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Pre-Professional Health Scholarships

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Scholarships come from donated funds, and we are obligated to follow the donors’ requests. You must, therefore, read the criteria carefully, observe all deadlines, and ensure your application is complete. Pay close attention to eligibility criteria before applying for any given scholarship, and apply for all for which you qualify. You must be a current UW student in order to use the WyoScholarships application system. Many scholarships listed below list eligibility criteria specific to the following academic year (i.e., if this is your final year at UW and you will no longer be attending UW in the next academic year, the year the scholarship will be awarded, do not apply for the scholarship). Applications for the scholarships listed below that are designated for those who have been accepted to professional school, however, are usually open from March 15 to April 15 of the student’s final year and are intended to be distributed before the student’s graduation from UW. To apply for scholarships, go to WyoScholarships and search for any of the scholarships listed below to determine your eligibility to apply. If you receive a scholarship, you will be required to submit a thank you letter/card to the donor.

1. Scholarships awarded for upcoming academic year; application typically open mid-fall to March 15

* Note that "pre-med" here = plan to be a physician (allopathic, osteopathic, or podiatric), not a physician assistant (PA)

NAME OF SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Dr. & Mrs. Baker Pre-Med Scholarship

  • Junior / Senior in upcoming  academic year

  • Pre-med

  • Wyoming resident

L. Floyd Clarke Scholarship (search for the scholarship for the College of Health Sciences; you do not need to be a Health Sciences student to apply to this scholarship)

  • Senior in upcoming academic year

  • Pre-med, pre-dental, or Medical Laboratory Sciences students

Dr. Paul E. Hildreth Memorial Scholarship

  • Jr / Sr in upcoming academic year

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA & demonstrated financial need

  • Pre-dental or pre-medical

  • If no pre-dental/pre-med applicants, a student enrolled in College of Health Sciences may be selected

Francis Holbrook Scholarship

  • Any pre-med, pre-dental, pre-optometry, or pre-PT student in any college

  • Should show scholarship & potential in chosen field

  • Enrolled full-time at UW

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5

Kercher Family Scholarship in Medical Studies

  • One awarded to a meritorious student in Medical Laboratory Sciences program

  • One awarded to a pre-med student with demonstrated excellence

Virgil Thorpe Scholarship Fund

  • Preference to Weston County resident (if no applicants from Weston County, Wyoming resident)

  • Junior / Senior in upcoming academic year

  • Pre-med, nursing, or pharmacy student

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

  • Financial need (of secondary importance)

Noel Wilkie Dental Sciences Fund

  • Pre-dental student or dental hygiene student in final year of program at Sheridan College (apply during first year of program at SC once admitted to UW for upcoming academic year)

  • Excellent student

W.K. Wolf, MD Memorial Scholarship 

  • Graduate of Nebraska high school

  • Pre-med student (even award year (i.e., 2019-2020, 2021-2022, etc.), and odd application year)

  • Nursing student (odd award year (i.e., 2018-2019, 2020-2021, etc.), and even application year)

 

2. Scholarships awarded to current UW students who are current seniors and have been accepted to and/or have an active application to professional school;

Note opening and closing dates stated below; scholarships awarded before graduation from UW

NAME OF SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

James Boucher and Julie Uhlmann Optometry Scholarship

[application will be open from mid-fall to March 15; watch for availability on WyoScholarships]

  • Full-time UW student

  • Completed the OAT exam

  • Accepted to [or has an active application] to optometry school [NOTE: in 2020-2021, this scholarship may only be open for those ACCEPTED TO optometry school; watch WyoScholarships to see whether the criteria expands to those who have an active application to optometry school]

  • Preference given to Wyoming resident

  • Scholarship selection based on both GPA and financial need (to the extent potential recipients have similar GPAs, financial need shall be determinative)

Delta Dental of Wyoming Endowed Scholarship at UW

[application will be open from mid-fall to March 15; watch for availability on WyoScholarships]

  • Passed the DAT

  • Have active application to an accredited dental school

  • Willing to commit to return to Wyoming to practice dentistry

  • Wyoming resident or current UW student

  •  Selection based on GPA & financial need

Larry and Susan McGarvin Scholarship for Pre-Dental Students, in Memory of Drennan O'Melia

[application will be open from January 15 to March 15!]

  • Full-time UW student

  • Has been admitted to dental school

William D. and Anna K. Wilson Scholarship Fund

[application will be open from January 15 to March 15!]

  • Senior pre-med student (currently enrolled at UW)

  • Accepted into medical school

  • Selection based on financial need

Wyoming Dental Association Scholarship

[application will be open from mid-fall to March 15; watch for availability on WyoScholarships]

  • Passed the DAT

  • Have an active application at an accredited dental school

  • Willing to commit to return to Wyoming to practice dentistry

  • Wyoming resident or current UW student [NOTE: since this scholarship is run through WyoScholarships, it requires that you be a current UW student (not for Wyoming residents attending other schools for their undergraduate degree)]

  • Selection based on GPA & financial need

 

3. External scholarship not using WyoScholarships; typically application is open in late Spring; contact the Pre-Health Advising Office for more details

NAME OF SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Wyoming Optometric Association Scholarship

  • Passed the OAT

  • Accepted into accredited optometry school

  • Wyoming resident who intends to return to Wyoming to practice optometry (do not need to be a current UW student to apply)

 

 

 


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