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Honors Program
Red House, Room 116
200 S. 10th Street
Laramie, WY 82070
Phone: 307-766-4110
Fax: 307-766-4298
Email: honors@uwyo.edu
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Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen (Fall 2014)

Each year the Honors Program awards more than $200,000 in scholarships to students who are beginning their undergraduate education or who are entering the University as transfer students.

Entering freshmen are encouraged to apply to the Scholar's Award. The amount varies from $1000 to $4000 and is renewable four years.  Eighteen awards are made each year.  First-time transfer students are also eligible to apply for a Scholar's Award. The length of the award varies from one semester to two years.

The award ranges from $1000 to $4000 per year and can be held in addition to other scholarships, provided that the total does not exceed the cost of attendance.  The Award will be paid for a maximum of eight semesters if a recipient maintains a 3.25 GPA and remains in good standing in the Honors Program.  To be considered for an Award, applications must be received by February 1st.

Transfer students and advanced Honors students who apply for the Scholar's Award will automatically be considered for other scholarships.
Students receiving Superior Student or Trustees' scholarships are generally not eligible for the Scholar's Stipend, but are welcome as members of the program.

1. Students who wish to be considered for a stipend should provide a completed Honors Program admissions application and the following additional materials.

2. To give you a chance to describe your interests and commitments, please submit a 250-word statement about one of the following topics. We encourage you to discuss a draft of your statement with family  members, friends, and teachers.

  • Discuss a problem or question that you expect to continue studying during your college years.

  • Describe a class that changed your understanding of the world around you.

  • Discuss a change you have made or would like to make in your local community.

  • If you had the opportunity to travel anywhere to study a specific thing, process, or event, where would you go and what would you investigate?

3. Please include a list of your most important academic achievements and awards, extra-curricular activities, work experiences, and any special interests, hobbies, achievements, and commitments.

4. Please submit a high school transcript.

5. We would like to hear from two high school or college faculty who know you, your work, and your abilities. Please fill out the top part of the faculty recommendation form before passing it on to your instructors.

Download Recommendation Form Here

Reckling Family Scholarships

Drs. JoAnn and Fred Reckling established the Reckling Family Scholarship Endowment to encourage able and ambitious students, from certain counties in Wyoming and Colorado, to attend the University of Wyoming. 

New freshmen from certain counties in Wyoming (Crook, Weston, Niobrara, Converse, Platte, Goshen, Laramie and Fremont)  and in Colorado (Larimer) are eligible for a one-year scholarship (renewable for a second year). The scholarship endowment was established to encourage academically talented students to enroll at the University of Wyoming. Although the Honors Program administers the Reckling Scholarship, recipients are not required to participate. Application materials are available from local high schools and from this site.

Download the Application Here

College Transfer and Current Honors Student Awards

Transfer students are also eligible for Honors Program Scholarships. In addition, students transferring from Wyoming community colleges who intend to major in American Studies may apply for a Kuehn Scholarship, which provides an award in the amount of resident tuition for a maximum of two years. 

By sending us the following (in addition to a completed application to the Honors Program), you will be considered for all scholarships for which you are eligible: 

  • A completed application.
  • A letter of application explaining your assessment of your college education to the present and an account of your academic goals.
  • A list of your most important academic achievements and awards, extra-curricular activities, work experiences, and any special interests, hobbies, and commitments..
  • Transcripts from all colleges you have attended.

Dr. Scholl Foundation Honors Scholarships

Non-resident and non-traditional students who are first-time freshmen or transfer students will be considered for the Dr. Scholl Honors Scholarship when they make application for a Scholar's Stipend. These scholarships are designed for outstanding students who want the benefits of an Honors education at the University of Wyoming. The number and amount of these scholarship awards will vary. Thanks to the generosity of the Dr. Scholl Foundation, we have been able to award four scholarships for $1,500 each in recent years.

Lucille Schopf Guy Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for students who are graduates of Wyoming high schools or for students transferring from Wyoming community colleges.

 

Tillman E. and Lucille W. Boyd Academic Opportunity Scholarships

The Boyd Scholarship enables students in the University Honors Program to take advantage of special academic opportunities.

These scholarships are designed to enable students to participate in research and educational opportunities, including study abroad, special summer courses on and off campus, internships, student exchanges, and other programs which contribute significantly to a student's intellectual development. Because these are scholarships, the activity proposed must earn academic credit toward your degree.

To be eligible, a student must be a participant in the University Honors Program in good standing, and the activity must produce academic credits.

Download the Application Here

Undergraduate Scholarships Opportunities

Goldwater Scholarship (http://www.act.org/goldwater/ ).  For students in math, science, and engineering.  Apply as a sophomore or junior. $7500 per year.  Deadline: late January.  University of Wyoming deadline: one month earlier.  Campus representative: Duncan Harris, 766-4110
Truman Scholarship (http://www.truman.gov/ ). For students interested in public service.  Apply as a junior.  $30,000.  Deadline: early February.  University of Wyoming: one month earlier.  Campus representative: Duncan Harris, 766-4110.

Udall Scholarship (http://www.udall.gov/ ). For students with a dedicated commitment to careers related to the environment; for Native American students with a demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy or to Native health care.  Apply as a sophomore or junior.  $5,000.  Deadline: March.  University of Wyoming deadline: mid-January.  Campus representative: Nicole Korfanta, 766, 2068.

Post-Baccalaureate Scholarships

Cooke Fellowship  (http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarships/), For students in all fields.  Apply as a senior.  Up to $50,000 per year for up to six years.  Deadline: March. University of Wyoming deadline: one month earlier.  Campus representative: Duncan Harris, 766-4110. 

Fulbright Fellowship (http://www.fulbright.state.gov/).  For students seeking to study, do research, or tutor English abroad.  Apply as a senior.  Full support for one year plus travel.  Deadline: October.  University of Wyoming deadline: one month earlier.  Campus representative: Anne Alexander, 766-3679; Shawn Bunning, 766-3019.

Madison Fellowship (http://www.jamesmadison.com/ ) For students desiring to become outstanding secondary school teachers of the American Constitution.  Apply as a senior.  $24,000.  Deadline: early March.  University of Wyoming deadline: one month earlier.  Campus representative: Duncan Harris, 766-4110.

Marshall Scholarship (http://www.marshallscholarship.org/ ).  For students in any field for study at universities in the UK.  Apply as a senior.  All expenses for two or three years (plus travel).  Deadline: early October.  University of Wyoming deadline: one month earlier.  Campus representative: Duncan Harris, 766-4110. 

Mitchell Scholarship (http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=2 ).  For students in any field for study in Ireland.  All expenses for one year (plus travel).  Deadline: early October.  University deadline: one month earlier.  Campus representative: Duncan Harris, 766-4110.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (http://www.nsfgradfellows.org/ ).  For students in science, math, engineering, and technology.  $121,500 over three year.  Deadline: early November.

Rhodes Scholarship (http://rhodesscholar.org/ ).  For students in any field for study at Oxford University.  Apply as a senior.  All expenses for two or three years (plus travel).  Deadline: early October.  University deadline: one month earlier.  Campus representative: Duncan Harris, 766-4110.

This list barely scratches the surface.  A good preliminary searchable database is at the University of Notre Dame: http://www.grad.nd.edu/gfd/ .  A list sorted by deadline dates is at North Carolina State:  http://www.ncsu.edu/grad/financial-support/fellowships.html.

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