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Division of Social Work

Lenore N. & Robert P. Palmer Memorial Social Work Scholarship

The Palmer Memorial Social Work Scholarship provides scholarships to social work majors.  Lenore Palmer, who graduated from UW in 1941, worked for the Wyoming Department of Social Services as a caseworker - mostly in Cody, Powell, and Cheyenne.  After her passing in 2010, her children wanted to honor her and her husband, who also worked in social work, by establishing this scholarship.

Yes, I'd like to support the Lenore N. & Robert P. Palmer Memorial Social Work Scholarship in the amount of:

___   $1000

___   $500

___   $250

___   $125

___   Other ________________________


1.  Make payment using our secure server at

2.  In the Gift section, fill in the amount of your gift

3.  Click under Gift Designation(s) to retrieve list

4.  In pop-up box, check "Other Fund Not Listed"

5.  Click Continue

6.  In the box enter "Lenore N. & Robert P. Memorial Social Work Scholarship"

7. Continue filling out form as directed


Call the University of Wyoming Foundation during normal business hours at (307) 766-6300 or (888) 831-7795


Send your payment to University of Wyoming Foundation, 1200 East Ivinson Street, Laramie, WY 82070


Fly Like an Eagle

Lenore Palmer, who graduated from UW in 1941, was the first woman to receive a pilot's license at UW. The instructors first laughed at her when she initially inquired about taking a class. She then camped out on the steps of Old Main and approached UW's president at the time. She expressed her frustration to the president and proclaimed, "this is the equality state!" He allowed her to take a class and she ultimately got her license.

Thank You for Your Help

Jessica Rader
"I would like to thank the Lenore N. & Robert P. Palmer Scholarship fund for assisting me financially in my academic endeavors. I was worried about how I was going to pay for tuition, books and the gas it will take to get to my practicum this year. Receiving this scholarship has alleviated some of my worries. Now I can fully focus on my work both in the classroom and out in the field. Thank you!" Jessica Rader
Contact Us

Division of Social Work

College of Health Sciences

University of Wyoming

Dept. 3632

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: (307) 766-6112

Fax: (307) 766-6839


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