WGU Ohio Offers Military Appreciation Scholarships


COLUMBUS, OH – In recognition of National Military Appreciation Month this May, Western Governors University Ohio is offering Military Appreciation Scholarships to service members and military veterans as well as their spouses.

“As we show our gratitude this month to all those who serve or have served in our military services, we must never lose sight of the challenges many of these heroes may face when they re-enter civilian life – especially in these uncertain times,” said WGU Ohio Chancellor Dr. K.L. Allen, who is an Army National Guard veteran himself.

“For any Ohioan – including veterans – seeking the educational credentials they need to compete for in-demand jobs, WGU can be the perfect resource.  And for employers seeking motivated, tested workers with credentialed skills, WGU Ohio graduates can be just what they’re looking for,” Allen said.

WGU has been named one of the “Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities” for ten consecutive years by Military Advanced Education and Transition Magazine and has demonstrated a strong commitment to helping servicemen and women apply their knowledge and life experiences toward a high-quality, accredited degree that can open career opportunities in fields like business, healthcare, K–12 education and information technology.

WGU Ohio’s Military Appreciation Scholarship, valued up to $2,500 – is available to new students and can be applied to any of WGU’s more than 60 career-focused degree programs.

More than 4,200 Ohioans are currently enrolled in WGU Ohio; the average age is 37 and more than three-quarters work full time. WGU’s tuition is about $3,500 per six-month term for undergraduate programs and about $3,800 per term for graduate programs. Nonprofit WGU’s flat-rate tuition model means students may complete as many courses as their schedules can accommodate each term at no additional cost. And, all learning materials are included in the flat fee, so there are no additional textbook costs.

Designed to meet the needs of adult learners, WGU’s competency-based education allows students to take advantage of their knowledge and experience to move quickly through material they already know so they can focus on what they still need to learn. Students complete their programs by studying on schedules that fit their lives, advancing as soon as they demonstrate that they have mastered subject matter.

WGU faculty members work one-on-one with students as mentors, offering guidance, support, and individualized instruction. While WGU’s degree programs are rigorous and challenging, competency-based learning makes it possible for students to accelerate their progress, saving both time and money.

WGU was established in 1997 by a partnership of 19 state governors to offer students, particularly adult learners, the chance to go to college while working and caring for their families. In 2018, Ohio became the eighth additional state to partner with WGU, part of efforts by policymakers to close Ohio’s skills gap with a new pathway for adults to seek careers in such in-demand careers as teaching, healthcare and nursing, business, and information technology.

To learn more about WGU’s Military Appreciation Scholarship, or to apply, visit https://www.wgu.edu/financial-aid-tuition/scholarships/military-veterans/military-appreciation.html

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