Nontraditional Student or Adult Learner Scholarships
Adult Student Scholarship (Spring Award Only)
Applicants must be UW undergraduate first bachelors' degree seeking students who:
Are over 25 years of age at the time of application;
Completed at least 6 UW credit hours in the fall semester prior to the spring semester which applicant is applying for;
Are in good academic standing at UW and received a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher;
Will be enrolled at UW for 6 credit hours or more in the spring semester which applying for;
Are citizens of the United States or permanent residents.
Still have financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid
Students who have been awarded AS scholarships previously are eligible to apply.
for application materials. Applications due by 4:30 pm the Wednesday before Thanksgiving in November prior to the spring semester funding is needed for.
Osher Reentry Scholarship
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.
Applications must be complete and must be received by 7/2/14 at 5 pm.
Daniels Boundless Opportunity Scholarship for Highly Motivated Students
Applicants for the Daniels Boundless Opportunity Scholarship program must meet the following criteria: Admitted to UW Fall 2013; 2013-2014 FAFSA filed with UW; Age 25 or older as of Sept 1, 2013; Declared a major if you're transferring 60+ credits to UW or have 60+ earned credits at UW; Full-time enrollment for Fall 2013; 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 Daniels Boundless Opportunity Scholarship program requires ongoing placement & participation in either the Student Success Services program or the Nontraditional Student Center's cohort mentoring & academic program. The scholarship provides up to $1,000 per semester (fall and spring) for up to two years and continuation is dependent on academic progress, level of program participation, and need for financial aid as determined by UW Student Financial Aid.
McKeown Family Scholarship
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
Click here for application materials.
University Women's Club Scholarship
Scholarships by Department:
Below are specific departmental scholarships for Nontraditional Students at the University of Wyoming.
College of Arts and Sciences:
Rhoda O Lewis Student Award
Communication and Journalism
Carl & Dorothy Rott Scholarship- Non-traditional Journalism and Communication Students
Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police (WYSCOP) Scholarships
Sandy Schwartzkoopf Scholarship Trust (Award for non-traditional student over 25 who must enroll the following year in the College of Arts and Science with an English major at UW.)
Sandy Schwartzkopf Scholarship Trust (est. 2000)
- Award for non-traditional student over 25 who must enroll the following year in the College of Arts and Science with an English major at UW.
- Award will appear as a lump sum deposit in UW student account by the end of the semester of application.
Raymond N. Plank Scholarship
Office of Financial Aid
Eric Steven Johnson Memorial Scholarship
- Scholarship for students who are 21 years or older, have graduated from a high school in WY Carbon County #2 district, or from any high school in Carbon County, WY, or from any high school in WY, in that order of preference.
Shaw Family Scholarship
- Scholarship for a graduating senior from a WY high school within the Big Horn Basin area, who exhibits financial need. Must be in good academic standing. Preference is for non-traditional students.
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources:
College of Business:
Wyoming Women's Foundation/Edelweiss Opportunity Scholarship
The Edelweiss Fund Scholarship
The Osher Fund
General Scholarship Information
College of Engineering
College of Education
Patricia B. Ferris-Hawley Scholarship
Dick and Marty Brown Endowment in Education
Grace Thorson Brown Scholarship
Virginia M. Davis Memorial Scholarship
- Scholarship for students enrolled in the College of Education with demonstrated financial need, and a 3.0 or higher GPA. Selection is also based on commitment to education, communication skills, and participation in extracurricular activities, including volunteer work. One award designated for a non-traditional student, or a practicing teacher for continuing education.
Suzanne P. Hoffman Scholarship
- Scholarship for students enrolled in the College of Education, student must be a WY resident, of sophomore, junior, or senior standing with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Preference if given to non-traditional aged students.
Kercher Family Scholarship
- Scholarship for students enrolled in the College of Education, student must be enrolled as a graduate student in the Adult Learning and Technology department, or any non-traditional student in the College of Education with financial need.
Margaret S. Powell Memorial Scholarship
- Scholarship for students enrolled in the College of Education, who exhibit financial need. Preference will be given to non-traditional and/or older than average student.
UW Casper College Center
Myra Fox Skelton Foundation
University of Wyoming/Casper College Center Non-Traditional and First Generation Scholarship
College of Health Sciences
Gordon S. & Charlott Myers Health Sciences Scholarship
Paul Stock CHS Scholarship (nontrad) Pearl Crossley O’Kieffe Memorial Scholarship
Wiest Nursing Scholarship
- Scholarship for a non-traditional, full-time generic nursing student, who possess a 3.0 or higher GPA. Preference is for student at the junior and senior standing.
Division of Social Work
Honors Scholars Program
Dr. Scholl Honors Scholarship
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.
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