Wyoming Union 104, 1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-6258
Nearly one in three students attending UW is a non-traditional student. These students make up a diverse group with a variety of life experiences, backgrounds, skills, responsibilities and needs. To lighten the financial difficulty of students who are parents, the ASUW has created a Child assistance scholarship. This student must have a child dependent and demonstrate financial need. This scholarship will have a value of $1,000 for one semester and will be awarded the spring semester following application. This year, ASUW will be awarding 10 (ten) $1,000 scholarships. Previous recipients are encouraged to apply again with the understanding that each application will be given equal review and consideration. See: http://www.uwyo.edu/asuw/scholarships/
Applicants must be UW undergraduate first bachelors' degree seeking students who:
Applicants for the Osher Reentry Scholarship must meet the following criteria: Be between the ages of 25 and 50 at time of application; Pursuing a first Bachelor's Degree in a declared major field of study at UW; Have an enrollment gap of at least 5 years while working on bachelor's degree or starting to work on a bachelor's degree (may be cumulative; does not have to be sequential, Have applied & been accepted at UW; FAFSA filed with UW; Anticipate being in workforce upon graduation from college for at least 10 or more years.
Recipients of the Osher Reentry Scholarship will be referred to on-campus resources such as the Student Success Services program, the Nontraditional and Women's Center, and the Veteran Services Center (if applicable) and will be expected to meet with an advisor at least once each semester as well as complete an annual survey. The scholarship provides up to the semester cost of tuition and fees and continuation is dependent on academic progress and a commitment to obtaining a degree, level of program participation, and need for financial aid as determined by UW Student Financial Aid.
Applicants for the Daniels Boundless Opportunity Scholarship program must meet the following criteria: Admitted to UW Fall 2015; 2015-2016 FAFSA filed with UW; Age 25 or older as of Sept 1, 2015; Declared a major if you're transferring 60+ credits to UW or have 60+ earned credits at UW; Full-time enrollment for Fall 2015; Working toward your first Bachelor's Degree. The Daniels Fund provides the Boundless Opportunity Scholarship to UW. The Daniels Boundless Opportunity Scholarship honors and supports nontraditional students who recognize the value of an education to create a better life. Bill Daniels said "America remains the greatest nation on earth, where boundless opportunities still exist for each and every one of us". The Daniels Boundless Opportunity Scholarship Program provides financial, academic and personal support and will require commitment from the scholars in the program.
Acceptance to the Boundless Opportunity Scholarship Program for Highly Motivated Nontraditional Students will result in placement & participation in either the Student Success Services program or the Nontraditional Student Center’s cohort mentoring & academic program and completion of scholarship forms, photo submission, and Daniels Fund statement/information in the UW Foundation Office. Participants agree to meet the requirements of each cohort which includes regular bi-weekly to monthly meetings and meetings with a support person. The scholarship provides up to $1,000 per semester (fall and spring) for up to two years and continuation each semester is dependent on academic progress, maintaining full-time status, level of program participation, and need for financial aid as determined by UW Student Financial Aid.
Applications must be complete and must be received by July 1, 2015 at 4:30 pm.
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The McKeown Family Scholarship is for new nontraditional age undergraduates beginning their postsecondary education or returning to continue undergraduate work after an extended absence. Applicants must be new entering UW students either the Fall semester or the Spring semester. The McKeown Family Scholarship is for the entering semester only.
Application deadline for students entering UW in the Fall Semester is July 1 annually. Application deadline for students entering UW in the Spring semester is Nov. 23rd annually
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Below are specific departmental scholarships for Nontraditional Students at the University of Wyoming.
Communication and Journalism
Scholarship for a reentering, non-traditional WY resident who is majoring in a field of study in sustainable land/wildlife management or environmental studies.
nontraditional and/or first gen student status
Division of Social Work
All have a stated GPA requirement of 3.0 to 3.5 depending on the program. However, when a student is nontraditional, minority, or first generation, we will make exceptions to that policy down to a 2.75, the minimum for studying abroad.