AUSTIN — Nonprofit online university Western Governors University Texas is offering up to $50,000 in scholarships for veterans, active-duty military, reservists and military family members who want to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree in high-demand fields including information technology, business, K-12 education and health professions including nursing.

WGU Texas is accepting applications through Jan. 31 for the WGU Salute to Veterans Scholarship.

Each scholarship is valued at up to $2,500 — $650 per six-month term for up to four terms and is part of $500,000 in scholarships offered to new students throughout the country through WGU Texas’ parent university, Western Governors University.

The WGU Salute to Veterans Scholarship is open to new students who have been officially admitted to WGU and are a U.S. military veteran, active-duty or retired military, reservist, or a military spouse or child. It is a competitive program and scholarships will be awarded based on a candidate’s academic record, readiness for online study and current competency, as well as other considerations.

Degrees are granted under the accreditation of Western Governors University, which is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Learn more at texas.wgu.edu.

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