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Scholarships | College of Education

The College of Education proudly awards scholarships undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates who are inservice teachers.

All students awarded a College of Education scholarship(s) are required to write a letter of thanks to the donor(s) before any awarded funds are released.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Applications for the more than forty College of Education scholarships are no longer required. There are two exceptions: the Superior Student In Education Scholarship and the Leona S. and Jeanette Heptner Scholarship. Following the fall semester add/drop deadline, the Office of Student Financial Aid provides the College of Education Scholarship Committee with reports containing the names of new and returning teacher education majors who meet the awarding criteria, as set forth by the donor(s). We strongly recommend that you complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in order to establish financial need, as stipulated by scholarship criteria. This information is taken into consideration when the reports are generated. Students who will be awarded College of Education Scholarships are notified by letter.

Please note that the college is not directly involved in determining eligibility for Hathaway Scholarships or the Wyoming Teacher Shortage Loan Repayment Program (TSLR).

Superior Student in Education Scholarship

Funded by the State of Wyoming, two scholarships of $1000 each are awarded each spring for the following academic year. The purpose of the Superior Student in Education Scholarship Program is to encourage Wyoming residents demonstrating superior academic achievement to pursue careers in teaching. Applicants must re-apply for consideration each academic year. Applicants are available through the Teacher Preparation and Advising Office.

Leona S. and Jeanette Heptner Scholarship

The Heptner Scholarship is awarded to elementary education majors who have completed at least two years of undergraduate study or graduate students. in the College of Education. Financial need is a consideration (please note: FAFSA is REQUIRED). Preference is given first to residents of Campbell County,  then Wyoming residents from outside of Campbell County, and finally out-of-state students. Scholarship amounts vary and are awarded each spring for the following academic year. Submission of application materials is via UW's WyoScholarships system. NOTE: Because this is a FAFSA-driven, needs-based scholarship, students will not see the Heptner Scholarship in the WyoScholarships system until early March, when federal needs guidelines are issued. Applications must be submitted to WyoScholarships by 5 p.m. Friday, March 25. For details on required application elements visit the Heptner description page.

Inservice Teacher Scholarships

Rotary District 5440 Scholarship in Literacy Education

Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary's main objective is service - in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.

The Scholarship in Literacy Education at the University of Wyoming College of Education has been established by Rotary District 5440. This district includes clubs in Wyoming, Northern Colorado, Nebraska and Idaho. The purpose of this scholarship is to support current educators in District 5440 who work directly with students in literacy education (grades 6 through 12) who wish to increase their teaching competency though additional educational opportunities. Funds can also be used to attend UW and/or UWC Literacy Education symposiums and conferences. Contact the Dean's Office for more information.

Graduate Scholarships

Nearly 20 scholarships are available to graduate students in good standing in the College of Education. Eligibilty and application criteria vary by scholarships, and most applications are due by 5 p.m. on the last Friday in January for consideration.

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Dept. 3374

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-3145


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