UW License Plate Program
In November 2007, the Alumni Association began accepting applications for the University of Wyoming license plate. The plate was approved during the 2007 legislative session – the result of much advocacy work by UWAA supporters. The brown and gold plate issue was approved through 2016.
All UW supporters are eligible to receive the UW plate – not just alumni. A one-time fee (through 2016) of $130 is required with the plate application. Of this fee, $100 is deposited into an account at UW that is restricted for student scholarships and programming expenditures. Not only do the brown and gold plates look great on vehicles, but they are a great way to support UW students! Unfortunately, the $130 plate fee is not tax deductible.
The results of this program are truly outstanding. 6,735+ plates have been issued throughout the state and over $875,000 has been generated for student scholarships and programming! Plates are available for passenger vehicles and motorcycles registered in Wyoming. Feel free to contact the Alumni Association if you have questions about your vehicle’s eligibility for the UW plate or the availability of certain plate numbers.
2013-2014 License Plate Scholarship Recipient
Tayln Costello from Pinedale, WY
Tayln Costello comes from a long line of UW graduates. She’s trying to pack enough experiences into her UW career to match all of theirs, put together. During her first semester, Costello completed courses such as Chemistry, Calculus, Honors Colloquium, Intro to Engineering and Intro to Problem Solving. She works 20 hours a week helping the Cowgirls basketball team at practice and doing other tasks. She’s involved with a church, takes part in community service, and tutors students in calculus. Tayln does all of this while keeping focused on her goal of becoming a petroleum engineer with a business focus.
Coming from Pinedale, Costello says the engineering field attracted her because of its prominence there. So she visited local engineering firms to learn what the career involves. “It is everything I love: teamwork, leadership, communication, problem solving, and working with people. It is a great fit,” she says.
Over the next few years Costello hopes to intern with a company during the summers as she works toward her degree and professional engineering license. “I don’t want to work for others my whole life,” she says. She intends to own a business that combines her engineering training with the business skills she’s learned in part from observing her parents in their work.
Costello says she loves Wyoming’s core values of integrity, working hard for what you want, and being an honest, good person. And she is grateful to UWAA for their support of students. “It is because of them we have such rich tradition!”
5,000 Plate Issued to Brent Rasmussen of Cowley, WY
Get your UW plate today! Click here to download a UW License Plate application.