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Western Students Receive Wyoming NASA Space Grant Community College STEM Scholarships

February 22, 2019

Western Students Rec
Western Students Receive Wyoming NASA Space Grant Community College STEM Scholarships

Four students qualify for the annual award, which supports college students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

Four students from Western Wyoming Community College were awarded scholarships as part of the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Community College STEM Scholarship program. The awards are available to community-college students who are majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and some health science fields.  

This year’s recipients include: Christen Lester, Nursing, from Green River, Wyoming; Jaden Auger, Mathematics, from South Weber, Utah; Lacey Wheeler, Nursing, from Rock Springs, Wyoming; Brooke Vierig, Nursing, Cokeville, Wyoming.

Associate Professor of Information Technology Carla Hester-Croff, who is a local Space Grant Advisory Board representative said, “Eligible applicants for this award must be full-time students and U.S. citizens and must be studying for a qualified major. At Western, qualified majors include chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, physics, biological sciences, and pre-pharmacy.”

STEM Scholarships are a program of the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium, which sponsors educational and research programs in support of NASA’s missions and serves as a link between citizens of the state and NASA programs. Other Wyoming community-college affiliates with the NASA Consortium include: Casper College, Northern Wyoming Community College District, Central Wyoming College, Eastern Wyoming College, Laramie County Community College, and Northwest College. 

The Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium is one of 52 consortia representing each U.S. state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

For more information, contact Carla Hester-Croff at or go to


Persons seeking admission, employment or access to programs of Western Wyoming Community College shall be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political belief, handicap, or veteran status.


For more information, contact Audrey Harton at (307) 382-1661 or
(307) 382-1600 or toll free (800) 226-1181