Numerous Scholarships Available

In partnership with our parent institution—Western Governors University—WGU Missouri is proud to offer several scholarship opportunities.

Current Opportunities

The following scholarships are available for new WGU Missouri students, depending upon specific eligibility requirements for the particular scholarship. Students are eligible to apply for these scholarships during the enrollment process and up to 60 days after starting a degree program.

In addition to the scholarships on this page there are a limited number of scholarships, not described on this page, available only to current students.

(To learn more about or to apply for a specific scholarship, click on the specific scholarship name below.)

WGU Missouri General Scholarships

Scholarship Name Valued up to

WGU Missouri Show Me You Scholarship
For new students in any one of the more than 50 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs offered at WGU Missouri.

$2,000

WGU Missouri Community College Class of 2015 Transfer Scholarship
For graduates of participating Missouri colleges who are interested in pursuing their bachelor’s degree in one of our industry-leading degree programs.

$2,000

WGU Alumni Master's Scholarship
For WGU Missouri alums who are interested in pursuing a master's degree.

$2,000

WGU Excellence in Health Informatics Scholarship
For experienced IT or healthcare professionals attend college online to move into the high-demand field of health informatics.

$2,000

WGU Missouri Partner Scholarships

Scholarship Name Valued up to

Truman Medical Centers Excellence in Nursing Scholarship
For employees of Truman Medical Centers who wish to continue their education and earn a bachelor’s or master's degree in nursing to move their career forward.

$3,000

WGU Missouri Power Our Schools Scholarship
For non-certified employees of WGU partner school districts, including paraprofessionals, administrative, and technical staff seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree.

$2,000

WGU Community College Partner Scholarship
For graduates and staff of WGU partner community colleges looking to earn a WGU Missouri bachelor’s degree.

$2,000

WGU AmeriCorps Scholarship
WGU Missouri has partnered with the Corporation for National and Community Service to help AmeriCorps alumni finish a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

$2,000

Western Association of Food Chains Scholarship
WGU Missouri has partnered with the Western Association of Food Chains to help employees of eligible WAFC partner institutions earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

$2,500

WGU Leaders in Nonprofit Scholarship
WGU Missouri has partnered with Free For Charity to offer scholarships for professionals working in the nonprofit sector seeking a master's or undergraduate degree.

$2,000

WGU NACCTEP Scholarship
WGU Missouri has partnered with National Association of Community Colleges with Teacher Education Programs (NACCTEP) to offer scholarships for graduates and staff of NACCTEP-affiliated community colleges to complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree and obtain teacher licensure.

$2,000

WGU StraighterLine Scholarship
For motivated students who have completed at least four StraighterLine courses who wish to continue their education and earn a degree.

$2,000

WGU NEA Academy Partner Scholarships
For NEA Academy members pursuing a master’s degree in teaching.

$2,400

WGU Institutional Partner Fund
For employees of WGU’s partner institutions who wish to advance their education in the business, education, information technology, or healthcare fields.

$2,000

WGU Missouri Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
For motivated Phi Theta Kappa members with an associate's degree who wish to continue their education and earn a bachelor's degree.

$2,000

ANPD Excellence in Nursing Education Scholarship
For ANPD members looking to earn a WGU online bachelor’s degree or master's degree in nursing or healthcare.

$2,000

WGU Healthcare Partners Fund
For employees of WGU’s partner hospitals and healthcare organizations who wish to advance their education to become educators, managers, and leaders in vital healthcare fields.

$2,500

Scholarships for Military Personnel, Veterans, and Spouses

WGU Missouri offers several scholarships for active-duty military personnel, military veterans, and their spouses. These awards may be used in addition to VA benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill® and Military Tuition Assistance. These opportunities will be listed here as they become available.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Scholarship Name Valued up to

WGU Military Appreciation Scholarship
WGU has partnered with the National Military Family Association to offer active duty, veteran military personnel, and their spouses an opportunity to advance their education.

$2,000

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