2018/2019 NWCCD Scholarships

Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) offers a variety of scholarships to assist students in achieving their educational goals. Upon successful admission into a degree or certificate program at Sheridan or Gillette Colleges, and once students are registered for classes, we will automatically match students with scholarships for which they may be eligible. No formal scholarship application necessary!! Just simply register for classes as a degree-seeking student. Scholarship eligibility may vary based on elements such as hometown, academic program of study, or other extracurricular interests.

Scholarship recipients are notified via email when they are offered a scholarship. Email offers are sent in mid-April and again in mid-June. Students should check their @sheridan.edu email accounts frequently throughout the summer. A thank you note serves as the student’s formal acceptance of the scholarship. A deadline will be stated in the offer email. The thank you note will be due to the financial aid office by the stated deadline.

Along with our many auto-match scholarships, we offer scholarships that require essays or additional information from the applicant.

2019/2020 scholarships will not be determined until April 2019. Please check back then for next year’s opportunities.

GC (Gillette College) and SC (Sheridan College) Scholarships Requesting Additional Information

The following scholarships require additional information from you the student that cannot be obtained from your student record. For example where do you work? or please provide a paragraph of your financial need that cannot be obtained by reviewing your FAFSA. Gillette scholarships are marked with GC and Sheridan scholarships are marked with SC.

Gillette College Nursing Scholarships are available to students currently enrolled in the Nursing program. Please type your answers to the following questions and submit them to scholarships@sheridan.edu. Be sure to include the scholarship name in the email subject line.

  1. Please indicate what semester of the GC Nursing program you will be entering (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th)
  2. Please explain how you have demonstrated a commitment to a strong work ethic through both school and employment experience.
  3. In what leadership activities do you participate?
  4. How will you use your education in your desired career field? Please be sure to include a statement of your educational goals.
  5. How are you preparing for a career in Nursing and/or Public Health?
  6. Please explain your financial need.
  7. If you are selected as a recipient for any of the following scholarships, how will it benefit you?
  8. Please provide any additional information you would like the committee to know about you in order to assist them with the scholarship selection process (i.e. current employer).

The Gillette College Nursing Program selects all recipients for the following scholarships:

  • Clinical Excellence in Nursing awarded to GC Nursing students ($1,000.00 – 2 awards @ $500.00/each). Thank you note: Ms. Louise Posten
  • Davis Land & Livestock Scholarship awarded to 4th semester GC Nursing student, awarded in the spring semester ($600.00). Thank you note: Mr. & Mrs. Tom and Renee Davis
  • Gillette Optometric Clinic Health Sciences Endowment awarded to GC Health Sciences student ($250.00). Thank you note: Dr. Joe Maycock
  • Jeanette L. Heptner Scholarship – GC Nursing awarded to GC students seeking a degree or certificate in Nursing ($6,750.00 – # and $ amount of awards vary) Thank you note: Shirley J. Prazma & Family of Jeanette Heptner
  • Ramzi Ammari Memorial Scholarship awarded to GC Nursing students enrolled full time (12 credits) ($1,000.00 – 2 awards @ $500.00/each).  Thank you note: Ms. RaDona Borgialli
  • Richard Bratton Memorial Scholarship awarded to 3rd or 4th semester GC Nursing student, enrolled full-time (12 credits), maintaining a GPA of 3.0. Recipient determined by GC Nursing department and Ms. Alice Bratton ($1,000.00). Thank you note: Ms. Alice Bratton
  • Sherry-LaManna Health Sciences Scholarship Endowment awarded to GC Health Sciences students maintaining a GPA of 2.50, scholarship is renewable ($1,000.00 – 2 awards @ $500.00/each). Thank you note: Dr. & Mrs. James and Carole LaManna
  • Morel Nursing Scholarship Endowment awarded to GC Nursing student ($500.00). Thank you note: Mr. Jerry Morel

The Pfau and Lundock Scholarship is for a Gillette College student. Preference given to the dependent of a City of Gillette employee. Please send your interest to scholarships@sheridan.edu. Be sure to include the scholarship name in the email subject line. In the body of the email, include your name, the semester you plan to enroll at Gillette College, and the name, title, and the City of Gillette department your parent/legal guardian works ($250.00). Thank you note: Mr. and Mrs. Nick & Jodee Deegan

The Sargent Ryan Zorn Scholarship is available to a Gillette College student in any program of study. This particular scholarship is in memory of Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Zorn, from Upton, Wyoming, who was killed due to injuries sustained from a vehicle rollover on November 16, 2009 while serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Recipient must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA. Please write a 2-page essay saluting an American Veteran or Active Duty Service Member from the past or the present. Essays are evaluated on content, clear point, subject passion, spelling and grammar. Please submit your essay to scholarships@sheridan.edu. Be sure to include the scholarship name in the email subject line ($1,250.00). Thank you note: Mr. Kevin Kuns

The Tia & Mickey Doud Memorial awarded to a GC student with a minimum GPA of 2.50. Preference for a student balancing demands of job, family, and/or community involvement. Please send your interest to scholarships@sheridan.edu. Be sure to include the scholarship name in the email subject line. In the body of the email, include your name, the semester you plan to enroll at Gillette College, and explain how you meet the requirements ($200.00). Thank you note: Mr. and Mrs. Bert & Sharon Gustafson

Boundless Opportunity Scholarships available for both Gillette College and Sheridan College students.

The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship (BOS) is designed to benefit highly-motivated, non-traditional students who recognize the power of education to create a better life for themselves and their families.

The Daniels Fund — the legacy of cable television pioneer Bill Daniels — awards grants to partnering colleges and universities who then provide need-based scholarships to successful student applicants.

