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Trustees' Scholars Award

Wyoming Residents


This information is for the Fall 2023/Spring 2024 academic year.


The UW Trustees’ Scholars Award is the premier scholarship for the best and brightest Wyoming high school seniors. Trustees' Scholars Award recipients typically average a 3.95 unweighted high school GPA and an average ACT composite score of 32.  Please note an ACT Superscore will not be used in the Trustees' Scholars Award selection process.

The goal of the selection process 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.


Trustees' Scholars Award Selection Process

Initial UW Application Period

  • The deadline to apply for admission, submit all application materials (official high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores), and be admitted to UW is December 1, 2022.
  • Any application materials, including ACT/SAT scores, received after December 1, 2022 will not be considered for the Trustees’ Scholars Award.
  • There is not a separate Trustees' Scholars Award application for initial consideration. Students moving to the second round of the selection process will be notified via email.
  • The Scholarship Committee will review the admission application, high school curriculum, unweighted high school GPA, and ACT/SAT scores to select candidates moving on to the second round of the selection process.

Interviews & Selection Period

  • Students who make it to the second round will be notified and invited in December to submit the following:
    • Two short-answer questions
    • Resume
    • Name and contact information for a High School administrator (Principal or Assistant Principal) or High School counselor, to certify good standing.
  • The due date for the second round submission is December 20, 2022.
  • The Scholarship Committee will review items submitted to determine who will advance to the final round.
  • Students selected to move on to the final round will be invited to participate in the interview stage. This is a two-part process:
    • The first part is an online interview component. Details will be shared with students who make it to this stage.  
    • The second part is the in-person interview stage. In-person interviews will take place on the UW campus in Laramie. Students will choose one of two dates: either Friday, January 20, 2023 or Friday, January 27, 2023.

Notification Period

  • Students who are awarded the Trustees’ Scholars Award will be notified late-February.
  • Students must accept their award and the Terms and Conditions in WyoScholarships AND
  • Students selected to receive the Trustees' Scholars Award must confirm their enrollment at UW by May 1, 2023 11:59 pm MDT.

Important Information for Trustees' Scholars Award Recipients

  • 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 standard double room and board (room and board will be covered providing the 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 with continuous enrollment of 12 hours each fall and spring, with successful completion of 24 credit hours each academic year.
  • For information on maintaining your Trustees' Scholars Award, see Renew Your Financial Aid or contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid at (307) 766-2116 with questions.

Questions?

UW is committed to recruiting and retaining the top students from across Wyoming. For questions about the Trustees' Scholars Award selection process, please contact Shelley Dodd, Director of Admissions at (307) 766-4273 or shelley@uwyo.edu. For questions about the Trustees' Scholars Award details, please contact Anna Terfehr, Director of Scholarships & Financial Aid at (307) 766-3506 or aterfehr@uwyo.edu.

Students selected to receive the Trustees' Scholars Award must accept their award and the Terms and Conditions in WyoScholarships AND confirm their enrollment at UW by May 1, 2023 11:59 pm MDT.

Please note: These figures are based on projections of recent trends and decisions for Fall 2023 and are subject to the approval of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees and they reserve the right to change said rates at any time.

 

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