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WGU Tennessee Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week with Scholarships

News Brief - 5/10/17

University offers Tennesseans scholarships to expand access to top-ranked Teachers College

NASHVILLE — In conjunction with Teacher Appreciation Week (May 8-12), WGU Tennessee is offering up to 20 scholarships to current and aspiring teachers in Tennessee seeking bachelors’ or masters’ degrees in education. The university — an online, nonprofit and state-endorsed school — is also waiving the $65 application fee for prospective students who apply to a WGU Teachers College degree program by June 30.

“Some of the most important work we do as a university is educating our state’s educators,” said WGU Tennessee Chancellor Dr. Kim Estep. “Teacher Appreciation Week is a great time to say thanks for all our teachers do, and to help them further their educations with scholarships.”

Each WGU Teacher Appreciation 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 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 Tennessee will award up to 20 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 GOTEACH.

WGU Tennessee’s competency-based learning model allows students to study at times that work for their schedules, moving quickly through what they already know so they can focus on what they still need to learn. This allows many students to accelerate their studies, saving time and money.

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