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Casper Woman Receives UW Outreach School Edelweiss Scholarship

May 11, 2016

Andrea Harrington, of Casper, is among three recipients of the University of Wyoming Outreach School’s 2016 Edelweiss Fund Scholarship.

Harrington is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. The other winners are Heather Britain, of Lander, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science in organizational leadership, and Amber Donais, of Mills, who is working toward a master’s degree in social work.

After completing her bachelor’s degree, Harrington plans to pursue a master’s degree in counseling.

“I hope to intervene and connect with children and adolescents early on to give them the tools and guidance to pursue successful, healthy choices,” she says. “It is my goal to teach them how to foster their strengths and abilities, and help them find a purpose and connection to life.”

The Outreach School’s Edelweiss Fund Scholarship is available to part- or full-time students who are seeking UW degrees through the Outreach School -- including Outreach Credit Programs and UW-Casper -- and who demonstrate the promise of academic excellence. Priority is given to female, nontraditional, first-generation students who also are Wyoming residents and single mothers. The scholarship award period is for up to six years or until the completion of the degree.

Launched in 2008, the Edelweiss Fund is designed to make a difference for select UW Outreach School students by awarding scholarships for the duration of the recipients’ degree program.

The Outreach School delivers UW learning opportunities to Wyoming residents and those out of state.

For more information, call the UW Outreach School at (307) 766-4300 or visit the website at

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