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October 15, 2019

WGU Missouri Announces “Gateway to Your Future” Scholarship in Honor of the Gateway Arch’s 54th Anniversary

Nonprofit, online university to award scholarships for working adults going back to school

ST. LOUIS — To commemorate the 54th anniversary of the completion of the Gateway Arch, WGU Missouri is offering the “Gateway to Your Future” scholarship for Missourians who want to enhance their careers with a college degree. The Gateway Arch opened Oct. 28, 1965, as a symbol of St. Louis and Missouri’s role in the Westward Expansion of the United States during the 19th century. WGU Missouri aims to honor this important legacy through this scholarship offering.

Each “Gateway to Your Future” scholarship is valued at up to $2,000 ($500 per six-month term renewable for up to four terms) and will be applied toward WGU Missouri’s already-low tuition of $3,500 per six-month term for an undergraduate or graduate degree in information technology, nursing and healthcare, business, and teacher education. Applications are currently being accepted at through Dec. 31, 2019. 

 “The ‘Gateway to Your Future' Scholarship is designed to serve as a reminder to Missouri residents of the role our state has historically played in helping people fulfill their goals,” said Dr. Angie Besendorfer, Chancellor of WGU Missouri. “During the era of westward expansion, many Americans traveled through Missouri with dreams of building better lives for themselves and their families. We hope this scholarship will inspire those who have dreams of enhancing their lives by furthering their education to go back to school and complete their degrees.”

To be eligible for the “Gateway to Your Future” scholarship, applicants must be new students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in any of WGU Missouri’s more than 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business, information technology, teacher education and health professions, including nursing. Scholarships are competitive and will be awarded based on the student’s academic record, previous college experience, readiness for online study, current competency, as well as other considerations. The application deadline is Dec. 31, 2019.

Learn more about WGU Missouri and the “Gateway to Your Future” scholarship

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