October 28, 2010 | Adam Sorensen | Leave a comment Western Governors University, an online school, has launched a new scholarship program with AT and T for members of the Native American community. The program is designed to help Native Americans in 19 U.S. states earn a college degree by providing 30 scholarships valued up to $5,000, courtesy of AT and T. Eligible applicants must be a member or spouse of a member of a Native American tribe. Furthermore, individuals must live or work in a Native American community in select states. The scholarship is only open to new students who have demonstrated a financial need, who must submit an essay that expresses how they hope to impact their community. "We are proud to support education efforts across the country, including our tribal communities,” said L.J. Godfrey, vice president, AT and T external affairs-western region. “By funding these scholarships, we hope to make the dream of a college education more affordable and accessible for members of Native American communities.” The school currently offers more than 50 accredited bachelor’s, master’s and post-baccalaureate online degree program in business, information technology, teacher education and healthcare.