Hey Teach! Scholarship


Exclusive scholarships to help you earn you master’s in education—on a teacher’s schedule!

Excellent teachers never stop learning, never stop innovating, and never stop working to improve their students’ learning experience. That’s why excellent teachers read Hey Teach!—and also why they go back to school to earn their master’s degrees.

WGU wants to enroll excellent teachers in its award-winning Teachers College to help their careers grow. That’s why they are offering Hey Teach! readers the exclusive opportunity to apply for the Hey Teach! Scholarship, worth up to $2,000 toward WGU’s already-low tuition—a savings of more than 25%.

WGU is a highly respected nonprofit university offering 14 NCATE-accredited master’s, M.Ed., and endorsement-prep programs for the nation’s best teachers who are continually seeking to improve their skills. Flexible, online, and surprisingly affordable, WGU is specifically designed for working adults—perfect for a busy teacher’s schedule!

  • Graduate faster: WGU is competency-based, which means you advance through courses as soon as you can prove you’ve learned the material. Hard workers, fast learners, and experienced professionals can accelerate as quickly as they learn the material. In fact, more than two-thirds of students who earn a graduate degree from WGU do so in less than two years.
  • Study on your schedule: No scheduled class times or rigid assignment due dates. Access online learning resources 24/7, so you can study and complete assessments whenever works best for you. Even proctored exams can be completed securely from the comfort of your own home!
  • Financially smart: Tuition for Teachers College programs is only $3,190 per six-month term. By charging per term rather than per course or credit, WGU puts you in control of the cost of your degree. If you choose to accelerate and graduate sooner, your total tuition will be even lower! And all your e-books and learning resources are covered by a flat $145 fee each term, saving you thousands.


To be eligible for this scholarship, students must:

This is a competitive scholarship. Recipients will be chosen based upon their academic record, financial need, readiness for online study, and current competency, plus other considerations.

NOTE: This scholarship is for new WGU students only. Students are eligible to apply for this scholarship up to 60 days prior to their start date and up to 60 days after starting a degree program. Students starting more than 60 days after submitting a scholarship application will not be considered for the scholarship. WGU employees and their spouses are not eligible to receive this scholarship.


Graduate Teachers College programs for already licensed teachers


Multiple scholarships will be awarded. However, this is a competitive program and scholarships will be awarded based on a candidate’s academic record, readiness for online study at WGU, and current competency, plus other considerations.

Before monies are distributed, the scholarship recipients must read the WGU Student Handbook and agree to and understand the academic progress, tuition, and refund policies. The student will also be required to agree to the WGU Scholarship Terms and Conditions before monies will be awarded. The student must also meet the university’s On Time Progress requirements to maintain scholarship eligibility. Each student can only be awarded one scholarship that is funded or administered through WGU during their degree program. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens.


You may choose to pay for the remaining portion of your degree through federal financial aid (subject to your eligibility). Pell Grants, which do not have to be repaid, are granted based on financial need. Federal Direct Student Loans are available to all students. Subsidized loans, which are dependent on financial need, reduce the interest due on loans. Click here to learn more about financial aid.


Step #1


Check out the scholarships currently available at WGU and identify some that might be right for you. We don’t want you to unnecessarily waste your time with applying if you don’t meet the scholarship qualifications, so it’s worth checking the website to make sure there is an opportunity that fits you.

Step #2


To be considered for any WGU scholarships, you must be provisionally accepted as a WGU student.  Complete the admissions application and work with your enrollment counselor to move through the admissions process.

Step #3


The general application is required for all WGU scholarships, and lets us learn more about you and which scholarships you may be eligible for. To access the application, you will need your MyWGU student portal credentials, which will be sent to you shortly after Step 2. You must complete the application within 60 days of your intended start date.

Step #4


Based on what you tell us in Step 3, we’ll let you know which scholarships you might be eligible for.  Finish up by reviewing the recommended opportunities and completing the supplemental application for each scholarship you’d like to be considered for. These additional applications need to be submitted within 5 days of submitting the general application.


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How do you select scholarship winners?

It depends upon the scholarship. In general, we award scholarships based on the following factors:

  • • Meeting the basic eligibility requirements
  • • Answers you give on the scholarship application
  • • An interview with a scholarship counselor

Some scholarships are also based upon evaluations of prior college transcripts and other tests. We encourage you to apply.

When will I find out if I’m selected?

WGU evaluates scholarship applications on a continual basis because we start new students in their programs every month. Often we are able to make an award decision within two to four weeks of receiving your application. In most cases, you will also need to have applied for admission and been accepted to the university. An Enrollment Counselor can help explain the process.

Do I get the scholarship all at once?

No. Scholarship awards are divided into a set amount per term. This amount is credited against your tuition due for each term. The details are explained in the description for each scholarship.

Can I also apply for financial aid?

Yes. You probably should apply for federal financial aid, too. Scholarship awards will only cover a portion of your school expenses, and financial aid can help pay for the rest. You can apply for financial aid while you are waiting for a decision about your scholarship application. It will not hurt your chances to win a scholarship. Click here to learn more about or apply for financial aid.

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