Scholarships & Grants

Western provided more than $6,700,000 in scholarships and financial aid in 2019-2020

There are many scholarship opportunities available that students can use to help pay for college.  The scholarships available are funded by Western, the WWC Foundation or trusted community organizations.  Keep reading for more information about these scholarships and how to apply.

How to apply for Western's Institutional and Foundation scholarships & grants:

  1. Apply for admission - students must be degree seeking to receive scholarships and you will need your westernwyoming.edu email address and password to log in to the scholarship application.
  2. Complete the general scholarship application online between December 1st and the priority deadline on April 1st for the following academic year.
  3. Based on the responses to the general application questions students  will be auto-matched to scholarships you potentially qualify for.  In addition,  if there are scholarships that require a few more steps beyond the general application alone those will be recommended to after the general application has been submitted.

Check out a few of the scholarships Western offers:

This opportunity is a Western departmental scholarship for International Students. Applicants are required to submit a personal essay about their background and educational goals. Students who receive this scholarship must have a 3.0 GPA. Applications for fall scholarships are due by April 1st. Applications for the following spring semester are due by November 1st.

Once in our scholarship portal, sign in with your email address and password (your MyWestern login credentials) that is assigned to you after applying for admission to complete the general scholarship application. After the general application has been submitted, you will be able to apply for this opportunity. 

Click Here to Apply for the International Scholarship

Scholarship for students who graduated from an out-of-state high school within the last two years (exceptions made for students who served in the military or went on religious missions) and haven’t attended another college or university.  Apply online by completing the general scholarship application and submit current high school transcripts.  If students meet the continuing eligibility criteria the scholarship will be awarded for up to four semesters (fall and spring only). By completing the general scholarship application as an out of state student, the student will have automatically applied to this scholarship.

Scholarship level requirements are based on high school GPA and composite ACT scores:

Scholarship Level Amount (per semester) ACT Score  GPA
Honors $2,280 25 3.5
Performance $1,760 21 3.0
Opportunity $840 19 2.5

 

Scholarship awarded to incoming freshmen who haven’t attended any other institutions after graduation. To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum of a 27 Composite ACT 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 Western Wyoming Community College admission, personal essay and 3 letters of recommendation submitted by April 1st.   All qualified applicants will then be contacted to schedule a final interview for selection with a faculty member, two paraprofessional staff members, and two professional staff members.  Students can apply as well as submit letters of recommendation and personal essay online beginning December 1st.  Apply online at https://westernwyoming.academicworks.com/opportunities/698

Scholarship for students transferring to Western Wyoming Community College after attending another post-secondary educational institution. Transfer must occur within 5 years of last college attendance. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 college GPA and completed a minimum of 12 college credit hours.  Apply online at https://westernwyoming.academicworks.com/opportunities/723

A $1,000 per semester scholarship awarded to residents who have completed high school in Sweetwater County and apply within two years of their high school completion date.  Students must be full-time and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 to receive the scholarship up to four semesters in total.  No application is needed as the scholarship is awarded upon receipt of final high school transcripts for those who qualify.

A scholarship awarded automatically when a student meets all requirements for the Honors or Performance level of Hathaway AND has their final high school transcript submitted by July 31st.

Additional scholarships opportunities from Western or the Western Wyoming Community College Foundation can be found by visiting AcademicWorks.


More scholarship opportunities offered by local community organizations (external scholarships):

The process for applying will depend on the scholarship and the sponsor, read on for more information.  Contact Mustang Central with any questions regarding the external scholarships listed below.  Some application materials can only be accessed on the Financial Aid page in the MyWestern student portal while others will be accessed through the sponsor and/or their website.

Please note that you can also search National Scholarship Sites, however, be advised that Western Wyoming Community College has no affiliation with the scholarships offered nor how they are decided. Also you may want to create a separate email account due to the high volume of emails you may receive.

