WGU North Carolina and the United Service Organization of North Carolina are teaming up on a new scholarship program that will benefit the state’s military community. The Military Service Scholarship will provide eight scholarships valued at $2,500 each, available to currently serving military members, veterans and their families.
The scholarships can be applied to any of the more than 60 bachelor’s and master’s degrees offered by WGU in business, information technology, education and health care. Recipients will be credited with $625 per six-month term, renewable for up to four terms. Tuition is around $3,225 per six-month term for most degree programs.
“Continuing education is the cornerstone of one’s professional career progression — whether in the military or transitioning into the civilian workforce,” says USO of N.C. President and CEO John Falkenbury. “The USO of North Carolina is proud to be part of this effort to support service members and their families. These scholarships will provide eight awardees the opportunity to further their education and transition into civilian life or a new career.”
Scholarships will be awarded based on a candidate’s academic record, readiness for online study, current competency, and other considerations. The application deadline is May 31.
WGU has been recognized for 11 consecutive years by Military Advanced Education & Transition magazine as a Top School and for seven consecutive years as a Military Friendly School. Eighteen percent of the nearly 3,000 North Carolina students enrolled in WGU are affiliated with the military community.
“As a military spouse, I know firsthand the sacrifices that servicemen and women make everyday,” says WGU North Carolina Chancellor Catherine Truitt. “It’s our hope that the Military Service Scholarships will honor their dedication and provide a means for eight deserving North Carolinians in the military community to advance their education and achieve their professional goals.”
WGU North Carolina, an online competency-based university, offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs including business, K-12 teacher education, information technology and health professions. Check out their full list of degree programs and admissions guide, sign up for their newsletter, or follow them on social media to jump start your education. For more information about the Military Service Scholarships, visit nc.wgu.edu/militaryservice.