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Multicultural Affairs|Dean of Students


A lack of financial resources can be a major barrier to post-secondary education for ethnic minority and first generation college bound students.  Obtaining assistance requires careful planning, preparation and perseverance.

As you begin (or continue) your mission to finance your education, please allow the following resources to serve as your starting point.  Should you require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Financial Aid and Opportunities for Minority Students 

2016 - 17 Hearst Scholars Award Scholarship - Due February 1, 2016

2016 -17 Multicultural Pride Scholarship - Due February 1, 2016

2016 - 17 UW Minority Scholarship - Due February 1, 2016

2016Multicultural Affairs Summer Scholarship

Multicultural Affairs Graduate Program 

2016 - 17 Multicultural Alumni Chapter Scholarship 

Funding is for eight consecutive semesters, ($6,000 total over four years) provided the recipient maintains a 2.0 cumulative grade point average while taking a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester.

Applicants Must:

  • be a spring high school graduate with a GPA of 2.5 or higher

  • be a member of one of these ethnic groups in the United States: American Indian/Alaska Native;

    Asian American/Pacific Islander; Black/African American; or Hispanic/Mexican American/Latino/Chicano

  • have UW admission application on file 

Winifred Snyder Yaap Memorial Scholarship for Native Americans

Other Scholarship Opportunities:

Frank and Cynthia McCarthy Scholarship, Robert W. Winner Memorial Scholarship, John and Ada Thorpe Scholarship

Chief Washakie Scholarship

Northern Arapaho Endowment

Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at Wyoming Colleges

Non-UW Scholarship Resources

Graduate Student Financial Assistance 

Nontraditional Student Center Scholarship

  • Specifically for students who are 25 years or older and who have completed at least six (6) UW credit hours in the Fall semester.
  • Applications are available in the Nontraditional Student Center Office in the Wyoming Union, Room 104, beginning in mid September and are due in mid November.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

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