WGU Tennessee To Award Ten $10,000 “Tenn-K” Scholarships

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State-endorsed nonprofit university WGU Tennessee today announced it will award 10 Tennesseans $10,000 scholarships as part of its new “Tenn-K” Scholarship program.
“WGU Tennessee was founded to set the gold standard for affordable, quality online education customized to the busy lives of working adults,” said Dr. Kimberly K. Estep, WGU Tennessee chancellor. “The ‘Tenn-K’ Scholarship—in both its size and its name—reflects our commitment to helping more working adults in our state ‘go the distance’ and complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree in 2015.”
wguThe scholarship, which covers more than 80 percent of WGU Tennessee’s already-low tuition of $3,000 per term for most programs, is the first of its kind for the nonprofit university. “Tenn-K” Scholarships will be awarded based on the student’s academic record, readiness for online study, and demonstrated financial need, as well as other considerations. The application deadline is April 30, 2015. To learn more about the “Tenn-K” Scholarship, please visit tennessee.wgu.edu/TennK.
Launched by Gov. Bill Haslam in July 2013 as part of his “Drive to 55” initiative, WGU Tennessee is an online, accredited, nonprofit university aimed at expanding Tennesseans’ access to higher education. Established to meet the needs of working adults who wish to complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree and advance their careers, WGU Tennessee was created through a partnership between the state of Tennessee and nationally recognized Western Governors University. WGU Tennessee is ideal for busy adults with family and job responsibilities.
WGU Tennessee offers accredited bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business, information technology, K-12 teacher education, and health professions, including nursing. The online university uses an innovative approach to earning a degree called competency-based education, which measures learning rather than time spent in class. Students earn their degrees by demonstrating mastery of the subject matter they need to know to be successful—real-world competencies developed with employer input. Designed to meet the needs of adult learners, competency-based education allows students to take advantage of their knowledge and experience to move quickly through material they already know so they can focus on what they still need to learn. WGU Tennessee faculty members work one-on-one with students as mentors, offering guidance, support, and individualized instruction. While WGU Tennessee’s degree programs are rigorous and challenging, competency-based learning makes it possible for students to accelerate their programs, saving both time and money.

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