The BOS program serves seven non-traditional student populations (selected by the individual institution), and is intended to help students who are able to demonstrate the need for financial assistance as they invest in themselves through continued education.

Gillette College will provide need-based scholarships to the following categories of post-traditional students: adult learners, GED recipients, foster care youth, and returning military. Only students who are legal residents of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming are eligible.

Sheridan College will provide need-based scholarships to the following categories of post-traditional students: adult learners, GED recipients, and foster care youth. Only students who are legal residents of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming are eligible.

Scholarship funds may only be used by the recipient toward cost of tuition and required fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation/commuting expenses (limited to gas and public transportation).

Interested students will need to send their answers to scholarships@sheridan.edu. Be sure to include the name of the scholarship in the email subject line.

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Campus location you are attending
  3. Semester you plan to enroll
  4. Describe how you qualify for this scholarship. Be sure to include your State of residency.

Recipients must complete an online survey and provide verification of completion and submission of survey to the financial aid office before funds are awarded, as well as a hand-written thank you note. The link to this survey will be included in the award offer email.

(# of awards per campus and $ amount of awards vary). Thank you note: Daniels Fund

NWCCD Veterans Scholarships are available to our Veteran students. Please type your answers and submit them to the Veterans Services advisors, Loren Groves (lgroves@sheridan.edu) or Tyler Jensen (tjensen@sheridan.edu)

  1. Please explain your financial need. If you are selected as a recipient for this scholarship, how will it benefit you?
  2. Do you have a documented disability rating as determined by the US Department of Veteran Affairs? (answer required if applying for the Marna M Kuehne Endowed Scholarship)
  3. What is your disability percentage rating? (answer required if applying for the Marna M Kuehne Endowed Scholarship)

The Veterans Services advisors select all recipients for the following scholarships:

  • Marna M. Kuehne Endowed Scholarship for Johnson County (SCJC) awarded to full-time or part-time Sheridan College in Johnson County students in good standing with a GPA of 2.50 or higher. Enrollment status and financial need are considered. Recipients must have a documented disability rating determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Wyoming veterans with no disability documentation and/or are not from one of the designated counties are considered based on available funding. Preference given to disabled veterans who are Wyoming residents from Sheridan, Johnson, Campbell, Crook, or Weston counties. Recipient must provide disability documentation and proof of honorable discharge in order to be fully qualified ($2,600.00 – # and $ amount of awards vary). Thank you note: Marna M Kuehne Foundation Board of Directors c/o Ed Hoffman & Mark Englert
  • Marna M. Kuehne Endowed Scholarship at NWCCD awarded to full-time or part-time NWCCD students in good standing with a GPA of 2.50 or higher. Enrollment status and financial need are considered. Recipients must have a documented disability rating determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Wyoming veterans with no disability documentation and/or are not from one of the designated counties are considered based on available funding. Preference given to disabled veterans who are Wyoming residents from Sheridan, Johnson, Campbell, Crook, or Weston counties. Recipient must provide disability documentation and proof of honorable discharge in order to be fully qualified ($75,000.00 – # and $ amount of awards vary). Thank you note: Marna M Kuehne Foundation Board of Directors c/o Ed Hoffman
  • Wyoming National Guard Scholarship (SC) intended to be used as emergency assistance to cover educational expenses for Wyoming National Guard members who are current Sheridan College students in good standing ($1,500.00 – # and $ amount of awards vary). Thank you note: Adjutant General of the National Guard
  • Robert P McCreery Memorial Scholarship (GC) awarded to students attending Gillette College with preference given to a Veteran student with financial need ($2,400.00 – 2 awards @ $1,200.00/each). Thank you note: Ms. Maggi McCreery-McCoy
  • Vietnam Vets Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club Chapter “X” Scholarship (GC) awarded to GC students with one of the following statuses: Returning Veteran, Veteran, or Active Duty Service Person. Recipients can have any discharge from the Armed Forces other than a Dishonorable Discharge. Preference given to a student with financial need ($2,000.00 – 2 awards @ $1,000.00/each). Thank you note: Leo Kelhi
  • Student Veterans of America Gillette Chapter Scholarship (GC) awarded to GC Veteran students who’s GI Benefits have expired. Recipients must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA. Recipients must be an active member of the Veterans Club with 10 active club hours ($1,000.00 – 2 awards @ $500.00/each). Thank you note: Student Veterans Club and Mr. Loren Groves

The Jane Lodge Kidneigh Medved Memorial Scholarship is available to non-traditional, female students from Wyoming studying English or Education. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 ($500.00 – 2 awards @ $250.00/each; one English student, one Education student). Thank you note: Justin Kidneigh

Please send your responses to the following questions to scholarships@sheridan.edu. Be sure to include the scholarship name in the email subject line.

  1. What are the three characteristics you think you possess that will contribute to success in college and achieving your goals?
  2. Why have you chosen your field of study and what are your plans after completing your degree?

The Chester Powell Scholarship is awarded to African American students attending Sheridan College with academic promise and financial need ($1,300.00 – 2 awards @ $650.00/each). Thank you note: Ms. Kimberly King

Please send your responses to the following questions to scholarships@sheridan.edu. Be sure to include the scholarship name in the email subject line.

  1. How will you use your education in your desired career field? Be sure to include a statement of your educational goals.
  2. Please explain how you qualify for this scholarship based on the description. Be sure to include examples of character, leadership, service, and financial need.

