(INDIANAPOLIS) - WGU Indiana has extended the deadline to apply for some of the $100,000 made available in May for new Taking Indiana to a Higher Degree Scholarships.
This is the largest scholarship offering in the university's history, and WGU Indiana seeks to award the total amount through 50 scholarships. The new deadline, extended 100 days, is Oct. 9, 2013.
"It is more important than ever for us to reach prospective students with this new scholarship opportunity, because it is a direct result of WGU Indiana's intentional focus on breaking down barriers to degree attainment," said WGU Indiana Chancellor Allison Barber. "In Indiana, 740,000 adults have some college experience but no degree. These scholarships will help working adults achieve their goals of earning a bachelor's or master's degree and go further in life through education."
The new scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 each ($500 per term for four terms). The scholarship amount is especially significant relative to the university's $6,000-per-year tuition. WGU Indiana has not raised its tuition rate during its three years of existence as a state university.
To be eligible, applicants must have some college credit, apply as new students to WGU Indiana, and pursue a bachelor's or master's degree in Business, IT, Education or Nursing.
To learn more about all of WGU Indiana's degree programs, visit indiana.wgu.edu. For more on the Taking Indiana to a Higher Degree Scholarships visit.indiana.wgu.edu/higherdegreescholarship.
About WGU Indiana
WGU Indiana is the state's nonprofit, online university established by the State of Indiana to expand access to higher education for Indiana residents. Using a competency-based model that allows students to proceed at their own pace and curriculum developed with input from leading employers, WGU Indiana offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Business, Education, Information Technology and Healthcare Professions, including Nursing. In 2012, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education recognized WGU Indiana in its Reaching Higher, Achieving More agenda for its excellence in academic quality. The university was also recognized as one of Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2013.
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