About this scholarship 

The purpose of the Path-away Scholarship Fund is to support graduating high school seniors of any Albany County high school who wish to further their education at either an accredited four-year state college/university or other accredited four year private/nonprofit college outside the state of Wyoming. The Selection Advisory Committee gives first preference to students who have qualified for the highest level of Wyoming’s Hathaway Scholarship but who wish to attend school out of state. However, all graduating seniors of an Albany County high school who qualify for any level of Hathaway funds but wish to attend school out of state will be considered. 

Please contact Ben at, or call 307-721-8300 for more information about this opportunity

 Academic Requirements 

Who is eligible? 

Any graduating senior of an Albany County high school, excluding GED recipients, attending a 4-year accredited college/university outside the State of Wyoming.

What is the amount of the scholarship? 

  • $5,000 per year for Honors-level Hathaway eligibility.
  • $3,750 per year for Performance-level Hathaway eligibility.
  • $2,500 per year for Opportunity-level Hathaway eligibility.

What is the length of the scholarship? 

4 years 

Scholarship recipients must complete a renewal form every year.

Essay questions and additional materials: 

Essay answers should be between 2,000 and 3,000 characters. Aim for a response that is no fewer than 400 words long. 

  • If you could change one thing about high school what would it be, and why?
  • There are many relevant social topics – guns, public safety, #MeToo, race & equity, environmental concerns to name a few – that will shape our community, state, and nation. Choose one that you find so engaging that it makes you want to learn more and take action. Why does it motivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more? 

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

WYCF Headquarters

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00-5:00
Address: 1472 N. 5th Street, Suite 201
                 Laramie, WY 82072
Phone: 307-721-8300

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