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Scholarships

Financial Aid Opportunities for Native American Students at the University of Wyoming

A number of scholarship opportunities are available to Native American students at the University of Wyoming, including the Northern Arapaho Endowment Fund Scholarship and the Chief Washakie Endowment Scholarship, A list of scholarships available to Native American students at the University of Wyoming follows, including minority/multicultural and college-specific scholarships.

Scholarship Support for Native American Students at UW

Wind River Reservation Students:

NORTHERN ARAPAHO ENDOWMENT FUND SCHOLARSHIP UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING

TYPE: Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: The candidate must be an Enrolled Northern Arapaho. Must be accepted to at graduate program or be an admitted undergraduate student with junior or better standing. Priority for funding: (1st) graduate; (2nd) certificate; (3rd) seniors; (4th) juniors. Priority areas of study: business, science, health science, agriculture, engineering, education, law and administration of justice. Students wishing to apply for study in areas other than the above are welcome, but must submit a clear statement describing the benefits their area of study brings to the Northern Arapaho people. All applicants must show evidence of a strong commitment to the good of the Northern Arapaho Tribe.

AMOUNT OF AWARD: Amount varies but includes: 1) tuition and mandatory fees, (2) a book allowance, (3) a stipend approximately equal to the amount currently awarded by the University to a full-time graduate assistant, and (4) upon proper documentation, a dependent allowance of $80 per legal dependent (other than your spouse) per month, for up to four dependents under the age of 18 living with the student.

CHIEF WASHAKIE ENDOWMENT

TYPE: Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants should have strong ties to the Wind River Indian Reservation community and be seeking a graduate degree, a bachelor’s degree or a certification to retain a current position. Full-time and part-time students on campus, or enrolled through the UW Office of Distance Education, online and all class level students, including graduate/professional and second bachelor’s candidates, are encouraged to apply.

Native American Scholarships (not restricted to Wind River Students)

MCCARTHY SCHOLARSHIP

TYPE: Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must plan to attend the University of Wyoming as a full-time student. (Twelve or more credit hours required for undergraduate students. Nine or more credit hours are required for graduate students.) Applicant must be American Indian and proof of tribal enrollment must be submitted with the completed application materials. A minimum of a 2.0 UW GPA must be maintained in order for any scholarship award to be continued.

THORPE SCHOLARSHIP

TYPE: Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must plan to attend the University of Wyoming as a full-time student. (Twelve or more credit hours required for undergraduate students. Nine or more credit hours are required for graduate students.) Applicant must be American Indian and proof of tribal enrollment must be submitted with the completed application materials. A minimum of a 2.0 UW GPA must be maintained in order for any scholarship award to be continued.

WINNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

TYPE: Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must plan to attend the University of Wyoming as a full-time student. (Twelve or more credit hours required for undergraduate students. Nine or more credit hours are required for graduate students.) Applicant must be American Indian and proof of tribal enrollment must be submitted with the completed application materials. A minimum of a 2.0 UW GPA must be maintained in order for any scholarship award to be continued.

WINIFRED SNYDER YAAP SCHOLARSHIP FOR NATIVE AMERICANS

TYPE: Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for this scholarship award an applicant must be a Native American with tribal registration and have attended school on a reservation.

Minority/Multicultural Scholarships at UW:

HEARST SCHOLARS AWARD UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING

TYPE: Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: This scholarship is made available through a private gift from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation to the University of Wyoming (UW). Applicant must plan to attend UW as a full-time student (12 or more credit hours). Applicants must be members of one of these ethnic groups in the United States: American Indian/Alaska Native; Asian American/Pacific Islander; Black/African American; or Hispanic/Mexican American/Latino/Chicano. Applicant must be an entering freshman, an entering undergraduate transfer student or a current Hearst Scholar. Applicants must have a high school or college GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicants must have submitted application materials to UW.

MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING

TYPE: Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be currently attending the University of Wyoming as a full-time student (12 or more credit hours); have sophomore, junior or senior status; be a US citizen or permanent resident and a member of one of these ethnic groups: American Indian, Asian American, Black American or Hispanic; and have a UW college grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

MULTICULTURAL PRIDE SCHOLARSHIP AT UW

TYPE: Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must plan to attend UW as a full-time student (12 or more credit hours). Applicant must be a US citizen or a permanent resident. Applicant must be an entering freshman or an entering undergraduate transfer student. Previous recipients of the Multicultural Pride Scholarship (MCPS) may apply for renewal. Applicants must have a high school or college GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicants must have submitted application materials to UW.

MULTICULTURAL ALUMNI CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP

TYPE: Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be spring high school graduates with a GPA of 2.5 or higher; be a member of one of these ethnic groups in the United States: American Indian/Alaska Native; Asian American/Pacific Islander; Black/African American; or Hispanic/Mexican American/Latino/Chicano; and have an admissions application on file. Award is $750 per semester for eight consecutive semesters, provided the recipient maintains a 2.0 cumulative GPA while taking a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

Endowments and Scholarships – College of Engineering and Applied Science

THE RICHARD E. AND JUDITH T. AGEE ENGINEERING ENDOWMENT

TYPE: Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: The Richard E. and Judith T. Agee Engineering Endowment is used to support and enhance the educational experience of Native American students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Wyoming. These funds may be used to support activities but are not limited directly to the recruitment and retention of Native American students. Richard E. Agee obtained his B.S. in petroleum engineering at the University of Wyoming in 1065, and an M.S. in petroleum engineering at the University of Wyoming in 1968. He founded and served as President of Oil Company Credit Union and was the Chairman of the Board of Jakarta International School. He is a registered Professional Engineer, State of Texas. He currently serves on both the college’s advisory board and the UW Foundation Board of Directors. Judith T. Agee obtained her B.A. in English at the University of Wyoming in 1965.

JOHN AND SALLY STEADMAN ENDOWMENT

TYPE: Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: The net income shall only be used for the College of Engineering at the University of Wyoming to (a) support faculty professional development to assist the college in providing the engineering education needed for graduates to be competitive in the engineering marketplace and (b) provide undergraduate scholarships for students in the College from underrepresented segments of the student population, i.e., woman and ethnic minority students.

JIM AND BEVERLY YOUNG SCHOLARSHIP IN ENGINEERING

TYPE: Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: This fund shall be used to make scholarship grants to students enrolled in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Wyoming. To be eligible for this scholarship award, the recipient must meet the following criteria: (1) Student must be a graduate of a Wyoming high school with the first preference given to students who have self-identified as Native American; (2) Students must show academic merit or promise; (3) Students will be required to commit to and perform 16 hours of community service and provide written report to the Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, detailing the nature of the service completed, the benefit, the service provided to the community, and what the student learned from performing the service. Hours of community service must be completed within the academic year in which the scholarship is applied to the student’s account. Preference will be given to a student who will commit to engage in a project related to construction (all trades) or work that requires engineering skills to be learned by the student.

Scholarships – College of Arts and Sciences

JOAN P. CAPPS SCHOLARSHIP

TYPE: Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: For minority women studying in the math or science fields, demonstrating financial need.

Grants Available

BIA HIGHER EDUCATION GRANTS

NORTHERN ARAPAHO TRIBE

TYPE: Funds a 2-year program, which can transfer to a 4-year program for a bachelor’s degree.

ELIGIBILITY: File for a Pell Grant and show financial need. Must be a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe or be at least ¼ degree Northern Arapaho Tribal member.

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