WGU Indiana Partners with Pacers Foundation to Fund Scholarships

PR Newswire — December 7, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — WGU Indiana and the Pacers
Foundation are raising money to send Hoosiers to college during the holidays. As
part of the “Good to Give” campaign, WGU is building its scholarship fund
through the month of December to help current and future students during this
season of giving. In partnership with WGU Indiana, the Pacers Foundation will
match up to $5,000, dollar for dollar, in donations made through December 23rd,


Good to Give was established to help make earning a degree even more affordable
and accessible to future WGU students. There are two ways to give. By using the
link alumni.wgu.edu/goodtogive between now and December 23rd, donors can make a
tax-deductible donation. In addition, donors can create or log in to a free
Amazon Smile account and select Western Governors University as their charity of

“Tuition costs should not prevent Hoosiers who want to finish their college
degrees from doing so,” said WGU Indiana Chancellor Allison Barber. “That’s why
WGU and the Pacers Foundation are raising money this holiday season. A college
degree can be the greatest gift that individuals can give themselves.”

WGU Indiana’s student body is comprised mostly of working adults with their own
families and careers. According to Indiana records, more than 50,000 Hoosiers
have some college education but do not hold a post-secondary degree.

“The Pacers Foundation is proud to provide scholarships to hardworking Hoosiers
who deserve an extra boost toward reaching their goals in higher education,”
added Rick Fuson, chairman of Pacers Foundation board and president and COO of
Pacers Sports & Entertainment.

Cheryl Mabry of Ellettsville, Indiana, received a $2,000 WGU scholarship last
year as part of the “You Can. Go Back” scholarship fund. She credits the
scholarship with allowing her to obtain her BSN.

“Education has always been important to me because I don’t want to be limited in
life,” said Mabry.

About WGU Indiana
WGU Indiana is the state’s nonprofit, online university. Using a
competency-based model that allows students to accelerate at their own pace and
curriculum developed with input from leading employers, WGU Indiana offers more
than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Business, Education,
Information Technology and Healthcare Professions, including Nursing. WGU
Indiana has awarded 3,900 degrees and has more than 4,900 students currently
enrolled. In 2012, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education recognized WGU
Indiana and its Reaching Higher, Achieving More agenda for its excellence in
academic quality. The university was also recognized as one of Fast Company’s 50
Most Innovative Companies of 2013. In 2014, WGU’s secondary teacher preparation
program ranked first among 2,400 schools for quality by the National Council on
Teacher Quality (NCTQ). According to a study conducted by Gallup in 2014, WGU
graduates are more likely than those from other U.S. universities to have the
jobs they want, feel engaged at work, and have an emotional attachment to their
alma maters.

About Pacers Foundation, Inc.
Pacers Foundation, Inc., the public charity founded by Pacers Sports &
Entertainment, is dedicated to improving the lives of Indiana’s young people by
building individual and corporate partnerships that will provide assistance for
projects that benefit Indiana’s youth.

Since its inception in 1993, the Pacers Foundation has awarded more than $7
million in cash and in-kind donations through grants to youth-serving
organizations, scholarships and Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever tickets.

Contact for media inquiries:
Sharon Smith, Public Relations Manager
385-428-3902, Ext. 3902, Cell 317-506-7982

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