Western Governors University will celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week May 8-12 by offering two scholarship programs for current and future education professionals in South Carolina who wish to pursue bachelor’s or master’s degrees in the Teachers College at WGU’s School of Education, the largest nonprofit, accredited school of education in the country.
Each WGU Loves Teachers Scholarship is valued at up to $4,000 and designed to help current teachers improve their classroom skills, move into administration, or assist aspiring teachers in obtaining the required credentials for a rewarding future career as an educator.
In addition to the WGU Loves Teachers Scholarship, from now through June 30, 2023, the university is offering a new Education Support Professionals Scholarship that can be applied to any of WGU’s Teachers College degree programs leading to teacher licensure.
“According to State Superintendent of Education Ellen Weaver, South Carolina had more than 1,400 unfilled teaching jobs at the beginning of the school year,” said Ben Coulter, Ed.D., Director of the Southeast Region for WGU. “Although there is not one singular answer to the issue of teacher vacancies, we hope these scholarships will help attract and retain motivated teachers across South Carolina.”
New and enrolling WGU students can apply by June 30 for the WGU Loves Teachers Scholarship at wgu.edu/teacherappreciation and the Education Support Professionals Scholarship at wgu.edu/parascholarship. To learn more about WGU’s Teachers College and its academic programs, visit wgu.edu/online-teaching-degrees. To learn more about WGU, visit www.wgu.edu.
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