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WGU Announces New Scholarship for Emerging Business Leaders
SALT LAKE CITY, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western
Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, is encouraging business
leaders with some college experience to continue their professional
development with a new scholarship for degree programs in the online
competency-based university's College of Business.
The Emerging Leaders in Business Scholarship is designed for new
students who are pursuing a bachelor's degree in business. The
scholarships provide $500 per six-month term for up to four terms. The
total scholarship value is $2,000.
To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, students must have
completed an associate's degree or at least 40 college credits.
Applicants must also be working as a business professional and have
completed an application for admission to WGU. Other requirements
include completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA), an interview with a WGU Scholarship Counselor, and an essay
describing why they want to finish their degree. Degree programs
eligible for the scholarship include:
-- B.S. Business Management
-- B.S. Business - Human Resource Management
-- B.S. Business - Information Technology Management
-- B.S. in Sales and Sales Management
-- B.S. in Marketing Management
-- B.S. in Accounting
While WGU will award multiple scholarships, the Emerging Leaders in
Business Scholarship is a competitive program. Scholarships will be
awarded based on academic record, financial need, readiness for online
study, and current competency. The application deadline is June 30,
2014. For more information on the Emerging Leaders in Business
Scholarship, visit http://www.wgu.edu/emergingleaders.
About Western Governors University Recognized by President Obama
as an innovative university that "awards credits based on learning,
not seat time," Western Governors University is the only university in
the U.S. offering accredited, competency-based bachelor's and master's
degree programs at scale. Named one of Fast Company's "Most
Innovative Companies for 2013," WGU has been featured on NPR's "All
Things Considered,"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, CNN's
"Schools of Thought," and in The New York Times.
WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and
Universities. WGU's Teachers College is the first exclusively online
provider of teacher education to receive accreditation for its teacher
licensure programs from NCATE, the National Council for Accreditation
of Teacher Education. The WGU bachelor's and master's nursing degree
programs are accredited by the Commission for Collegiate Nursing
Education (CCNE*), and its B.S. in Health Informatics is accredited by
CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and
Information Management Education).
Western Governors University has partnered with five states to
establish state-based universities aimed at adding affordable capacity
to state higher education systems. WGU Indiana, WGU Missouri, WGU
Tennessee, WGU Texas, and WGU Washington are key elements in their
states' strategies for increasing the percentage of adults with
bachelor's or master's degrees. These state-endorsed universities
offer degree programs that are accredited through WGU.
The university has earned the support of more than 20 leading
corporations and foundations, including AT&T, Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation, Lilly Endowment, HCA, Hewlett-Packard, Lumina Foundation,
Microsoft, Oracle, SunGard Higher Education, and Zions Bank. More
information is available at www.wgu.edu or by calling 866.225.5948.
*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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Contact for media inquiries: Joan Mitchell - VP of Public Relations
Contact for enrollment information: 866-225-5948 www.wgu.edu
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