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.  Scholarship eligibility may vary based on elements such as hometown, academic program of study, or other extracurricular interests.  Other scholarships requiring essays or additional information can also be found below.

Please note: All NWCCD scholarship information on this page was valid for the 2017/2018 academic year.  The 2018/2019 academic year scholarship information is currently under review and should be posted to this page shortly after February 28, 2018.

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.  Awards varied from $1,560 to $1,668/semester based on tuition and fees for 2017/2018.  Tuition and fees for 2018/2019 have not yet been set by the Wyoming Community College Commission.
  • 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 Aid from Outside Sources

Browse the list of external scholarships and even find information on interest free loans!

Several of the following deadline dates are from the 2017/2018 academic year.  Future availability of external scholarships is constantly changing.  Please contact the scholarship donor directly with additional questions or for future availability.

AAUW Cody (WY) Branch

AAUW – Cody (WY) Branch

The Cody Branch of the American Association of University Women will be awarding a $1,000.00 scholarship.  Deadline for the application is April 1 and the scholarship will be awarded May 1.  Preference for this scholarship is given to Cody area women who will be at the junior, senior or graduate level of college in their next semester.

Selection for the scholarship is based on scholastic ability, financial need, an indication of commitment to one’s chosen field, and the overall quality of the application.

For more information, please contact Carla Mair via email: carla@mairenergy.com; for a scholarship application, please visit the AAUW Cody Branch website at the link above.

Adeline Neilson Scholarship Foundation

The board of directors of the Adeline Neilson Scholarship Foundation has scholarship money available for the 2017/2018 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 26 scholarships each year in amounts ranging from $500 to $4,000.

Please email ansfnd@gmail.com for an application and/or with any questions.

The completed application must be postmarked no later than *April 15, 2017.*

Alvin T Clark Family Memorial Fund

Financial assistance is available to graduates of Buffalo High School in Buffalo, WY who are seeking higher education in the fields of forestry, nursing, and medicine (not pre-med).  Please contact Wendy Martin 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


The American Indian College Fund - Full Circle Scholarships

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

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.

Clifford P Hansen Memorial Scholarship

The Clifford P. Hansen Memorial Scholarship is in remembrance of Clifford Hansen, who was known as a Teton county rancher, Past President of Wyoming Stock Growers Association, the Governor of Wyoming and a U.S. Senator.  The Memorial Scholarship was established through contributions received in memory of Senator Hansen and other departed WSGA leaders.  It recognizes an outstanding college student pursuing an education related to Wyoming’s agriculture or natural resources.  WSGA believes that continuing education is an important asset for youth and we are proud to announce that January 2017 marks the third year of awarding the scholarship. The $1,000 cash scholarship will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year and sent to the scholarship winner the Fall of 2017 semester.

“The Hansen Memorial Scholarship serves as a reminder of the dedicated leadership provided to WSGA and to the State of Wyoming by past and current leaders of our industry,” stated Executive Vice President, Jim Magagna.

To be eligible, students, parents or guardian must be a member in good standing of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association.  The applicant must be a sophomore, junior or senior during the Fall semester of 2017 or is a college senior who is graduating in the fall of 2017 and is accepted into graduate school for the spring 2018 semester.  The student must be enrolled full-time at the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming Community College, have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and be majoring in agriculture or natural resource related field.

To apply for this scholarship, the applicant must submit an official transcript and essay of 500 words or less addressing the following questions:

  • What have you gained from your college experience?
  • What leadership roles have you acquired since starting college?
  • How have those leadership roles influenced you?
  • How do your post-college plans involve agriculture or natural resources?
  • What characteristics distinguish you as deserving this scholarship?

All applications will be due Friday, April 7, 2017 to Haley Lockwood at P.O. Box 206, Cheyenne, WY 82003 or to haley@wysga.org.  The winner will be approved by the WSGA trustees based on a recommendation from the WSGA Executive Committee and contacted directly.  The scholarship winner will also be announced at the 2017 Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show in Buffalo, Wyo., June 7th – 10th.

About the Wyoming Stock Growers Association
Since 1872, the Wyoming Stock Growers Association has served the livestock business and families of Wyoming by protecting their economic, legislative, regulatory, judicial, environmental, custom and cultural interests. We promote the role of the cattle industry in resource stewardship, animal care and the production of high-quality, safe and nutritious beef. Learn more at www.wysga.org or call 307-638-3942.

Cloud Peak Law

Cloud Peak Law

2017 Wyoming Scholarship Details

The scholarship this year will be available to part-time and full-time students at the following Wyoming colleges

  • Casper College
  • Sheridan College
  • Eastern Wyoming College
  • University of Wyoming

The amount of the scholarship is $500.  The recipient’s funds will be forwarded to the individual student, or the school if required.  To qualify, please submit the following:

Write a 750 word essay on how your experiences in college thus far have formed your views regarding the importance of national unity.  We decided on this topic because of recent political discourse being so divided.