You can access these national sites at:https://www.fastweb.com or https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/tools/scholarship-search/

Steps to access External Scholarship Applications in MyWestern:

  1. Go to: MyWestern Financial Aid Page in the Portal
  2. Log in with your westernwyoming.edu email and password that is assigned to you after applying for admission to Western
  3. Click on Menu on the upper left-hand corner
  4. Then click on Student Services, and then Financial Aid
  5. Go to Documents, then click on Document Type:  Forms
  6. All PDF versions of the Western's current Financial Aid forms and applications can be found on this page.

Captain James Ahn, a graduate of UC Riverside and the Claremont McKenna College Army ROTC program, died in 2015 during a parachute training operation while participating with his Special Forces unit in Washington State.

For everyone who knew and loved James, he will never be forgotten. He was the consummate person and professional who was respected by everyone he came in contact with.

In James’ honor, ROTC Consulting is sponsoring an annual scholarship of $1,000 to a Special Forces Veteran who is working towards the completion of a higher education degree.

Requirements:

1. Former Special Forces Service Member

2. Full-time student pursuing degree/certification completion at an accredited post secondary institution including graduate school, university, college, community college, or vocational/technical institution.

Apply at :

https://rotcconsulting.com/cpt-james-ahn-memorial-scholarship/?msID=886801d0-f18e-45d1-a5fb-006a153eaca3

Application deadline: June 1, 2022

Scholarship Criteria and Application Guidelines
• This is a one-year $1650.00 scholarship for the 2021-
2022 school year
• The applicant must have completed at least 59 credit 
hours (be enrolled at the Junior level or higher) for the 
Fall semester.
• The applicant must be enrolled at the University of 
Wyoming, or an accredited Wyoming Community College 
eligible Bachelor’s degree program. 
• Preference will be given to those students planning on 
living and working Wyoming.
• Preference will be given to Wyoming students.
• The applicant must have a cumulative grade point 
average of at least 2.5 (based on a 4.0 point scale).
• The applicant must be enrolled in one of the following 
academic majors: environment and natural resources, 
water resources, rangeland ecology and watershed 
management, or a related field.
• The applicant must provide a completed application.
• The applicant must provide a letter of recommendation.
• The applicant must provide copies of official transcripts
from all colleges/universities attended. Deadline is: May 30, 2022. To apply go to:https://wynaturalresourcefoundation.com/what-we-do/education-2/

Dominion Energy is awarding $500,000 in scholarships in 2022 to assist African American, Hispanic, Asian American and other underrepresented minority students who reside in the company's service area. The scholarships will be the first made under the Dominion Energy Educational Equity Scholarship Program, a six-year, $10 million initiative to provide assistance with higher education expenses.

The scholarship application period is open until Jan. 25, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. Links below in English and Spanish highlight initiative details and includes instructions for students to apply. This opportunity is above and beyond the annual individual Trustee scholarship distribution from the Dominion Energy/Questar Education Foundation.

 

https://news.dominionenergy.com/2021-1-6-Dominion-Energy-alienta-a-estudiantes-de-grupos-minoritarios-a-solicitar-becas-de-su-nuevo-programa

https://news.dominionenergy.com/2021-01-06-Diverse-Students-Encouraged-to-Apply-for-New-Scholarship-Program-by-Dominion-Energy

Adeline Neilson Scholarship Foundation is pleased to offer scholarship money for the 2022-2023 school year. Scholarships are available for trade school students as well as for college and university students. The Foundation awards an average of 25 scholarships each year in amounts ranging from $500 to $4,000. The self-explanatory application form is available on MyWestern site under documents or can be obtained through the Financial Aid Office. The deadline for the application  is April 17, 2022 and must be postmarked by that date at the latest.

