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November 6, 2019

WGU North Carolina Offering $2,500 Scholarships to Prospective Teachers

Application deadline is December 31

WGU North Carolina, an affiliate of the competency-based nonprofit Western Governors University, has announced the availability of new Become a Teacher Scholarships. The scholarships, worth up to $2,500 per student, will be available through the application deadline of Dec. 31, 2019.

WGU North Carolina recently received approval from the North Carolina State Board of Education for all its initial teacher licensure preparation programs and an advanced program in educational leadership. The school is the only fully online nonprofit university approved by the Board to offer programs that allow prospective teachers to earn a degree or participate in a Residency License (RL) program, previously known as lateral entry.

The Become a Teacher Scholarship will help more aspiring teachers earn their license and answer the call of the classroom. Recipients will be awarded $625 per six-month term — renewable up to four terms — toward any program leading to a teacher certification. 

“As a former teacher myself, I know how challenging and rewarding the teaching profession can be,” said WGU North Carolina Chancellor Catherine Truitt. “This scholarship will help those who have always felt the call to teach, as well as those who are interested in a career change, to earn a degree in education from WGU with as little student debt as possible.”

Read more about WGU’s Become a Teacher Scholarship in the official press release

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