Nonprofit, online university to award up to 50 scholarships across
COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In honor of the seven U.S. presidents born in Ohio – and the eighth who
spent his adult life in the state – WGU Ohio is offering $100,000 in
scholarships for up to 50 Ohio students. Each WGU
Ohio Presidents Day Scholarship is valued up to $2,000 – covering
around 30 percent of WGU Ohio’s already-low annual tuition.
“As Ohioans, we’re proud to honor those from our state who went on to
hold America’s highest office,” said Dr. Rebecca Watts, WGU Ohio
chancellor. “We’re also excited to give back to our fellow residents who
want to advance their education. WGU Ohio is a great fit for adult
learners. Although our degree programs are rigorous, competency-based
learning makes it possible for students to accelerate their programs
while saving time and money.”
The WGU Ohio Presidents Day Scholarship is open to new students who have
been officially admitted to WGU, enroll by June 1, 2019 and are
residents of Ohio. While multiple scholarships will be awarded, this is
a competitive program, and scholarships will be awarded based on a
candidate’s academic record, readiness for online study, current
competency and other considerations. The deadline to apply is midnight,
April 15, 2019.
Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin
Harrison, William McKinley, William Howard Taft, and Warren G. Harding
were born in Ohio. William Henry Harrison moved to the state as an adult
– counting him, Ohio is tied for first place with Virginia in the number
of presidents to come from a state.
WGU Ohio, created in June 2018 following a partnership between the state
of Ohio and nationally recognized Western
Governors University, is an online, competency-based university
established to expand access to higher education for Ohio residents. The
university offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree
programs in the fields of business, K-12 teacher education, information
technology and health professions, including nursing. For more
information or to apply for the scholarship, visit: https://www.wgu.edu/financial-aid-tuition/scholarships/ohio/presidents-day.html.
WGU Ohio degrees are granted under the accreditation of WGU, which is
accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
(NWCCU). Teachers College programs are accredited by the National
Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); Business College
programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business
Schools and Programs (ACBSP); and nursing programs are accredited by the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE*). More information is
available at ohio.wgu.edu
or by calling 866.903.0108.
*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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