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Qualifying for a Hathaway Scholarship at the University of Wyoming

Three levels of the Hathaway Scholarship are available for immediate student use at UW:  Opportunity, Performance, and Honors. Qualifying for a Hathaway Scholarship, does not automatically qualify a student for admission to UW.  Please see the UW Admissions Web site at www.uwyo.edu/admissions for admission requirements. 

A fourth level, the "Provisional Opportunity," is available to eligible transfer students who had this scholarship level at a Wyoming community college and graduated with a 2.25 or better in an associate's degree or certificate program. Students meeting these criteria will be awarded four additional semesters to continue at UW, so long as they have not exceeded six years in school. Click here for more information about the Hathaway Provisional Opportunity scholarship.

Hathaway Scholarship Levels and Eligibility Requirements:

 

Opportunity

Performance

Honors

Merit Award Amount

$840 / semester

$1260 / semester

$1680 / semester

Eligibility Criteria:

 

 

 

  • Minimum HS GPA (cumulative)

2.50

3.00

3.50

  • Minimum ACT Score (composite, not including writing section)

19

21

25

  • HS Curriculum

View Curriculum Requirements Information

View Curriculum Requirements Information

View Curriculum Requirements Information

Length of Award

Equivalent of 8 full-time semesters

Equivalent of 8 full-time semesters

Equivalent of 8 full-time semesters

Continued Eligibility Requirements

 

 

 

  • Minimum College GPA (cumulative)

2.25

2.50

2.50

  • Enrollment Status

Enrollment for at least 2 semesters per academic year  (excluding Summer)

Enrollment for at least 2 semesters per academic year (excluding Summer)

Enrollment for at least 2 semesters per academic year (excluding Summer)

  • Hours passed and completed

Full-time – 24 credit hours per academic year (Fall & Spring)

Part-time – 12 credit hours per academic year (Fall & Spring)

Full-time – 24 credit hours per academic year (Fall & Spring)

Part-time – 12 credit hours per academic year (Fall & Spring)

Full-time – 24 credit hours per academic year (Fall & Spring)

Part-time – 12 credit hours per academic year (Fall & Spring)

Need Award Amount**

25% of annual unmet need.  $105 / semester minimum award.  $787.50 / semester maximum award.

25% of annual unmet need.  $105 / semester minimum award.  $787.50 / semester maximum award.

100% of annual unmet need.  $100 / semester minimum award.  Total unmet need is maximum award.


Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be Wyoming resident, according to the following criteria:
    • Students who graduate from a Wyoming high school

    • Students who are Wyoming residents but graduates of an out-of-state high school or high school in another country are eligible for Hathaway under the following conditions:

      • The student attended an eligible high school in Wyoming at some point during their high school education and ...
      • The student’s custodial parent or legal guardian was a Wyoming resident at the time the student applied for a Hathaway scholarship, as well as a Wyoming resident during the time the student was attending an eligible high school in Wyoming and ...

      • The student’s absence from the state was due to the custodial parent’s or legal guardian’s employment or other conditions beyond the reasonable control of the parent or guardian and ...

      • The student, or the student’s parent or legal guardian must not have claimed residency in any other state or foreign country during the time the student was attending high school in the other state or foreign country

    • Student whose custodial parent or legal guardian is in active military service and maintains Wyoming as their domicile state

    • In addition to meeting one of the previous requirements, as set forth by Hathaway Scholarship legislation, a student must also demonstrate Wyoming residency as determined by the University of Wyoming

The following students do not qualify for the Hathaway Scholarship:

  • Students who are incarcerated

  • Students who are in default or owe a refund on a Title IV or other federal or state education loan

  • Students who are eligible, but have not complied with the United States selective service system requirements for registration

  • Students who have been convicted of a felony (appeals can be heard through the Wyoming Department of Education)

Home School Students

Students who are home schooled may also qualify for Hathaway Scholarships. Award levels for these students are based on ACT scores, as well as, meeting the high school curriculum requirements. Hathaway awards for home schooled students do not take the GPA in to consideration.

GED Students

If you attended a Wyoming high school, did not graduate, took the GED, and your equivalent high school class has graduated, you may also qualify for a Hathaway Scholarship.  Below are ACT and GED score requirements for Hathaway Scholarships which are available for immediate use at UW.  Students below a 550 GED do not qualify for UW admission.


 

Opportunity

Performance

Honors

Minimum GED*

500

540

575

Minimum HiSET

12

14

16

Minimum ACT

19

21

25

*GED students wishing to qualify for the Hathaway Scholarship Program must have taken the GED after April 1, 2007.

Part Time Students

Part-time students taking 6 – 11 credit hours per semester also qualify for Hathaway Scholarships.  These students receive their eligible award in an amount proportionate to the hours they are taking.

For example, a part-time student who qualifies for an Opportunity level scholarship taking 6 credit hours will receive $400 for that semester ( $800 x (6 hours taken / 12).

All other eligibility requirements remain the same for part-time students.

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