Scholarships & Grants

Western provided roughly $7,000,000 in scholarships and financial aid in 2022 - 2023.

There are many scholarship opportunities available that students can use to help pay for college.  The scholarships available are funded by Western, the Western 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 email address and password to log in to the scholarship application.
  2. Complete the general scholarship application online.  Opens December 1st with a priority deadline on April 1st.  Most other deadline July 1, 2024 for the following academic year.
  3. Based on the responses to the general application questions students  may be recommended to scholarships you potentially qualify for (you MUST apply for these recommendations).  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.
  4. Starting 2024-2025 academic year, ALL students will be required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid as many schlarships require information from FAFSA to determine aid.  The FAFSA must be completed every year.    Apply here for FAFSA

Checkout 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. 

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.  A FAFSA for the 2024-2025 academic year must be on file to determine unmet need.  To apply, click red button above (#4.)

Click Here to Apply for the International Scholarship

Scholarship for students who graduated from an out-of-state high school within the last four years (exceptions made for students who served in the military or went on religious missions).  Apply online by completing the general scholarship application and submit current high school transcripts, along with ACT or SAT scores.  If students meet the continuing eligibility criteria the scholarship will be awarded for up to four semesters (fall and spring only).

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

Scholarship Level Amount (per semester) ACT Score  HS cum GPA
Honors $2,280 25 3.5
Performance $1,760 21 3.0
Opportunity $840 19 2.5
Provisional $840 17 2.5

 Click Here to Apply for the Out of State Scholarship

In order to be considered for this scholarship, a FAFSA for the 2024-2025 academic year must be on file to determine need.  To apply, click red button above (#4.)

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 admission, personal essay and 3 letters of recommendation submitted by April 1st. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) MUST be completed in order to receive this award. APPLY HERE FOR FAFSA

All qualified applicants will then be contacted to schedule a final interview for selection.  Students can apply as well as submit letters of recommendation and personal essay online beginning December 1st.  Apply online at Click Here to Apply for the Superior Scholarship

Scholarship for students transferring to Western 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.  In order to be considered for this scholarship, a FAFSA for the 2024-2025 academic year must be on file to determine need.  To apply, click red button above (#4.)

Apply online at: Click Here to Apply for the Transfer Scholarship

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 Wyoming State Scholarship for Wyoming high school graduates.  Initiate up to four years from natural graduation.  May use 4 semesters at any Wyoming Community College and 4 semesters at University of Wyoming.  There are 4 levels.  A final HS transcript is required along with recent ACT / SAT scores.

In order to be considered for this scholarship, a FAFSA for the 2024-2025 academic year must be on file to determine need.  To apply, click red button above (#4.)

Click Here to Apply for the Hathaway Scholarship

Additional scholarships opportunities from Western or the Western 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: or

Steps to access External Scholarship Applications in MyWestern:

Starting 2024-2025 academic year, ALL students will be required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid as many scholarships require information from FAFSA to determine aid.  The FAFSA must be completed every year.  Click Here to Apply for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The AWS Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It supports programs to ensure the growth and development of the welding industry through research and educational opportunities. Our industry depends upon education that prepares the next generation to meet the challenges ahead.Click Here to Apply for the American Welding Society Scholarship

The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

BLM issues financial assistance through grants and cooperative agreement awards to institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, state and local governments, foreign entities and Indian tribal governments for projects that meet the BLM mission and falls in line with the Department of the Interior’s top priorities.

Federal Financial Assistance (FA) is transferring something of value to a recipient in order to accomplish a public purpose of support or stimulation authorized by Federal statue.

To apply, click here

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 all of us 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, we are sponsoring an annual scholarship of $1,000 to a Special Forces Veteran who is working towards the completion of a higher education degree.

Deadline:  June 1, 2024

For More Info and To Apply, Click Here

Two $1,500 Scholarships Available

Available to Wyoming College Students

The Clifford P. Hansen Memorial Scholarship is in remembrance of Clifford Hansen, who was known as a Teton country rancher, Past President of Wyoming Stock Growers Association, the Governor of Wyoming and a U.S. Senator. The Memorial Scholarship was established through contributions received in memory of Senator Hansen and other departed WSGA leaders. It recognizes outstanding college students pursuing an education related to Wyoming's agriculture or natural resources. WSGA believes that continuing education is an important asset for youth. The $1,500 cash scholarships will be awarded for the upcoming academic year. 

To be eligible, students, parents, and/or guardian must be a member in good standing of WSGA. The applicants must be a sophomore, junior, or senior for the upcoming Fall semester, or a senior who is graduating and has been accepted into graduate school for the concurrent semester. The students must be enrolled full-time at the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming Community College, have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher, and be majoring in agriculture or a natural resource related field. The winners will be approved by the WSGA trustees based on recommendation from the WSGA Executive Committee. The scholarship winners will be announced at the Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show. Winners will be notified prior and invited to attend to be recognized in front of WSGA membership and supporters.

