Western Governors University, an online, nonprofit university, has launched a scholarship program to help employed IT professionals advance their educations and careers. The Go Further in Information Technology Scholarship will award 10 scholarships of $2,000 each to associate’s degree holders who choose to earn a bachelor’s degree in health informatics or information technology through Western Governors University.
About the Scholarship
The purpose of this new scholarship is to help working professionals in the IT field have an affordable, flexible way to get a bachelor’s degree. The WGU programs are perfect for working professionals because they let students make use of their previous education and work experience to get through material they know so they can quickly focus on the things they still need to know. Degrees are earned by demonstrating mastery of the material as opposed to earning credit hours. Best of all, WGU’s online degree programs in information technology are accredited and include certifications within the industry at no extra cost.
This scholarship program is competitive and awards will be made based on past academic records as well as demonstrated readiness for online education. Before candidates can receive an award, they must be admitted to Western Governors University, have career experience in information technology, submit transcripts from an associate’s degree program, and demonstrate that they have financial need. Scholarship winners will receive $500 toward tuition each term for up to four terms. These scholarship funds are available for students earning a bachelor’s degree in information technology, network administration, IT security, software, health informatics, and network design and management. Since tuition for all WGU IT programs is $2,890 for each 6-month term, students can complete as many courses as they’d like during each term. With the $500 scholarship award, this is one of the most affordable graduate degree options available.
For more information and to complete an application, visit the official site at https://www.wgu.edu/wgu/app/app_step0.