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The University of Wyoming Alumni Association provides scholarships to Wyoming students, out-of-state students, international, and graduate students.  Within these scholarships, awards have been added to support Wyoming community college transfer students, non-traditional students, US Veterans, multicultural and Native American students. Selections for first-year (Resident, Non-Resident, and International) and transfer student opportunities are based on the student's academic achievements at the time of admission to UW. Continuing student opportunities may be based on a variety of qualifiers such as merit, financial need, or specific student population.

Since its inception in 1906, the UWAA scholarship program has grown steadily through its coordination of the Scholarship Club, Named Scholarships and the Wyoming License Plate Program. Per academic year, approximately $200,000 is disbursed to nearly 120 students with awards ranging from one to four years. 

Donors have found giving to scholarships is a great way to directly help students achieve their educational goals, as contributions are restricted to scholarship expenditures. The UWAA is proud to administer the scholarship program to invest in the legacy of UW students to carry the torch of UW Pride, knowledge, and innovation forward to future generations. 


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UWAA Scholarships Available

Scholarships valued from $1,500 to $6,500, paid over one to four years, are awarded to two Multi-Cultural students and two Native American students.  In addition, we offer one one-year scholarship of $2,500 to a UW junior or senior, an Honors scholarship of $8,500 paid over four years and a $6,500 scholarship paid over four years to a U.S. Veteran of War. A number of these scholarships includes a lifetime membership to the Alumni Association. Each scholarship has specific application criteria.

In addition to these scholarships, the UWAA manages over a dozen named scholarships of varying length and award and twenty-eight scholarships through the University of Wyoming Motor Vehicle License Plate Program of varying length and award. 

To learn more about First-Year and Transfer student opportunities, click here for the Office of Financial Aid descriptions.  

Named Scholarships & UW License Plate Program Awards

Named scholarships that the Association coordinates selection for include the Alumni Association Wold family Scholarhship, John and Helen Ilsey Family Foundation/Sheridan County Alumni Network Scholarship, Hershler/Skinner Family Memorial Scholarship, Jeanine and Warren Hodges UWAA Scholarship,  the John and Patricia Eastman UWAA Scholarship, John P. Ellbogen Foundation Scholarship, John Evezich Memorial Scholarship, Kembel Family Alumni Scholarship, Mary Lou Rechard Memorial Scholarship, Platte Valley Bank Alumni Scholarship, Reed Family UW Alumni Association Scholarship, Roberta M. Darnall Scholarship, Robert W. McBride Alumni Scholarship, Shaw Family Scholarship and the Tuff Samuelson Memorial Scholarship.  Not all named scholarships are awarded every year.

License Plate Scholarships include twelve for incoming freshman students, ten Wyoming Community College Transfer Students, two Non-Traditional Undergraduates and one each for 2nd Bachelor’s degree, 5th/6th year students, Grandchild of UW Graduate and the Outreach Program.   

PLEASE NOTE: All scholarships are awarded by the Office of Financial Aid through the WyoScholarships "Auto-Match" feature.  You may view all scholarships without having login information. Only four scholarships are designated as "Apply-To".  Each "Apply-To" has 2 specific qualifying questions.  The UWAA coordinates with the Office of Financial Aid to verify the qualifying questions and Financial Aid completes the awarding process based on the UW commitment for the student.  You will only be able to apply for scholarships once you have been accepted to attend the University of Wyoming and will need your WyoWeb username and password to apply.  

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