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WGU Excellence in Special Education Scholarships

Western Governors University is pleased to offer the WGU Excellence in Special Education Scholarships. These scholarships are designed to help aspiring special education teachers attend college online to earn their licensure or endorsement in special education and fill a vital role in their communities.

Who Should Apply?

Individuals interested in one of the following programs:
- B.A. in Special Education (PK-12) (for aspiring teachers looking to earn their teaching license)
- M.S. in Special Education (PK-12) (for already-licensed teachers who hold a bachelor's degree)

About the Scholarship
A WGU Excellence in Special Education Scholarship is valued up to $5,000. The scholarship will be credited to your account at the rate of $1,000 per six-month term, renewable each year for up to a maximum of five terms. You will be required to reapply for the scholarship each year for renewal.

Multiple scholarships will be awarded. Each scholarship will be awarded based upon a candidate's academic record, readiness for online study, and current competency, plus other considerations. WGU's competency-based education approach makes it possible for students to accelerate their program and complete the requirements in as little as two to four years for a bachelor's degree or two years for a master's degree. The actual time to completion will depend on the incoming student's prior experience, academic background, and time commitment to study.

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