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Scholarship Programs

Scholarship Programs

About the UWAA Scholarship Program

The support of Scholarship Club members allows the UW Alumni Association to provide four-year scholarships and single-year awards to over 50 deserving students each year.  The application deadline is the end of December; please check current applications for specific details.  Over $171,000 is awarded annually through this outstanding program. Learn more about becoming a Scholarship Club donor.

UWAA Scholarships Available

Students are selected on the basis of academic excellence, leadership, extra-curricular activities and an essay on why they wish to attend the University of Wyoming.  Scholarships valued at $6,000, paid over four years, are awarded to nine Wyoming and out-of-state students including high school seniors of UWAA members and Multi-Cultural ethnic groups.  In addition, we offer three one-year scholarships of $1,500 to UW juniors or seniors, three $3,000 scholarships paid over two years for Wyoming community college transfer students, a one-year scholarship for a UW graduate student of $1,500, a Premier scholarship of $8,00 paid over four years and a $6,000 scholarship paid over four years to a U.S. Veteran of War.  Each 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 three one-year scholarships of $1,500 of regional network scholarships, four one-year scholarships of varying amounts for the Alumni Association WYO-Gold Leadership Scholarship, twelve named scholarships of varying length and award and twenty-two scholarships through the University of Wyoming Motor Vehicle License Plate Program of varying length and award. 

Named Scholarships & UW License Plate Program Awards

Named scholarships that the association coordinates selection for include the Mary Lou Rechard Memorial Scholarship, the Platte Valley National Bank Scholarship, the Shaw Family Scholarship, the Hershler/Skinner Family Memorial Scholarship, the Fred Gray Memorial Scholarship, the Tuff Samuelson Memorial Scholarship, the John P. Elbogen Foundation Scholarship, the Lange Foundation MBA Graduate Assistant, the Reed Family UW Alumni Association Scholarship, the Roberta M. Darnall Scholarship and the John and Helen Ilsey Family Foundation/Sheridan County Alumni Network Scholarship.

License Plate Scholarships include six 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 applications must be completed and submitted online.  You may view all applications without having login information.  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.   


2016 - 2017 UW Alumni Association Scholarship Recipient

Hailee Riddle from Buffalo, WY


Dear Alumni Association,

I am writing this letter with great appreciation for the Multi-Cultural Alumni Chapter Scholarship. I am honored to have been selected to receive this scholarship and I am so thankful to the scholarship committee.

I will be attending the University of Wyoming in the fall of 2016 as a Physiology major with the intent to pursue a degree in pre-medicine. Through this I hope to follow my dreams of attending medical school to eventually begin a career as a pediatrician. This has been my dream for many years, but at times I feared that my financial situation would not allow me to follow through. By receiving this scholarship, your committee has relieved a portion of the financial burden on me.

This Multi-Cultural Alumni Chapter Scholarship will be of great help to me in furthering my education. I am unbelievably grateful for this award and to the scholarship committee as well. I will continue to work and uphold the promises and standards that come with this scholarship.

Thank you again for this opportunity and support.


Hailee Riddle

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