WGU offering Women in Technology Scholarships
September 13, 2017
Western Governors University (WGU) is now offering 100 Women in Technology Scholarship opportunities.
Each Women in Technology Scholarship is valued at up to $2,000, or $500 per six-month term for up to four terms. Applications are now being accepted for these scholarships through Dec. 31.
To be eligible for one of these scholarships, female applicants must be officially admitted to WGU, complete the scholarship application, and be interviewed by a WGU scholarship counselor. While WGU will award up to 100 scholarships, recipients will be selected based on their academic records, financial needs, and readiness for online study at WGU, among other considerations.
According to statistics compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in the male-dominated IT field are projected to grow by 12 percent (about 488,500 new jobs) through 2024.
WGU is an online, nonprofit, competency-based university established to expand access to higher education. Degrees are granted under the accreditation of Western Governors University, 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), and nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).