WGU Indiana is offering the Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) Scholarship to honor those dedicated to providing public service within the Hoosier state. As part of its commitment to statewide workforce development, WGU Indiana is extending $5,000 tuition scholarships exclusively to 10 State of Indiana employees seeking to advance their careers through one of WGU Indiana’s 60 online degree programs.
“The State of Indiana is focused on skilling up our entire workforce and our goal is to have 60 percent of State employees connected with a post-secondary credential by 2025. It is fantastic to partner with WGU Indiana to make this scholarship available to State employees so that they can join the statewide movement to connect with more training and job growth,” said Secretary of Career Connections and Talent for the State of Indiana Blair Milo.
Assistant Chief of Staff for Communications and Information Systems for the Indiana State Police, Major Michael White, earned his MBA in IT Management from WGU Indiana and said he was able to apply the knowledge he gained from his degree to his work in the public sector.
“Things that I learned, on everything from customer service to productivity, I put into practice and taught my staff. My team and I wouldn’t be as successful in combining and aligning our processes without my experience at WGU Indiana,” he said.
“WGU Indiana applauds all State of Indiana employees for their service. We are excited to offer this exclusive Public Service Recognition Scholarship that will assist State of Indiana employees in reaching their career goals,” said WGU Indiana Chancellor Allison Barber.
WGU Indiana’s competency-based education model enables 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 program mentors offer guidance and support and faculty instructors provide individualized instruction. WGU Indiana’s competency-based approach makes it possible for students to accelerate their progress, saving both time and money.
The application deadline for the PSRW scholarship is September 1, 2018. For more information and to apply, visit indiana.wgu.edu/INpublicservice.
WGU Indiana offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs in business, education, information technology and healthcare, including nursing. The nonprofit university’s competency-based model allows students to accelerate through coursework at their own pace.
According to a 2016 Harris Poll, 95 percent of WGU graduates are employed, 87 percent of them in their degree field. According to a 2016 Gallup study, WGU graduates are more likely than graduates from other U.S. universities to have the jobs they want, feel engaged at work, and have an emotional attachment to their alma mater.
WGU Indiana has helped more than 5,000 Hoosiers achieve their dream of completing a college degree. Another 5,000 students are currently enrolled. For information about WGU Indiana’s degrees and scholarships, visit indiana.wgu.edu.