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2014-04-08 12:32:20

Online University Celebrating National Nurses Week May 6-12 SEATTLE, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To commemorate National Nurses Week and recognize nurses for their important work, WGU Washington has established the Nurses Lead the Way scholarship. Five scholarships, each valued up to $500, will be awarded to motivated nurses who wish to pursue a bachelor's or master's degree program in the online, nonprofit university's College of Health Professions. WGU Washington's...

2013-10-07 12:26:20

Major General Timothy J. Lowenberg and Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney join online university's advisory board SEATTLE, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WGU Washington, washington.wgu.edu, is welcoming two newcomers to its advisory board this month. Major General Timothy J. Lowenberg and former state Representative Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney will join the 10 current board members and Chancellor Jean Floten in guiding the online university in the coming year. "We are thrilled to welcome Major...

2013-07-01 12:24:19

National Council on Teacher Quality places Teachers College on Honor Roll SEATTLE, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University's Teachers College has been honored by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) for having one of the nation's best teacher preparation programs. WGU was the only online university to be included in the NCTQ's Honor Roll, which was based on ratings of more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the United States. The NCTQ...

2012-10-09 11:32:46

Online university to award scholarships of up to $2,000 to help IT professionals earn a bachelor's degree SEATTLE, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Online, nonprofit university WGU Washington launched a new scholarship program for working IT professionals. It's called the Go Further in Information Technology Scholarship. WGU Washington will award as many as three scholarships - valued up to $2,000 each - to students with associate's degrees who enroll in any of the university's...

2012-08-20 14:21:49

Working adults head back to school in record numbers at Washington online university SEATTLE, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bucking the trend in online university enrollments, WGU Washington, washington.wgu.edu, will enroll approximately 350 new students in September alone, an increase of nearly 110 percent over the same month last year. This dramatic increase is in sharp contrast to most other online universities, where new enrollments have declined by 20 to 40 percent for...

2012-01-19 17:28:00

From less than 1,000 to more than 2,000 students in a half-year, online Washington university fills critical need in Washington higher ed SEATTLE, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its first six months, online university WGU Washington, http://washington.wgu.edu, has more than doubled its enrollment, underlining the demand for non-traditional, affordable higher education options for the state's adult learners. WGU Washington was established by the State Legislature in...

2011-09-15 11:00:00

Washington online university to award up to $2,000 each for active members of Hispanic community to return to school, earn bachelor's or master's degree SEATTLE, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WGU Washington, washington.wgu.edu, has announced a new scholarship program designed to help members of the state's Hispanic community complete their bachelor's or master's degree online. The WGU Washington Hispanic Community Scholarship Program will award competitive scholarships worth...

2011-08-29 16:26:00

Online university allocates part of grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help expand the reach of competency-based higher education in the state SEATTLE, Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WGU Washington, washington.wgu.edu, is one of three state subsidiaries that will be supported by a $4.5 million grant to Western Governors University from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The overall grant is aimed at leveraging Western Governors University's state...

2011-08-29 16:22:00

Nonprofit, online university receives $4.5 million grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help expand access to affordable, competency-based higher education SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University, www.wgu.edu, has received a $4.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help leverage the online university's state subsidiaries to expand access to affordable, competency-based higher education. The grant will be...