AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 28, 2017 — Making and keeping near year resolutions isn't always easy. WGU Texas is offering an added incentive for those making resolutions to earn a college degree in the new year. Students who apply to WGU by March 31, 2018, are eligible to apply for the New Year, New You Scholarship, which provides up to $2,000 per student.
Each New Year, New You Scholarship will be applied at the rate of $500 per six-month term, renewable for up to four terms. Students enrolling in any of WGU Texas' 60 bachelor's and master's degree programs are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Applications are being accepted now through March 31, 2018.
2017 WGU Texas graduate Toni Marek wanted to earn her master's degree, but didn't want to be saddled by student loans and debt. She also wanted to earn her degree from an accredited online school that would fit into her busy schedule and lifestyle. Marek researched several schools and discovered WGU Texas. “Money isn't a reason to forego college. There are scholarships and grants everywhere—if you put in the time and effort and work for them,” she said.
Marek applied and was awarded a scholarship from WGU Texas, where she completed her M.S. in Management and Leadership. “Thanks to my mentor's encouragement and my master's degree, I now work as a patient experience manager at a major health care system. It is by far the most fulfilling and rewarding job I have ever had,” said Marek.
Designed to meet the needs of adult learners, WGU Texas' innovative 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. WGU Texas faculty members work one-on-one with students as mentors, offering guidance, support, and individualized instruction. While WGU Texas' degree programs are rigorous and challenging, competency-based learning makes it possible for students to accelerate their progress, saving both time and money.
This scholarship is open to new students who have been officially admitted to WGU Texas. While multiple scholarships will be awarded, this is a competitive program, and scholarships will be awarded based on a candidate's academic record, readiness for online study, and current competency, as well as other considerations.
About WGU Texas
WGU Texas, established by the State Legislature in 2011, now has more than 9,500 students and more than 7,000 graduates. State-endorsed and nonprofit, the online, competency-based university offers more than 60 bachelor's and master's degrees in business, information technology, K-12 teacher education, and health professions, including nursing.
Degrees are granted under the accreditation of Western Governors University, which is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Teachers College programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).*
Learn more at texas.wgu.edu or call 1-877-214-7011.
*Western Governors University offers nursing programs that are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 5380, Washington, DC 20036, 202-877-6791).
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