A Place for Mom offers a scholarship for current students that intend to use their education to help the senior population. This $1000 scholarship is for students currently enrolled in college courses that are pursuing an associates degree, a bachelor's degree or graduate level program in a medical, nursing or social sciences related major. Applicants must complete a letter of introduction, a 500-900 word essay on one of five given topics, and sign the Scholarship Award Agreement to apply. A scholarship is awarded to the winners of each essay topic as decided by a panel of judges. Applicants must complete a letter of introduction, write a 500-900 word essay on one of the five given topics, and sign the Scholarship Award Agreement to apply. Read essay topics and find further details regarding this scholarship at www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. All athletes are eligible for this $500 scholarship regardless of which sport they participate in. The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institution. To apply, interested applicants need to send a 500-1000 word essay answering the question: How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you? Has your participation influence your career goals or how you relate to your family? Essays must be submitted to athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com by June 19, 2022, to be considered. Find further details regarding this scholarship at www.bigsunathletics.com

BPX Energy is pleased to be offering college scholarships to high school seniors or current college freshmen who will be enrolled at the University of Wyoming, any Wyoming community college, or the Colorado School of Mines in the fall of 2022. Students must be enrolled on a full-time basis (12 semester hours or more) and majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field. As members of the community, we recognize the importance of a highly trained and educated workforce to our region and to the state of Wyoming. Interested students are invited to visit our scholarship website at www.bpenergyscholarships.com for complete program information and to apply online. If you have questions, please contact us at info@bpenergyscholarships.com or 630.428.2412. Please note: all scholarship applications must be submitted online by March 15, 2022 to receive consideration

Global Lift Equipment is awarding one student with a $500 scholarship. To be considered for this scholarship the applicant must be currently attending, or planning on attending, a post-secondary institution in Canada or the U.S. in the fall of 2022 and have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. To apply for this scholarship applicants must write a short story from the perspective of an inanimate object that can be found on the Global Lift Equipment website. To be considered applications must be submitted online by June 15th, 2022. Students enrolled in any field of study can apply for this scholarship. Find further details regarding this scholarship and apply at their website

The Hawthorn Foundation provides a scholarship intended to enable highly motivated individuals to improve their life circumstances through education and training. Applicants must reside in Wyoming and may be: traditional students, GED graduates, nontraditional adults, individuals who did not finish high school and have not obtained a GED but would like to obtain a GED and pursue an education, low-income adults who are returning to school or starting a higher education for the first time, first generation students, or returning military. For more information, please visit the website www.thehawthornfoundation.org.

Horatio Alger Association was established in 1947 and began awarding scholarships in 1984. Since the first scholarship award the Association has awarded over $125 million in need-based aid to students who hope to pursue their American Dream. For the 2022-2023 school year, students can receive awards up to $2,500 to pursue career and technical education.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have completed high school or earned their high school equivalency credential.
  • Be enrolled in a 2 year or less career or technical degree/certificate program in Fall that will lead to employment.
  • Attend a not-for-profit post-secondary institution.
  • Demonstrate financial need; applicants must be Pell Grant eligible. 
  • Be younger than 30 years old.
  • Be a United States citizen.

Click Here to Apply:

Horatio Alger Scholarship Application

Deadline: June 15, 2022

Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers value the importance of education. They understand the time and dedication it takes to earn an undergraduate and graduate degree. They also understand the tremendous financial strain that college can place on students and their families. In an effort to alleviate some of that financial stress, the attorneys at Nicolet Law are excited to offer a $5,000 BI-ANNUAL scholarship to one current or prospective college student.

To be eligible for the $5000 bi-annual scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Current college attendee (or enrolled for the 2021-2022 academic year)
  • Good academic performance with a current education institution
  • Submit video by 12/01/2022 (YouTube format preferred)
  • Submit video to scholarships@nicoletlaw.com, and include your name and name of the academic institution you currently attend or plan to attend
  • Applicants under 18 need permission from their parent or legal guardian

To apply for the scholarship, create a three to five-minute video and discuss the following:

How has the pandemic affected your college life, and what strategies can help students excel in this new learning environment?

For More Information, Click Here!


