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Scholarships Available for Non-Traditional Students at UW

June 9, 2011

Two scholarships for non-traditional students are available at the University of Wyoming.

Deadline for the Osher Re-entry Scholarship is Wednesday, July 6, and for the Daniels Opportunity Scholarship Friday, July 15. Both are for the 2011-12 academic year.

The Bernard Osher Foundation recently awarded $50,000 to UW in scholarship funds. Among the criteria for the scholarship, applicants must be over 25 years of age, have a cumulative gap in their education of five or more years and are pursuing a first bachelor's degree.

"Because UW is working to increase the number of bachelor's degree holders in the state, applicants also must be Wyoming residents and have a declared major," says Dolores Cardona, UW associate dean of students. "Preference will be given to newly matriculating students or students enrolling for the first time."

Four awards will be given through the Daniels Opportunity Scholarship program. Requirements include involvement in one of two programs on campus, Student Support Services or the Nontraditional Student Center/Continuing Excellence Series, during the academic year. The program's success was demonstrated with the recent graduation of four Daniels Scholars.

Application information for both scholarships is available at

For more information, contact Cardona, (307) 766-6228,, or Michael Wade at (307) 766-6189,

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