SALT LAKE CITY (March 23, 2023)–Western Governors University (WGU) will celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week May 8-12 by offering two scholarship programs for current and future education professionals who wish to pursue bachelor’s or master’s degree programs in the Teachers College at WGU’s School of Education, the largest nonprofit, accredited school of education in the country.
“Now more than ever, our nation’s schools need dedicated educators who will make an amazing impact on their students and in their communities,” said Dr. Stacey Ludwig Johnson, WGU Senior Vice President and Executive Dean of the School of Education. “We’re thrilled to offer these special scholarships to help education professionals grow in their fields, and to pursue their academic and professional dreams.”
Each WGU Loves Teachers Scholarship is valued up to $4,000 and designed to help current teachers improve their skill set in the classroom, move into administration, or to assist aspiring teachers in obtaining the required credentials for a rewarding future career as an educator. Each scholarship will be credited to the student’s account at the rate of $1,000 per six-month term, renewable for up to four terms. Scholarships will be awarded based on a candidate’s academic record, financial need, readiness for online study at WGU, current competency, and other considerations.
In addition to the WGU Loves Teachers Scholarship, from now through June 30, 2023 the university is offering a new Education Support Professionals Scholarship that may be applied toward any of WGU’s Teachers College degree programs leading to teacher licensure. This scholarship, worth up to $5,000, is a unique opportunity for paraprofessionals currently working in K-12 schools to receive funds toward tuition, plus a stipend for student teaching. This scholarship will be credited to the student’s account at the rate of $625 per six-month term, renewable for up to four terms, with an additional $2,500 stipend for the student teaching term.
Since its launch in 2003, WGU’s Teachers College has graduated more than 81,000 educators in every state in America and currently enrolls more than 38,000 students. By providing competency-based, flexible, online degree programs, and low, flat-rate tuition, WGU
students progress through their courses as soon as they demonstrate mastery. This enables them to learn while working and graduate with less debt than their peers.
New and enrolling WGU students may apply for the WGU Loves Teachers Scholarship at wgu.edu/teacherappreciation, and the Education Support Professionals Scholarship at wgu.edu/parascholarship, by June 30. To learn more about WGU’s Teachers College and its academic programs, visit wgu.edu/online-teaching-degrees.