Demonstration Teaching Scholarship

WGU has designated a small fund to provide financial assistance for students with extreme financial hardship during their demonstration teaching (DT) experience. We understand the financial strain each student entering DT experiences from employment loss. However, this scholarship funding is awarded to a select number of students who have shown high levels of success at WGU throughout their degree program and will also be put into extenuating hardship beyond loss of income.


To be eligible for this fund, students must:

  • Be provisionally admitted into a DT cohort
  • Have maintained Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Be put into extenuating financial hardship beyond loss of income during DT

There may be more students who fit these minimum qualifications than we have funds available to award. As a result, even excellent students with extraordinary financial need may not be recipients of this scholarship.



Application Process

To be considered for this scholarship, please download and complete the DT Scholarship Application PDF available below. You can email the completed form to Should you need additional space or have problems with the form, please respond to the questions in any word processor (word, notepad, etc.). Handwritten applications will not be accepted.


All applicants will also be required to complete the current aid year FAFSA. The FAFSA is available at, and the WGU school code is 033394. Completing the FAFSA does not lock you into accepting financial aid, but provides WGU helpful information about your finances.


The scholarship review committee meets every 4th Tuesday of the month and will review all applications received by the 3rd Tuesday of every month.


In reviewing which students will be recipients of this funding, the scholarship review committee will consider the following:

  • WGU academic history
  • Scholarship application
  • Financial information (This includes loan history, current loan availability, and the Cost of Attendance [COA])

The COA limit is set per federal guidelines and includes tuition and fees, supplies, room and board, and other education costs. To read more about WGU’s COA please visit Cost of Attendance. Because we are unable to award beyond this limit, students that are already awarded to the COA limit will be ineligible for scholarship funding.



Funding Policies

The value of this scholarship varies, typically between $500 and $3,000, and is decided based on circumstances and needs of students being awarded. Funding awarded will be released to the student’s WGU account once fully accepted into the cohort. If a student is awarded, but later withdraws from the cohort, they will need to reapply for future cohort considerations.


Should you have any questions regarding this scholarship funding or need application assistance, please contact the scholarship department at or 1.877.435.7948, ext. 3125.




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