As Indiana continues to cultivate workforce talent and employment opportunities for women in the male-dominant field of information technology (IT), WGU Indiana has announced 15 new scholarships for women in any of its bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in the College of Information Technology.
Each of the Women in Technology Scholarships offered through WGU Indiana is valued at up to $2,000— $500 per six-month term for up to four terms. Applications are now being accepted for these scholarships through December 31. Learn more about the scholarship at https://indiana.wgu.edu/tuition_financial_aid/scholarships/women_in_technology.
“To keep up with the fast-paced and changing world of technology, individuals must continuously seek out opportunities to learn and grow their skills. This generous scholarship awarded by WGU Indiana can change the lives of women who see a financial barrier to a tech-skilled education,” said Mike Langellier, president and CEO of TechPoint. “Tech skills are and will continue to be critical for the workforce of today and tomorrow, and we need more women to skill-up into those careers. Kudos to WGU Indiana for leaning in and proactively meeting the need.”
TechPoint’s 2015 Central Indiana Tech Workforce Study shows demand for educated tech talent in Indiana continuing to grow. According to the study, more than 80 percent of the surveyed regional companies require a bachelor’s degree or higher for tech-skilled jobs and occupations grew twice as fast as all jobs in Central Indiana from 2009-2014.
To be eligible for one of these scholarships, female applicants must be officially admitted to WGU, complete the scholarship application and be interviewed by a WGU scholarship counselor. While WGU Indiana will award up to 15 scholarships, recipients will be selected based on their academic records, financial needs and readiness for online study at WGU, among other considerations.
WGU Indiana’s online, competency-based programs allow working professionals to study and learn on their own schedules and advance as soon as they demonstrate mastery of course materials. When paired with the university’s affordable tuition of about $6,000 per year, WGU’s flexible learning model makes it possible for working adults to earn an accredited degree and recognized industry certifications.
About WGU Indiana
WGU Indiana offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs in IT, business, education and healthcare, including nursing. The non-profit university’s competency-based model allows students to accelerate through coursework at their own pace. WGU Indiana invests about $1 million each year in student scholarships.
In 2012, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education recognized WGU Indiana for its contributions to the Commission’s “Reaching Higher, Achieving More” agenda for excellence in academic quality. WGU was also recognized as one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2013. According to a 2014 Gallup study, WGU graduates are more likely than graduates from other U.S. universities to have the jobs they want, feel engaged at work and have an emotional attachment to their alma mater. For more information about WGU Indiana, visit www.indiana.wgu.edu.