Nurses Week: Online university offering $200,000 in WGU Loves Nurses scholarships

Western Gover­nors Univer­sity (WGU) is kicking of National Nurses Week by offering up to $200,000 in schol­ar­ships for nurses across the nation who wish to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree program in WGU’s College of Health Professions.

Each WGU Loves Nurses Schol­ar­ship is valued at up to $2,000 — $500 per six-month term for up to four terms. New and enrolling students can apply for these schol­ar­ships now through June 30 at www​.wgu​.edu/​w​g​u​l​ovesnurses

To be eligible, schol­ar­ship 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 need, and readi­ness for online study at WGU, among other consid­er­a­tions. WGU will also waive the $65 appli­ca­tion fee for all schol­ar­ship appli­cants who apply by the schol­ar­ship deadline, just use the code: RNLOVE. 

WGU degree programs that are eligible for use with the WGU Loves Nurses schol­ar­ship include:

  • B.S. Nursing (Preli­cen­sure)
  • B.S. Nursing(RN to BSN online)
  • B.S. Health Infor­ma­tion Management
  • B.S. Business — Health­care Management
  • M.S. Nursing — Educa­tion (for RNs with BSNs)
  • M.S. Nursing — Leader­ship and Manage­ment (for RNs with BSNs)
  • M.S. Nursing — Nursing Infor­matics (for RNs with BSNs)
  • M.S. Nursing — Educa­tion (RN to MSN Option)
  • M.S. Nursing — Leader­ship and Manage­ment (RN to MSN Option)
  • M.S. Nursing — Nursing Infor­matics (RN to MSN Option)
  • M.S. Integrated Health­care Management
  • MBA Health­care Management

All WGU programs are compe­tency-based, a model that measures learning rather than time spent in class. This allows health profes­sionals to advance their careers without disrupting work or other oblig­a­tions. Students complete their programs by studying on their own time and, once they are ready, proving what they have learned. Prior work experi­ence and academic knowl­edge may enable students to accel­erate through subject matter they already know, allowing them to save time and money. 

Learn more about how WGU is giving back to nurses at www​.wgu​.edu/​l​a​n​d​i​n​g​/​nursesweek.

About WGU Estab­lished in 1997 by 19 U.S. gover­nors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, afford­able higher educa­tion, online, nonprofit WGU now serves 80,000 students nation­wide and has 82,000 gradu­ates in all 50 states.