General Federation of Women's Clubs of Wyoming, Inc. is pleased to offer the Pauline Hayes Scholarship. This scholarship will benefit non-traditional Wyoming females who plan to attend a Wyoming University, College, or any licensed, vocational or trade school located in Wyoming. The number and amounts of the scholarships will be determined on a yearly basis and will be awarded based on scholastic ability, financial need and leadership qualities. All successful applicants will be notified before May 1st yearly. If chosen, GFWC-W Inc. will require the address of your chosen school's financial aid office and your student number. For further details and to apply, please download the application from MyWestern portal or call Financial Aid to obtain one.

The P.E.O. Chapter AE offers a Mary Kay Anderson Scholarship available to female residents of the broader area of Rock Springs, WY. Students must be a high school graduate or hold an equivalency diploma. This award requires the student to be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours, have completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and maintain a 2.50 GPA or higher. Applicant must consent to sharing information with their donors to verify eligibility. This scholarship offers a one year award of $800, split into $400 in the fall and spring semesters.

Applications can be found on the Financial Aid page on MyWestern or picked up in the Financial Aid office. Completed application materials must be turned in by July 31st, 2022.

Mary Kay Anderson Scholarship Application

The P.E.O. Chapter AY offers a scholarship available to female residents of the broader area of Green River, WY. Students must be a high school graduate or hold an equivalency diploma. This award will be applied at the end of the semester after confirming the student ended the semester with a 2.50 GPA or higher. Applicant must consent to sharing information with their donors to verify eligibility. This award varies depending on enrollment, offering $250.00 if part-time, or $500.00 if full-time.

Student must complete the application, include a letter of intent detailing their educational plans, submit two letters of recommendation, and three personal references. Applications can be found on the Financial Aid page on MyWestern or picked up in the Financial Aid office. Completed application materials must be turned in by April 15th. 

P.E.O. Chapter AY Scholarship Application

The P.E.O. Chapter BC offers a scholarship available to female residents of the broader area of Rock Springs, WY. Students must be a high school graduate or hold an equivalency diploma. This award requires the student to have completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and complete a short essay. The applicant must consent to sharing information with their donors to verify eligibility. This scholarship award varies year to year.

Applications can be found on the Financial Aid page on MyWestern or picked up in the Financial Aid office. Completed application materials must be turned in by second month of the semester.

P.E.O. Chapter BC Scholarship Application

The P.E.O. Chapter L offers a scholarship available to female residents of Sweetwater County, WY. Students must be a high school graduate or hold an equivalency diploma. The student must have earned a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale during either high school or college, be enrolled full-time, and have graduated in Sweetwater County. Applicant must consent to sharing information with their donors to verify eligibility. 

Student must complete the application, include a letter of intent detailing their educational plans and financial need, a resume detailing student accomplishments, and submit two letters of recommendation. Applications can be found on the Financial Aid page on MyWestern or picked up in the Financial Aid office. Completed application materials must be turned in no later than 5:00PM, May 2, 2022.

P.E.O. Chapter L Scholarship Application

 P.E.O. strives to make a difference in women's lives by providing assistance for those seeking higher education. P.E.O. offers a one time, $3000 grant as part of their Program for Continuing Education (PCE). The PCE was established in 1973 to provide need-based grants to women in the U.S. and Canada whose education has been interrupted for at least 24 months and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families. P.E.O. also offers an educational loan of up to $12,000 for undergrads and $20,000 for doctorate level students. This loan only has a 2% interest rate. Find more details about P.E.O. projects at www.peointernational.org. For any inquiries on how to apply for the above financial opportunities, or to receive a chapter recommendation please contact: Joy Cristian, PEO Chapter L, (307) 362-2410.

1. Muriel E. Spacht Scholarship

Applicant must be a female Wyoming resident who has graduated from a Wyoming high school or has earned a High School Equivalency Certificate, who has been accepted at a college of her choice as a first, second, third, or fourth-year student.

