Indiana Chancellor Allison Barber presented the scholarships during a ceremony at the Governor’s residence.

“The State of Indiana is focused on connecting more Hoosiers with high-wage, high-demand jobs. WGU is helping us fill critical needs in key industries throughout the state. I’m grateful WGU offers our talented teammates these scholarships so they can pursue their dreams,” said Governor Holcomb.

The 10 Public Service Appreciation Scholarship awardees are:

  • Diana Augustine, Family and Social Services Administration
  • James Brackin, Family and Social Services Administration
  • James Brewer, Indiana State Department of Health
  • Joshua Galyan, Family and Social Services Administration
  • David Grider, Indiana Department of Transportation
  • Amanda Hartman, Department of Child Services
  • Tamara Havics, Indiana Department of Environmental Management
  • Brittany Mitchell, Department of Child Services
  • Joshua Peltier, State of Indiana Department of Corrections
  • Larry Upchurch, Department of Workforce Development

“WGU Indiana is pleased to assist State of Indiana employees in reaching their career goals through degree attainment. The university’s longstanding partnership with the State is a reflection our commitment to making higher education accessible to all Hoosiers, including those in public service,” said Barber.


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