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WGU Missouri Shows Appreciation for Teachers by Offering up to $50,000 in Scholarships

News Brief - 5/9/17

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

ST. LOUIS — In conjunction with Teacher Appreciation Week, nonprofit WGU Missouri is offering 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 Missouri’s Teachers College degree program by June 30.

Each WGU Missouri 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 at missouri.wgu.edu/goteach. To be eligible, scholarship applicants must be officially admitted to WGU Missouri, complete the scholarship application, and be interviewed by a WGU Missouri scholarship counselor.

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

"WGU's competency-based program and affordability was invaluable to me,” said Justine Eubanks, a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies graduate. “It was really nice to be able to go through my courses quickly, and apply the new information immediately into my curriculum. Since completing my degree with WGU Missouri, I landed my dream job as a special education teacher. I couldn’t have done it without WGU Missouri!"

WGU Missouri’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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