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Western Governors U to Continue Its Own Spouses to Teachers Scholarship

Salt Lake City, Utah (October 8, 2008) Western Governors University (www.wgu.edu<http://www.wgu.edu>) will continue to offer scholarships for military spouses wishing to become teachers through its own WGU Spouses to Teachers Scholarship<http://www.wgu.edu/tuition_financial_aid/spouses_supplement.asp> program. WGU's unique accredited, online competency-based degrees have proven a great fit for many active-duty, reserve, and national guard military members and their spouses. WGU has awarded over150 scholarship to military spouses.

The Spouses to Teachers program, managed through the Department of Education and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), ended September 30, 2008. Only spouses registered by this date will be eligible for reimbursement until March 30, 2009.

WGU's scholarships are valued up to $1,500 and can be used to earn initial teacher certification through the Teachers College at WGU. The WGU Teachers College<http://www.wgu.edu/education/teacher_certification.asp> is among the largest teacher colleges providing online teaching degrees, with graduates who have become licensed teachers in nearly every state. It is the only exclusively online teacher education institution to be accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Multiple scholarships will be awarded. Scholarships will be awarded based upon a candidate's academic record, readiness for online study, and current competency, plus other considerations.

For more information or eligibility requirements on the WGU Spouses to Teachers Scholarship, please visit www.wgu.edu/spouses<http://www.wgu.edu/spouses>.

About Western Governors University (WGU)<http://www.wgu.edu/about_WGU/overview.asp>
WGU is the only accredited online university in the U.S. offering competency-based degree programs. The private non-profit university has been a leader in online education for more than 10 years. WGU is the recipient of the USDLA 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning for 2008, awarded in recognition of WGU's success in expanding access to higher education.

Now serving more than 10,000 students, WGU was founded by 19 U.S. governors, and is supported by more than 20 leading corporations and foundations. They include institutions such as AT&T, BearingPoint, Dell, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Hewlett-Packard, HCA, Microsoft, Oracle, Qwest, SunGard Higher Education, Sun Microsystems, and Zions Bank. WGU offers bachelor's and master's degrees in business, information technology, teacher education, and health professions, with students in all 50 states.  More information is available at www.wgu.edu<http://www.wgu.edu/>.