Please don’t forget to include your contact information, or school, so we may know how to inform you should you be selected.  Thanks for your interest.  Essay needs to be posted marked by August 31st, 2017.  Please send to:

Cloud Peak Law Group

203 S. Main St. Ste 3000

Sheridan, WY 82801

The Dodd and Dorothy L Bryan Foundation Interest Free Loans

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.

Gary Beach Memorial Scholarship

Gary Beach Memorial Scholarship – The Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation

The Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation is pleased to announce that it will grant a $1,200 scholarship each year in honor of the late Gary Beach.  As Administrator of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Water Quality division, Gary Beach worked closely with conservation districts to establish the local watershed planning approach to address Wyoming’s impaired water-bodies.  He spent his career working for Wyoming’s natural resources.

The Gary Beach Memorial Scholarship recipient will be a deserving individual enrolled at the University of Wyoming whose focus of study is in natural resource management.  In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the following criteria must be met:

– The applicant must have completed at least 59 credit hours (be enrolled at the Junior level or higher) for the upcoming Fall semester.

– The applicant must be enrolled at the University of Wyoming.

– The applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 (based on a 4.0 point scale).

– The applicant must be enrolled in one of the following academic majors: environment and natural resources, water resources, rangeland ecology and watershed management, or a related field.

– The applicant must provide a completed application.

– The applicant must provide a letter of recommendation.

– The applicant must provide official copies of transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.

– Preference will be given to Wyoming residents and those students who plan to live and work in Wyoming after graduation.

Applications, copy of official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended and one letter of recommendation are due June 30 and should be submitted to:

Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation

Bobbie Frank, Executive Director

517 E. 19th Street

Cheyenne, WY 82001

Or via email to bobbie.frank@conservewy.com

The Hawthorn Foundation

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.

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

John and Amie Auxiliary, Inc

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.

Kappa Kappa Iota

Kappa Kappa Iota is a non-profit organization whose membership is comprised of active and retired educators.  Each year, our group offers a $500.00 scholarship to sophomore, junior, or senior student who is majoring in education.  If you have any questions, please call Barb Corriveau (307-778-2071) or Sharine Webber (307-630-8603).  Deadline: May 15.

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

Livingston Family - H.J. King Memorial Scholarship & Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Scholarships; Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Continuing Education Scholarships

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

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.

Nick Theos PLC Scholarship Program

Nick Theos PLC Scholarship Program

The Public Lands Council (PLC) is awarding two Nick Theos scholarships of $250 (in addition to hotel and registration) to attend the annual Spring Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, March 27-30, 2017.  In partnership with this scholarship, the Wyoming Public Lands Coalition is accepting applications for Wyoming college students to apply for this opportunity.  Once applied and accepted by the Wyoming Public Lands Coalition, the individual will be automatically entered into the national Public Lands Council scholarship by the Coalition for their chance to receive the 2017 Nick Theos Scholarship.

Nick Theos, a founding member of PLC and great supporter of the livestock industry, passed away on April 11th, 2013 at the age of 92.  It is because of the Theos family and the Nick Theos PLC Scholarship Program that young people are able to attend our annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC.

In an effort to get more college students involved with PLC issues and provide them with an unforgettable learning experience, we are offering this chance to meet members of Congress and their staff; attend meetings with agency officials; and hear from the leading experts and influencers in the industry.  Scholars will be able to actively participate in our efforts to promote and support public lands grazing at our Nation’s Capital.

Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in public lands ranching.  We ask that they complete the form attached and include a letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor, FFA mentor, livestock association, or other leader that can attest to the professionalism and interest of the applicant.  If selected for the national scholarship, applicants will receive the $250 Nick Theos scholarship which includes hotel and registration as well as the cost of travel covered by the Wyoming Public Lands Coalition.  The scholarship winner should be prepared to give short remarks to meeting attendees during lunch on Tuesday, March 28th in Washington, D.C.

Applications and letters of recommendation should be submitted by the end of the day on Friday, February 17, 2017.  The Wyoming Public Lands Coalition will review and accept one application by Wednesday, February 22 and then be immediately applied to the national scholarship.  Once applied at the national level, the PLC Executive Committee will select the two recipients, and PLC staff will notify the recipients no later than Wednesday, March 1st.

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

PEO - Chapter AR Program for Continuing Education

The PEO – Chapter AR Program for Continuing Education scholarship is for female students attending Gillette College.  Deadlines for this scholarship are as follows:  Fall semester, applications are due March 1; Spring semester, applications are due November 1.  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.

Pheasants Forever

The Sheridan/Johnson County Chapter of Pheasants Forever is accepting applications for the Gordon Strom Memorial Scholarship for the 2017 academic year.  The Chapter has allocated up to $12,000 for scholarships.  The Chapter will determine the number and amount of each scholarship based on the number of qualified applications.