2. Glen Ella Jones Scholarship

Applicants shall be female Wyoming residents 21 years of age or older, who have graduated from high school or have earned a High School Equivalency Certificate. This scholarship is intended to assist women who have no college credits, or who have earned some college credits but have not completed a degree. It may be used at any two or four-year college or university, including nationally accredited vocational schools. The scholarship shall be awarded based on educational goals, career plans, and financial need.

3. Karen F. Lippincott Scholarship

Applicants shall be female Wyoming residents, who have graduated from high school or have earned a High School Equivalency Certificate. Applicants may have some college credits, or be a first-year student with no credits. The scholarship may be used at any two or four-year college or university, including nationally accredited vocational schools, to which the applicant has been accepted. The scholarship shall be awarded based on educational goals, career plans, and financial need.

4. Grace N. Brown Scholarship Fund

Awards shall be made to women residing in Wyoming who have financial need and have demonstrated concern for others.

Please contact Gail Mehle at coolmehle@hotmail.com if you are interested in applying for one of Wyoming State P.E.O. Scholarships.

The Rocket Miner and Western have started collaborating to create new scholarships that will be available to students living in our service area of, Sweetwater, Sublette, Lincoln, Uinta, and Carbon counties. There will be three scholarships available for the Spring of 2022 semester and each of them will be worth one-third of a student’s full-time tuition!* Preference may be given to non-traditional students, students enrolled full-time, and students with greater unmet financial needs. Applications are due by January 18th, 2022. 

To be considered for this scholarship, you will need to meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Completed your FAFSA for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Maintain a High School or College GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Live in the Rocket Miner service area (Sweetwater, Sublette, Lincoln, Uinta, and Carbon counties).
  • Continuous enrollment.
  • Be an active member of your local community.
  • Answer all essay questions on this application. These questions will be:
    • Introduce yourself. Who are you and what do you stand for?
    • Why should you be selected for this scholarship?
    • Think about a negative experience you have had. What happened, and how did you bring about a positive change?
    • How are you involved with the community?
    • For what purpose are you continuing your education?

The students awarded will:

  • Be published in the Rocket Miner.
  • Participate in a Congratulatory meet and greet.

To apply, sign in with your MyWestern credentials and complete the general scholarship application. Once you have finished the general application, please follow the link below or find the opportunity in our scholarship portal.

Click Here to Apply for the Rocket Miner Scholarship

*Full-time tuition calculated at 12 credits per semester.


Teacher.org believes that teachers have the power to inspire our future. With that in mind, Teacher.org is offering a $2,500 scholarship to help students financially to obtain a teaching degree. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.5. For further information and to apply, visit https://www.teacher.org/scholarships-grants/.

 

This scholarship is for students who are currently attending a Wyoming Community College and intend to transfer to University of Wyoming (Laramie Campus). Funding varies based on the scholarship awarded and is paid over eight consecutive semesters as long as a 2.5 GPA is maintained upon receipt.  For a complete list of scholarships available, application requirements and applications to download go to www.uwyo.edu/alumni/scholarships/scholarship-opportunities-and-applications.html. Applications must be mailed to: UW Alumni House, 214 S. 14th Street, Laramie, WY 82070.

The purpose of this scholarship is to support nursing education for any Wyoming nursing student in either a pre-licensure, RN-BSN, or advanced practice RN/ APR- MSN- DNP program.

Award Value: $500

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible. Please check below to indicate you meet the requirements.

  • Current Wyoming resident.
  • Currently attending or accepted in an accredited nursing program.
  • GPA >2.5 

Deadline: Application form and required documentation must be submitted by May 1, 2022

Submit questions/applications to: brennakirsch@hotmail.com

Click Here for the Application!

 

Wyoming Young Contractors Association (WYCA) is offering a scholarship program to assist individuals in their pursuit of further education and training for career advancement in the construction industry. Eligibility: Applicant must be a United States Citizen; Applicant must have Wyoming State residency (1 year minimum); Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited, Wyoming based University/College, Career/Technical School, or enrolled in a skilled trades training program approved by the scholarship committee; Applicant must be enrolled in a course of study that is directly related to the Construction Industry and/or is approved by the scholarship committee. Applicant must be between the ages of 18 and 45 at the time of submittal. Find further details regarding this scholarship and application at MyWestern portal or call Financial Aid.