The David W. & Phyllis Sturgeon Little Good Citizen Scholarship is awarded to students who are U.S. citizens, residents of Wyoming & contiguous states, with special emphasis on those who have demonstrated, through community service, a particular desire to help others in the community. Priority consideration given to students from Sheridan County and residents of the Sheridan area and Southern Montana who have demonstrated a concern for community service. This scholarship is renewable for a 2nd year; Recipients must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and register for the fall semester by June 1. This scholarship is allocated to Exercise Science & Physical Education K-12 and Human Services/Addictions for 2018/2019 ($4,800.00 – 4 awards @ $1,200.00/each). Thank you note: Mrs. David W Little

Please send your answer to the following question to scholarships@sheridan.edu.  Be sure to include the scholarship name in the email subject line

  1. How have you demonstrated your desire to help others in your community through community service?

The Delta Dental Endowed Scholarship is awarded to 2nd year Dental Hygiene students attending Sheridan College. Recipients of this scholarship must be Wyoming residents demonstrating financial need but not receiving multiple other scholarships. Recipients will be selected based on GPA and a typed essay ($1,000.00).

All information for this scholarship is housed in the Sheridan College Dental Hygiene Department. Please see thee Dental Hygiene Department for an application. Thank you note: Delta Dental of Wyoming c/o Mr. Kerry Hall

The purpose of the Fallen Soldier Memorial Scholarship is to provide scholarship support to students at Sheridan College. The Wyoming Fallen Heroes Scholarship Program honors all Wyoming Military personnel who have lost their lives fighting for freedom. This particular scholarship is in memory of Pfc. Manuel Davilla and SSgt Brian Bland, Wyoming military personnel who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. These scholarships have been established at all Wyoming Community Colleges and the University of Wyoming ($200.00). Thank you note: Fallen Soldier Memorial Fund

Please submit your essay to scholarships@sheridan.edu. Be sure to include the scholarship name in the email subject line.  Please write an essay saluting an American Veteran or Active Duty Service Member from the past or the present. Essays evaluated on content, clear point, subject passion, spelling and grammar.

The Kim & Mary Kay Love Scholarship will support tuition and fees for Sheridan College students, with preference to employees and/or their family members of Sheridan Media radio stations, Frackelton’s Restaurant, or Kim & Mary Kay Love (as defined by Kim & Mary Kay Love or their successors). Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Kim & Mary Kay Love, or their successors, will nominate candidates. The final selection of recipients is made by the Financial Aid Office at Sheridan College. In the event a qualifying candidate is not nominated, the scholarship may be awarded to other Sheridan College students at the discretion of the Financial Aid Office ($29,500.00 – # and $ amount of awards vary). Thank you note: Kim & Mary Kay Love

Please send your response to the question below to scholarships@sheridan.edu. Be sure to include the scholarship name in the email subject line.

  1. Please explain your affiliation with Sheridan Media, Frackelton’s, or Kim & Mary Kay Love. If you are the employee, please put SELF.

The Marion & Wayland H. Cato, Jr. Endowed Scholarship is awarded to full time and part time students who show financial need. Family factors and other eligible assistance is utilized for determining financial need. Preference given to students demonstrating a commitment to a strong work ethic through meaningful work experience in the public or private sector, and a commitment to volunteerism through performing meaningful community service without compensation ($3,500.00 – # and $ amount of awards vary). Thank you note: Mr. Wayland H Cato, Jr, Chairman and President of Wayland H Cato Jr Foundation

Please send your answers to the following questions to scholarships@sheridan.edu. Be sure to include the scholarship name in the email subject line.

  1. Please explain how you have demonstrated a commitment to a strong work ethic through meaningful work experience in the public or private sector.
  2. Please explain how you have demonstrated a commitment to volunteerism through performing meaningful community service without compensation.
  3. The donor of this scholarship would like a financial statement from the applicant describing your need. This statement can include examples of family factors and other eligible assistance you receive.

The Wayland H Cato Jr – Robert G Berger Endowed Scholarship is awarded to full time and part time students who show financial need. Family factors and other eligible assistance is utilized for determining financial need. Preference given to students demonstrating a commitment to a strong work ethic through meaningful work experience in the public or private sector, and a commitment to volunteerism through performing meaningful community service without compensation ($2,900.00 – # and $ amount of awards vary). Thank you note: Mr. Wayland H Cato, Jr, Chairman and President of Wayland H Cato Jr Foundation

Please send your answers to the following questions to scholarships@sheridan.edu. Be sure to include the scholarship name in the email subject line.

  1. Please explain how you have demonstrated a commitment to a strong work ethic through meaningful work experience in the public or private sector.
  2. Please explain how you have demonstrated a commitment to volunteerism through performing meaningful community service without compensation.
  3. The donor of this scholarship would like a financial statement from the applicant describing your need. This statement can include examples of family factors and other eligible assistance you receive.

The Powder Horn Perkins Scholarship is awarded to full-time or part-time students in the Hospitality Management program at Sheridan College. Preference given to employees of Sugarland Enterprises. A letter verifying your employment is required ($300.00). Thank you note: Mr. Homer A Scott Jr & Sugarland Enterprises

Please submit letters to:

Sheridan College Financial Aid Office

ATTN: Brenda Haseman

1 Whitney Way

Sheridan, WY  82801

The Zac Gibbs Memorial Scholarship is available to students who are graduates of a Johnson or Sheridan county high school attending Sheridan College with a 2.50 GPA studying Agriculture. Preference for students studying farrier science ($2,000.00 – 2 awards @ $1,000/each). Thank you note: The family of Zac Gibbs

Please send an email to scholarships@sheridan.edu with your answers to the following questions. Be sure to list the name of the scholarship on the email subject line.

  1. Your name and high school name
  2. WY county of residence and how long have you lived in the county
  3. Your major and why you chose it

High Academic Achievement Scholarship

New students entering the fall semester after high school graduation who score an ACT composite of 25 or higher are eligible for the High Academic Achievement Scholarship at NWCCD.  No application is required.  Be sure to submit your ACT scores to the admissions office.  Students will need to be registered before the award will be applied to their student account.

