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Trustees Scholars Award

Wyoming Residents


The UW Trustees’ Scholars Award is the premier scholarship for the best and brightest Wyoming high school seniors. Building upon the scholarship awarding process and to include consideration of outside of the classroom contributions, the University of Wyoming is enhancing the selection process for Trustees’ Scholars. The goal is to learn more about students’ academic achievement, goals and aspirations, and academic endeavors. Below is an outline of the process and timeline for students.


Process for incoming first-year students:

Please note the changes for the Fall 2021 Trustees Scholars selection process are indicated by an *

  1. Deadline to apply and be admitted to UW is December 1, 2020
  2. *Submit ACT/SAT test scores no later than January 5, 2021
    1. Test scores received after January 5, 2021 will not be considered
  3. Scholarship committee will review applications, high school curriculum and gpa to select candidates for consideration in the second round
  4. Students who make it to the second round will be notified and invited the week of January 11, 2021 to submit short answer questions, resume, and *provide certification that the student is in good standing with the high school.
    1. Due date for the second round is January 19, 2021
  5. Scholarship Committee will review short answer questions and certification to determine who will advance to the final round
  6. Students selected to move onto the final round will be invited to participate in the interview stage
    1. Invitations will be sent the week of January 25, 2021
  7. *Virtual interviews will take place between February 2 and February 8, 2021
  8. Students who are awarded the Trustees Scholars Award will be notified the week of February 22, 2021

Students who receive the Trustees’ Scholars Award will have a four-year scholarship for an undergraduate degree (or up to 8 consecutive semesters), including tuition, mandatory fees, university room and board (room and board will be covered for years two – four providing student resides in University housing and utilizes a meal plan). Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher at the end of each academic year. For information on maintaining your Trustees Scholars Award, see Renew Your Financial Aid or contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 307-766-2116 with questions.

UW is committed to recruiting and retaining the top students from across Wyoming. For questions, please contact Shelley Dodd, Director of Admissions at 307-766-4273 or email or Christy Oliver, Associate Director of Admissions at 307-766-5166 or email


Students selected to receive the Trustees' Scholars Award must confirm their enrollment at UW by May 1, 11:59 pm MDT.



All UW scholarships are subject to available funding.
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