WGU Missouri celebrates veterans with scholorship

WGU Missouri celebrates veterans with scholorship
In order to celebrate Veterans Day, WGU Missouri is offering $75,000 in scholarships to veterans, active-duty military, reservists and military families who are interested in furthering their education (Source: BRANDONJ74 — Getty Images/Getty Images)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - In order to celebrate Veterans Day, WGU Missouri is offering $75,000 in scholarships to veterans, active-duty military, reservists and military families who are interested in furthering their education

Each “Salute to Armed Forces Scholarship” is valued at up to $3,000 per student and will be applied at the rate of $750 per six-month term, renewable for up to four terms.

The scholarship is open to new students who have been admitted to WGU Missouri, and are active-duty or retired military, U.S. military veterans, reservists, or military spouses or children.

While multiple scholarships will be awarded, they will be awarded based on a candidate’s academic record, readiness for online study, current competency, and other considerations.

“WGU has been great to work with - from enrollment while I was at army training all the way through getting my degree while working full time and serving in the armed forces,” said Amon Henady, who is an active-duty member of the Missouri National Guard and graduated from WGU Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in IT – Security in September. “WGU was a great choice that I recommend to everyone who will listen, and I plan to pursue my master’s from the university in the near future.”

Of the 3,384 students currently enrolled at WGU Missouri, about 11 percent are active-duty military personnel, veterans or immediate family members of military personnel.

For more information about WGU Missouri or the “Salute to Armed Forces Scholarship”, visit Missouri.wgu.edu.

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