  • Must be used the fall semester immediately following your high school graduation.
  • Available to ALL students with an ACT composite score of 25 or higher – In State, WUE, and Out of State.
  • Can be used for 4 consecutive semesters at Sheridan College or Gillette College.
  • Pays between 12 and 15 credits of in-state tuition & fees per semester, based on registration.  If you are a WUE or an Out of State student, you will be required to pay the difference after the in-state amount is applied to your tuition & fees.
  • Scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with other sources of financial aid deemed solely for tuition and fees.  Scholarship can be used in conjunction with the Hathaway Scholarship (for WY students).
  • Awards will be prorated for enrollment between 12 and 15 credits.  Award amounts for 2018/2019 will range from $1,584 to $1,698.
  • Must maintain full-time status (12 credits) and maintain a semester and cumulative GPA of 3.3.  GPA is reviewed after each semester.  Student is notified in writing if scholarship is lost.  Scholarship eligibility cannot be regained.

External Scholarships and Interest Free Loans

The board of directors of the Adeline Neilson Scholarship Foundation has scholarship money available for the 2018/2019 school year. Applications are being collected now and amounts will be disbursed to the students’ school in the fall.

Scholarships are available for trade school students as well as for college and university students.

The Foundation awards an average of 25 scholarships each year in amounts ranging from $500 to $4,000.

Please email ansfnd@gmail.com for an application and/or with any questions. Applications available through April 7, 2018.

The completed application must be postmarked by April 14, 2018.

Financial assistance is available to graduates of Johnson County High Schools, located in Buffalo and Kaycee, WY, on a loan basis bearing no interest, who are seeking a higher education in the fields of forestry, nursing, and medicine (not pre-med). Please contact Wendy Martin at First Northern Bank of Wyoming at the phone number below for further information and an application.

141 S. Main St.

PO Box 400

Buffalo, Wyoming 82834

PH: 307-684-2211

FAX: 307-684-5265

wmartin@fnbofwyo.com

The American Indian College Fund

The American Indian College Fund has Full Circle Scholarships available for Native students ranging from $1,000 – $18,750 per year funded by Arizona Public Service, Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Company, Nissan North America, Inc., United Health Foundation, and many more top-profile companies and foundations!

Eligibility requirements include:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Full-time student at an accredited tribal, public, or private (non-profit) college or university in the United States
  • Enrolled member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of an enrolled parent or grandparent
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Submission of a completed on-line application

Applications accepted January 1 – May 31 of every year.  Apply now at: collegefund.org/scholarships

American Indian Education Fund

The American Indian Education Fund awards Native American, Alasa Native, and Native Hawaiian students. The scholarship is a max of $2,000 per year (depending on credits being taken) and is intended for a full school year. Applications are accepted from students who will be attending an accredited school, whether that be a tribal college, state university, or vocational/technical school (online schools are not applicable, ABD not applicable).

Applicants will have to submit a complete application form with an essay, a picture, tribal enrollment documentation, most recent transcripts, and ACT/SAT scores (if taken).

Undergraduate Applicant Criteria

  • Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian (student or one parent must be enrolled and able to provide documentation).
  • Attending an accredited 2 or 4 year university of vocational/technical school (online schools are not applicable).
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student
  • GPA between 2.0 – 3.4 is desirable (however, all current or future undergraduate students are encouraged to apply).
  • An ACT score of 14 or above is desirable (if applicable)

Deadline to submit is April 4th. However, if your application is received before March 1st you will receive an extra point towards your score.

For more information on Graduate student applications and about how AIEF supports Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian students, please visit www.aiefprogram.org.

The Dodd and Dorothy L Bryan Foundation Interest-free academic loans

$5,000.00 Maximum per Year, Deadline – June 15th

$1,000.00 for Summer School for Existing Students. Deadline for Summer School – Summer School Loans for Existing Loan Recipients – See Renewal Application

The following criteria must be met:

  1. Must have been a resident of Sheridan, Campbell or Johnson County in Wyoming; Powder River, Rosebud or Big Horn County in Montana for at least one year prior to the date the application is filed.
  2. For academic loans, the applicant must be under the age of 25 at the time the application is filed at the office of the Bryan Foundation. Under special circumstances, the Board of Directors may make an exception. For vocational loans, there is no age limit except that, if the applicant is over 30 years of age at the time the application is filed at the office of the Foundation, approval will require an affirmative vote of four directors.
  3. Must submit a completed formal application.
  4. Must submit full high school transcript or most recent college grade report with application.
  5. Must have GPA of 2.50 cumulative in high school and 2.25 cumulative in college. The GPA of 2.25 must be maintained in college while carrying a minimum of twelve credit hours.
  6. A need for assistance, applicant, and parents or guardian, must have completed and signed the application form and submitted a copy of their most recent Federal Tax Return Form (page 1 and 2). The amount of parents contribution has some bearing on the Decision of the Board of Directors.
  7. Both parents must co-sign your notes unless applicant is living with one parent, then that parent must sign. If applicant is married, spouse must also sign the notes, and also have a Co-Signer. PLEASE NOTE ALL NOTES MUST BE SIGNED IN THIS OFFICE. THIS MEANS YOU AND BOTH YOUR PARENTS OR GUARDIAN MUST COME TO THIS OFFICE (Unless other arrangements are made with the Office Manager).
  8. Must arrange with the college office to have a copy of your grades sent to the office of the Dodd and Dorothy L. Bryan Foundation at the end of each reporting period until graduation even though you may not borrow for every semester or quarter.
  9. Loans are automatically extended for succeeding school years if grade requirements are met.
  10. Must keep the Foundation informed of your current address at all times and also that of your parents if there is a change.
  11. Repayments, on a monthly schedule, are $100.00 on the first $5,000.00 borrowed and 15.00 per thousand after that. Negotiable with borrower at time of graduation or leaving school. Full repayment should be made as soon as possible so that others in need may use the money.
  12. Deadline for applications is June 15th. Applications are voted on at our June meeting. This is the last Monday of the month.
  13. PLEASE ANSWER ALL CORRESPONDENCE FROM THIS OFFICE PROMPTLY!

