/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (www.wgu.edu), the leading non-profit online university, will extend the deadline for the WGU Reservists and National Guard Scholarship to June 30, 2009. This scholarship is designed to help members of the Reserves and National Guard attend college online.
The WGU Reservists and National Guard Scholarship is valued up to $1,500 and can be used to earn a degree in any discipline offered by WGU in its colleges of Business, Education, Information Technology or Health Professions. WGU is both regionally and nationally accredited.
Recently named a Top 20 Military Friendly University by Military Advanced Education Magazine, WGU's unique accredited programs have proven a great fit for many active-duty, reserve, and National Guard military members and their spouses.
Up to 30 scholarships will be awarded, with awards made every month on an ongoing basis. However, this is a competitive program and scholarships will be awarded based on a candidate's academic record, readiness for online study at WGU, and current competency, in addition to other considerations. Early application is strongly suggested.
WGU's online degree programs focus on the needs of adult learners by providing flexible, technology-based instruction. WGU's competency-based education approach makes it possible for military students and spouses to complete the requirements for their degrees at a quicker pace and accelerate their programs based on their prior experience, academic background, and time commitment to study.
For more information or eligibility requirements on the WGU Reservists and National Guard Scholarship, please visit www.wgu.edu/ngreserve or call 1-866-225-5948 (866-CALL-WGU)
About Western Governors University (WGU)
"[WGU is] the best relatively cheap university you've never heard of."
- TIME magazine (Nov. 2008)
WGU is the only accredited online university in the U.S. offering competency-based degree programs. The private non-profit university has been a leader in online education for more than 10 years. WGU is the recipient of the USDLA 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning for 2008, awarded in recognition of WGU's success in expanding access to higher education. WGU has been honored as one of the 2008 Top 20 Military Friendly Colleges and Universities by Military Advanced Education magazine.WGU sponsors the Online Student Survival Guide, a blog that addresses many of the questions and daily concerns online students from any online college or university face.
Now serving more than 11,000 students, WGU was founded by 19 U.S. governors, and is supported by more than 20 leading corporations and foundations. They include institutions such as AT&T, BearingPoint, Dell, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Hewlett-Packard, HCA, Microsoft, Oracle, Qwest, SunGard Higher Education, Sun Microsystems, and Zions Bank. WGU offers bachelor's and master's degrees in business, information technology, teacher education, and health professions, with students in all 50 states. More information is available at www.wgu.edu.
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