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IMPORTANT DATES:

  • If you have not yet scheduled your Dual Enrollment Appointment, please see Ms. Brakke in the counselors’ office.
  • Senior Info Day is Wednesday, Dec 7th

                   Montana State University Presidential Scholarship, Dec 2

                   Wyoming State PEO Scholarships, Dec 7

                   Burger King Scholarship, Dec 15

 

NEW SCHOLARSHIPS

Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarships (any college)

Criteria:                                          

  • Must be enrolled for the academic year following the award, in a degree program in an accredited American institute of post-secondary education and be a resident of the area of a participating local group of American Mensa.
  • Must write a 550 word essay
  • Multiple scholarship opportunities available, see website

Go to https://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships for information and the online application.

Deadline to apply is January 15, 2023.

2023 MECA Memorial Scholarship (any school)

Criteria:

    • Applicant or parent/guardian must be a member of a Montana electric           cooperative (Clark residents)
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • Completed Application
    • Personal Statement
    • School and Community Activities
    • GPA/Transcript
    • ACT/SAT Scores
    • High School and/or College Employment

Visit https://www.yvec.com/member-services/scholarships/meca-scholarship/ for more info. Return to the counseling office by January 18, 2023.

 

Society of Women Engineers/Rocky Mountain Section (any school)

Criteria:

  • Plan to enroll in engineering, engineering technology, or computer science programs at an ABET accredited college or university in the Fall of 2021
  • Activities
  • Engineering-related activities and achievements
  • Work or volunteer experience
  • 3.5 GPA or higher and ranked in the top 25% of class
  • Female
  • Current resident of Wyoming or Colorado

Applications and scholarship information can be found at http://www.swe-rms.org/scholarships.html.  Complete applications are due in the Counseling Office by January 23, 2022.

American Chemical Society Chemistry Scholarship (UW)

Criteria:

  • Plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree program in Biochemistry, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
  • Letters of Recommendation from your chemistry, mathematics AND English teachers sent directly to Department of Chemistry Chair.
  • Transcript and courses taking in the spring of senior year with test scores.
  • Cover Letter from applicant

Due in the counseling office by January 25, 2023.

Clifford Hach Memorial Scholarship (UW)

Criteria:

  • Chemistry Major at University of Wyoming
  • 2 letters of recommendation that attest to the applicant’s academic potential as a Chemistry Major
  • One-page statement of your career goals
  • High School transcript
  • ACT or SAT test scores

Deadline to apply is March 15, 2022 thru the WyoScholarships log in using UW username and password (www.uwyo.edu/sfa/scholarships/). 

Hach Scientific Foundation Chemistry Teacher Scholarship (UW)

Criteria:       

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Plan to pursue a high school education major with focus in chemistry at University of Wyoming
  • Must agree to submit a brief annual written statement to the donor describing their career status for the first five years following graduation.
  • In selecting between equally qualified candidates for scholarships, the University shall give preference to students with demonstrated financial need
  • Complete a General Application

Deadline to apply is April 30, 2022 thru the WyoScholarships log in using UW username and password thru University of Wyoming account (www.uwyo.edu/sfa/scholarships/).

JOB/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

High School Tech-a-Thon Tech Theatre competition for all High School students. Scholarships and Awards to be given out. Event is January 21st at 10am at the Tom Empy Black Box Theatre in the Krampert Theatre Building at Casper College. Apply online here.

  • Events Include:
    • Stage Management
    • Lighting
    • Sound
    • Props
    • Costumes
    • Scenic Construction
    • Rigging
    • Stage Hand

Frenchtown Rural Fire District Resident Firefighter ProgramResident firefighters live and work alongside professionally trained Career and Volunteer Firefighters while earning nationally recognized certifications and an Associate Degree in Fire and Emergency Services. 100% Tuition Reimbursement Available, Deadline 3/31/23, contact [email protected] or call 406-626-5791

MORE SCHOLARSHIPS

Wyoming State P.E.O. Scholarships

    • Muriel E Spacht Scholarship
      • Must be a female Wyoming resident graduating from a Wyoming school who has been accepted at a college of her choice as an undergraduate student. Must complete application, up to 3 letters of recommendation and transcript.
    • Karen F. Lippincott Scholarship
      • Must be a female Wyoming resident graduating from a Wyoming school. Applications must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a local PEO chapter.
    • Grace N. Brown Scholarship
      • Must be a female residing in Wyoming with demonstrated financial need and concern for others.