The Hawthorn Foundation

Application Deadlines:  Fall semester, applications accepted June 1-July 31; Spring semester, applications accepted October 1-November 30th.

The Hawthorn Foundation administers a Scholarship Fund that provides grants to Wyoming individuals to enable them to complete a high school, undergraduate, graduate or technical school education in the field of their choice at any accredited school they may choose that is located in the United States. The Hawthorn Foundation’s scholarship program is intended to enable highly motivated individuals to improve their life circumstances through education and training. Scholarship recipients will be selected on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must reside in Wyoming and plan to attend, on a full-time basis, a fully accredited educational institution in the United States. Applicants must submit with their application: (i) a detailed plan outlining how they propose to use scholarship funds, including the name of the educational institution they wish to attend, the tuition, fees and other expenses that would be required for  attendance, the duration and location of the program, and the degree or certification they hope to obtain (an “Education Plan”); and  (ii) a description of how pursuing the contemplated course of study would improve his or her life circumstances (a “Personal Essay”). Applicants need not be traditional students who are generally eligible for scholarship aid from a variety of other sources. Rather, they may be non-traditional students, such as:

  • Individuals whose needs are not being met at their public high schools and need to attend a private or alternative high school;
  • Individuals who received a General Equivalency Degree (“GED”) instead of a high school diploma;
  • Individuals who did not finish high school and have not obtained a GED but would like to obtain a GED and/or pursue an education at a technical or vocational school that can teach them a valuable skill for earning a living;
  • Low-income adults who are returning to school, or are starting a higher education for the first time;
  • Low-income individuals who will be the first in their family to attend college;
  • Individuals who are striving to overcome obstacles in their lives (e.g., foster care system, homelessness) and are looking to make a fresh start through education; or
  • Returning military.

Scholarship applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be evaluated based on a variety of criteria, the most important of which are:

  • Quality and strength of the applicant’s Education Plan;
  • Quality and strength of the applicant’s Personal Essay;
  • Demonstration of motivation, enthusiasm and aptitude to pursue and complete the educational program;
  • Degree of financial need.

If you are interested in learning more about Hawthorn Foundation’s Scholarship Program, please visit our Contact Us page and send us a message. We will provide you with complete information about the program. If you are eligible to apply, fill out our Online Scholarship Application today.

Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship  The Horatio Alger Assocation seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming diversity, strength of character, financial need, commitment to pursue career or technical certification/degree, and a desire to contribute to society.

The Association will award 1,020 scholarships in 2018 with a maximum award amount of $2,500 depending on the cost of the program and student’s need. For additional information, visit our website.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be considered eligible for Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship program, applicants must:

  1. Complete high school or earn a high school equivalency degree by Spring 2018.
  2. Enroll in an eligible program in Fall 2018.
  3. Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.
  4. Demonstrate critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA).
  5. Demonstrate perseverance in overcoming adversity.
  6. Be under the age of 30
  7. Be a United States citizen

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

To apply for the Carrer & Technical Scholarship program, the following items must be completed by June 15, 2018:

  1. An online application at application.horatioalger.org
  2. A copy of your full Student Aid Report (SAR). Income documentation must be submitted online.
  3. Proof of citizenship (if not born in the United States).
  4. Applications submitted after June 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis and awards are contingent on availability.

Applicant must be a resident of Johnson County, WY. Preference will be given to employees of the Johnson County Memorial Hospital or Amie Holt Care Center. Applicant must be enrolled in a recognized nursing or health care related program. Approved applicant will receive up to $500 for the first semester, which is half of the yearly scholarship. An additional amount of up to $500 will be awarded for the second semester after the Auxiliary receives a transcript showing the student has maintained an acceptable GPA of at least 2.50 for the previous semester. The applicant may receive up to $1,000 per year.

Please email scholarships@sheridan.edu to obtain an application.

Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation

The Livingston Family – H.J. King Memorial Scholarship and Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Scholarships are now available.  The Livingston Family – H.J. King Memorial scholarship is available to 1 recipient in the amount of $1,500. The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation scholarship is available to 5 recipients in the amount of $500 each.

The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Continuing Education scholarships are now available. Three (3) awards of $500 each.

Please email scholarships@sheridan.edu to obtain applications. Application deadline March 1. Postmarked applications must be returned to the address listed on the application.

Margaret McNamara Education Grants

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be at least 25 years old at time of application deadline (see specific regional program application below);
  • Be a national of a country listed on the MMEG Country Eligibility List;
  • Be enrolled at an accredited academic institution when submitting application; and plan to be enrolled for a full academic term after award of the grant by the Board;
  • Not be related to a World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund or Inter-American Development Bank staff member or spouse;
  • already be enrolled as a full time student, with relevant student visa in national passport, and plan to continue studying full time in the following academic year;
  • not hold US citizenship or permanent residency (green card) or Canadian citizenship or Canadian landed immigrant status.

Remember to read the Application Checklist & FAQs before applying, and select the “US-Canada program” in the first question of the application. If the program name does not appear, the program may be closed to new applications. Applications are open from September 15 until January 15. Queries may be addressed to us-canada@mmeg.org during this period. Decisions will be announced by April.

