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May 27, 2020

WGU North Carolina Offering Teacher Appreciation Scholarships

$2,500 scholarships available to current and prospective teachers

DURHAM – With K-12 school buildings closed for the remainder of the academic school year, many communities are witnessing the extraordinary efforts of teachers who are going above and beyond the call to help their students learn at home. It takes a special kind of person to prepare today’s young minds for tomorrow’s challenges, and WGU North Carolina would like to recognize current and aspiring teachers with a $2,500 Teacher Appreciation Scholarship. 

These competitive scholarships, each applied at $625 per six-month term and renewable for up to four terms, are designed to help current teachers improve their skillset in the classroom or move into administration. The scholarships can also assist aspiring teachers in obtaining the required credentials for a rewarding career as an educator.

More information about the Teacher Appreciation Scholarships, and the application form, can be found at The application deadline is June 30. 

“Through our partnership with TeachNC and several rural school districts, we are helping to prepare and upskill educators and administrators across our state,” said WGU North Carolina Chancellor Catherine Truitt. “With all our classes being online, asynchronous and competency-based, we are a good fit for busy working adults who can find the time to study whenever it best suits them.”

WGU North Carolina is an affiliate of Western Governors University, a nonprofit online university. WGU’s AAQEP- and CAEP-accredited Teachers College offers bachelor’s, master’s, post-baccalaureate, and endorsement-preparation programs that are the perfect fit for busy, working adults. Tuition is around $3,250 per six-month term for most degree programs. More than 800 graduates of WGU’s Teachers College currently live and work in North Carolina. 

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