Wyoming has a history of ranching and beautiful fall foliage. Breathtaking landscapes and adventure travel are waiting in Wyoming, but so are college students. They are waiting to figure out how to pay for college. Some of these students might decide to explore scholarships. Scholarships are very often the only way that some students will be able to afford to pay for their college educations. Student loans don’t pay for all of the collegiate costs, and freshmen receive less than upperclassmen. This means that to get to the point that students are eligible for more in federal student loans, which they must manage to pay for the first two years first. This can create quite a conundrum without scholarships. Very often, students will find that different states will offer scholarships that are not offered to students or residents in any other state. In the state of Wyoming this is true like it is for anywhere else.
The Hathaway Scholarship is available to students in Wyoming. The scholarship was set up in honor of former governor, Stan Hathaway. The scholarship comes in three forms: Opportunity, Performance, and Honors. The Opportunity Scholarship is available to high school graduates with a 2.5 GPA or higher. The ACT score must be 19. The Performance Scholarship is available to students who have a 3.0 GPA and a minimum ACT score of 21. The Honors Scholarship is available to students with a 3.5 GPA and a minimum ACT score of 25. In order to maintain the scholarship, students must keep a 2.5 college GPA. The scholarships are available to students for no more than eight semesters. The award amounts add up to twenty-five percent of the unmet need in the Opportunity and Performance programs. The Honors Program pays one hundred percent of the unmet need.
The Alert Scholarship is a one time award of $500 for students who win an essay contest. The focus of the essay is supposed to concerning drug and alcohol abuse. Students must be in high school and between the ages of sixteen and nineteen. They must also have a minimum GPA of 2.5.