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WGU Indiana Launches $30,000 Women in Technology Scholarship

Originally posted in WGU eNewsletter, October 3, 2017 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 fifteen 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…

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Get Up to Speed, Tuition-Free

If you left high school without earning your diploma, find help at an Excel Center in 11 Indiana locations.The Excel Center offers an accelerated learning model designed for adult students. Enrollment is open to any Indiana resident who does not have a high school diploma. At no cost, adult students can earn a Core 40 high school diploma and begin post-secondary education. Through the integration of industry-recognized certification training and dual credit requirements, The Excel Center positions graduates for college and career paths that offer better-than-average wages.Excel Center locations can…

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EARN Indiana Expands, More Paid Internships

The state’s work-study program for college students is expanding. EARN (Employer Aid Readiness Network) is the state’s work-study program. Students with financial need have access to resume-building, experiential, paid internships while employers receive state matching funds. To be eligible for an EARN Indiana internship, students must also:• be an Indiana resident;• be enrolled full-time at an eligible Indiana college; and • not have a bachelor’s degree prior to the term the student plans to work.EARN Indiana has partnered with Indiana INTERNnet to better match students and employers, and to assist…

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Meet Ian Wildridge

Ian WildridgeCook Employee, Student, Motorcycle EnthusiastBloomington The decision to go to college was made easier for 28-year-old Ian Wildridge when his employer, Cook Medical, offered to help pay the tuition.“It’s been a great help,” Wildridge says. “Having my employer pay my college tuition is a huge thing, because it’s not cheap to go to school. Basically, they are offering scholarships to anyone who is willing to go for it.”Bloomington-based Cook, a manufacturer of medical devices, announced the tuition assistance program in 2016. Employees can work up to 28 hours per…

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