In response to the economic hardships millions of American families are now facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WGU Missouri is offering up to $100,000 in scholarships to impacted individuals looking to strengthen their skills by earning a degree online. The Bright Future Scholarship is open to new students who have lost income due to the global health crisis and are interested in earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree in any of WGU’s 60-plus degree programs in information technology, business, K-12 teacher education or health professions, including nursing.
Each Bright Future Scholarship is valued at up to $3,000 ($1,500 for the first six-month term and then $500 per term for three subsequent terms) and will be applied to WGU Missouri’s already-low tuition of about $3,500 per six-month term. The needs-based scholarship will be awarded to individuals who can show evidence of loss of income in their household as a result of the pandemic. The deadline to apply is Sept. 30.