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Get $2,500 to continue your education


Trailblazer Adult Education Grant Program


Wyoming adult learners can get $2,500 for the fall 2020 semester through a new grant program!

Starting on a new path in life takes determination. Taking the first step into a classroom as an adult can be the hardest. We understand that you may already be working full-time, have a family and other commitments that can make scheduling classes tough. The University of Wyoming is dedicated to providing top-level education opportunities and assisting you with the financial commitment and personalized academic support through the entire journey.

A grant born out of the difficult times due to COVID-19 has made funding of $2,500 per student for the 2020 fall semester available to individuals who wish to start or continue their education at UW.



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Use on More Than Tuition

We know that times have been tough for many Wyoming residents. Suffering job loss, financial burdens and underemployment due to the global impacts of COVID-19 have been substantial.

That's why this grant is designed to assist prospective Wyoming students with all financial hardships. Each adult learn is eligible to receive $2,500 to use towards cost of attendance at University of Wyoming along with other financial obligations such as books, childcare and cost of living.


Who Qualifies?

The Trailblazer Adult Education Grant Program is offered to Wyoming residents between the ages of 25 and 64. To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate financial hardship due to COVID-19. Applicant must be a current Wyoming resident and a United States citizen.


Important Dates:

  • August 21: Deadline to apply for admission and become eligible to apply for funds
  • November 1: Deadline to apply for funds
Grant funds of $2,500 can be used for tuition at UW, childcare, cost of living, books and more.

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Answers To Your Questions

What constitutes financial hardship?

Wyoming residents who have experienced job loss or underemployment due to COVID-19 may be eligible due to financial hardship. This can include the following:

  • Furlough from employment
  • Job loss, regardless of termination reason
  • Reduction of employment hours
  • Was forced to relcoate due to company policy
  • Missed opportunity for planned employment due to company's repositioning on hiring

Please contact the Financial Aid office if you are unsure.


Is there an application fee?

An application fee is not required for adult learners applying for admission through this program.


Does this affect any scholarships or other grants?

Please contact financial aid for more information.


Are current students under the age of 25 eligible?

Incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for a separate grant through the CARES Wyoming College Grant Program.


Do part-time students qualify?

Yes. Funds are distributed fully to students regardless of number of credit hours enrolled.


Do non-Wyoming residents qualify?

No. Only eligible Wyoming residents between the ages of 25 - 64 would qualify.


What if I have additional questions?

Please contact or call (307) 766-4340.

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