Wyoming Chapter of ARMA offers a scholarship to any senior in a Wyoming High School or a current Wyoming College student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher pursuing a career in business, records and/or information management. If currently attending a Wyoming College full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours), send a transcript copy that shows successful completion of at least one 3 credit hour course in business, records and/or information management. If you are currently enrolled in a business, records and/or information management course, provide a statement from the college instructor indicating successful completion to that point in the semester. If you are a high school senior, include a copy of your High School transcript showing a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Visit armawyoming.org for more information or to apply.

Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is pleased to offer college scholarships to current members of the organization. Applicants must have graduated from a Wyoming high school, be in the graduating class of a Wyoming high school, or be a Wyoming resident and have successfully completed an accredited home school curriculum when the application is submitted. In addition, the applicant must be enrolled at either a Wyoming junior college or the University of Wyoming at the time the scholarship is granted. The application must be postmarked or received on or before March 1st, 2022. Download the application from MyWestern portal or call Financial Aid.

Each year, WyHy recognizes four outstanding student members who demonstrate academic excellence and show a commitment to their communities via extracurricular activities and achievements.

To be eligible for one of two (2) $2,000 and (2) $1,000 one time scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year, applicants must:

  • Be a member with a share savings account as a primary or joint owner for at least a year.
  • Be registered, or planning to register, as a full time student in a U.S. accredited undergraduate college, university, or technical school.
  • Not be an employee or relative of an employee. Volunteers and relatives of Volunteers are also not eligible.
  • Fill out scholarship application.

The completed application form, together with a transcript of high school or college grades (whichever is most current), most recent ACT scores, and a list of extracurricular activities and achievements may be submitted via mail to:

WyHy Federal Credit Union
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 20050
Cheyenne, WY 82003

Applications may also be dropped off at one of our branches. Applications and required documentation must be received by the Scholarship Chairman by May 31st of each year or they will not be considered. Click the link below to find their application!

WyHy Scholarship Application

Purpose/Eligibility: This annual scholarship is being established to provide for a student with financial need who is majoring in Education. Applicants must be a Wyoming resident, an incoming sophomore with a GPA of 3.00 and must maintain a 3.00 GPA to receive the Spring disbursement.

Funds: The $750.00 scholarship is designated for the Academic year of 2022-2023.

Award Process: The Financial Aid Department or the Foundation will award this scholarship based on the above criteria. Recipients will be given one-half of the scholarship per semester. The college will select the recipient. Recipients will also be asked to write an acknowledgment letter.

 

 

The Wyoming Scottish Rite Foundation Scholarship is for graduates of Wyoming high schools or holders of a Wyoming GED enrolling in college. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time during the year the scholarship is used. Completion of a full course load with a minimum 2.0 GPA is required for renewal. Interested applicants need to complete the application, have two letters of reference, and a color photo of applicant. Applications may be downloaded or picked up in the Financial Aid office. Application deadline is June 1st, 2022. Download the application from MyWestern portal or call Financial Aid to get an application and mail it to: Scottish Rite Foundation, 1820 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001.

Wyoming Trucking Association, Inc. offers its Transportation Education Scholarships ranging from $500.00 to $1,000.00 to a Wyoming high school graduate, who is enrolled in a Wyoming college, the university or trade school for the 2022-2023 school year. The student must be enrolled in courses, which could lead to a career in the transportation industry in Wyoming. The courses of study include but are not limited to: business management, accounting, diesel mechanics, truck driving training, office procedures & management, computer skills and safety. Please call or stop by the Financial Aid Office to get an application and submit it to the WTA Scholarship Trust Fund, P.O. Box 1175, Casper, WY 82602 no later than February 04, 2022. A determination of the recipients will be made by March 2022 and funds will be distributed in August 2022.

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