To apply for this scholarship, the applicant must submit an official transcript and essay of 500 words or less addressing the following questions:

  • What have you gained from your college experience?
  • What leadership roles have you acquired since starting college and how have those leadership roles influenced you?
  • How do your post-college plans involve agriculture or natural resources?
  • What characteristics distinguish you as deserving this scholarship?
  • Send documents to the Wyoming Stock Growers Association at P.O. Box 206, Cheyenne, WY 82003 or by e-mail:
Application deadline - March 15, 2024

As part of our HBCU Promise, Dominion Energy has established a scholarship program to assist students residing in one of the states listed below, who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

This scholarship is for students pursuing a degree in business, finance, engineering, geology, mathematics, or technology as it relates to the oil and energy industry. The names and major areas of study of the scholarship recipients will be shared with the donors from Dominion Energy. Preference will be given to students residing within Dominion’s western franchise territory, including Utah and Southwest Wyoming. The application period is open from December 1st to July 1st for scholarships that will be awarded for the 2024-2025 Academic year. Apply before April 1st to be considered as a priority applicant.Apply Here for Dominion Energy Scholarship

Douvas Memorial Scholarship is a First Generation American Scholarship that Peter George Douvas, an immigrant from Greece, outlined in his will that a sum of money be left to the Wyoming Department of Education. The department will use this year’s money to establish a $500.00 scholarship to be awarded to a first-generation American youth who demonstrates need and motivation to attend college.Apply Here for the Douvas Memorial Scholarship Application

Whether you’re looking for a new job right out of high school or seeking a career change, tell us what you want to do: diesel technology, horseshoeing, welding, construction technology, machine tool technology, auctioneering, nursing, industrial electricity, automotive repair, culinary arts?

There are over a hundred trade programs available at the Wyoming colleges listed below. Tell us the program in which you’d like to enroll (or are enrolled), the cost of the training, and how much we’d need to add to your resources to make it possible.

Deadline:  July 28, 2024

Click Here to Apply to Foster's Outriders

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 April 15th, 2024. 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

As an HSF Scholar, you will have access to HSF’s invaluable Scholar Support Services and be eligible to receive a scholarship, depending on available funds.    

  • Every year, HSF selects 10,000 outstanding students as HSF Scholars from a broad and talented pool of applicants
  • HSF Scholars have access to a full range of invaluable Scholar Support Services, including career services, mentorship, leadership development, knowledge building, and wellness training
  • Career services include access to select internship and job opportunities with HSF corporate partners
  • HSF Scholars are eligible to apply for all Scholar Conferences including, the STEM Summit, Finance Conference, Media & Entertainment Summit, Entrepreneurship Summit, and Healthcare Summit
  • Exclusive access to the HSF Insider which shares invaluable information and career opportunities
  • Finally, and importantly, HSF awards more than $30 million in Scholarships annually and, depending upon available funds, HSF Scholars may also be eligible to receive a scholarship, which range from $500-$5,000 and are awarded directly to students
  • Award  Scholars are selected based on merit. Award amounts range from $500 - $5,000, based on relative need.Click Here to Apply for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund

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 2024-2025 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.

Deadline:  March15, 2024

The Mary N. Brooks Scholarship started out as a loan fund in 1909. The state president at the time was Mrs. Mary Brooks, wife of then governor, Bryan B. Brooks. It is now a scholarship fund awarded annually to a high school senior or returning college student with special consideration being given to a child or grandchild of a GFWC Wyoming Clubwoman.

April 15, 2024 Deadline

Click Here to Apply for the Mary N. Brooks Scholarship

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.

April 15, 2024 Deadline

To Apply, Click Here

 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 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.

To Apply for Wyoming P.E.O. Chapter Scholarships

In 1978 Ruth Clare Yonkee, GFWC Wyoming State President, donated the $1,300 allowed for her travel and presidential expenses to establish the Ruth Clare Yonkee District Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is given to a high school senior or returning student. It should be noted that this scholarship rotates between GFWC Wyoming districts.  Check the annual application form to confirm your eligibility.  In 2024 the scholarship is assigned to the East district.     

April 15, 2024 Deadline

Click Here to Apply for the Ruth Clare Yonkee Scholarship


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 Apply Here for the UW Alumni Assoc Scholarship. Applications must be mailed to: UW Alumni House, 214 S. 14th Street, Laramie, WY 82070.

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 2024-2025 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.

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

or emailed to

If emailing application, be sure to include all attachements with the email and application. 

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.

WyHy Scholarship Application


For more information on what Wyoming Community Foundation has to offer:  More Info Here
Since 1992, The WyCB Board of Directors has committed its efforts to provide educational support for individuals with low vision and blindness. The Board believes that educational development will result in increased work opportunities. Annually, all information pertinent to the scholarship project is reviewed and discussed, by the WyCB Board and its scholarship committee. During this time, motions to change the application requirements, form, process, or award amount are decided. This year the Board is encouraging all interested students who meet the application requirements to apply. If you are a previous scholarship recipient or a first time applicant, you will be considered. All applicants must complete the entire application process. Preference will be given to first-time applicants. Please note the below change in the section titled “Important Scholarship Information”. The WyCB Board’s priority is to support educational advancement for Wyoming students.  The Scholarship Committee is looking forward to receiving your application for the 2024-2025 academic year.To Apply, Click Here

The Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium sponsors education and research programs in the state of Wyoming in support of NASA missions, serving as a link between citizens of the state and NASA programs. It is one of 52 consortia representing each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Our programs include research fellowships and internships for students at the University of Wyoming and Wyoming community colleges, scholarship programs for community college students in STEM majors, grants for college and university faculty, and educational resources and programs for Wyoming K-12 students and teachers.

May 1, 2024 deadline

Wyoming Space Grant Info


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 April 4, 2024. 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

April 4, 2024 Deadline

.Apply Here

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 02, 2024. A determination of the recipients will be made by March 2024 and funds will be distributed in August 2024.Apply Here for WTA Wyoming Trucking Scholarship Program

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