Monday 23 Apr 2018

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WGU & USO Form Education Partnership

WGU North Carolina, a competency-based nonprofit university, and the USO of North Carolina have joined forces to expand access to educational and career resources to military communities across the state. The agreement also includes a joint scholarship program, which is set to launch early this summer, awarding eight $2,500 scholarships to local military service members, veterans, and their dependents. As a result of this commitment to supporting our nation’s service members, WGU North Carolina has been inducted into the USO of NC Patriot Circle as a One-Star Partner.

Western Governors University’s competency-based education programs provide military personnel the ability to apply their life experiences and knowledge to more than 60 industry-relevant, accredited bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, information technology, teacher education, and health professions, including nursing. Currently, 19 percent of WGU North Carolina’s students are part of a military community.

WGU North Carolina officially launched in October 2017 through a partnership between the state and nationally recognized WGU. As of April 2018, WGU has more than 1,600 students in the state, and nearly 2,200 North Carolinians have already graduated from WGU.

You can find more information online at northcarolina.wgu.edu.

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