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Scholarships are considered a form of financial aid. Therefore, students expecting scholarships may follow any procedure describing the use of Federal Financial Aid to defer payment until the scholarship disbursement arrives. Note: You must first file the  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for any need based scholarships as well as any Federal Financial Aid.

Scholarship Guide
Scholarship Help, an outside source, provides information on how college funding works, the types of scholarships available, how to find them and how to apply for them. Visit its website for comprehensive information.

The UW Scholarship Book is an additional resource for university students, and visit the UW Office of Financial Aid Office's scholarship page for scholarship opportunities and application information.

The Edelweiss Fund

In the spring 2010 semester, the University of Wyoming Outreach School began awarding a scholarship to help pay an Outreach School student’s living expenses while he or she pursues a college education.

The Edelweiss Fund, created by an anonymous gift in fall 2008, aims to ease the financial burden of attending school for a select student for the duration of his or her degree program, up to six years. This includes expenses such as rent, utilities, and childcare.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be a part- or full-time students enrolled in at least three credit hours through the University of Wyoming Outreach School
  • Be pursuing a University of Wyoming degree delivered through the Outreach School;
  • Be eligible for federal student financial aid through the University of Wyoming (must have filed the appropriate FAFSA prior to the application deadline; and
  • Have demonstrated promise of academic excellence.

Visit the Edelweiss Fund Scholarship Page for more information.

Wyoming Women's Foundation Opportunity Scholarship 

The Wyoming Women’s Foundation is a charitable organization that supports economic self-sufficiency and access to opportunities for women and girls in Wyoming by raising funds, making grants, and providing leadership. For information visit the Wyoming Women’s Foundation Web site at

The University of Wyoming Outreach School has been awarded a $100,000 endowment from the Wyoming Women’s Foundation that includes matching funds from the Edelweiss Fund and the State of Wyoming to fund the Outreach Opportunity Scholarship, a new program which will help with living and child care expenses for adult students enrolled at UW through the Outreach School.

Awards are made to applicants who meet the stipend program criteria and demonstrate the promise of academic excellence. A rigorous selection process will be conducted to find the students who best meet the scholarship criteria.

View the Wyoming Women's Foundation Opportunity Scholarship page for more information.

UW License Plate Scholarships Available

Scholarships, funded by revenues from UW license plate sales, are available to undergraduates that fall into the categories of outreach students, non-traditional students, or fifth- or sixth-year students. Funding for additional scholarships will be available next fall.

License Plate Scholarship Contact and Additional Information:
UW Alumni Association
(307) 766-4166

The Osher Foundation Scholarship

Adult learners aged 25 and over who have been out of school for five years or more may find it easier to return to college with an Osher Reentry Scholarship award at the University of Wyoming (UW).  The Osher foundation works to assist nontraditional, reentry students to complete their bachelor’s degrees and return to the workforce after graduation by awarding scholarship funds to colleges who have programs designed to support adult learners. Currently, Wyoming ranks 41st in the nation with only 23.6 percent of its population aged 24 years and older holding bachelor’s degrees.

Visit the Osher Fund page for more information.

Hathaway Scholarships

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