The PEO – Chapter AR Program for Continuing Education scholarship is for female students attending Gillette College.  The application must be typed. Please visit the Gillette College Financial Aid Office for an application, email cgrammens@sheridan.edu or scholarships@sheridan.edu to obtain an electronic application.  Applications will need to be returned to the GC FAO in order to forward to the committee for processing.

Republican Women of Sheridan County

The Republican Women of Sheridan County are currently seeking applicants for their college scholarship program. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an 18 years or older, registered female Republican who is a Sheridan County resident and is planning on attending a junior college, college, university or vocational trade school beginning in the upcoming summer or fall semesters.

If you are interested, visit the website for detailed information and application materials. Further questions concerning the application process should be directed to Melinda Brennan, Scholarship Chairwoman, msb4968@hotmail.com. The deadline for applications is April 1.

RMMM  Printable or electronic scholarship application is available on the website. Deadline is March 1 each year.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

The “Ernest Swinney Master Mechanic Scholarship” is offered to those individuals who are 18 years of age or older, have graduated or will graduate from an accredited high school, and possess adequate practical experience and /or formal training to meet institutional prerequisites and demonstrate sincerity.

INSTITUTIONAL RESTRICTIONS

This award may be used at any nationally accredited institution in the Rocky Mountain Region offering no less than a two year degree in mining related technical, maintenance or field mechanics.

RECIPIENT’S OBLIGATION

The recipient of this award will be required to verify their pursuant of not less than a two year degree in mining related technical, maintenance, or field mechanics. Maintain no less than a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or C grade average. Scholastic standing to be reported to committee chairperson on a semesterly basis and conform to the governing rules and regulations of the institution. Non compliance to any or all of the above requirements will constitute loss of future awards.

The Wyoming Scottish Rite Foundation is an incorporated, non-profit organization of the Masonic Fraternity dedicated to charitable and educational purposes.

Eligibility: Scholarship applicants must be graduates of a Wyoming High School or hold a Wyoming G.E.D. Renewals may be granted providing the student submits a complete application and is approved by the committee. The recipients must be full-time students during the year the scholarship is used. Completion of a full course load with a minimum GPA of 2.00 is required for the full year in order to be considered for a renewal.

How to apply: By June 1, submit application and supporting documentation to: Scottish Rite Foundation, 1820 Capitol Ave, Cheyenne WY 82001. The application can be obtained by emailing scholarships@sheridan.edu. The application must be accompanied by the following documents: a current grade transcript, two (2) letters of reference, a recent color head & shoulder, wallet-sized photograph, which may be used in a Masonic publication.

Selection of Recipients: The Wyoming Scottish Rite Foundation Scholarship Committee will make the final selection of students. The award will be based on the following rank order: 1) Leadership potential and activities; 2) GPA; 3) Financial Need.

Sheridan Community Federal Credit Union

We believe that our community is the foundation of the credit union.  In order to support our community, we offer scholarships every year to students attending Sheridan College full time.  The scholarship is open to those who:

  • Live in Sheridan County
  • Have graduated high school or received their G.E.D.
  • Have a GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Are enrolled Full Time at Sheridan College.

Steps to apply:

  • Pick up an application at SCFCU
  • Fill it out
  • Write a one page summary detailing why you want the money and how you will use it to further your education

Applications and summaries must be submitted by April 30 for each school year. Award amount is $500.00 per semester

The Sheridan County Liquor Dealers Association scholarship is available to non-traditional students who are enrolled full-time or part-time. The applicant must be enrolled in school at least one semester after applying for the scholarship. Please email scholarships@sheridan.edu for an application. The application deadline for this scholarship is April 1st each year.

Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration – Central WY Section – Coates, Wolff, Russell, Swank & ODell Memorial Scholarship

Offering up to four (4) $2,500 scholarships for this academic year.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be a WY high school graduate
  • Must be enrolled full-time for the upcoming academic year
  • Upperclassmen; current college sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student
  • Enrolled in mining/mineral extraction related discipline; Examples: Engineering, Geology, Physical Sciences, or other related discipline.
  • 3.0 GPA minimum

Please contact Eric Brandjord via email smecasper@gmail.com for an application and/or any questions.

The Powder River Basin Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers is pleased to make scholarships available to qualified applicants for the upcoming academic year. Awarded amounts can range from $500 to $2,000, with the number of scholarships awarded generally ranging from 10 to 20. Scholarship applicants should have a desire to pursue a career in the oil and gas industry, and meet the following requirements:

  1. Major in Engineering (preference to Petroleum Engineering); a portion of the scholarships may go to Non-Engineering students based upon recommendations by the committee.
  2. Must be enrolled as a full-time student.
  3. Entering freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior year of a four year program, or freshman or sophomore year of a two year program.

Interested students should prepare a short (1 to 2 page) application letter detailing their qualifications and accomplishments, and should address the following items:

  1. Academic qualifications, including GPA
  2. Primary career interests and reasons for same.
  3. Extracurricular activities and reasons for same.
  4. Names of three responsible references familiar with applicant’s academic and work history.
  5. Any other items of interest.

Scholarship winners will be notified via mail in April. Formal scholarship announcement will be presented at the SPE Scholarship Dinner in May held in Gillette, WY. Scholarship checks will be issued directly to the student’s college account. The scholarship winners should be aware that the awards may be subject to tax under current laws.

