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WGU Nevada Shows Appreciation for Teachers by Offering $50,000 in Scholarships

News Brief - 5/9/17

Nonprofit, competency-based university announces 100 scholarships to expand access to its top-rated Teachers College

LAS VEGAS — In conjunction with Teacher Appreciation Week, nonprofit WGU Nevada is offering 25 scholarships to current and aspiring teachers seeking a bachelor’s or master’s degree in education. The online university, which enrolls students the first day of every month, is also waiving the $65 application fee for prospective students who apply to a WGU Nevada Teachers College degree program by June 30.

Learn more about the WGU Nevada Teacher Appreciation Scholarship at nevada.wgu.edu/teacherappreciation and by following @WGU on social media.

Each Teacher Appreciation Scholarship is valued at up to $2,000—$500 per six-month term for up to four terms. New and enrolling students can apply for these scholarships now through June 30. To be eligible, scholarship applicants must be officially admitted to WGU Nevada, complete the scholarship application, and be interviewed by a scholarship counselor.

While WGU Nevada will award up to 25 scholarships, recipients will be selected based on their academic records, financial need, and readiness for online study at WGU, among other considerations. WGU will also waive the $65 application fee for all scholarship applicants who apply by the scholarship deadline, just use the code: GOTEACH.

WGU Nevada’s competency-based learning model allows students to study at times that work for their schedule, moving quickly through what they already know so they can focus on what they still need to learn. This allows many students to accelerate their studies, finishing faster, which saves not only time, but money.

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