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Chief Washakie Scholarship Applications for 2018-19 Available at UW

December 18, 2017

Scholarship applications are now available from the Chief Washakie Memorial awards committee for the 2018-19 academic year at the University of Wyoming. The application deadline is Thursday, March 1.

Awards will be for varying amounts depending on available funds and applicant qualifications.

Each applicant should have strong ties to the Wind River Indian Reservation community and be seeking a graduate degree, a bachelor’s degree or a certification to retain a current position. Full- and part-time students on campus, or enrolled through distance education classes, online and at all class levels, including graduate/professional and second bachelor’s degree students, are encouraged to apply.

Scholarships will be awarded based on scholastic ability, potential and achievement; involvement in school, community and tribal activities; potential to contribute to the reservation community upon graduation; and financial circumstances.

Applicants are asked to describe their involvement with the Wind River Indian Reservation community; to explain how they plan to use their education to benefit the reservation; and to provide a list of their honors, accomplishments and activities.

Applicants are expected to have been admitted to UW and to apply for federal financial aid by submitting a 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Students can complete a FAFSA form now for the next school year.

Paper applications are available from Fremont County high schools and also from the following locations:

-- Shoshone Higher Education Program, P.O. Box 628, Fort Washakie, WY 82514.

-- Sky People Higher Education Program, P.O. Box 920, Fort Washakie, WY 82514.

-- Native American Programs Office, Central Wyoming College, Riverton, WY 82501.

-- UW Education Opportunity Center, 705 Fairgrounds Drive, Riverton, WY 82501.

For more information about the application process, call Debra Littlesun, UW Student Financial Aid associate director, at (307) 766-2411 or email

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