Western Governors University Announces Spouses to Teachers

(Salt Lake City-April 24, 2007)  Western Governors University ( is extending its offering of supplemental $1,500 scholarships for the Spouses to Teachers program. WGU is offering the scholarships to all military spouses in any location, beyond the 14 current pilot states where the Spouses-to-Teachers program is offered. Bachelor's and master's degree programs are offered by WGU's Teachers College.

The scholarship is valued up to $1,500.  Scholarship recipients can apply $300 of the scholarship money per six-month term at WGU, renewable up to five terms. Although WGU's competency-based model allows students to complete the requirements of a graduate program in less than two and a half years, the scholarship awards are based on a reasonable experience of five six-month terms to complete the program. Scholarships are also available for undergraduate teacher certification degree programs, distributed at the rate of $300 per six-month term for the first five terms only.

Getting a degree at WGU is convenient and accessible since WGUis a fully accredited, private, non-profit online university, which is competency-based.WGU students earn their degrees by demonstrating their competency and skills invarious disciplines by taking a series of carefully designed assessments. Assessments determine a student's success rate at WGU, not fixed course schedules.

The university is also a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), which is dedicated to helping service personnel and their families get college degrees. Spouses to Teachers is managed through the Department of Education and Department of Defense by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). Visit ( for more information on eligibility and applications

About Western Governors University (WGU)WGU is the only accredited university in the U.S. offering online competency-based degree programs. The private, non-profit university was founded and is supported by 19 governors, as well as over 20 leading corporations and foundations.  WGU offers bachelor's and master's degrees in business, information technology, health professions and teacher education. More information is available at

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