Applications should be mailed to:  SPE Scholarships, ATTN: Shannon Johnston, PO Box 3977, Gillette, WY  82717

Questions should be directed to:  Shannon Johnston, (307) 670.6074 shannon.johnston@anadarko.com

Vicki Carroll Memorial Scholarship

The Wyoming Chapter of ARMA’s scholarship opportunities relate to enrollees at Wyoming community colleges or the University of Wyoming.

Vicki Carroll Memorial Scholarship

Vicki Carroll was one of the original chapter members when the Wyoming Chapter of ARMA was chartered in 1979. She served on multiple board positions, and was President from 1997 to 1999. Vicki was an active, positive and encouraging RIM professional until her life was cut short by a tragic disease. In 2006 the chapter honored Vicki’s work and dedication to the chapter by naming its scholarship and educational opportunities after her.

The Vicki Carroll Memorial Scholarship Fund has been updated to assist ARMA Wyoming members in furthering their education in the dynamic field of records and information management. Scholarship awarding is managed by the Wyoming Chapter of ARMA Board..”

The Vicki Carroll Memorial Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to ARMA Wyoming members for the following:

  • University and College Studies (ARMA Wyoming Members Only): Applicant must select courses from an accredited university or college. Courses must be related to records/information management, archive/library science or computer science.
  • Certification (ARMA Wyoming Members Only): Applicant may be awarded scholarship funds to pursue a certification as a Certified Records Manager (CRM) through the Institute of Certified Records Managers or Information Governance Professional (IGP) through ARMA International.
  • Seminars (ARMA Wyoming members only): Scholarship funds can be awarded for seminar registration costs. This pertains to registration costs for seminars/conferences In either case, the area of learning must be related to aforementioned disciplines. Seminars must be related to records/information management or archive/library science.

The Wheatland Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a minimum of one (1) scholarship to a college student from Platte County who is currently enrolled full-time in college (and/or technical school), but who has not yet attained their degree. The amount of the scholarship will be determined by the Wheatland Kiwanis Club. This scholarship can be applied for use outside of the state of Wyoming. The scholarships will be sent to any school of the recipient’s choice (upon proof of registration).

Any student from Platte County interested in the scholarships should write a letter of application requesting consideration. The letter and attachments should include the following information. Only hard copies of all attachments please. Referrals to websites and/or incomplete, unsigned, late and/or unclear applications will NOT be considered. The letter must include the following information:

Name, address and phone number
E-mail address
Date graduated, and from which Platte County school
Semester of entry and name of post-secondary school being attended
Educational goals and career plans
Statement of financial need
Summary of work experience
Summary of community and/or volunteer service
Summary of college activities
Signed copy of high school and/or college transcripts for seven semesters.
ACT composite score
Letters of recommendation (no more than three) optional. These letters should be from your current professors.
Please review the application process to make sure you fulfilled all requirements.
Applications must be received on or before April 15 to the following address:

Jim Lockwood

131 Front Road

Wheatland, WY 82201

Whitney Benefits Interest Free Loans

Up to $24,000 for undergraduate or vocational studies

  • $6,000 per academic year for undergraduate studies, with a total loan of $24,000; or
  • Up to $24,000 for a vocational program of study, divided equally over the number of terms of the program.
  • An additional $16,000 for graduate or professional studies; $40,000 total loan for undergraduate and graduate studies.
  • All past and present students are limited to a maximum $40,000 lifetime credit limit.

LOANS ARE AVAILABLE TO:
Graduates of a Sheridan/Johnson County High School,
OR
Students who have obtained a GED from a Sheridan/Johnson County High School or from Sheridan College,
OR
Individuals that have had at least seven years of continuous physical, not legal, residency in Sheridan or Johnson County immediately prior to applying for a loan.

APPLICANTS CANNOT:

  • Be related to Whitney Benefits Board members.
  • Currently have loans with the Dodd and Dorothy L. Bryan Foundation, B.F. and Rose H. Perkins Foundation, Homer A. Scott & Mildred S. Scott Foundation, or any other private foundation.
  • Currently be receiving a Daniels Fund scholarship.

REQUIREMENTS
• Students and co-borrowers must be credit-worthy.

Applicants up to age 24 years old:
• Must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average from high school, or
• A 2.25 cumulative grade point average from college.
• A combined adjusted gross income (AGI) of no more than $200,000.

Applicants who are age 25 years and older:
• Must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average from high school, or
• A 2.25 cumulative grade point average from college.
• An adjusted gross income (AGI) of no more than $200,000.

There are other requirements
Repayment begins on the earliest of the following dates:
• Six months after the anticipated or actual graduation date.
• Immediately if the student leaves school.
• Present Value Discounts are available at the start of repayment and every anniversary date thereafter.

Deadlines:
Fall semester – September 1
Spring semester – March 1

Wyoming Archaeological Society

The Wyoming Archaeological Society offers several scholarships each year for students studying anthropology, archaeology, history, American Studies, and/or Native American studies in Wyoming.

Applications for the following scholarships are available on the website listed above.

The David Reiss Memorial Community College Scholarship awards $500.00 with an application deadline of April 2, 2018.

Questions?  Please feel free to call Jenny Aiello at (406) 579-6832.

Wyoming Council of the Blind

Since 1992, The WYCB Board of Directors has committed it’s efforts to provide educational support for individuals with low vision and blindness. The Board believes that educational development will result in increased work opportunities. Please review the application requirements and other pertinent information. If you have any questions or need additional clarification, please contact Linda Johnson at 307-754-2421 or e-mail her at: misylj@bresnan.net

The application must be postmarked no later than March 15th of the current year. The Scholarship Committee will review all applications submitted and will make a decision on or before April 15th of the current year. The scholarship will be awarded at the annual WYCB State Convention in Casper. The WYCB scholarship recipient is expected to be present to receive the scholarship.

