Myron D. Kiesling Scholarship

About this scholarship 

Myron D. Kiesling was born in Teapot Dome in 1925. His father was working to plug wells on the Dome after the famous scandal, and in 1927, the family moved to Newcastle where his father established Osage Oil Company. 

When Myron returned from the Navy after World War II, he entered the business with his father and never had an opportunity to return to school. 

Myron actively served his community for 60 years, including on the local hospital board. When he sold his business in 2007, he decided to begin a scholarship that would assist graduates from Weston County in attending college. 

With this scholarship, Myron was especially interested in encouraging young people to study engineering and other technical programs. 

Who is eligible? 

Any graduating senior, or graduate currently enrolled as an undergraduate, of Newcastle High School or Upton High School, who will be or is attending a four-year institution.

What is the amount of the scholarship? 


What is the length of the scholarship? 

Up to 4 years

Scholarship recipients may re-apply for additional years. Scholarship recipients are responsible for knowing which opportunities allow for re-application; they will not be notified about this specifically. 

Essay questions and additional materials: 

None: If you are eligible for this scholarship, you will only need to fill out the common questions on the application. 

Mission: Connecting people who care with causes that matter to build a better Wyoming.

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