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Chief Washakie Memorial Endowment Scholarship Applications for 2019-2020 Available at UW

December 21, 2018

Scholarship applications are now available for the Chief Washakie Memorial Endowment for the 2019-2020 academic year at the University of Wyoming.

Applications may be submitted through the online AcademicWorks Scholarship System, detailed with instructions below, or through paper application. The application deadline is March 1, 2019.

-- Log into the AcademicWorks Scholarship System at:

-- Click the "Sign In" button in the top right corner.

-- Sign in with your UW username and password.

-- For first-time users, complete the general application questions when prompted and click "finish and submit" when complete.

-- If you have not received your UW username and password, please submit a paper application.

-- Search for the Chief Washakie Memorial Endowment and click the “Apply” button.

All requested materials will need to be submitted by the deadline of March 1, 2019, to be considered.

Each applicant 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 distance education classes, online and at all class levels, including graduate/professional and second bachelor’s degree students, are encouraged to apply.

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.

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. Awards will be for varying amounts depending on available funds and applicant qualifications.

Applicants are expected to have been admitted to UW and to apply for federal financial aid by submitting a 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Students can complete a FAFSA form now for the next school year.

Paper applications are available from Fremont County high schools, at the following locations or by requesting an application via email to

-- Native American Programs Office, Central Wyoming College.

-- Sky People Higher Education Program.

-- UW Educational Opportunity Center, Riverton.

-- UW Regional Center office, Central Wyoming College.

For more information about the application process, contact the UW Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid; or Associate Director of Scholarships Anna Terfehr at (307) 766-3506 or email

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