Tri-C grads among Ohioans eligible for WGU scholarships
April 04, 2017
Last fall, Western Governors University announced a partnership with the 23 member schools of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges, with the aim of providing multiple forms of assistance to aid students’ progression from a two-year school to a four-year school.
As a component of the partnership, the nonprofit online school announced on Tuesday that alumni and staff at Cuyahoga Community College, along with the other member schools of the OACC, are eligible to apply for $2,500 scholarships to attend WGU.
To be eligible, Tri-C applicants must have graduated from the College with an associate degree or be currently employed at the College, and have been officially admitted to WGU.
Founded in 1997 by the collective action of 19 U.S. state governors, WGU has a competency-based educational model designed to cater to the needs of adult students returning to school.
Students have the opportunity to demonstrate existing knowledge of subject material, allowing each student to progress quickly through material already mastered. The competency-based model aims to maximize study-time efficiency – allowing students to spend most of their time studying the subject matter they still need to master.
WGU has more than 80,000 students nationwide, including about 1,600 from Ohio. Many WGU students in the Buckeye State have connections to Tri-C, including Craig Baranovic, Bethany Holztrager, Chelsea Longsdorf and Selena Fluker. Read their stories by clicking on their names.