Wyoming's Tomorrow Scholarship



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This information is for the Fall 2024/Spring 2025 academic year. Unless otherwise noted, awards listed are for the academic year and not by semester.

Kickstart Wyoming’s Tomorrow Scholarship is a new state-funded scholarship program for adults enrolling at one of Wyoming’s eight community colleges, or the University of Wyoming, to pursue a degree or certificate.

Students can receive up to $1,800 per semester if enrolled in 12 credit hours or more, for up to four full-time academic terms. Selected students enrolled in less than 12 credit hours will still be eligible to receive the award at a prorated amount for no more than a total of $7,200 over the course of their program.

Please noteThe awards are subject to available funding through the State of Wyoming.  Qualifying for a Wyoming’s Tomorrow Scholarship does not automatically qualify a student for admission to UW.  Please see the UW Admissions Web site at www.uwyo.edu/admissions for admission requirements.


Students are eligible if:

  • They have been a Wyoming resident for no less than one (1) year immediately preceding application or not less than a total of three (3) years at any time prior to application;

  • They are twenty-four (24) years of age or older when they begin school;

  • They have completed and filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year for which they are applying for a scholarship and have unmet financial need;

  • They agree to register with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services by completing a new account registration at wyomingatwork.com.

Students may not be eligible if:

  • They are currently receiving the Hathaway Scholarship;

  • They are not a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien who meets the definition of an eligible noncitizen under federal Title IV requirements, or requirements of a subsequent similar federal enactment;

  • They owe a refund under a federal Title IV student financial aid program, or a subsequently enacted similar federal student financial aid program, or a student financial aid program administered through the state;

  • They are incarcerated; or

  • They previously received a scholarship under this scholarship program of four (4) full-time academic terms or a total of seven thousand two hundred dollars ($7,200) in scholarships for unmet financial need



    • Application for admission and submit the non-refundable $40 admission application fee

    • Submit official college transcripts

    • Apply for Kickstart Wyoming’s Tomorrow Scholarship in our UW scholarship system (WyoScholarships):

      • Log into WyoScholarships

      • Click the "Sign In" button in the top right corner

      • Sign in with your UW Username and Password

        • If you are a first-time user, complete the general application questions when prompted and click "Finish and Submit" when you have completed them.

      • You can now view all our offered scholarships by going to Opportunities > Ours or Opportunities > Recommended

        • To apply for the Kickstart Wyoming’s Tomorrow Scholarship, search for it using the “Search by Keyword” field.


This Scholarship is renewable for up to four (4) full-time academic semesters or a total of seven thousand two hundred dollars ($7,200) in scholarships for unmet financial need.

  • Students must make satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward a degree or certificate.

  • Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA (evaluated at the end of each spring semester).

  • Students must meet other criteria, as established by UW, to ensure the student earns a degree or certificate in a timely manner.

  • Students must maintain continuous enrollment for not less than two (2) academic terms in each successive academic year.

Continuous enrollment will be defined as enrolling both Fall and Spring academic semesters. Summer awarding is an available semester upon request. A continuous enrollment waiver for military service, religious service, and other good cause may be granted with provided documentation. Details regarding the requirements to receive and renew the Kickstart Wyoming’s Tomorrow Scholarship are included in the award Terms & Conditions.


Contact Us

Scholarships & Financial Aid

1000 E. University Ave, Dept. 3335

Knight Hall, Room 174

Laramie, WY 82071-3335

Phone: (307) 766-2116

Fax: (307) 766-3800

Email: finaid@uwyo.edu

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