WGU is committed to increasing equity of access to all individuals who desire to achieve a college degree. This grant, the Opportunity Grant, is an investment to allow underserved populations the funding necessary to achieve this goal. Created for individuals who do not have access to traditional state and federal funding—such as Pell Grants and student loans—this $10,000 grant will help up to 50 potential WGU students earn a bachelor’s degree in any of WGU’s four colleges.
WGU Grant Policies
Multiple grants will be awarded. However, this is a competitive program and grants will be awarded based on a candidate’s academic record, financial need, readiness for online study at WGU, and current competency, plus other considerations.
Before monies are distributed, the scholarship recipients must read the WGU Student Handbook and agree to and understand the academic progress, tuition, and refund policies. The student will also be required to agree to the WGU Scholarship Terms and Conditions before monies will be awarded. The student must also meet the university’s On Time Progress requirements to maintain scholarship eligibility. Each student can only be awarded one grant or scholarship that is funded or administered through WGU during their degree program. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens.
This grant can be used in addition to any tuition discounts for which you may be eligible.
- For new students or returning graduates pursuing an eligible degree program (either Bachelor’s and Master’s)
- Applicants must be ineligible to access FAFSA funding and provide a verified explanation of their lack of access.
This scholarship is valued up to:
This grant will be credited to your account at the rate of $2,500 per six-month term, renewable for up to three additional terms. Interested in this grant? The first step is to apply for admission.
As at the time of writing this post the deadline for the application for the scholarship has not been made, while you wait for update you can check the scholarship website for application deadline.
Before you can apply for this grant, you must first apply for admission.
Already applied for admission? Apply for scholarships on the Scholarship Portal.