Scholarship resources

This page has a range of useful tools to help you fill out financial aid applications. These will be useful not just for WYCF scholarships, but for other applications as well. Be sure to scroll all the way down to make sure you see everything this page has to offer!

FAFSA Information and Advice

WYCF scholarships do not require a FAFSA form. Many others do, though. Therefore, even though we don’t require this exact information, we strongly recommend you fill out your FAFSA.

It can be a little overwhelming, though. Here are some useful resources:

Wyoming has put together an excellent FAFSA website. This should be your starting point for FAFSA work.

The “FAFSA guru” has a whole YouTube channel of great advice (believe it or not!)

Kantis Simmons has another great channel on college prep, including some FAFSA videos. Here’s one to start with.

Other Costs

Costs of Living:

To help you calculate expenses for off-campus living, you can use the Wyoming Women’s Foundation Self Sufficiency Calculator. This is an excellent tool that can help anyone make personal finance decisions (it is not designed exclusively for women).

Costs of Books:

There are many useful articles on the cost of books, like this one.

Writing a Strong Application

Your whole application needs to be as strong as possible, but it is nearly always the essays that set the winners apart. Good writing is one of the most important skills you can have. Here are some tools to help with writing scholarship application essays:

Click HERE for a guide to writing a strong WYCF scholarship essay.

HERE is a great article from the University of Maryville on writing a good application essay.

Donovan Taplin talks about telling your story (and mental health) in this excellent TEDx talk.

Support for Students with Children

Have other questions? Need advice and not sure where to look? Email WYCF Scholarship Coordinator Daniel Galbreath ( for help.

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