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WGU Washington Helps Veterans and Their Spouses Go Back to School

Nonprofit, Online University Offers $75,000 In Scholarships to Military Community

Nov 8, 2018

KENT– In recognition of Veterans Day and to honor all women and men who have served in the US Armed Forces, WGU Washington is offering $75,000 in scholarships to help veterans, active-duty military, reservists, and military family members go back to school.

The WGU Washington Salute To Veterans Scholarship, valued at up to $3,000 per recipient, will be applied incrementally toward WGU Washington’s already-low, annual tuition. Applications are being accepted now through December 31, 2018.

Nonprofit and online, WGU Washington is the state-based affiliate of nationally-recognized Western Governors University (WGU). 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 Washington is a perfect fit for people who serve, like me,” said Leroy Bryan, a WGU Washington alumnus and sailor in the United States Navy. “Because it’s online and competency-based, I was able to study anytime and anywhere. I didn’t have to drive to a campus to speak with a faculty member - the mentors were just a phone call or email away. Also, I didn’t need to go to the library to find books; all the learning resources were online.”

WGU Washington’s degree programs are designed to provide the kind of flexibility nontraditional students – like veterans and their families – need. The university uses an innovative approach to earning a degree called competency-based education, which measures learning rather than time spent in class. Designed to meet the needs of adult learners, competency-based education allows students to take advantage of their knowledge and real-world experience to move quickly through material they already know so they can focus on what they still need to learn. While WGU Washington’s degree programs are rigorous and challenging, competency-based learning makes it possible for students to accelerate their programs, saving both time and money.

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