Antioch resident receives scholarship from Western Governors University

SALT LAKE CITY, March 21, 2016 – Edgar Deguzman of Antioch has received the Financial Support Fund Scholarship from Western Governors University (WGU). As a nonprofit, online university that is committed to making higher education more affordable and accessible for everyone, WGU typically awards scholarships based on the applicant’s academic record, readiness for online study, financial need, and other considerations.

In 2015, WGU awarded:

* More than 2,300 scholarships.

* More than $3 million in need-based scholarships.

* 73 different scholarships for current and aspiring nurses, teachers, information technology, and business professionals.

These scholarships help further offset the already-low tuition of about $3,000 per six-month term for most WGU programs, a flat rate that covers all the courses a student is able to complete. Tuition has not increased since 2008.

About WGU

Now with more than 67,000 students nationwide, WGU was established in 1997 by a bipartisan group of U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education. The nation’s first competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House as what works in post-secondary education. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and was featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times.

WGU has earned the support of more than 20 leading corporations and foundations, including AT&T, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Lilly Endowment, HCA, Hewlett-Packard, Lumina Foundation, Microsoft, Oracle, SunGard Higher Education, and Zions Bank. More information is available at or by calling 866.225.5948.

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