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UW Alumni Association Scholarship Applications Available

February 19, 2014

Applications for the annual University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) scholarship are now available. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 7.

The program encourages deserving young adults to obtain a college education at UW. Since 1906, alumni and friends have donated scholarship funds to help students attend UW. The UWAA has awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships since 1980. The program continues to expand, benefiting approximately 60 students yearly with a commitment of more than $80,000 annually.

The program is funded through private donors and an annual dinner and auction. Both events are held throughout the state at a different location each year. This year’s program will be at Little America in Cheyenne Friday, April 11, and will feature Wyoming artists in a “Quick Draw.” Student artwork also is available for purchase.

The program is open to the public and begins at 6 p.m. Cost is $74 for individuals or $125 for couples, and includes beverages and dinner. The UW Jazz Quartet and vocal artists are among the entertainment, and silent and live auctions will be available.

The long-standing UWAA program is anchored by the following endowed named scholarships: Mary Lou Rechard Memorial Scholarship; Platte Valley Bank Scholarship; Fred Gray Memorial Scholarship; Hershler/Skinner Family Memorial Scholarship; Tuff Samuelson Memorial Scholarship; Shaw Family Scholarship; and Charles A. Viox Memorial Scholarship.

In addition to scholarship funding, the Platte Valley Bank considers its scholarship recipients, along with other UW students, for internships at its bank branches in Casper, Cheyenne, Torrington and Wheatland.

Additional scholarships are funded through the UW License Plate program.

For scholarship requirements or to download an application, visit the website at

For more information, contact the UWAA at 766-4166 or email

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