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WGU Ohio awards $2,500 scholarship to Cincinnati first-grade teacher

Dec 5, 2018

CINCINNATI — WGU Ohio has awarded Abigail Weitzel, a first-grade teacher at Cincinnati’s Fairview-Clifton German Language School, a $2,500 WGU Ohio Scholarship toward her master’s degree in education at the university. With WGU’s already low tuition and fees, the scholarship represents about a 20 percent savings each term.

“This degree is something that seems to fit me,” Weitzel said. “As a young child I always idolized (my second-grade teacher). She had large hair, a warm smile, bubbling personality, and attended events outside of the school day to support us as learners. As I transitioned my role into a teacher with my own classroom, I try to hold onto these characteristics.”

WGU tuition is about half the cost of most other online universities, helping students graduate with little or no student debt. Additionally, the university maintains a robust program of scholarships made available to qualified students.

WGU offers bachelor’s or master’s degrees through a unique, competency-based approach to education -- an ideal match for busy, working adults who need a degree to advance their careers. Competency-based learning is ideal for adult learners, who enroll in college with different levels of knowledge as well as a wide variety of learning styles, because it allows them to move quickly through material they already know so they can focus on what they need to learn – saving them time and money.

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