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Scholarships

Download the 2021-2022 Scholarship Guidebook Here: 2021 Scholarship Guidebook 21-22 Scholarship Guidebook

The University of Wyoming’s Board of Trustees’ approved scholarship grids known as the Cowboy Commitment for our Wyoming high school seniors.  There are two ways to be eligible 1) on an unweighted high school gpa of 3.00 or higher or 2) on an unweighted high school gpa of 3.00 and corresponding ACT/SAT composite test score. Test optional is only for eligible new first-time students entering UW fall 2021. Cowboy Commitment grid is available to view at: http://www.uwyo.edu/admissions/scholarships/residents/cowboycommitment.html. If you have any questions please reach out to UW at [email protected], call 307-766-5160; or come to the counseling office.

 

NEW SCHOLARSHIPS

PB & J Scholarship:

Criteria:

  • Open to all college bound seniors at PHS
  • Must attend an accredited 2 year or 4 year college in the fall of 2020
  • Students who have experienced challenges in their life yet have a drive to succeed

Deadline to apply is December 31, 2020.  Information and applications may be found at the following website:  https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/pbj-scholarship 

 

Endowed Opportunity Award Scholarship

The Endowed Opportunity Award Scholarship is a 4 year award given to an incoming freshman.  Applications are reviewed and scored on character, extracurricular involvement both in school and community, leadership and financial need.

Criteria:

  • Wyoming Student
  • Incoming Freshman to Texas A&M
  • Preferred course of study Engineering or Agriculture & Life Sciences
  • Preferred member of Cops of Cadets

Deadline to apply is December 1, 2021.  ApplyTexas – Applicant Home Page (goapplytexas.org)

 

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 25, 2022.

 

 

Active Scholarships

 

Wyoming State P.E.O Scholarships

The Wyoming State P.E.O scholarships are available to assist women with educational expenses.  The scholarships which apply to these students are as follows:

  • Muriel E. Spacht Scholarship
  • Carol W. and William R. Daley Memorial Scholarship
  • Karen F Lippincott Scholarship
  • Grace N. Brown Scholarship Fund

A single application applies to all scholarships as long as the criteria are met.  Deadline to submit your application to the counselor’s office is December 14th.

 

 

Wyoming Trucking Association Scholarship (to be used at a Wyoming school)

Criteria:

  • Plan to pursue a course of study, which will lead to a career in the transportation industry in Wyoming. These courses of study include, but are not limited to: Business management, accounting, diesel mechanics, truck driving training, office procedures & management, computer skills and safety.
  • Completed Application
  • Essay
  • 3 Letters of reference
  • Extra-curricular activities and work experience
  • Financial Need
  • Plans for the Future

Application may be found in the counseling office and fillable pdf can be found at www.phsprowl.com/scholarships.  Complete application due in the counseling office by January 28th, 2022.

 

Wyoming Outdoorsmen (any WY School):

Criteria:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Application/transcript required
  • Parents must be members of Wyoming Outdoorsmen.

Application may be found at https://wyomingoutdoorsmen.org/scholarship_fund_wy.php.  Complete application due in the counseling office by March 24, 2022.

 

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

Criteria:

  • GPA of 2.5 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, 2021.

 

Washington Crossing Foundation (any school)

Visit their website:  www.gwcf.org or call them at 1.215.949.8841.  The deadline to apply is January 15, 2022.

 

Jackie Robinson Minority Student Scholarship:

Criteria:

  • Completed Application with essays
  • US citizen and minority student
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Digital Photo
  • Show leadership potential
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service
  • ACT of 21 or higher or SAT of 1000 or higher
  • PDF Copy of high school transcript

Deadline to apply online is January 12, 2022.  Go to www.jackierobinson.org.

 

Imagining Wyoming’s Future: A Youth Vision for 2030

A writing and multimedia narrative contest titled “Imagining Wyoming’s Future: A Youth Vision for 2030” is now open for submissions.

We invite young people in Wyoming—born on or after Jan. 1, 2001—to share your visions of Wyoming in the year 2030 as a written essay or story, audio recording, short film, digital creation, artwork, or other narrative form. A panel of judges will review the submissions and award cash prizes of up to $700 for the most compelling entries.

Deadline to submit is Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.

The contest is hosted by the Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Humanities Council, Wyoming 2030, the Wyoming Afterschool Alliance, and the UW Creative Writing Program.

For more information contact contest organizers Emilene Ostlind at [email protected] or Professor Matt Henry at [email protected].

 

Juniors:  2022 Coolidge Scholarship

This scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the Unites States.

Criteria:

  • Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2023
  • An American citizen or legal permanent resident

Above all, Coolidge scholars must possess a distinguished academic record. Competitive candidates will have pursued and succeeded in the most rigorous course of study available to them. Awardees will demonstrate an uncommon academic depth and intellectual curiosity. In the case of the Coolidge Scholarship, depth matters as much as breadth. The scholarship application, along with additional information, can be accessed on our scholarship site: www.coolidgescholars.org. Please note the deadline is 5:00 PM eastern time, Wednesday, January 19, 2022. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, I, or a colleague, can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at (202) 827-4291.

