News From Terre Haute, Indiana

February 21, 2013

WGU Indiana creates new math, science scholarships


The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — WGU Indiana has announced the creation of 10 new Mathematics and Science Educators Scholarships, an effort to curb the deficiency of highly-qualified math and science teachers in Indiana.

Each scholarship is valued up to $4,000 over the course of a student’s degree program. WGU Indiana’s flat-rate tuition is $2,890 per six-month term.

The U.S. Department of Education reports that Indiana has a shortage of math and science teachers, as vacancies in those specialties are often among the hardest to fill,” said Allison Barber, WGU Indiana Chancellor.

In nearly three years, WGU Indiana has grown to 3,300 students, including more than 500 graduates representing every county in the state. Indiana’s nonprofit, online university has graduated more than 100 Hoosiers from its Teachers College.

The deadline to apply for one of the WGU Indiana Mathematics and Science Educators Scholarships is April 15. All applicants must first be admitted to WGU. For more on the new scholarships, visit indiana.wgu.

edu/tuition_financial_aid/scholarships or call 877-214-7014. To learn more visit indiana.wgu.edu.