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Trustees Scholars Award

Wyoming Residents

The current information is for the academic year 2020-21 and is subject to change for the 2021-22 academic year. Updated information for 2021-22 to come soon!

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:

  1. Students must submit their UW Admissions application, and all official transcripts and test scores no later than TBD to UW Admissions.

  2. A committee will review completed applications and make selections based on the applicant pool reviewing GPA, test scores and academic rigor.

  3. Students who are identified to proceed to the next level will be invited to submit a resume and complete short-answer questions. These materials are due on TBD.

  4. A committee will review candidate packets and invite finalists to UW for an on-campus interview scheduled for TBD.


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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