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Chief Washakie Scholarship Applications Available at UW

January 15, 2009

Scholarship applications are now available from the Chief Washakie Memorial awards committee for the 2009-2010 academic year at the University of Wyoming. Application deadline is Monday, March 2.

Awards will be for varying amounts dependent on available funds and applicant qualifications. Applicants should have strong ties to the Wind River Indian Reservation community and be seeking a graduate degree, a bachelor's degree or a certification to retain a current position. Full-time and part-time students on campus, or enrolled through the Outreach School, on-line, and all class level students, including graduate/professional and second bachelor's degree candidates, are encouraged to apply.

Among criteria used for awarding scholarships are scholastic ability, potential and achievement; involvement in school, community and tribal activities; potential to contribute to the reservation community upon graduation; and financial circumstances. Applicants are asked to describe their involvement in American Indian activities and to explain how they plan to use their education to benefit the reservation community and to provide a list of their honors, accomplishments and activities.

Applications are available at the Web site at, from all Fremont County high schools and also from the following locations:
Sky People Higher Education Program, Box 8480, Ethete, 82520; Office of Student Financial Aid, University of Wyoming, 174 Knight Hall, Department 3335, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, 82071; UW Education Opportunity Center, 500 Blue Sky Hall, P.O. Box 8581, Ethete, 82520; and UW Outreach Office, 2725 West Main, Riverton, 82501.

Forms also are available at the Native American Programs Office, Central Wyoming College, Riverton, 82501; American Indian Studies Office, University of Wyoming, 114 Ross Hall, Department 3431, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, 82071; Shoshone Higher Education Program, P.O. Box 628, Fort Washakie, 82514; and Multicultural Affairs, University of Wyoming, 113 Knight Hall, Department 3168, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, 82071.

For more information about the application process, call John Nutter at (307) 766-5123 or e-mail

Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2009

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