Student Educational Opportunity
University of Wyoming
Dept. 3808, 1000 E. University Ave.
109 Knight Hall
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307 766-6189
TeleType: 307 766-3073
Fax: 307 766-4010
WYTAP is a program allowing Wyoming residents with low incomes to apply for reduced-interest loans to purchase assistive technology and services.
Contact: Wyoming Independent Living Rehabilitiation (WILR)
WYTAP website: http://wilr.org/wytap.html
Financial Aid at the University of Wyoming
At this time, there are no scholarships for individuals with disabilities to purchase assistive technology at UW. However, financial aid awards may be adjusted on an individual basis. The student will need to set up an appointment with a financial aid officer to determine eligibility.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
A State and Federally sponsored program that provides services and advocacy for individuals with disabilities resulting in employment. DVR will often pay for devices and accommodations for students who are seeking education to fulfill employment goals. Students must be a client of DVR.
To apply to DVR: Complete an application at 3817 Beech St. Suite 100
The independent living centers will work with someone to write a grant proposal for a specific device. Students would most likely need to work through the independent living center in their home town and not through the one in Laramie.
Contact Person: Ken Hoff, Executive Director of Wyoming Independent Living
Students can also access a database of national scholarships and apply online. Fastweb requires students to sign-up for a free membership, as well as provide personal information, in order to access the database.