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November 6, 2018

WGU Indiana Recognizes Veterans Day with $75,000 in Scholarships

Veterans, Military Service Members and their Families are Eligible

INDIANAPOLIS — To honor all those who have served our country, WGU Indiana is offering $75,000 in scholarships for veterans, active-duty military, reservists and military family members who want to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree in high-demand fields including IT, business, K-12 education and health professions, including nursing. Applications are now being accepted through Dec. 31, 2018 for the WGU Salute to Veterans Scholarship. Each scholarship is valued at up to $3,000 – $750 per six-month term for up to four terms.

“We are so grateful for those who choose to serve our nation through military service,” said WGU Indiana Chancellor Emeritus Allison Barber. “As a wife of an army veteran who served for 21 years, I know that military men and women develop many valuable competencies that can help them accelerate in a competency-based degree program like WGU Indiana’s. For these students and their families, the often unpredictable military lifestyle requires the kind of flexibility that an online university offers them.”

WGU has been recognized for 11 consecutive years by Military Advanced Education & Transition as a “Top School” and for seven consecutive years as a Military Friendly® School. WGU Indiana currently serves more than 630 students who are active-duty military personnel, veterans or dependent family members of military personnel, which makes up roughly 11% of WGU Indiana’s student body.

WGU Indiana degree programs are designed to meet the needs of adult learners and provide the flexibility veterans and their families need. WGU’s competency-based education allows students to take advantage of their knowledge and real-world experience to move quickly through material they already know, focus on what they still need to learn and accelerate their programs, saving both time and money.

The WGU Salute to Veterans Scholarship is open to new students who have been officially admitted to WGU and are a U.S. military veteran, active-duty or retired military, reservist, military spouse or child. Multiple scholarships will be awarded for this competitive program, and scholarships will be awarded based on a candidate’s academic record, readiness for online study and current competency, as well as other considerations. Learn more at www.wgu.edu/veterans.

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