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UW Students Benefit from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Grant

September 29, 2017

The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation awarded $50,000 to the University of Wyoming during the past fiscal year for education and research programs and for scholarships for entering freshmen from Wyoming communities.

Rocky Mountain Power and the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation have gifted a total of $902,820 to UW throughout the years.

“All of us at the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation are proud to be able to provide scholarships to outstanding University of Wyoming students,” says Leslie Blythe, Rocky Mountain Power regional business manager. “With such exceptional recipients, our future is bright in Wyoming.”

The grant and additional funding support other campus programs as well, including economics graduate students, UW-Casper, the Veterans Services Center, the College of Education, the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, the College of Engineering and Applied Science Senior Design Symposium, the Center for Global Studies, the UW Art Museum and staff awards.

“The support of the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation makes a big impact on students at the University of Wyoming, and we are so pleased to acknowledge their generosity,” says Kathleen Bobbitt, director of Student Financial Aid. “Students across campus have been provided with additional resources as they strive to attain their educational goals here at UW. We thank them for their stalwart support and look forward to the future of working with Rocky Mountain Power on our shared goal of ensuring students have the best opportunity for success.”

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation scholarship recipients for the 2017-18 academic year are as follows:

Buffalo -- Madeline Killian.

Casper -- Garrett Catlin and Trevor Johnson.

Gillette -- Sean Rasmussen.

Riverton -- Devin Martinez.

About the UW Foundation

The UW Foundation is an independent, nonprofit corporation dedicated to securing, managing and stewarding private gifts in support of UW’s missions in teaching, research and public service. At the state’s premier four-year institution of higher education, private support from alumni and friends has never been more important. For more information, visit

About the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation

The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation is part of the PacifiCorp Foundation, one of the largest utility-endowed foundations in the United States. The foundation was created in 1988 by PacifiCorp, an electric utility serving 1.8 million customers in six Western states as Rocky Mountain Power (Utah, Wyoming and Idaho) and Pacific Power (Oregon, Washington and California). The foundation’s mission, through charitable investments, is to support growth and vitality of the communities served by Rocky Mountain Power and Pacific Power. For more information, visit

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