Please send all documents no later than March 15th, 2018 to:

Linda Johnson

Wyoming Council of the Blind

308 N. Gilbert St.

Powell, Wyoming  82435

Wyoming Geological Association

The Wyoming Geological Association has 4 scholarships available for application today! These scholarship opportunities are open to students studying Geology, Geoscience, and Earth Science. Please see their website for more information and specific scholarship details.

Wyoming Homemakers Scholarship

Available To: Continuing Education Students who are residents of the State of Wyoming, second year or above in college.

Provided by: Wyoming Homemakers

Number of Awards: One

Amount: $500 or amount according to funds available

Due Date: March 15 every year

Scholarship Committee will be Wyoming Homemakers

Payment: These awards will be paid to the college upon receipt of a registration form or verification of enrollment in the semester following application.

The Wyoming Homemakers will award a scholarship for a student in the second year or above in college. The amount will vary according to funds available. The student awarded must be working towards a degree, be a full time student (12 credits), and meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Attend an accredited Wyoming Community College.
  2. Attend the University of Wyoming
  3. Attend an affiliated college in the Western Undergraduate Exchange Program or a college with a reciprocal tuition program.
  4. Attend a Wyoming trade school for education.
  5. Be taking on-line classes at an accredited institution while living in Wyoming.

The goal of the Wyoming Homemakers is to promote continuing education in all of its forms and the values of the Wyoming Homemakers Association ie. home, family and education.

This scholarship will be awarded on these points:

  • Scholarship                                 40%
  • Financial Need                           30%
  • Leadership                                  10%
  • Citizenship                                  10%
  • Community Involvement         10%

Please email scholarships@sheridan.edu for an application.

Return applications to: Beverly Reed, 1003 Dull Center Rd, Douglas, WY 82633.

Wyoming Trucking Association, Inc

The Wyoming Trucking Association Scholarship Fund will be awarding its Transportation Education Scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year. The amount of the awards will range from $500 to $1,500 payable in August 2018 to the school the student will be attending.

The scholarships will be awarded to a Wyoming high school graduate, who is enrolled in a Wyoming college, the university or trade school for the 2018-2019 school year. The student must be enrolled in courses which could lead to a career in the transportation industry in Wyoming. These courses of study include, but are not limited to: business management, accounting, diesel mechanics, truck driving training, office procedures & management, computer skills and safety. The scholarship program includes funds from the WTA Trust Fund, the Cohee Family Scholarship, the L.E. Meredith Memorial Scholarship, Becker Memorial scholarship, Sharon D. Nichols Memorial Scholarship, the Larry Chapman Memorial Scholarship, and the WTA Council of Safety Supervisors scholarship.

The completed applications should be submitted to the WTA Scholarship Trust Fund, PO Box 1175, Casper WY 82602, no later than February 26, 2018. The WTA Scholarship Trustees will make determination of the recipients by April 2018 and the funds will be distributed in August 2018.

Wyoming Water Well Richard A Stockdale Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships offered to Wyoming resident undergraduates or post secondary students currently enrolled full time at a college, university or other educational institution with a 2.0 or better grade point average. The Association recognizes the need for educational advancement at all levels of the industry and seeks to support students pursuing their educational goals.

Applications must be completed in full and be submitted to the proper location BEFORE January 1st. Applications not filled out in entirety and essays not completed at 250-500 words will be rejected.

Priority will be given to an applicant that is related to a WWWA member.

Download the application from the link. Printed applications will need to be mailed to:

Wyoming Water Well Association

PO Box 2705

Casper, WY 82602

Wyoming Young Contractors Association Scholarship

The Wyoming Young Contractors Association (WYCA) Scholarship program is designed to assist individuals in their pursuit of further education and training for career advancement in the construction industry.

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Applicant must be a United States Citizen
  2. Applicant must have Wyoming State residency (1 year minimum)
  3. Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited, Wyoming based University/College, Career/ Technical School, or enrolled in a skilled trades training program approved by the scholarship committee
  4. Applicant must be enrolled in a course of study that is directly related to the Construction Industry and/or is approved by the scholarship committee
  5. Applicant must be between the ages of 18 and 45 at the time of submittal

Application forms are available in the Gillette College and Sheridan College Financial Aid Offices as well as by contacting:

Wyoming Young Contractors Association
PO Box 965
Cheyenne, WY 82003
307.632.0573
307.637.4429 fax
erin@wca-agc.org

Applications will be reviewed regularly by a selection committee of WYCA members, and awards will be distributed on a need basis per individual application. Funds will be paid directly to the university, college or technical/training school. Students may apply for successive years.

The Wyoming Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) announces that it will grant a $750.00 scholarship during the spring semester of the 2018 school year. The recipient of this scholarship will be a deserving student preparing for a career in natural resource conservation or a related field at an accredited college, university, or vocational school in Wyoming.

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the following criteria must be met:
1. Successful completion of at least one year of study in an accredited college, university, or vocational school in Wyoming;
2. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
3. Enrolled in an agricultural or natural resource conservation related curriculum; and,
4. Show reasonable need for financial assistance.

Previous scholarship winners are ineligible.

Scholarship application form (email scholarships@sheridan.educopy of transcripts (originals are not necessary), and one letter of recommendation (preferably from an employer or instructor) must be submitted no later than March 31, 2018 to:
Wyoming Chapter SWCS Scholarship Committee
c/o Dicksie Michael
1017 Highway 14A
Powell, WY 82435-9234

The student selected to receive this scholarship award will be recognized by the Wyoming SWCS Chapter at their annual meeting to be held the summer of 2018.

If you have questions concerning this scholarship program, please contact Dicksie at 307-271-3126 or dicksie.michael@wy.usda.gov