CHARLOTTE — WGU North Carolina, the state affiliate of the national online nonprofit Western Governors University, has created a new scholarship program specifically for staff at Charter Communications’ office on Whitehall Park Drive. Employees can apply for one of 25 Whitehall SMB Customer Operations Scholarships valued at $2,000 to pursue bachelor’s degrees in business management or information technology through WGU.
The scholarships will be dispersed in $500 credits per six-month term, renewable for up to four terms. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must:
- Currently work within SMB Customer Operations at Charter’s Whitehall facility
- Be in production (training completed)
- Complete an application for admission
- Complete a scholarship application
- Submit official transcripts of all prior college work
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Be officially admitted to WGU North Carolina
The deadline to apply for the Whitehall SMB Customer Operations Scholarships is June 30, 2019. More information can be found at www.wgu.edu/whitehall.
WGU is an accredited online university offering more than 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The university has more than 115,000 students enrolled nationwide, including about 3,000 in North Carolina. Tuition is around $3,225 per six-month term for most degree programs.
“We applaud all Charter employees seeking to advance their careers through earning bachelor’s degrees in business or IT,” said WGU North Carolina Chancellor Catherine Truitt. “Our online competency-based model allows working adults to log in when it’s convenient for them, and proceed at an accelerated pace if they demonstrate mastery of course materials.”
About Charter Communications
Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced residential broadband services, including Spectrum TV® programming, Spectrum Internet®, Spectrum Voice®, and Spectrum Mobile™. Under the Spectrum Business® brand, Charter provides scalable, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to small and medium-sized business organizations, including Internet access, business telephone, and TV services. Through the Spectrum Enterprise brand, Charter is a national provider of scalable, fiber-based technology solutions serving many of America’s largest businesses and communications service providers. Charter’s advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach® brand. Charter’s news and sports networks are operated under the Spectrum Networks brand. More information about Charter can be found at newsroom.charter.com.