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Top Wyoming Scholarships
Wyoming is nicknamed “The Equality State,” and these scholarship opportunities are all equally exciting! Wyoming students are eligible for many scholarships, each with varying eligibility and areas of study. If you’re a Wyoming resident or plan to attend school there, continue reading to find the top scholarships!
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Top Wyoming scholarships
- Eligibility: Wyoming residents who want to complete their high school, undergraduate, graduate or technical school educations. Check individual scholarships for more specific criteria
- Amount: Varies
- Applications for the fall semester are open from June 1 – July 31 of each year
- Eligibility: Every Wyoming middle and high school student is automatically eligible for the Hathaway Scholarship. Must be used at a WY School. There are 4 levels of awards, each with different eligibility requirements.
Honors – 3.5 GPA. 25 ACT
Performance – 3.0 GPA. 21 ACT
Opportunity – 2.5 GPA. 19 ACT.
Provisional – 2.5 GPA. 17 ACT.
- Amount: Honors – $1,680
Performance – $1,260
Opportunity – $840
Provisional – $840
- Deadline: Automatically awarded by college
Additional Wyoming scholarship resources
The Wyoming Community Foundation provides a variety of scholarships, many are specific to certain Wyoming counties, schools, and areas of study. The Foundation also hosts webinars to help students have a strong scholarship application.
The Hathaway Scholarship is offered by the state of Wyoming to all Wyoming middle and high school students who meet the GPA, ACT, and course requirements. Learn more about the Hathaway Scholarship.
There are many scholarships for students at the University of Wyoming. Most are specific to certain areas of study and eligibility. Browse here.
View Additional Western Wyoming Community College scholarships. Many are specific to certain areas of study and eligibility.
Celebrate the West is an art competition for high schoolers with a monetary award. The panel of art experts select one finalist from each state and territory. State Winners will receive $200 and compete for First ($1,500), Second ($750), and Third Place ($500) Awards at the regional level.
On October 1st of every year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens nationwide. Wyoming students should complete the FAFSA to be eligible for federal student aid as well as some scholarships.
Summary of Wyoming Scholarships
- Kenneth and Carrie Carns Nursing Scholarship
- Path-Away Scholarship
- Troy Yost Memorial Scholarship
- Walter Urbigkit Memorial Scholarship
- Wyoming Daughters of the American Revolution
- University of Wyoming Adult Student Scholarship
- University of Wyoming Alumni Association Scholarship
- Western Wyoming Community College Superior Student Scholarship
- Hathaway Scholarship
- Eligibility: Open to first-generation American high school seniors from Wyoming who exhibit need and motivation to go to college and do so in Wyoming.
- Amount: $500
- Eligibility: Nursing students at Wyoming schools who are Wyoming residents. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
- Amount: $3,000 for study towards an Associate’s degree. $5,000 for study towards a Bachelor’s degree.
- Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors from an Albany County high school who are planning to attend a school outside of Wyoming. There are 3 levels of awards, each with different eligibility requirements.
Honors – 3.5 GPA. 25 ACT.
Performance – 3.0 GPA. 21 ACT.
Opportunity – 2.5 GPA. 19 ACT.
- Amount: Honors – $5,000
Performance – $3,230
Opportunity – $2,210
- Eligibility: Graduates of any Wyoming high school attending the University of Wyoming or in-state junior and community colleges. GED recipients are not eligible. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Art must be an important facet of the applicant’s life.
- Amount: $1,000
- Eligibility: Scholarship for adult students age 25 and over. The recipient must have attended at least one semester at University of Wyoming and be a student in good standing. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Either full or part-time (minimum 6 credit hours) students may apply.
- Amount: Varies
- Eligibility: Juniors and Seniors at University of Wyoming. Must have at least one parent or guardian who is a paid active member of the University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA). Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
- Amount: $2,000. Awardee will also receive a life membership to the UWAA, a $600 value.
- Eligibility: Residents of Wyoming who are planning to study a field related to aviation. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Graduates from schools in Fremont and Hot Springs Counties receive preference.
- Amount: $2,000
- Eligibility: Incoming first-years at Western Wyoming Community College who haven’t attended any other institutions after graduation. Must have a minimum 27 Composite ACT score and a 3.75 cumulative high school GPA. Applicants must be current high school seniors and submit a sixth or seventh semester high school transcript, ACT score, apply for WWCC admission, submit a personal letter, and submit 3 letters of recommendation.
- Amount: $4,500
- Eligibility: Female Wyoming residents of at least ⅛ American Indian descent. Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA. Must be demonstrating success in higher education.
- Amount: $3,000