WGU Texas Scholarships

Pursuit of Excellence Transfer Scholarship

Pursuit of Excellence Transfer Scholarship

To encourage emerging leaders in East Texas to continue their education, WGU Texas is proud to announce the Pursuit of Excellence Transfer Scholarship. These nine scholarships, each valued up to $6,250, are for an outstanding graduate from each of the following nine East Texas-area public community and technical colleges, to help them pursue an online bachelor's or master’s degree program.

  • Angelina College
  • Kilgore College
  • Northeast Texas Community College
  • Panola College
  • Paris Junior College
  • Texarkana College
  • Texas State Technical College-Marshall
  • Trinity Valley Community College
  • Tyler Junior College

Nine scholarships will be awarded. This is a competitive program and scholarships will be awarded based on a candidate’s academic record, readiness for online study at WGU Texas, and current competency, plus other considerations.

Eligibility Requirements

WGU Texas will award scholarships at both the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. To apply and be eligible for a bachelor’s degree-level scholarship, students must:

To apply and be eligible for a master’s degree-level scholarship, students must:

NOTE: This scholarship is designed for new WGU Texas students only. Students are eligible to apply for this scholarship up to 90 days prior to their start date and up to 60 days after starting a degree program. Students starting more than 90 days after submitting a scholarship application will not be considered for the scholarship. WGU employees and their spouses are not eligible to receive this scholarship. This scholarship is partly funded by the Greater Texas Foundation Endowed Scholarship Program.

Scholarship Value: $6,250 maximum

This scholarship will be credited to your account at the rate of $1,250 per six-month term, renewable for up to five terms.

For most programs, tuition for a six-month term is $2,890, less the $1,250 per term scholarship.

Eligible Bachelor’s and Master’s Programs

WGU Teachers College
College of Business
College of Information Technology
College of Health Professions

Financial Aid is Also Available

You may choose to pay for the remaining portion of your degree through federal financial aid (subject to your eligibility). Pell Grants, which do not have to be repaid, are granted based on financial need. Federal Unsubsidized Student Loans are available to most students. Subsidized loans, which are dependent on financial need, reduce the interest due on loans. Click here to learn more about financial aid.

If you would like to discuss the scholarship program or WGU Texas’ degrees before submitting an application for this scholarship, feel free to speak to an Enrollment Counselor toll-free at 1-877-214-7011.

Scholarship Policies

Before monies are distributed, the scholarship recipients must read the WGU Student Handbook and agree to and understand the academic progress, tuition, and refund policies. The student will also be required to sign a WGU Scholarship Agreement before monies will be awarded. The student must also meet the university’s On Time Progress requirements to maintain scholarship eligibility. Recipients must be U.S. citizens.

Note: Before you can apply for this scholarship, you must first apply for admission.

Apply For This Scholarship

Application deadline: December 31, 2015 (CT)

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