 

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 WYSROA Scholarship 2021-2022.pdf  and mail it to the address below prior February 1, 2022.  Shoshoni High School, RE:  Amy Mason, 404 Wrangler Way, Shoshoni, WY 82649.  You can also email the completed form to: [email protected].

UW Trustees’ Scholars Award (UW)

**Please note an ACT Superscore will not be used in the Trustees’ Scholars Award review process.

The deadline to apply, submit all application materials, and be admitted to UW Admissions is December 1, 2021.  Any application materials, including test scores, received after December 1, 2021 will not be considered for the Trustees’ Scholars Award.  The Scholarship Committee will review the admission application, high school curriculum, GPA, and ACT and/or SAT test scores to select candidates moving on to the second round of the selection process.   Students who make it to the second round will be notified and invited during the week of December 9, 2021 to submit two short answer questions, a resume, and provide certification that they are in good standing with the high school. Due date for the second round submission is December 20, 2021.  The Scholarship Committee will review short answer questions and the certification to determine who will advance to the final round.  Students selected to move onto the final round will be invited to participate in the in-person interview stage, notifications will be sent after January 5, 2022.  In-person interviews will take place on the UW campus in Laramie; students will choose one date, either January 21 or January 28, 2022.  Students who are awarded the Trustees’ Scholars Award will be notified during the week of February 14-18, 2022.  Students must accept their award in WyoScholarships

Students selected to receive the Trustees’ Scholars Award must confirm their enrollment at UW by May 1, 2022 11:59 pm MDT

 

Wyoming Auctioneers Association Scholarship

This scholarship is to promote and further the knowledge and understanding of the auction industry and to promote the consideration of the auction industry as a full-time career for people who are honest, intelligent and sincere in the pursuit of life goals.

Criteria:

  • Wyoming HS Graduate or will be graduating from an accredited WY high school or have completed the past year at a qualified University or school of higher education
  • Seriously motivated to attend and graduate for an institute of higher learning
  • Resident of Wyoming
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • If you have a relative of an active WAA member in good standing that has or will be graduating from an accredited HS or have completed the past year at a qualified University or school of higher learning may be given preferential consideration.

Completed Application package must be electronically submitted no later than February 15, 2022 at [email protected].

 

MSU-Bozeman 2022 Presidential Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Apply for admission as an entering freshman

Applicant must demonstrate intellectual or creative distinction. Selection is not based solely upon academic achievements. Applicant should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.8 and a minimum composite ACT score of 30 (combined SAT score of 1300).

Deadline for fall 2021 awards is December 3, 2021 by 3PM MST.  Apply on-line at Presidential Scholarship – Montana State University-Cat Scholarships (academicworks.com).

 

Hagan Scholarship Foundation (unique need-based merit scholarship)

Criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must attend an Eligible Public High School.
  • Must have achieved a 3.75 Cumulative Grade Point Average.
  • Must enroll at an Eligible Four-Year College or University the first semester following high school graduation.
  • Must maintain a four year or less graduation schedule in college.
  • Must work 240 hours during the twelve months prior to fall semester college enrollment. Preferred employment is regularly scheduled work performed under supervision for compensation.
  • Must provide the FAFSA SAR showing the EFC. Must be Pell Grant eligible. The family EFC does not have to be paid, it is used only to determine disbursement amounts.
  • Must apply for Federal and State grants if eligible.
  • Must not have a felony conviction

Apply online at www.hsfmo.org. Deadline is December 1, 2021.

 

Daniels Scholarship Program

The Daniels Scholarship Program offers a four-year college scholarship that provides financial and personal support focused on helping Daniels Scholars succeed in college, and in life. The Daniels Scholarship can be used at any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States. Our goal is not only to help Daniels Scholars succeed in college, but to ensure that they thrive beyond their years in college.  Every year, Daniels Scholars are selected from our four-state region of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Daniels Scholars have attended more than 400 colleges and universities in 48 states.

Criteria:

Daniels Scholars are selected because they embody the criteria Bill Daniels defined for the program:

  • Be a graduating high school senior in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming.
  • Be a resident of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Earn a minimum 3.0 high school GPA (on an unweighted 4.0 scale)
  • Earn a minimum SAT Math score of 490 and a minimum Evidence-Based Reading & Writing score of 490, or a minimum ACT score of 18 in each category (writing score not required). All scores must come from a single test. Super scoring is not accepted.

The applicant’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must have an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $85,000 or less on the 2020 tax return on which the applicant appears. For claimed dependents beyond the applicant, there is an allowance for an additional $5,000 for each dependent or $15,000 for each additional dependent in college full-time. Applications and recommendations must be submitted online through the application website between October 1 and November 20, 2021.

 

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.

No deadline.

 

Juniors:  Horatio Alger Scholarship Program:

State scholarships are awarded to eligible students in all fifty states and the District of Columbia.  The program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives.  The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders.  .

Criteria:

  • high school Junior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2022 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

The application will open in December of 2021. Deadline to Apply is March 15,2022

 Apply at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/state-scholarships/

 

ACT Student Champion Application and Scholarship (any college)

Criteria:

  • High School Seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and career actions
  • Students must have a composite ACT of 22 or a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference given to an underrepresented or first-generation college student

Must apply online at WWW.act.org/readinesschampions.com under the student champion application.

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