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Wyoming State Historical Society Scholarship


This scholarship is made possible through an endowment of the Wyoming State Historical Society (WSHS).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Student must be in the 12th Grade
  • Student must place 1st, 2nd or 3rd in a Wyoming History Day District competition and therefore be eligible to participate in the Wyoming State History Day competition
  • Student must participate in the State History Day competition but is not required to place in order to be eligible for the scholarship
  • Responsibility for notification of eligibility lies with District Coordinators and participating teachers

Application Procedures/ Requirements

Applications must be submitted to the Wyoming History Day State Coordinator and must include:

  • a letter addressed to the Wyoming State Historical Society requesting consideration for the scholarship. The student should explain their reasons for applying and discuss their interest in history and the History Day program. The student must also outline his/her future academic plans

Judging

  • All entries will be judged according to their historical quality, relation to theme, and clarity of presentation

Award

  • $1,000 scholarship for the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming community college awarded to the 12th grade student with the entry judged 1st at Wyoming History Day
  • $500 scholarship for the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming community college to be apportioned among student(s) judged 2nd and possibly 3rd

Obligations

  • Student who are selected as either 1st, 2nd or 3rd place finishers must send a letter to the WSHS accepting or declining the scholarship by August 1, 2012. In the event that the 1st place student declines the scholarship will be awarded to the 2nd place student.
  • The 1st place student must provide proof of enrollment in the Fall 2012 to the WSHS Treasurer to receive payment of the scholarship.
  • The 2nd and/or 3rd place winners must provide proof of enrollment in the Fall 2012 to the WSHS Treasurer to receive payment of the scholarship.

Deadlines

Deadline for applications is April 9, 2012 and must be submitted to the Wyoming History Day State Coordinator at:

Dick Kean
Wyoming History Day Coordinator
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
Dept. 3924, 1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
307-766-2300
rkean@uwyo.edu

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