WGU Washington, an online-only, local affiliate of Western Governors University (WGU), and Northwest Indian College (NWIC) have partnered to offer NWIC graduates pathways to in-demand university degree programs, marking WGU Washington’s first formal partnership with an institution dedicated to serving reservation communities.

The partnership extends a transfer credit policy to NWIC alumni enrolling at WGU Washington. Additionally, those individuals, plus NWIC staff, will be eligible to apply for the WGU Washington — Northwest Indian College Scholarship, valued up to $3,000.

Later this month, two separate online events, scheduled for Jan. 21 and Jan. 22, will help explain more about the partnership, as well as the resources WGU Washington will provide the NWIC graduates and staff. Click here for additional details and registration.

Headquartered in Kent, WGU Washington offers more than 60 bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, IT, teacher education, and health professions, including nursing. Its education model allows students to study and learn whenever and wherever it is convenient and at a pace that fits their lifestyles, according to the school.