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University of Wyoming Alumni Association|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 January; please check current applications for specific details.  Over $150,000 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 sixteen 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, five $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 twelve named scholarships and twenty-two scholarships through the University of Wyoming Motor Vehicle License Plate Program.    

Named Scholarships & UW License Plate Program Awards

In addition to UWAA scholarships, the association coordinates selection for 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 Charles A. Viox Memorial Scholarship and the Tuff Samuelson memorial scholarship. Named scholarship applications are available here.


2015 - 2016 UW Alumni Association Scholarship Recipient

Asia Horner from Powell, WY

Dear Alumni Association,

I write with much gratitude for the generous Multi-Cultural Alumni Chapter Scholarship. Being selected as the recipient of this scholarship brought me much excitement, and I am very appreciative.

I am attending the University of Wyoming as a Business major and plan to focus on the music industry. One day, I hope to live in an urban area with many opportunities to put my education and passion to work. I once believed that some of my goals would have to be postponed because of family and financial issues, but because of this scholarship, I am one step closer to realizing my dreams. 

By awarding me the Multi-Cultural Alumni Chapter Scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden, allowing me to be able to focus more clearly and wholeheartedly on my education- something I cannot express enough gratitude for. In the future ahead, I will work diligently to maintain the promise that has earned me your scholarship. 

Thank you again for your generosity and support.


Asia Horner

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