Each of the winners are currently enrolled at WGU and submitted an official entry form earlier in the season. Garner is earning her bachelor’s degree in nursing, Keller is working toward her bachelor’s degree in business management, Mullins is finalizing her bachelor’s degree in business—human resource management, and Flores is completing her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies (elementary education).
“Receiving this scholarship puts me that much closer to achieving my short and long-term goals,” said Keller. “I’m excited for the opportunities that this degree will bring.”
The majority of WGU students are working adults who benefit from WGU’s flexibility and competency-based online courses, which allow students to advance through their programs as soon as they are able to demonstrate mastery of the material. This, combined with low tuition of about $6,000 a year for most programs, is helping more working adults go back to school, including 5,500 Utahns among the nationwide student body of 83,000.
Online, accredited, and nonprofit, WGU offers more than 60 bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, K–12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing.
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 83,000 students and 91,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation’s leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. In just 20 years, the university has become a leading force in changing lives through education. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. Learn more at www.wgu.edu.
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