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April 30, 2019

WGU Missouri Celebrates National Nurses Week with $50,000 in Scholarships

ST. LOUIS – In celebration of National Nurses Week, which runs from May 6 – 12, WGU Missouri has announced it will award up to $50,000 in scholarships to nurses across Missouri who are interested in furthering their education. The WGU Loves Nurses Scholarship is open to nurses wishing to pursue a CCNE-accredited BSN or MSN degree, or a bachelor’s or master’s degree from the online, nonprofit university in specialties that include healthcare management, health information management and more.

Each WGU Loves Nurses Scholarship is valued at up to $2,500, and applied at $625 per six-month term for up to four terms. New students can apply for these scholarships through June 30. To be eligible, scholarship applicants must be officially admitted to WGU Missouri, complete the scholarship application and be interviewed by a WGU scholarship counselor. Recipients will be selected based on academic records, financial need, readiness for online study and current competency, among other considerations.

“Nursing is more than a job, it’s a calling,” said WGU Missouri chancellor, Dr. Angie Besendorfer. “We want to show appreciation for all the nurses who dedicate their lives to caring for others through this scholarship offering and encourage those interested in advancing their nursing careers to take the leap and further their education.” 

To learn more about the WGU Loves Nurses Scholarship, visit

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