Western International University Offers 21 Full-Tuition Scholarships

Western International University (West), a leader in educating adults since 1978, announced today that it is awarding 21 full-tuition scholarships to students around the United States. Three scholarships will be awarded at each location on the seven-city Start Smart SM Tour.

“We are very excited to be awarding these scholarships and also helping people finally reach their dream of earning a college degree,” said Tracy Lorenz, president of Western International University. “West is committed to offering a flexible, affordable, attainable online degree program through our upgraded, innovative online course format that fits a variety of lifestyles and helps individuals succeed.”

West’s online format features eight-week courses that begin each month. Each course follows a weekly schedule that allows students to review short videos and reading assignments, complete interactive exercises to reinforce their knowledge, and engage with instructors and fellow students to put the material into practical context.

To be considered for a scholarship, in addition to meeting the eligibility requirements, individuals must write a 500-word essay describing how furthering their education with a degree will help them work smarter, live smarter and be smarter in every aspect of their lives. For complete scholarship details including the terms, conditions and submission dates, visit www.west.edu.

Start Smart events and scholarship awards will take place in the following locations:

● Sept. 21-22
        Tempe, Ariz.

● Sept. 28-29
Concord, Calif.

● Oct. 5-6
Orland Park, Ill.

● Oct. 11-12
Salt Lake City

● Oct. 19-20
Dearborn, Mich.

● Nov. 2-3
Aurora, Colo.

To learn about these events and West’s program offerings, visit www.west.edu.

About Western International University

Western International University (West), a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo Global, Inc. Apollo Global, Inc., a consolidated subsidiary of Apollo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOL) is a U.S.-based leader in world education with institutions in South America, Mexico, India and the U.K. Apollo Global institutions provide academic programs serving the business needs of leading companies and online education that best prepares working professionals with the information they need to remain competitive in the workforce. Founded in 1978, West's mission is to provide a broad educational foundation designed to prepare students for leadership positions in a dynamic, global marketplace. All of West's academic programs focus on the global community and the commercial, political, and cultural issues shaping the future.

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