WGU Indiana is offering an exclusive scholarship to students who have earned a spot on Ivy Tech Community College’s dean’s list. The $2,000 Ivy Tech Dean’s List Scholarship is for Ivy Tech students who have made the dean’s list and would like to earn a bachelor’s degree from one of WGU Indiana’s undergraduate online programs in business, healthcare, IT or education.
“Being on Ivy Tech’s dean’s list tells us a student is committed to academic success,” said WGU Indiana Chancellor Allison Barber. “Once they’ve graduated from Ivy Tech, these students have the determination it takes to excel in our competency-based undergraduate degree programs. They can apply the knowledge they’ve already acquired and get on the fast track to degree completion.”
The scholarship offers savings on top of WGU Indiana’s already-low tuition rates and will be credited in increments of $500 per every six-month term, renewable for up to four terms. Students who have earned an associate’s degree from Ivy Tech can move seamlessly into one of WGU Indiana’s bachelor’s degree programs.
“This scholarship recognizes our students’ drive and their achievements,” said Sue Ellspermann, president of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. “Ivy Tech’s areas of study align so well with WGU Indiana’s degree programs, and I know that our students will continue to be successful as they pursue the next step of their educational journey with the university.”
Ivy Tech students who qualify for the Ivy Tech Dean’s List Scholarship have until March 1, 2018, to apply. They must first submit an admission application to WGU Indiana.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
WGU Indiana offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs in business, education, information technology and healthcare, including nursing. The non-profit 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. In 2012, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education recognized WGU Indiana for its contributions to the Commission’s “Reaching Higher, Achieving More” agenda for excellence in academic quality.
In 2017, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) again named WGU’s secondary teacher preparation program among the best in the nation for quality, ranking WGU in the top seven among 2,400 schools.
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.