Scholarships Available for Many Programs

Great news! As part of Western Governors University, WGU Indiana offers numerous scholarships to outstanding students.

Current Scholarship Offerings (for new students)

The following scholarships are available for new WGU Indiana students, depending upon specific eligibility requirements for the particular scholarship. Students are eligible to apply for these scholarships during the enrollment process and up to 60 days after starting a degree program.

In addition to the scholarships on this page, there are a limited number of scholarships, not described on this page, available only to current students.

(To learn more about or to apply for a specific scholarship, click on the specific scholarship name below.)

WGU Indiana General Scholarships

Scholarship Name Valued up to

WGU Loves Nurses Scholarship
In honor of National Nurses Week, May 6 through May 12, WGU Indiana will award multiple scholarships to motivated nurses who are ready to take on the increasing challenges of today’s hospitals.

$2,000

WGU Teacher Appreciation Scholarship
For licensed and aspiring teachers who wish to earn a bachelor's or master’s degree.

$2,000

Education that Works for You Scholarship
For students with previous academic experience who can define how the WGU model will help them graduate.

$2,000

Senator Earline Rogers Scholarship
To celebrate Senator Earline Rogers' more than three decades of service to the Indiana General Assembly and her dedication to education, this scholarship is for new students pursing a degree in WGU Indiana's Teachers College.

$2,000

WGU Alumni Master's Scholarship
For WGU Indiana alums who are interested in pursuing a master's degree.

$2,000

WGU Excellence in Health Informatics Scholarship
For experienced IT or healthcare professionals attend college online to move into the high-demand field of health informatics.

$2,000


WGU Indiana Partner Scholarships

Scholarship Name Valued up to

Girl Scouts Leadership Scholarship
For volunteers of Girls Scouts of Central Indiana to pursue their bachelor's or master's degree.

$2,000

City of Westfield Scholarship
For Westfield residents eager to go back to school to pursue their bachelor's or master's in IT, education, healthcare or business.

$2,000

Red Cross of Indiana Scholarship
In celebration of Red Cross Month, WGU Indiana is pleased to offer a scholarship exclusively to employees and volunteers of the Indiana Red Cross.

$2,000

ACLC Leaders in Healthcare Scholarship
WGU has partnered with the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative (ACLC) to provide members and partnering companies readiness in the growing need for high-performing leadership in the healthcare industry.

$2,000

WGU Indiana Hire Up Scholarship
EmployIndy has partnered with WGU Indiana to offer scholarships to Hoosiers looking to pursue a bachelor's or master’s degree in IT.

$2,000

WGU Indiana Community College Partner Scholarship
For graduates and staff of WGU Indiana partner community colleges looking to earn a WGU Indiana bachelor’s degree.

$2,000

WGU Indiana AmeriCorps Scholarship
WGU Indiana has partnered with the Corporation for National and Community Service to help AmeriCorps alumni finish a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

$2,000

Western Association of Food Chains Scholarship
WGU Indiana has partnered with the Western Association of Food Chains to help employees of eligible WAFC partner institutions earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

$2,500

WGU Indiana Leaders in Nonprofit Scholarship
WGU Indiana has partnered with Free For Charity to offer scholarships for professionals working in the nonprofit sector seeking a master's or undergraduate degree.

$2,000

WGU Indiana NACCTEP Scholarship
WGU Indiana has partnered with National Association of Community Colleges with Teacher Education Programs (NACCTEP) to offer scholarships for graduates and staff of NACCTEP-affiliated community colleges to complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree and obtain teacher licensure.

$2,000

WGU Indiana StraighterLine Scholarship
For motivated students who have completed at least four StraighterLine courses who wish to continue their education and earn a degree.

$2,000

WGU Indiana Institutional Partner Fund
For employees of WGU Indiana's partner institutions who wish to advance their education in the business, education, information technology, or healthcare fields.

$2,000

WGU Indiana NEA Academy Partner Scholarships
For NEA Academy members who wish to attend college online to earn their teaching master's degrees.

$2,400

WGU Indiana Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
For motivated Phi Theta Kappa members with an associate's degree who wish to continue their education and earn a bachelor's degree.

$2,000

ANPD Excellence in Nursing Education Scholarship
For ANPD members looking to earn a WGU Indiana online bachelor’s degree or master's degree in nursing or healthcare.

$2,000

WGU Indiana Healthcare Partners Fund
For employees of WGU Indiana's partner hospitals and healthcare organizations who wish to advance their education to become educators, managers, and leaders in vital healthcare fields.

$2,500

Scholarships for Military Personnel, Veterans, and Spouses

WGU Indiana offers several scholarships for active-duty military personnel, military veterans, and their spouses. These awards may be used in addition to VA benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill® and Military Tuition Assistance. These opportunities will be listed here as they become available.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Scholarship Name Valued up to

WGU Indiana Military Appreciation Scholarship
WGU Indiana has partnered with the National Military Family Association to offer active duty, veteran military personnel, and their spouses an opportunity to advance their education.

$2,000

WGU Indiana Student Veteran Organization Scholarship
WGU Indiana's chapter of Student Veterans of America has launched the WGU Indiana Student Veteran Organization Scholarship for active duty, veteran military personnel, and their spouses.

$2,000

Questions and Answers

Select a question from the left, see the answer to the right.

How do you select scholarship winners?

It depends upon the scholarship. In general, we award scholarships based on the following factors:

  • Meeting the basic eligibility requirements
  • Answers you give on the scholarship application
  • An interview with a scholarship counselor

Some scholarships are also based upon evaluations of prior college transcripts and other tests. We encourage you to apply.

When will I find out if I’m selected?

WGU Indiana evaluates scholarship applications on a continual basis because we start new students in their programs every month. Often we are able to make an award decision within two to four weeks of receiving your application. In most cases, you will also need to have applied for admission and been accepted to the university. An Enrollment Counselor can help explain the process.

Do I get the scholarship all at once?

No. Scholarship awards are divided into a set amount per term. This amount is credited against your tuition due for each term. The details are explained in the description for each scholarship.

Can I also apply for financial aid?

Yes. You probably should apply for federal financial aid, too. Scholarship awards will only cover a portion of your school expenses, and financial aid can help pay for the rest. You can apply for financial aid while you are waiting for a decision about your scholarship application. It will not hurt your chances to win a scholarship. Click here to learn more about or apply for financial aid.

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