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Rocky Mountain Scholars

The Rocky Mountain Scholars Award provides one of three amounts annually for non-resident freshmen based on their cumulative high school GPA (4.0 unweighted scale) and composite ACT/SAT score (see grid).

To ensure Rocky Mountain Scholars Award consideration, you must submit all of your admission application materials, be admitted to UW, and confirmed your enrollment by May 1. Applications received after May 1 will only be considered if funds remain available.  Students receiving the top level for Rocky Mountain Scholars will receive 150% of resident tuition.  These top applicants will pay approximately $8,900 less than the standard non-resident tuition for students taking 15 credit hours per semester.

The Rocky Mountain Scholars Award cannot be combined with the Children of UW Alumni Benefit or Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE).

In November 2014, the UW Board of Trustees approved the new amounts displayed in the grid below for the upcoming fall 2015 class.

Rocky Mountain Scholars Grid

To be considered for the Rocky Mountain Scholars Award, students must be admitted to UW and confirmed by May 1:

  • Apply for admission and submit the non-refundable $40 admission application fee
  • Submit official high school transcripts
  • Submit official ACT/SAT test scores
  • Be admitted to UW and confirmed by May 1

Students are provisionally awarded the Rocky Mountain Scholars Award by the UW Admissions Office shortly after being admitted. Final awards are made upon receipt of all final academic records. A student's scholarship award may go up or down based on final cumulative GPA and test scores.

Initial Eligibility and Scholarship Compliance

  • The Rocky Mountain Scholars Award is only available to first-time, entering non-resident freshmen seeking their first bachelor's degree.
  • This scholarship is renewable for up to 8 semesters (4 academic years) or up to the first bachelor's degree whichever comes first.
  • Students must maintain full-time continuous enrollment in Laramie campus courses (12 semester hours) during the Fall and Spring semesters each year but is not available to use during the Summer semester.
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA (evaluated at the end of each Spring semester).

All scholarships are subject to available funding.

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