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WGU Missouri Announces Scholarships in Honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week

WGU Missouri Announces Scholarships in Honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week

St. Louis, Mo. (April 28, 2021) - In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, which runs May 3-7, WGU Missouri has announced it is offering $100,000 in scholarships to area teachers who are interested in furthering their education. The WGU Loves Teachers Scholarships are open to new students who are pursuing an AAQEP and CAEP-accredited bachelor’s or master’s degree from the online, nonprofit university’s top-ranked Teacher’s College, or are interested in completing one of the university’s post-baccalaureate or endorsement-preparation programs. Applications can be submitted online at through June 30. 

The WGU Loves Teachers Scholarships are designed to assist aspiring teachers in obtaining the required credentials for a rewarding career as an educator or to help current teachers improve their skill set in the classroom or move into administration. Each scholarship is valued at up to $4,000 and will be applied at the rate of $1,000 per six-month term for up to four consecutive terms. 

“Area teachers have worked tirelessly over the past year, adapting to new styles of teaching to educate and connect with students in a safe manner during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Angie Besendorfer, Chancellor of WGU Missouri. “As we celebrate National Teachers Appreciation Week, we recognize how valuable our educators are and are proud to support them through this scholarship offering. We hope it will encourage both current and aspiring teachers who are interested in furthering their education and advancing their careers to take that leap, while making tuition even more affordable for them.” 

WGU’s competency-based learning model provides students in the education profession with the flexibility to complete courses on their schedule, with 24/7 online access to learning materials and the ability to take tests as soon as they master the material. This competency-based approach allows students to use their prior experience and training to help them move quickly through material they already know and focus on what they still need to learn, allowing them to graduate faster and at a lower cost. 

To learn more about WGU Missouri’s Teachers College and its academic programs, visit

About WGU Missouri 

WGU Missouri is a competency-based, online university created to expand access to higher education for Missouri residents. The university offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. WGU Missouri faculty members provide one-on-one guidance, support, and instruction. 

Established through a partnership with nationally recognized Western Governors University, WGU Missouri is open to all qualified Missouri residents. The university is nonprofit and self-sustaining on flat-rate tuition of about $7,000 per year for most programs. 

Degrees are granted under the accreditation of Western Governors University, which is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Teachers College programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE*). 

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