GEAR UP Wyoming Federal Scholarships
Federal dollars were placed into a trust fund to provide former GEAR UP Wyoming students, served under the 2005-2011 grant, scholarships to attend the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming community college. The Federal Scholarship criteria include specific requirements and are awarded to students who have demonstrated regular participation in the high school GEAR UP program. Eligibility requirements will be verified by each applicant's host GEAR UP site. (Funds are expected to be depleted by Spring 2016.)
Please follow the steps below to apply for the GEAR UP Wyoming Federal/UW GEAR UP Institutional Scholarships.
1. Apply for admission to the University of Wyoming or to the Wyoming community college of your choice.
2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 for priority status. The FAFSA needs to be complete by April 1 to be eligible for these scholarships.
3. Complete the GEAR UP Federal Scholarship / UW GEAR UP Institutional Scholarship Application.
4. Watch your email for messages concerning your aid and make sure you file the proper paperwork, when requested, before any deadlines pass.
University of Wyoming Institutional Scholarships
The University of Wyoming (UW) sets aside $150,000 each year to aid former GEAR UP Wyoming students in their pursuit of a bachelor's degree at UW. The UW GEAR UP Institutional Scholarship criteria include specific requirements and are awarded to students who have demonstrated regular participation in the GEAR UP program. Eligibility requirements will be verified by each applicant's host GEAR UP site.
Please follow the steps above for the GEAR UP Wyoming Federal / UW GEAR UP Institutional Scholarship as these applications are on in the same.
The UW GEAR UP Institutional Scholarship application is due by June 1 for fall semester award or November 1 for spring semester. Students only need to apply to the scholarship once.
Wyoming Community College Institutional Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded to former GEAR UP Wyoming students who are attending Wyoming community colleges. Most community college partner institutions have funds they award specifically to former GEAR UP Wyoming students. Scholarship eligibility criteria are determined by the individual community college.
Please check the links below for individual GEAR UP scholarship eligibility requirements at the community college you plan to attend.
Central Wyoming College
Eastern Wyoming College
Laramie County Community College
Western Wyoming Community College
The Hathaway Scholarship program provides merit- and need-based awards to eligible students. GEAR UP works with students to prepare and encourage them to meet the criteria set by the Hathaway program.
For more information, please check the Hathaway Scholarship Information.
Daniels Fund Scholarship
GEAR UP Wyoming helps students apply for the prestigious Daniels Fund Scholarship. Daniels Fund Scholarships are awarded in the spring to graduating high school seniors and are supplemental after other federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid and scholarships. Students may use their scholarship at any two- or four-year accredited, nonprofit college or university in the United States with an intention to complete a bachelor's degree.
For more information, please check the Daniels Fund Scholarship website.
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