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Download the 2021-2022 Scholarship Guidebook Here: 2021 Scholarship Guidebook 22-23 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: If you have any questions please reach out to UW at [email protected], call 307-766-5160; or come to the counseling office.



Seniors: If you’re interested in pursuing the Michigan State University STARR Scholarship, there will be representatives in Wyoming October 1st and 2nd.

The STARR Scholarship is a special, full-ride scholarship opportunity to high school seniors who reside in the State of Wyoming. The STARR Scholarship is unique in that is focuses on student’s essays and letters of recommendation over just GPA, standardize scores, and need. So, all Wyoming students are eligible.

Anyone can RSVP at: Michigan State University – MSU STARR Scholarship Information Session

Saturday, October 1, 2022
9:00 a.m. MT
Red Lion Hotel Cheyenne
Cheyenne, WY

Saturday, October 1, 2022
5:30 p.m. MT
Sheridan High School
Sheridan, WY

Sunday, October 2, 2022
5:30 p.m. MT
Springhill Suites Jackson
Jackson, WY

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship (any college)


  • Current high school (or home schooled) senior attending school in US
  • US Citizen
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited US post-secondary institution
  • 0 GPA or higher
  • Cannot be a child or grandchild of employees, officers or owners of Coca-Cola Bottling companies

Must apply online @ Deadline October 31, 2022.

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  Deadline to submit essays online is January 13, 2022.

Daniels Scholarship Program (any school), application period opens Sept 15th

Receive up to $100,000.00 to be applied at any two- or four-year, nonprofit, accredited college or university in the United States. There are multiple phases to this application process, so start now if you’re considering applying.

To be eligible for the Daniels Scholarship Program, students must:

  • Be a senior graduating from a high school
  • Be a resident of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Earn a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in high school (on an unweighted 4.0 scale)
  • Earn a minimum SAT Math score of 490, a minimum Evidence-Based Reading & Writing score of 490, or a minimum ACT score of 18in each category. Super scoring is not accepted.
  • Meet financial eligibility requirements. The applicant’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must have an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $85,000 or less on the 2021 tax return on which the applicant is claimed as a dependent.

Apply no later than October 15th, 2022 at

Wyoming Association of Secondary School Principals Scholarship:

This $500 student scholarship is available for a senior in a Wyoming High School where the Principal or Assistant Principals are members of WASSP. Seniors interested in applying for this scholarship must apply online, click here.

Each High School may choose one candidate to submit to the WASSP readers.

The one student chosen to represent PHS will have to complete the following requirements:

To apply, please submit the following: 

  • Student’s Name
    • Principal’s Name
    • Principal’s Email Address
    • Principal’s Phone Number
    • School’s Name
    • Student’s Street Address

Each application must be accompanied with a letter of recommendation from the WASSP member Principal as well as two other letters of recommendation from teachers or other administrators and a current transcript.

Each application must include an essay written by the student entitled, “What my current educational plan is and why my principal selected me.”

Apply online, deadline is January 15, 2023. 

Junior & Senior Student Council Members and NHS Officers:  The 2023 United States Senate Youth Program provides opportunities for two student leaders from each state to attend government sessions in Washington D.C. along with a $10,000.00 college scholarship. If you are interested in participating in the US Senate Youth Program, the deadline to sign up is October 24, 2022. Details can be found at United States Senate Youth Program including application information.  If you have any questions, come to the counseling office. 

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)


  • 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.

Seniors: 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, deadline February 3, 2023.

Students: If you are interested in becoming a military officer in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Space Force, Merchant Marine or Coast Guard, then you need to attend the US service academies and ROTC information event on Saturday, September 24th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Cheyenne Central High School.  Reps will have information about the ROTC programs, the application process, how to apply for a congressional nomination and answer your questions.  For more information please call US Senator Barrasso’s staff (307-261-6413), US Senator Lummis’ staff (307-772-2477), or US Representative Cheney’s staff (307-772-2595).

Seniors: Someone will be the next Powell High School Heisman High School Winner and it could be you! The Heisman High School Scholarship gives out 100 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to male and female scholar-athletes who serve in their schools and communities.

Please see the Guidance Office for more information or visit to learn more and apply.

Attention Class of 2023: Someone will be the next Powell High School Heisman High School Winner and it could be you! The Heisman High School Scholarship gives out 100 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to male and female scholar-athletes who serve in their schools and communities.

Please see the Guidance Office for more information or visit to learn more and apply.

Students: Daughters of the American Revolution are holding an essay contest for all students grades 9-12. First-place will win $200 cash. For more information on how to enter, please stop by the Guidance office to pick up a form from the Scholarships bin. Deadline is November 1, 2022.

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 .

Students: The VFW sponsors the Voice of Democracy Contest for students grades 9-12. You may submit an original 3-5 minute audio essay expressing your view based on this year’s theme: “Why is the Veteran Important?” First place state winners receive a minimum of $1000; the national first-place winner wins a $30,000 scholarship. Click for more info and rules and eligibility. There are also hard copies of the application in the counselors’ office. Deadline is October 31, 2022.

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:


ACT Student Champion Application and Scholarship (any college)


  • 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 under the student champion application.

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