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Chief Washakie Scholarship Applications for 2016-17 Available at UW

December 22, 2015

Scholarship applications are now available from the Chief Washakie Memorial awards committee for the 2016-17 academic year at the University of Wyoming. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 1.

Awards will be for varying amounts depending 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- and part-time students on campus, or enrolled through the UW Outreach School, online and all class level students, including graduate/professional and second bachelor’s degree students, are encouraged to apply.

Scholarships will be awarded based on 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 with the Wind River Indian Reservation community; to explain how they plan to use their education to benefit the reservation; and to provide a list of their honors, accomplishments and activities.

An enhanced online application is available at Applicants can log in with their WyoWeb usernames and passwords, search for “Chief Washakie Application” and begin the application process.

Paper applications are available at, from Fremont County high schools and also from the following locations:

-- Shoshone Higher Education Program, P.O. Box 628, Fort Washakie, WY 82514.

-- Sky People Higher Education Program, P.O. Box 920, Fort Washakie, WY 82514.

-- Native American Programs Office, Central Wyoming College, Riverton, WY 82501.

-- UW Education Opportunity Center, 705 Fairgrounds Drive, Riverton, WY 82501.

For more information about the application process, contact Debra Littlesun, UW Student Financial Aid associate director, at (307) 766-2411 or email

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