Scholarships

A NOTE ON PAYMENTS: Most scholarships for 2021-22 have now been paid out, and should appear in your student account soon. If they do not, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Daniel (daniel@wycf.org | (307) 223-3063).

NEXT APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2022

WYCF Scholarships support those in Wyoming who wish to pursue higher education, while giving donors a way to affect the future of Wyoming by helping students further their education. We strongly advise applicants to read the guide to applying, below, before starting an application.

Guide to Applying

Step 1: Review the chart near the bottom of this page to determine if you think are eligible for one or more WYCF scholarships.

Click on the scholarship name in the table below this Guide to Applying to learn more about each scholarship’s criteria.

Step 2: If you believe you are eligible for scholarships, you will fill out a “common application.”

 We strongly suggest preparing your answers in advance, and making sure your writing is strong! 

    1. Fill out the common application, including some short answer questions which you should prepare by clicking here. 
    2. For some opportunities, once you’ve finished the common application, you’re done! The system will tell you which you’ve already applied for.
    3. For some, though, you’ll be directed to some follow-up questions. You can find out what these are in advance by clicking on the name of the scholarship in the table below.  
    4. If references are required for the scholarship you are applying for, be sure to ask your references in advance if they are willing to write one on your behalf. Again, there’s more information on this in the table below.

Step 3: Gather information to fill out your Financial Aid Affidavit (which is part of the Common Application). Prepare your answers by previewing the questions here.

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).

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

Step 4. Read these important pieces of information:  

  • Once you submit a set of questions, YOU CANNOT CHANGE THEM. Be sure to double check your answers before submitting.   
  • Don’t worry if some questions feel irrelevant to you: they are to establish eligibility for other opportunities.   
  • If you think the system gives you the wrong result at any point, or if you have any questions at all, please email Daniel Galbreath (daniel@WYCF.org).  

Other important information about scholarships:

  • Money is sent directly to the institution; you won’t personally receive it.  
  • WYCF rules allow you to accept multiple scholarships, but you may want to check with your planned college or university about this.  
  • Scholarship amounts are subject to change.  

Step 5. Make sure you are… 

Step 6. Apply for WYCF scholarships! Create an account through the WYCF Scholarships portal and begin filling out applications. 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 Daniel Galbreath (daniel@wycf.org) if you have any questions.  

 

Apply for Wyoming Community Foundation Scholarships NOW for the 2021-2022 School Year.

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 Daniel Galbreath (daniel@wycf.org) if you have any questions.

If you have any problems or concerns at all, please feel free to email WYCF Scholarship Coordinator Daniel Galbreath (daniel@wycf.org).

Wyoming Community Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship NameEducational statusResident/graduate ofInstitutionFieldGPAAny other requirements?
Kenneth and Carrie Carns Nursing ScholarshipGraduating senior, Undergraduate**WyomingWyoming college or UniversityNursing3.0None
Wyoming Daughters of the American Revolution ScholarshipUndergraduate**WyomingAnyAny2.0Female, of at least 1/8 Native American descent
Lauren P Miller ScholarshipAnyWyomingRegistered ApprenticeshipRegistered Apprenticeship
Troy Yost Memorial ScholarshipGraduating senior**Wyoming High SchoolPreference for a Wyoming college or universityAny3.0Art-focused scholarship (click link to learn more)
Walter Urbigkit Memorial ScholarshipAnyWyoming High SchoolAnyAviation (LIST)Preferance for students from high schools in Fremont and Hot Springs Counties.*
Mabel C. Sargent ScholarshipUndergraduateWyomingUniversity of WyomingNursing3.0For students going into their junior or senior years.
Harold F. Eppson MemorialUndergraduate**WyomingUniversity of WyomingMolecular biology3.0For students going into their junior or senior years.
Path Away ScholarshipGraduating seniorAlbany County high schoolsOut of stateAnyvariousFor students achieving Hathaway Honor's, Performance, or Opportunity levels, but who wish to study out of state
Burlington Alumni ScholarshipAnyBurlington High SchoolAnyAny2.5
Jason Haight Academic ScholarshipGraduating seniorCambpell County OR Thunder Basin High SchoolAnyAny3.0
Cody Youth Council ScholarshipGraduating seniorCody High School OR Heart Mountain AcademyAnyAny2.7
Georgene Hager ScholarshipAny**Converse CountyAnyAny2.5
James Wilson Anderson ScholarshipGraduating seniorEvanston High SchoolUniversity of WyomingAnyOne male and one female graduating senior are awarded each year
Larry Wobig Memorial ScholarshipGraduating seniorGlencrock High SchoolAnyAny3.0
Edelle Pirtle Jobs Daughters Bethel 48 ScholarshipAnyGreen RiverAnyAny
Ellis & Nellie Patch ScholarshipUndergraduateJohnson County institution (high school or GED-awarding institution)AnyAny2.0For those currently enrolled as sophomores, juniors, or seniors in college; requires ties to Johnson County
McKenna Memorial ScholarshipAnyKaycee High SchoolAnyAny
Art Piz ScholarshipGraduating seniorKemmerer High SchoolAnyAny3.0
Amy Tippetts Wright Memorial ScholarshipAnyLovell High SchoolAnyAny
Melinda Jean Tillett Memorial ScholarshipAnyLovell High SchoolAny (excluding trade school)Science or business
Vera Asay Sargent ScholarshipAnyLovell High SchoolNorthwest Community CollegeAny
Bunny Chard Memorial ScholarshipGraduating seniorNiobrara County High SchoolAnyAny3.0
Fred Albert Memorial ScholarshipGraduating senior**Niobrara County High SchoolAnyAny2.5
Hayden Huston Centennial ScholarshipGraduating seniorPinedale High SchoolAnyAny2.5
Platte County ScholarshipGraduating seniorPlatte CountyAnyAny2.5
Allen L Keeney Memorial ScholarshipGraduating senior**Rock Springs High SchoolAnyArt
Robert & Cathy Spicer Family ScholarshipGraduating seniorSweetwater CountyAnyAny (preferance* for business-related field)3.0Excludes schools defined by public school system as "alternative"
Rod Kvidahl Memorial ScholarshipAnyRock Springs areaAnyAny3.0For children of Genesis Alkali employees, deceased employees, or retirees.
Morris Memorial ScholarshipGraduating senior**Upton High SchoolAnyAny3.0
Myron D. Kiesling ScholarshipAny**Newcastle High School OR Upton High SchoolAny four-year collegeEngineering or nursing3.0
Allen A. and Dorothy Belle Dickey Scholarship Any**Weston County institutions (high school or GED-awarding institution)Any Wyoming college (excluding Wyoming Catholic College)Preference for agriculture or nursing2.5Preference for those studying agriculture or nursing
*Please note: items listed as preferences are NOT requirements. Committees note how well you may or may not meet these preferances, but this should not necessarily stop you from making an application, especially if you can make a case that you indirectly meet these preferances.

**Many scholarships allow for re-application, even if they are listed as only allowing applications from graduating high school seniors. Please be sure to note whether you may re-apply for subsequent years when you read about the opportunities you are interested in.

Many scholarships allow for re-application, even if they are listed as only allowing applications from graduating high school seniors. Please be sure to note whether you may re-apply for subsequent years when you read about the opportunities you are interested in.

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
Email: wcf@wycf.org
Phone: 307-721-8300

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