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Western Governors University

Western Governors University (WGU) is offering graduate tuition scholarships to qualified members of the National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA®). Applicants must be a current member of NBMBAA® and be accepted to a WGU graduate degree program. WGU will award up to three full graduate tuition scholarships to NBMBAA members. The scholarships are open to all students who are members of the NBMBAA, without regard to race, gender, national origin or other characteristic. Membership in the National Black MBA Association is also open to all students, without regard to race, gender, national origin or other characteristic.

All applicants must apply and be accepted to a degree program. Scholarship will last for maximum of three WGU 6-month academic terms.

About the School

WGU is an accredited, affordable online university with an innovative competency-based approach driven entirely by a mission to serve students. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

WGU is the first university where all bachelor’s and master’s degrees are competency-based, with online courses designed in partnership with leading employers. Simply put, degree programs at WGU measure skills and learning rather than time in a classroom. Students progress through courses as soon as they can prove they’ve mastered the material, instead of advancing only when the semester or term ends.

At WGU, we help our students achieve their dreams for a degree and career success by providing a personal, flexible, and affordable education based on real-world competencies. Our goal is to create an environment where students, faculty, and staff all feel comfortable and safe to be their best selves while having opportunities for educational development. We are passionate about the recruitment, inclusion, and retention of diversity in students and employees. We believe that by bridging the gap between access and opportunity, we can help students and employees pursue personal and professional growth.

In the College of Business, we offer undergraduate and graduate business degrees including the WGU MBA and multiple specialized master’s degrees. Please visit https://www.wgu.edu/online-business-degrees.html for more information.

Amount

WGU will award up to three full graduate tuition scholarships to NBMBAA® members, as permitted by and in accordance with all applicable laws. All applicants must apply and be accepted to a WGU graduate business degree program. The scholarship will last for a maximum of three WGU 6-month academic terms for a total value of $12,540.

 

Criteria

All applicants must meet WGU’s admissions requirements to be considered for the scholarship.  Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, leadership potential, and involvement in local communities through service to others including local chapters of NBMBAA®.

Essay Prompt – Why are you interested in the NBMBAA® WGU Graduate Program scholarship? How would you leverage a WGU graduate business degree to exemplify the mission and values of NBMBAA® in your professional and/or community role? (Essays should be approximately 500 words).

Recipients of a WGU scholarship must maintain on-time academic progress (a minimum of 8 CUs per term) to receive subsequent awards each term up to three terms. This scholarship is awarded by term at a value of $4,180 to cover the tuition of the graduate business program. If a student completes coursework and graduates in fewer than three terms the remaining value of the scholarship will be returned to the university, not disbursed to the student.

How to Apply

In order to be considered for the WGU scholarship, you must first complete the NBMBAA® scholarship application. Once submitted, you will receive a follow-up email from WGU with more information about the application process to be considered for admission.

https://www.wgu.edu/admissions/business-requirements.html

Application Deadline

Given the limited number of scholarships, please apply as soon as possible.

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