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New Scholarship Assists UW Outreach School Students

October 26, 2010 — Beginning next spring semester, the University of Wyoming Outreach School will award a new scholarship to help pay an Outreach School student's living expenses while he or she pursues a college education. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Dec. 3.

The Edelweiss Fund, created by an anonymous gift in fall 2008, aims to ease a selected student’s financial burden of attending school 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 student enrolled in at least three credit hours through the UW Outreach School;

-- Be pursuing a degree delivered through the UW Outreach School;

-- Be eligible for federal student financial aid through UW (must file a FAFSA for 2010-2011 before the application deadline); and

Demonstrate promise of academic excellence.

Preference will be given to students newly or recently enrolled in an Outreach School academic program; non-traditional, female, "first-generation" students; single parents; and residents of Wyoming or those non-residents with unique ties to the state.

For more information or to apply, visit the financial aid page on the Outreach School Web site: or call 1-800-448-7801.

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