College Aid from the State of Wyoming
General Scholarships and Grants
The Douvas Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a first generation American student who is a resident of Wyoming. One award of $500 is given to an outstanding applicant to be applied at any of Wyoming's state colleges or the university.
Wyoming's Hathaway Memorial Scholarship was established in the name of a former state governor. The merit and need based scholarships provide all Wyoming students the opportunity to reach college goals with the right amount of scholastic application. No one is required to be a brain, but you must have a decent GPA, average ACT/SAT scores and the more unmet financial need you have the better. Application for the scholarships is made directly through the Wyoming state university and community college of your choice. Funds may be awarded to each student up to a maximum of $3000 per academic year, depending on the applicant.
The federally funded Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarships are awarded to the most academically talented Wyoming students. Recipients of the award are top achievers in their class, will have leading ACT scores and high GPAs. Qualified recipients will be required to be accepted at a college or university and planning a course of study anywhere in the United States. Awards are in the amount of $1500. Students with other outstanding characteristics, such as leadership and community involvement will have stronger chances of winning these valuable awards.
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County Commissioners Scholarships are available to students in each county of Wyoming. Students must be enrolled in a Wyoming state college or the university to receive funds. Apply directly through your county commission office.
The Federally recognized Indian tribes in Wyoming today are the Arapahos and the Shoshones. The following scholarships are intended to make members of each tribe eligible to receive tuition awards at any of the state colleges or the university:
- The Northern Arapaho Tribal Scholarship is based on both merit and need. Student must prove membership with the tribe, have goals for a course of study and long-term career insight. Apply directly through the tribal office.
- Shoshone Tribal Scholarships are awarded to the most financially needy student member of the Shoshone tribe. Applicants must be able to manage a degree program at any of the state colleges or university and maintain an average GPA. Apply directly through the tribal office. See more national Native American scholarships.
Vietnam Veterans have been almost forgotten about in society, but the Vietnam Veteran's Award in Wyoming makes it possible for resident veteran to study free of charge at any state college or university. Qualified applicants apply directly through the school.
Wyoming Army National Guard members may qualify for the Tuition Assistance program if they are in the midst of earning a degree. Qualified applicants may be eligible to receive up to 75% of the cost of tuition at a state institution.
Wyoming National Guard Tuition Program makes it possible for resident National Guard members to attend a state institution and be covered for resident tuition expenses while earning a degree. Apply directly through the National Guard office. See more national military scholarships.
Specialized Scholarships and Grants
The University of Wyoming's Upward Bound/Math Science Initiative Project provides special training to Wyoming high school juniors and seniors who are planning on a math or science-based college major. Eligible students must be academically motivated and be willing to invest time for tutoring and extra studies and lectures that are preparatory to a rigorous college routine. Apply directly through the University of Wyoming. The university's grant covers up to 50 students each year.
Wyoming's Investment in Nursing Programmakes it possible for nursing students who are residents of Wyoming to receive loan repayment and tuition grants in exchange for work in a nursing capacity or in a nurse educator capacity. Application for the program is made directly through the school.
Teachers needed! Wyoming has a couple of answers to its shortages of qualified teachers:
- Wyoming's Teacher Shortage Loan Repayment Program addresses another critical shortage-- teachers. But adjunct goals of the program also aim at retaining well-qualified students and professionals in the state and providing more qualified teachers in subjects where there are fewer, such as science and math and special education. Qualified applicants must be attending a state college or university and be willing to remain in Wyoming for a pre-determined amount of time as teachers. Apply directly through the school.
- Superior Student in Education Scholarship (Downloadable pdf here) is awarded to academically talented Wyoming students who are planning on pursuing studies in education. Students must be willing to remain in Wyoming to teach upon graduation. Average GPA of 2.5 must be maintained to remain eligible for this scholarship.