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Application Deadlines Near for Nontraditional Student Scholarships at UW

June 26, 2015

Four scholarships for qualifying nontraditional students are available at the University of Wyoming, but the application deadlines are approaching soon.

The application deadline for both the Daniels Boundless Opportunity Scholarship and the McKeown Family Scholarship is Wednesday, July 1. The deadline to apply for the Osher Re-entry Scholarship is Friday, July 10, and the application deadline for the Daniels Fund Opportunity Award is Monday, July 27.

The Daniels Boundless Opportunity Scholarship honors and supports nontraditional students who recognize the value of an education to create a better life. Among the criteria for the scholarship, applicants must be enrolled full time for the fall semester and must be working toward their first bachelor’s degree. Transfer students, who have 60 or more credits and a delared major, also are eligible to apply.

Scholarship recipients will be required to participate in Student Success Services, a federal TRiO education program, or the Nontraditional Student Center, a program within the Dean of Students office.

The McKeown Family Scholarship is for new, nontraditional undergraduates who are beginning their postsecondary education or returning to continue undergraduate work after an extended absence.

The Osher Re-entry Scholarship provides support for students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree after a major break in their studies. Criteria for the scholarship include: being between the ages of 25 and 50 at the time of application; having an enrollment gap of at least five years while working on a bachelor’s degree; and anticipating being in the workforce for at least 10 or more years following graduation.

Scholarship recipients will be referred to on-campus resources and will be expected to meet with an adviser at least once each semester.

The Daniels Fund Opportunity Award provides assistance to students who have unmet financial need. Applicants must be admitted to or enrolled at UW for fall 2015 and have filed a 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid with UW.

Adult learners at UW are encouraged to apply for the various scholarship opportunities, says Dolores Cardona, UW associate dean of students.

“The Nontraditional Student Center is happy to collaborate with private donors and UW units to create more opportunities for adult learners to pursue a college degree at UW,” Cardona says. “The success rates of our scholarship recipients have helped fuel opportunities for other scholars with additional financial support.”

Specific scholarship criteria and application forms for the four scholarships are available at

For more information, call Cardona at (307) 766-6228 or email

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