This scholarship is restricted to students who graduated from a high school or home school program in Sheridan or Johnson Counties, Wyoming.  This scholarship is intended to support post high school education in some aspect of natural resource management (please call or email if unsure).

Copies of the scholarship requirements and application are available by sending an email request to scholarships@sheridan.edu or sheridanjhl@yahoo.com.  For specific questions, please contact Jim Lyon at 307.763.2033.

Republican Women of Sheridan County

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.

Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute Scholarship


The following criteria must be met for the Tech Scholarship.

Each applicant MUST be:

–  A first-year student at a two-year Technical/Trade School in good standing at the time of selection;

–  Both a U.S. citizen and a legal resident of one of the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute (RMCMI) member states – Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, or Wyoming;

–  Studying an applicable trade; and

–  Interested in coal as a career path.

Scholarship selection is managed as follows:

The RMCMI Scholarship Chairman will distribute scholarship applications to interested technical/trade institutions.  Nominations will be accepted only from students meeting the scholarship criteria.

It is the intention of the RMCMI to award a scholarship to a resident candidate from each member state as listed above.  Applications from each state will be reviewed and rated by the RMCMI Scholarship Committee.  Interview of top candidates by RMCMI Chairman may be conducted.  However, if there is no candidate acceptable to the RMCMI Scholarship Committee from a particular state, no award will be given for that state.

Scholarship presentation is handled as follows:

The monetary value of the scholarship, as set annually by the RMCMI Board of Directors, is sent directly to the college, university or technical school to be used as tuition credit for the winner.  The 2017 Scholarship value is $1,000 for one year.

Application deadline is February 1, 2017.  No applications will be accepted after that date. Interviews of prospective candidates will be conducted in February.  Scholarship winners will be selected and notified in late March 2017.

Please contact the RMCMI office at 303/948-3300 if you have questions regarding the scholarship program.  We appreciate your interest.

Rocky Mountain Master Mechanic: Ernest Swinney Master Mechanic Scholarship

RMMM  Printable or electronic scholarship application is available on the website


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.


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.


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.

Scottish Rite Foundation of Wyoming

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 Scholarship

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

Sheridan County Liquor Dealers Association

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

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.

Society of Petroleum Engineers: Powder River Basin Section Scholarship

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

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.

Wheatland Kiwanis Club/Merl Lockwood Memorial Scholarship

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

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.

Graduates of a Sheridan/Johnson County High School,
Students who have obtained a GED from a Sheridan/Johnson County High School or from Sheridan College,
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.


  • 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.  Or currently be receiving a Daniels Fund scholarship.

• 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.

Fall semester – September 1
Spring semester – March 1

Wyoming Archaeological Society, Sheridan-Johnson County Chapter

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 February 13, 2017.

The Frison Master’s Scholarship awards $1,000 with an application deadline of March 20, 2017.

The William T. Mulloy Undergraduate Scholarship awards $1,000 with an application deadline of March 20, 2017.

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

The Wyoming Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society Scholarship

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 2017 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 student 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 formcopy 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, 2017 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 2017.

If you have questions concerning this scholarship program, please contact Dicksie at 307-754-9301 ext 113 or dicksie.michael@wy.usda.gov

Wyoming Council of the Blind

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 on Friday, June 23, 2017, at the Parkway Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, in Casper.  The WYCB scholarship recipient is expected to be present to receive the scholarship.

Please send all documents no later than March 15th, 2017 to:

Linda Johnson

Wyoming Council of the Blind

308 N. Gilbert St.

Powell, Wyoming  82435

Wyoming Geological Association

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 Geospatial Organization

Wyoming Geospatial Association

WyGEO is pleased to announce that we are offering two $1,000 scholarships to deserving college students this year: One to a full-time undergraduate student and one to a full-time graduate student.  These academic scholarships are designed for students exhibiting academic excellence in geospatial technologies fields: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), or related disciplines.  The scholarship awards can be used to offset any costs the student may incur while pursuing their college credentials, including tuition, books, data, field work or travel costs to attend a WyGEO-sponsored gathering.  Deadline June 1, 2017

Wyoming Homemakers Scholarship

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

Wyoming Trucking Association, Inc

The Wyoming Trucking Association Scholarship Fund will be awarding its Transportation Education Scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year.  The amount of the awards will range from $500 to $1,500 payable in August 2017 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 2017-2018 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 27, 2017.  The WTA Scholarship Trustees will make determination of the recipients by April 2017 and the funds will be distributed in August 2017.

Wyoming Water Well Richard A Stockdale Memorial Scholarship

Wyoming Water Well Richard A Stockdale Memorial Scholarship

This $800 scholarship is 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

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
307.637.4429 fax

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.