Scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 academic year have closed. Application for the 24-25 academic year will open October 1st.

Renewal forms & acceptance forms for scholarship recipients are due July 31st!

Please contact Ben Kinion ( if you have any questions!

Different deadlines operate for Lauren P. Miller apprenticeship scholarships and McMurry grants.

Guide to Applying

for a WYCF Scholarship

Here is a step-by-step guide to applying for WYCF scholarships. Read it carefully before applying. In addition, our resources page has many useful tools, including cost calculators for colleges and towns across Wyoming and advice on application writing, applying for financial aid in general, and other parts of the financial aid process.

Questions? Contact Ben Kinion ( | 307-721-8300).

Best of luck on your application!


Step 1

Find out if you’re eligible for one or more WYCF scholarships using this table.

Be sure to click the scholarship name for full details.

Wyoming Community Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship NameEducational statusResident/graduate ofInstitutionFieldGPA
Carns Nursing Graduating senior, Undergraduate**WyomingAny in WYNursing3.0
D.A.R. Undergraduate**WyomingAnyAny2.0
Lauren P. Miller AnyWyomingApprenticeshipVarious
Urbigkit AnyWyomingAnyAviation-related
Sargent NursingUndergraduateWyomingU.W.Nursing3.0
Eppson Undergraduate**WyomingU.W.Molecular biology3.0
Path-away Graduating seniorAlbany CountyOut of stateAnyvarious
Burlington AnyBurlington H.S. AnyAny2.5
Buchler Graduating seniorCasperAny in WYAny2.0
Haight Graduating seniorCampbell Co. & Thunder Basin H.S.AnyAny3.0
Cody Youth Council Graduating seniorCody H.S. & Heart Mountain Ac.AnyAny2.7
Hager Any**Converse CountyAnyAny2.5
Anderson Graduating seniorEvanston H.S.U.W.Any
Wobig Graduating seniorGlenrock H.S.AnyAny3.0
Pirtle (Job's Daughters) AnyGreen RiverAnyAny
Patch UndergraduateJohnson CountyAnyAny2.0
McKenna AnyKaycee H.S.AnyAny
Piz Graduating seniorKemmerer H.S.AnyAny3.0
Wright AnyLovell H.S.AnyAny
Tillett AnyLovell H.S.No trade schoolsScience or business
Vera Sargent AnyLovell H.S.Northwest C.C.Any
Chard Graduating seniorNiobrara County H.S.AnyAny3.0
Albert Graduating senior**Niobrara County H.S.AnyAny2.5
Huston Graduating seniorPinedale H.S.AnyAny2.5
Platte County Graduating seniorPlatte CountyAnyAny2.5
Spicer Graduating seniorSweetwater CountyAnyMore info3.0
Morris Graduating senior**Upton H.S.AnyAny3.0
Kiesling Any**Newcastle H.S./Upton H.S.Four-year collegeEngineering or nursing3.0
Dickey Any**Weston CountyMost WY collegesMore info2.5
**Allows for re-application (please note, re-application is not the same as renewal).

Step 2:

Do some preparation. Prepare your answers in advance and get someone to read over them.

See our resources page for useful info on writing, finances, etc.

  • Here are questions you’ll be asked for all scholarships. These will appear on the Common Application.
  • Many scholarships have additional questions that you will see after completing the Common Application. To see these, click on the scholarship name in the table above.
  • Those links also let you know about reference letters. (Be sure to ask your references about writing letters in advance!)
  • Collect info for the financial aid affidavit.
  • You’ll need to know your Hathaway status, no matter which scholarship you’re applying for.

Step 3:

Read a few important details.

Here they are:

  • When you apply, read everything in the application. Every detail is important.
  • If you think the system gives you the wrong result at any point, or if you have any questions at all, email or call Ben Kinion ( | (307) 721-8300) ASAP.
  • Scholarship money is sent to your institution, not to you.
  • WYCF allows you to accept multiple scholarships, but your institution may not. Check with them!
  • Make sure you’ve checked out the resources page. There’s a lot of useful stuff there!
  • Applicants will be notified of outcomes on or before Monday, May 5th, 2023.

Step 4:

APPLY for a WYCF scholarship! If you have NOT applied before using our online system, you will create a new username and password. If you have applied before, you will use your existing username and password. Please e-mail Ben Kinion ( if you have any questions.

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Address: 1472 N. 5th Street, Suite 201
                 Laramie, WY 82072
Phone: 307-721-8300

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