Western Governors University (WGU) is a private, nonprofit, online American university based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The university was founded by 19 U.S. governors in 1997 after the idea was formulated at a 1995 meeting of the Western Governors Association.
Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
Available Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.
Scholarship Benefits: Each scholarship is worth up to $2,000 ($500 per six-month term, up to four terms), making WGU’s low tuition even more affordable, and can be applied to any degree program WGU offers.
Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship, students must:
- Complete an application for admission.
- Complete a scholarship application.
- Submit official transcripts of all prior college work.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Be officially admitted to WGU.
Eligible Nationalities: Citizens of all nationalities are eligible to apply.
Method of Application:
Review Scholarship Offerings: 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.
Complete the Admissions Application: 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.
Complete the General Scholarship Application: 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.
Review Recommended Opportunities And Apply For Them: 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.
Scholarship Application Deadline: December 31, 2017.