Scholarships Available for Many Programs

In partnership with our parent institution—Western Governors University—WGU Texas is proud to offer several scholarship opportunities.

Current Opportunities

The following scholarships are available for new WGU 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 Texas General Scholarships

Scholarship Name Valued up to

WGU Texas Back-to-School Scholarship
For students who have already completed at least 60 prior college credits and who are ready to complete an undergraduate degree or earn a master's degree.

$2,000

Continuing Graduates Scholarship
For Night Owls who have earned a bachelor’s degree from WGU Texas in the past year and are ready to begin a master's degree.

$2,000

WGU Texas Excellence in Business Scholarship
For business professionals with substantial college experience who want to further their education with a bachelor’s degree in business.

$3,000

Finish to Go Further with WGU Texas Scholarship
For motivated undergraduate and graduate students. Previous college experience is required.

$2,000

WGU Texas El Paso Achievers Scholarship
For El Paso residents who wish to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

$5,000

WGU Texas Trailblazer Scholarship
In celebration of the more than 5,000 Texas who have earned a WGU Texas degree, this scholarship is for motivated Texans wishing to further their education.

$5,000


WGU Texas Partner Scholarships

Scholarship Name Valued up to

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

$2,000

WGU Texas AmeriCorps Scholarship
WGU Texas 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 Texas 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 Texas Leaders in Nonprofit Scholarship
WGU Texas 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 Texas Pursuit of Excellence Transfer Scholarship
For an outstanding graduate from each of nine East Texas-area public community and technical colleges, to help them pursue an online bachelor or master’s degree.

$6,250

WGU Texas Hispanic Achievers Scholarships
For Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) member employees and their relatives who wish to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

$5,000

WGU NACCTEP Scholarship
WGU Texas 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 StraighterLine Scholarship
For motivated students who have completed at least four StraighterLine courses who wish to continue their education and earn a bachelor’s degree.

$2,000

WGU NEA Academy Partner Scholarships
For NEA Academy members pursuing a master’s degree in teaching.

$2,400

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

$2,000

WGU 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 online bachelor’s degree or master's degree in nursing or healthcare.

$2,000

WGU Texas Go Further in Human Resources Scholarship
For motivated HR personnel who wish to continue their education and earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

$2,000

WGU Healthcare Partners Fund
For employees of WGU’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 Texas is proud to offer a variety of scholarship opportunities for active-duty military personnel, veterans, and their spouses. These scholarships 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 Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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