                      Deadline December 7, 2022

Burger King Scholars Program (to be used at any school)

Criteria:

  • GPA of 2.0 or better
  • Plan to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school Fall 2022

Apply online @ https://burgerking.scholarsapply.org

Deadline is December 15, 2022.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholars 

  • Earn a $10,000 renewable scholarship – up to $40,000 total – for tuition, school fees, books, supplies, and on-campus room and board
  • Attend an exclusive, all-expenses-paid Scholars Retreat in California
  • Receive support throughout their leadership journeys in college and beyond

Ready to put yourself in the running? Apply Here

   Candidates must

  • Demonstrate the attributes of leadership, integrity, drive, and citizenship within their communities, schools, and workplaces
  • Display strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent)
  • Be citizens of the United States of America
  • Be current high school seniors attending high school within the United States, (including any U.S. territories or commonwealths), and graduating in winter 2022 or spring 2023. Applicants living on a U.S. Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the U.S. are eligible.
  • Plan to enroll in a full‑time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four‑year college or university in the United States for the entire 2023-2024 academic school year

   Deadline January 5, 2023

Students:  The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites you to participate in the 2021 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest/scholarship.  Write an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less that describes and analyzes an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK’s birth. Twenty five monetary awards will be given ranging from $10,000-$100. This is open for all students 9-12. For complete guidelines, visit the Profile in Courage Essay Contest at www.jfklibrary.org/essaycontest.  Deadline to submit essays online is January 13, 2022.

Wyoming Conference of Building Officials – open to graduates of WY schools going to a WY college, university or trade school pursuing a job in construction/building.

Degree fields include but are not limited to: general building construction, electrical, mechanical and plumbing fields, business management, accounting, management, computer skills and safety. Find the application here. Completed application must be submitted to the counseling office by Jan 24, 2023.

The Wyoming Trucking Association Scholarship Fund will be awarding its transportation education scholarships to Wyoming high school graduates planning to enroll in a Wyoming college, UW or trade school for the 2023-24 school year. The student must be enrolled in courses which could lead to a career in the transportation industry in Wyoming, ie. Business management, accounting, diesel mechanics, truck driver training, management, safety, among others. Scholarships will range from $500.00 to $1000.00. If you’re interested in applying, please pick up an application from your High School Counseling Office. Completed application must be submitted to the counseling office by Jan 24, 2023.

Wyoming School Resource Officer Association Scholarship

WYSRO would like to offer two, one-time scholarships in the amount of $500 each to well deserving high school seniors intending to pursue a degree in the fields of Education, Law, or any related field at any Community College or University within the state of Wyoming. Please fill out the application, link here and mail it to the address below prior February 1, 2023.  Shoshoni High School, RE:  Amy Mason, 404 Wrangler Way, Shoshoni, WY 82649.  You can also email the completed form to: [email protected]

Venus Morris Griffin Scholarship

  • For students with an incarcerated parent
  • Not academic based
  • Must be a High School Senior
  • Must enroll in a higher learning or trades program by March 2023

Apply online at www.vmgfoundation.org

Deadline February 15, 2023

Wyoming Community FoundationFor over 30 years the Wyoming Community Foundation (WYCF) has connected people who care with causes that matter to build a better Wyoming. WYCF has granted more than $100 million to charitable causes while also providing a variety of supports to our nonprofit agency fund holders. There is a compiled list of multiple scholarships available to Wyoming Students that can be found at https://wycf.org/scholarships/ If you’re interested in any of the opportunities, follow the steps on the main page and complete their common application. Deadline to apply March 1, 2023. If you have questions, please contact Kevin Rossi [email protected] 307-721-8300

Rocky Mountain Car Wash Scholarship (any college)

Criteria:

  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of application (who are you, why do you need this scholarship, future plans)
  • Essay 500 words or less
    • What is your most meaningful achievement and how does this relate to your chosen field of study and future goals?

Application can be found in the counseling office.

Completed application and materials due back to counseling office by March 24, 2023.

Students: Poetry Out Loud is a free, national program offered by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. This program is focused on helping students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Students have a chance to win cash prizes: $20,000 at the national competition and an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C., plus bonus cash for their school to purchase poetry materials at the state level. To find out more about Poetry Out Loud, visit www.poetryoutloud.org .

