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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing|College of Health Sciences

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UW FWW School of Nursing
Visit: Health Sciences 351
Mail: Dept. 3065
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-4312
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Scholarships and Financial Aid


Scholarships for UW Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing Students 

The following scholarships are for those students who have already been admitted to the nursing major or are applying for the next academic year. These scholarships are also listed in the Scholarship section of the UW Student Financial Aid Web site (

To apply for any of the following scholarships:

The 2015-2016 Nursing General Scholarship Application is online. You must complete the application in one sitting, so it is best if you have your essay answers written in advance so that you can copy and paste them into the survey. Those questions are:

  • In 2-5 paragraphs, explain any unusual circumstances at school or at home which influenced your GPA in any way (e.g. family medical expenses, siblings in school, or family commitments).

  • List past and current community activities, type of involvement, and number of hours committed to the activity.

  • In 2-5 paragraphs, describe one accomplishment you have taken pride in.

  • In 2-5 paragraphs, describe how and where you envision using your nursing degree.

If you are applying to the Nursing Alumni Scholarship, you must also upload a 250-word essay describing your career goals and why you chose nursing as a major.

Applications are due by midnight on March 15, 2015.

Use this link to apply online for the Nursing General Scholarship Application:

  • Nursing Alumni Scholarship
    (must include a 250-word letter describing why you chose nursing as a major and your career goals)

  • Rudolph "Rudy" & Louise Anselmi & Jeri Kirk Family Trust for Nursing Scholarship

  • Marcia L. and William G. Dale Nursing Scholarship

  • Frances E. Gasdek-Eaglehouse & Barry D. Gasdeck Scholarship

  • Frank & Dorothy M. Gruden Scholarship in Nursing
    for Juniors and Seniors

  • Frank & Dorothy M. Gruden Scholarship in Nursing
    for Sophomores

  • Mildred Agnes Kimball and Adele Colling Nursing Scholarship

  • The Larsen Family Scholarship

  • John V. Leino Memorial Nursing Scholarship

  • Gertrude Gould Lindsay Scholarship

  • John and Lois Malmquist Nursing Scholarship

  • Susan K. McMurry Strategic Partnership for the Advancement of Nursing in Wyoming Scholarships
    for BRAND and RN/BSN Completion students only

  • Carolyn Bennett Miknis '59 Nursing Scholarship

  • Gordon S. and Charlott Myers Scholarship for Nursing Students

  • Bonnie M. and George E. Nugent Nursing Scholarship

  • Pearl Crossley O'Kieffe Memorial Scholarship

  • Jana Leigh Pruitt Memorial Scholarship

  • Charles and Ruth Rile Scholarship for Nursing Students
    every other year

  • Paul Stock CHS Scholarship

  • Dorothy Tupper Nursing Scholarship
    for pre-nursing sophomore students only

  • Clayton Unger Nursing Scholarship

  • Sonya Wenger Nursing Scholarship

  • Wiest Nursing Scholarship

  • W. K. Wolf, MD, Memorial Scholarship
    every other year

The following scholarship for UW junior and senior nursing students has a different application:

  • Mabel C. Sargent Scholarship - Deadline February 1st
    Application available from the Wyoming Community Foundation (
    The application is lengthy, needs a current transcript attached. The WCF awards 6 scholarship at $5,000 each. If you received this scholarship as a junior, you need to reapply, since it does not automatically carry into the senior year.

    Eligibility Criteria for Mabel C. Sargent Scholarship:
    - Junior and senior nursing students of the University of Wyoming enrolled in a program leading to a B.S.N. degree.
    - Applicants must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. 


Scholarships for BRAND Students Only

  • Wyoming Accelerated Loan Repayment Nursing Program
    - Application and deadlines will be announced by email spring semester.
    - Contact for more information.
    - W.S. 21-17-127 - Funded by the Wyoming Legislature
    - Up to five loans of $25,000 for each year
    - Distributed through Financial Aid by semester
    - Must meet Wyoming residence status as granted by UW Admissions
    - Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA
    - Must submit the General Nursing Scholarship Application (found linked above in section #1)
    - Must sign a loan agreement
    - Must attend meeting in person or by phone to review contract with UW official
    - Accepted into the accelerated nursing program
    - Must repay by working as a registered nurse in Wyoming for two years or by paying back the loan amount with interest


Scholarships for RN/BSN & Grad Students Only

  • Polly Chase Scholarship
    for RN/BSN Completion Students and Graduate Students Only
    - Deadline and application under revision. Please check back.

  • Nurse Traineeship Grant
    (for DNP students only):
    Application and deadlines will be announced by email in summer.
    - Contact


Other Opportunities for Financial Aid

  1. Marge Wilson Nursing Scholarship
    Deadline June 15
    For application and information, please contact:

    Marge Wilson Nursing Scholarship
    Memorial Hospital of Converse County
    ATTN: April Klava
    111 S. 5th Street
    Douglas, WY  82633 / (307) 358-7369

  2. Wyoming Legislative Scholarship Funds ("Wyoming Investment in Nursing - WYIN")
    Application deadline July 12 to UW Financial Aid
    Contact Sara Muhsman at

    Eligibility Requirements and additional information:
    Please check with the Wyoming Community College Commission at the links below, choosing the appropriate link for your student status:

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