WYCF Scholarships & Financial Aid Workshops Available

9 Dec 2021

The Wyoming Community Foundation will award over $200,000 to Wyoming students this year, helping students study at colleges, universities, and trade schools across Wyoming and the country. Until the deadline of March 1st, 2022, students can apply for scholarships for all majors, levels of study, and institutions. Many of these scholarships support multiple years of study, but must be applied for prior to starting college.

The Wyoming Community Foundation supports scholarship applicants in several ways. Students should visit WYCF. org/Scholarships for a range of resources, and for information on how to apply for a scholarship.

In addition, Wyoming Community Foundation scholarship coordinator Daniel Galbreath will hold a series of virtual financial aid workshops in December. A session for current high school and college students on December 14 from 7-7:45 p.m. will include advice on finding and applying for scholarships, and on writing a strong application. On December 15 from 7-7:45 p.m., parents and youth-serving organizations across the state are invited to a virtual session on how to best support scholarship applicants.

Both workshops will address financial aid opportunities beyond WYCF scholarships. Anyone interested in attending either session should email daniel@WYCF.org, call/text (307) 223-3063, or visit WYCF. org/Scholarships.

Funding opportunities for Wyoming students range from the scholarships for nursing students to those that support students focusing on art, aviation, or the sciences. In addition to general scholarships, many opportunities are specific to one locality.

In addition to statewide scholarships, Weston County students are eligible to apply for the Dickey Scholarship, which provides awardees with up to $5,000 for one year of study. For graduating seniors of Upton and Newcastle High Schools, the Kiesling Scholarship offers $8,000. Graduates of Upton High School are also eligible for the Morris Scholarship, a two-year scholarship that increases in amount from the first year to the second.

The Wyoming Community Foundation exists to connect donors with important causes throughout the state. Through a variety of types of fund, including scholarships, Wyoming donors can support their communities and state.