SOURCE: Western Governors University

October 30, 2007 12:38 ET

WGU Expands Scholarship Opportunities for Military Spouses

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - October 30, 2007) - Western Governors University ( is now taking applications for its new WGU Spouses to Graduates Scholarships. These scholarships are designed to help spouses of active duty military personnel earn a degree online in business, education, healthcare, or information technology.

WGU has been and remains a leader in providing opportunities for Troops to Teachers and Spouses to Teachers with existing programs for individuals who want to become teachers through the WGU Teachers College. This new expansion of scholarships widens the opportunity for military spouses to get degrees in the other disciplines offered by WGU in its Colleges of Business, Education, Information Technology, and Health Professions.

This military spouse scholarship is valued up to $1,500, and will pay $300 per six-month term for up to five terms. Multiple scholarships will be awarded to candidates based on their previous academic experience, their readiness for online study, and their current competencies.

WGU's unique competency approach allows students to earn a degree of their choice by studying anywhere at any time, regardless of their location. The WGU competency-based model measures students on what they know, rather than the number of hours they spend in a classroom. It also gives working adults that have acquired competencies through their professional experience a chance to complete their degree at a quicker pace.

To be admitted to WGU and considered for this military spouse scholarship, candidates must show proof of status as a spouse of active-duty military personnel and, if living outside of the U.S., must have access to a proctored test facility on a U.S. military installation. Spouses of reservists and National Guard are also eligible.

For more information on this scholarship and eligibility requirements, please contact WGU Enrollment 1-866-225-5948 or go to

About Western Governors University (WGU)

WGU is the only accredited university in the U.S. offering online competency-based degree programs. The private non-profit university was founded and is supported by 19 governors, as well as more than 20 leading corporations and foundations, such as Hospital Corporation of America, Oracle, Thomson Corporation, Marriot Foundation, Convergys and AT&T. WGU offers bachelor's and master's degrees in business, information technology, teacher education and healthcare, with students in all 50 states and 10 foreign countries.

Contact Information

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    Gwen Castaldi
    Director of Public Relations
    Western Governors University