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Interdisciplinary MS Program in Water Resources


Rhoads Scholarship

The Willard C. and Elaine N. Rhoads Scholarship for Graduate Students in Water Resources at the University of Wyoming

Elaine Willard

The Willard C. and Elaine N. Rhoads Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Water Resources was established to honor Willard Rhoads, a strong proponent for water research at University of Wyoming and a long-time member of the Wyoming Water Development Commission. Funds for the Rhoads Scholarship were donated to the University of Wyoming by Mrs. Rhoads and her family and friends, with some matching funds provided by the University. A minimum of one annual award for the academic year will be made in the amount of $2,500 to a MS/MA degree candidate for use in furthering research on Wyoming's water resources.


  1. The applicant must be accepted into the interdisciplinary water resources major program (WARE: while pursuing an MS or MA degree in hydrology / water resources.

  2. The applicant must agree to take a minimum of 9 credit hours (including thesis credits) in each of the two semesters for which the award applies.

  3. Applicants meeting the eligibility requirements above will be judged on the basis of promise of academic excellence as evident in grades for graduate level courses, and a recommendation from the students graduate advisor.

  4. The award can only be received one time -- students can apply for the scholarship in successive years if earlier applications are not successful.

  5. The recipient will be chosen by Water Resources Program Executive Committee.

  6. Funds for the academic year will be dispersed to the recipient's equally in the fall and spring semesters for half of the total amount.

II. APPLICATION GUIDELINES: Applicants meeting the above requirements should submit the following:

  1. Please check back for the award announcement and deadlines

  2. A letter from the applicant with the following supporting materials: a discussion of his/her academic and career goals related to water research; a description of the purposes for which the scholarship funds will be used, and; a statement that the applicant agrees to enroll for a minimum of 9 hours of graduate level courses (including thesis credits) in each of the two semesters for which the award applies, and. The applicant must also.

  3. A copy of the official transcript of grades for graduate level courses earned at the University of Wyoming and/or at other institutions.

  4. A confidential letter of recommendation from the applicant's graduate advisor addressing the applicant's promise for attaining academic and career goals through his/her research in water resources. Up to two additional letters of recommendation can be provided at the applicant's discretion.


Materials and questions should be directed to:

    Dr. Scott N. Miller, WARE Program Chair
    Dept 3354; Ecosystem Science and Management
    Room 2014 Agriculture
    +1 307 766 4274

Contact Us

WRESE Program Chair, Scott Miller

Dept 3354

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-4274


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