Need-based Scholarships for Western Certificate Programs


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Two decades into the 21st Century, new  patterns of work  require people to continually evaluate their education in order to determine how best to progress in their careers, or pursue more rewarding opportunities. While the economic premium of a bachelor’s or graduate degree remains substantial (NCES, The Condition of Education, 2020), many working adults decide that a short-term certificate program fits their needs for upskilling or reskilling more effectively. However, the cost of these certificate programs may still be prohibitive for individuals, especially as the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be seen in the workforce. 

In line with Western’s mission to advance inclusive success and support the upward mobility of Washington citizens, Outreach and Continuing Education is offering 10 need-based scholarships annually for selected Western certificate programs, up to an amount of $500 per person. 

Learn more about these scholarships.