Western Governors University creates ‘Essential Workers Scholarship’

Adobe Stock

Western Governors University announced earlier this month a new scholarship program for essential workers seeking high education degrees in high-demand career fields, including business, teaching, information technology and health professions, such as nursing.

The deadline for Nevada essential workers to apply is June 30, according to an April 8 press release on behalf of WGU Nevada.

“We are truly thankful for the dependability and dedication of the essential workers in the Silver State during the pandemic, including our grocery store employees, postal workers, sanitation workers, delivery drivers, and many others,” WGU Regional Vice President Rick Benbow said in a statement. “This is one way we can say ‘thank you’ and express our gratitude.”

The scholarships are valued at $3,000 each, which is nearly half of the total annual tuition to attend WGU online, according to the press release.

Go here for information on the scholarship and how to apply.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment