Scholarship for Nurses at Western Governors University

December 8, 2009

Western Governors University (WGU), an online university, is offering registered nurses up to $5,000 towards their Bachelor’s or Master’s Degrees with its WGU Future of Nursing Scholarship Program.

scholarship for nurses Western Governors UniversityBaby boomers are getting older, coupled with a nursing shortage, which they state will grow, that will leave nurses in demand. WGU will give the scholarship to working nurses who want to go back to school online to become managers, educators, and in other health-care, related fields.

Eligible degrees include:

– B.S. Nursing (RN to BSN)
– M.S. Nursing–Education (BSN to MSN)
– M.S. Nursing–Education (RN to MSN Option)
– M.S. Nursing–Leadership and Management (BSN to MSN)
– M.S. Nursing–Leadership and Management (RN to MSN Option)

“WGU is committed to addressing critical workforce shortages by offering challenging degree programs in high-need fields,” said WGU President Robert W. Mendenhall. “Our online, competency-based degree programs, which have been developed in collaboration with healthcare industry experts, are designed for working adults who are committed to advancing in their professions. By offering these scholarships, we hope to enable dedicated nurses to move forward in their careers.”

To be eligible for the WGU Future of Nursing Scholarship, applicants must possess an unencumbered RN license and an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing, or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis.

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