WGU Missouri Commemorates Veterans Day with New Scholarship for Veterans, Active-Duty Military Service Members and their Families

In celebration of Veterans Day, WGU Missouri has launched a new scholarship for active-duty military personnel, veterans and their spouses who are interested in furthering their education. The “Military Appreciation Scholarship,”  valued at up to $2,500 each, is open to new students who plan on enrolling in any of the online, nonprofit university’s 60+ undergraduate and graduate degree programs in IT, business, K-12 teacher education, and health professions, including nursing.   

WGU Missouri’s programs are competency-based, providing flexibility and workforce-focused degree programs that active-duty military members, veterans, and their families need. Approximately 11 percent of WGU Missouri’s students are active-duty military personnel, veterans or immediate family members of military personnel. WGU also consistently receives recognition for its efforts to support military students and was recently named as one of the Top Military Friendly® College and Universities for the 12th consecutive year by Military Advanced Education and Transition Magazine. 

“WGU has demonstrated a strong commitment to helping servicemen and women apply their knowledge and life experiences toward a high-quality degree that will open up career opportunities in a number of fields,” said Dr. Terrance Hopson, Regional Vice President of WGU Missouri. “One way we’re proud to give back to those who sacrifice so much to keep us safe is through this military-exclusive scholarship offering. WGU also offers military members flexible, affordable degree programs that are approved for VA education benefits under the GI Bill – which means that veterans and military members are generally eligible for benefits that, paired with our low, flat-rate tuition, cover most program costs.” 

The “Military Appreciation Scholarship” is open to new students who have been officially admitted to WGU and qualify as active-duty military personnel, veterans or military spouses. Each $2,500 scholarship will be applied at the rate of $625 per six-month term, renewable for up to four terms. Scholarships will be awarded based on a candidate’s academic record, financial need and current competency, as well as other considerations. Students can apply for the scholarship online at wgu.edu/militaryappreciation.  

Designed to meet the needs of adult learners, WGU’s competency-based education model allows students to move quickly through material they already know so they can focus on what they still need to learn, rather than basing progress on a number of credit hours. Faculty members work one-on-one with students as mentors, offering guidance, support and individualized instruction. While the university’s degree programs are rigorous and challenging, competency-based learning makes it possible for students to accelerate their programs, saving them both time and money.   

For more information about WGU Missouri or how the university supports service members and their families, visit wgu.edu/military.    

WGU Missouri is a competency-based, online university created to expand access to higher education for Missouri residents. The university offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. WGU Missouri faculty members serve as mentors, working one-on-one with students, offering guidance, support, and individualized instruction.  

Established in 2013 through a partnership with nationally recognized Western Governors University, WGU Missouri is open to all qualified Missouri residents. The university is nonprofit and self-sustaining on flat-rate tuition of about $7,600 per year for most programs. 

Degrees are granted under the accreditation of Western Governors University, which is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Nursing College programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE*), and the Health Informatics program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). 

More information is available at missouri.wgu.edu or by calling 855.948.8493.  

*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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