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Trustees' Scholars Award

Wyoming Residents


The UW Trustees’ Scholars Award is the premier scholarship for the best and brightest Wyoming high school seniors. The incoming fall 2021 class had an average 3.95 unweighted gpa and an average ACT composite score of 33.  The goal of the selection process is to learn more about students’ academic achievement, goals and aspirations, and academic endeavors. Below is an outline of the process and timeline for students.

Fall 2022 Trustees' Scholars Award selection process

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

  1. The deadline to apply (, submit all application materials, and be admitted to UW Admissions is December 1, 2021.
    1. Any application materials, including test scores, received after December 1, 2021 will not be considered for the Trustees’ Scholars Award.
    2. There is not a separate Trustees' Scholars Award application for initial consideration.  Students moving to the second round of the selection process will be notified via email.  
  2. 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.
  3. 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 and a resume.
    1. Due date for the second round submission is December 20, 2021.
  4. The Scholarship Committee will review short answer questions and the certification to determine who will advance to the final round.
  5. Students selected to move onto the final round will be invited to participate in the interview stage.  This is a two-part process:
    1. The first part is an online interview component.  Details will be shared with students who make it to this stage.
    2. The second part is the in-person interview stage.
  6. In-person interviews will take place on the UW campus in Laramie; students will choose one date, either January 21 or January 28, 2022.
  7. Students who are awarded the Trustees’ Scholars Award will be notified during the week of February 14-18, 2022.
  8. Students must accept their award in WyoScholarships AND
  9. Students selected to receive the Trustees' Scholars Award must confirm their enrollment at UW by May 1, 2022 11:59 pm MDT.

Students who receive the Trustees’ Scholars Award will have a four-year scholarship for an undergraduate degree (or up to 8 consecutive semesters), including tuition, mandatory fees, university room and board (room and board will be covered providing the student resides in University housing and utilizes a meal plan). Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher at the end of each academic year with continuous enrollment of 12 hours each fall and spring, with successful completion of 24 credit hours each academic year. For information on maintaining your Trustees' Scholars Award, see Renew Your Financial Aid or contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 307-766-2116 with questions.

UW is committed to recruiting and retaining the top students from across Wyoming. For questions, please contact Shelley Dodd, Director of Admissions at 307-766-4273 or, or Christy Oliver, Associate Director of Admissions at 307-766-5166 or

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


All UW scholarships are subject to available funding.
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