WGU Tennessee Awards More Than $1 Million in Scholarships

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WGU Tennessee, a nonprofit, online university formed by the Tennessee General Assembly in 2013 to support the Drive to 55, has awarded more than $1 million in scholarship funding to Tennesseans since its launch. “We’re dedicated to being an affordable education option for working adults, and we’re always thrilled when we’re able to offer scholarships and other incentives to Tennesseans,” said Dr. Kimberly Estep, WGU Tennessee chancellor. “We know from research released by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce that tuition cost is the top barrier for working adults who want to return to college, and as a state-endorsed university … Read More

WGU Tennessee Celebrates Achievements of 556 Tennesseans

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WGU Tennessee celebrated the academic achievements of 556 Tennesseans from 70 counties today, 43 percent of whom are the first in their family to earn a degree. A total of 145 graduates walked in the commencement ceremony held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville. “Many of these graduates probably thought this day would never come,” said Dr. Kimberly K. Estep, chancellor of WGU Tennessee. “Each of them has worked extremely hard, balancing work and family commitments and still making time to earn their degree. As part of Drive to 55, our goal is to help Tennesseans … Read More