New Scholarship for WKU Alumni and Area Teachers Offers Discounted Grad School Tuition

Sep 15, 2013

Gary Ransdell Hall, where the WKU College of Education and Behavorial Sciences is located

A new scholarship program sponsored by the WKU College of Education and Behavioral Sciences is aimed at cutting the cost of graduate school for area educators.

The Topper Educator Graduate Scholarship is aimed at WKU alumni and those who are educators in school districts within the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative.

"The ones that we are specifically focusing on would be individuals who are classroom teachers and those who are aspiring to become school principals," said  Sam Evans, Dean of the WKU College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.

He says the scholarship is non-competitive and can allow graduate students to save over $8,000 on the cost of a graduate education degree.

"It is a non-competitive scholarship. If you are a graduate of WKU, you are eligible for this scholarship, although you do have to certified as a classroom teacher, or eligible for the certification," Evans said.

Scholarship recipients would receive a discounted rate of $395 per credit hour regardless of changes in overall tuition.

That discounted tuition level could be applied to graduate degrees in the following fields:

*Master of Arts in Education

*Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Master of Music leading to a Teacher Leader endorsement

*Master of Arts in Literacy Education

*Education Specialist in Elementary Education

*Education Specialist in Secondary Education

*Education Specialist in Educational Administration

*P-12 Principal Preparation program

More information about the scholarship program can be found here.