Service to Scholars Grant

A Supportive Online Degree Path for Hampton Roads Area Servicemembers, Veterans, and Spouses
Sponsored by Sentara Healthcare, WGU, and WGU Academy

Through this sponsored opportunity, you’ll receive up to $4,750 in grants toward Western Governors University's (WGU's) already low tuition, averaging $3,650 per 6-month term.* When you pair these grants with your military education benefits and any additional financial aid, you can earn a bachelor’s degree in an in-demand field at little to no cost.

Choose from a degree program in Health Professions, Information Technology, Business, or Education***.

Designed to be Different

  • WGU Academy will teach you new skills and stretch your current mindset. Think of it as a college-readiness academic boot camp. As a student in the Program for Academic and Career Advancement (PACA) course, you’ll work directly with veteran coaches to gain strategies and skills that will help you succeed in college and beyond.
  • Financial support: up to $4,750 toward tuition and fees
  • Earn 6 college credits:  at WGU Academy in as little as 2 months

Application open until December 27, 2021, 11:59 pm EST 


WGU is honored to be among the “Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities” for 10 consecutive years.

Learn More

For more information, please contact Pietro Aguiluz by phone (757) 469-2079 or via email

Or, fill out the form below.

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If you're ready to apply now, CLICK HERE!


Program Qualifications

To be eligible for this grant you must be a military Servicemember, Veteran, or spouse who lives in the Hampton Roads Area of Virginia.**


Program Times

The Program for Academic and Career Advancement (PACA) is a 7-week course which meets Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. EST, beginning January 13, 2022 until February 24, 2022. 

Upon graduation from WGU Academy you may begin your bachelor's degree as early as April 1st.****



Click here to learn more about WGU Academy, WGU, and the Service to Scholars program.

Western Governors University is a non-profit, online, competency based, accredited, and military friendly university.


* Combined total from Service to Scholars Grant Program and WGU. Additional details available in grant Terms and Conditions.

** Cities: Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton, or Newport News; Counties: Isle of Wight, Franklin, Southampton, Smithfield, Surry, Poquoson, York, Williamsburg, James City, or Gloucester

*** All bachelor's programs except nursing prelicensure and RN to BSN.

**** You can begin your degree program on the first day of any month. You will work with an enrollment counselor to select your start date.

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