Valleydictorian Senior Search– To be considered for the $5,000.00 grant, the senior must:

    • Be nominated by a teacher, counselor or principal from their high school
    • Have a career path in mind
    • Intend to pursue an Associate’s Degree, Apprenticeship or similar career training program (Not planning to attend a 4-year university)
    • Demonstrate strong work ethic and ability to overcome challenges on their path to a successful career

NROTC Scholarship – US Marine Corps

If you’re interested in joining the Marine Corps, there are NROTC Scholarships available. These scholarships include full tuition at 60+ Colleges and Universities, Books and Subsistence ($250), Uniforms and Discount Room and Board.

Requirements are:

  • US Citizen
  • 17-23 Years Old
  • No Moral Disqualifications
  • SAT 1000
  • ASVAB 74
  • ACT 22 (Combined Math and Verbal)
  • 1st Class PFT (235 Min)
    • 3 Mile Max 18 min
    • Pull-ups Max 23
    • Planks Max 3:45

If you’re interested in these opportunities, please contact SSgt McKeon at 307-247-4256 or email him at [email protected]

Alert Magazine, LLC (any college)

Criteria:

  • Current Senior in high school
  • Reside in Wyoming
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Transcript
  • Photo
  • Plan to attend college after graduation

All you have to do is write an essay (650-800 words, double-spaced) about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse, how it was dealt with, what you learned from it, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled.

Email your essay, official school transcripts, photo (high quality file or scan), school name, and contact info (phone number, address, and e-mail) to: [email protected]

No deadline.

Seniors:  As in previous years, all UW scholarship opportunities are only available through the WyoScholarships program through the office of Scholarship and Financial Aid. All UWAA scholarships assist in fulfilling the student’s University Commitment. University Commitments and are separate from the Hathaway Scholarship.

Students receiving a Trustees’ Scholars Award do not qualify for UWAA Scholarships.

Only four scholarships are designated as “Apply-To”.  Each “Apply-To” has a few specific qualifying questions.  The UWAA coordinates with the Office of Financial Aid to verify the qualifying questions and Financial Aid completes the awarding process based on the UW commitment for the student.  Students will only be able to apply for scholarships once they have been accepted to attend the University of Wyoming and will need their WyoWeb username and password to apply.

Some scholarships have restrictions and/or requirements. These are clearly stated in the description of the scholarship online. For a complete listing of scholarships available to students through the Alumni Association, any requirements, application process and links to the application pages:

Seniors: Morgen Patrick would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the Education Opportunity Center (EOC).  The EOC is a Department of Education–funded TRIO program which is sponsored by the University of Wyoming.  Their goal is to offer free assistance to high school students and adults seeking post-secondary education. Morgen will be meeting with your senior, at his/her school, in the coming months to review the college admissions and selection process as well as scholarships and financial aid. For more information, stop by the counseling office and pick up a packet or download the application at https://botform.compansol.com/201665836453056 . Contact Morgen by calling 754-6109 or by emailing [email protected].

 

ACT/SAT Testing Information

These are college readiness exams

ACT Test Dates Registration Deadline
September 10, 2022 August 5, 2022
October 22, 2022 September 16, 2022
December 10, 2022 November 4, 2022
February 11, 2023 January 6, 2022

Register online @ www.actstudent.org.

SAT Test Dates Registration Deadline
October 1, 2022 September , 2022
November 5, 2022 October 7, 2022
December 3, 2022 November 3, 2022
March 11, 2023 February 10, 2023
May 6, 2023 April 7, 2023
June 3, 2022 May 4, 2023

Register online @ www.collegeboard.org

 

COLLEGE VISITS

University of Wyoming: UW offers multiple options for students to visit campus or learn more about UW virtually.

Montana State University Bozeman

  • MSU Bozeman is offering a combination of in-person and virtual visits at this time. Daily on-campus or virtual visits are available Monday through Friday, except for major holidays.  To find out more about scheduling visits at MSU Bozeman go to montana.edu/visits.

Sheridan College:

  • Madi Pehringer the Sheridan College rep is happy to set up a virtual meeting with anyone who is interested in learning more about Sheridan College. You can contact Matt at 307-675-0505 for more information or to set up virtual visit.

Minot State University:

  • Minot State is offering zoom meetings to meet with Admissions Counselor Lexi Clark. To schedule a zoom meeting please email Lexi at [email protected]