WGU Nevada offers $100,000 in scholarships for students in rural Nevada

Online, competency-based university to award 40 $2,5000 scholarships in 2020

WGU Nevada will help students in rural Nevada pursue higher education with 40 scholarships to be awarded in 2020. Each scholarship will be valued at $2,500 to new WGU Nevada students in any of the college degree programs in IT, healthcare, business, or K-12 education.

WGU Nevada has $100,000 in scholarships available statewide as part of the rural initiative, called the Silver State Rural Scholarship campaign. Rural residents of Nevada need to apply prior to Aug. 31, 2020. 

“The road to earning college degrees has changed over the years, and WGU students have discovered a more flexible and affordable way to achieve this through our online, accredited, competency-based format,” said WGU Nevada Chancellor Spencer Stewart.  “Many times, rural residents can find college accessibility challenging. We understand that and are proud to provide WGU as a premier online choice for adult learners seeking higher education degrees.”

According to Scott Gillespie, WGU has been a smart choice as he pursues a degree in a top workforce area.


“My wife began her degree at WGU,” said Gillespie, a WGU Nevada student in Fernley. “While witnessing her experience and the flexibility of the program I decided it was time to go back and get my masters. WGU has been an amazing experience for me. It almost felt like the school and the program were tailored made for me.”

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