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Scholarships / Financial Aid

There should be no reason to pay a fee to apply for any scholarship - usually scholarships asking for a fee are a hoax - don't fall victim to this!!

Need Help Finding Scholarships?


  • Local / State Scholarships
  • National Scholarships
  • Other Resources


Scholarship   Date Due

Local Scholarships

Hanna Chapter #46 Order of the Eastern Star        $200-$400   May 1st
HEM Booster Scholarship         $250   May 1st
Lasting Legacy Scholarship       $200   May 14th   
Tammy Briggs Shinkel Memorial Scholarship        $500   May 15th   
Bow River FFA Alumni Scholarship   May 22nd   
Harry Baxter Shields Story and Scholarship          $1000    

Carbon County Scholarships

Miss Carbon County   January 25th 
Carbon Power & Light   Feb 2nd
Basin Electric   March 1st
Tri-State Scholarship   Feb 5th
AGCO Legacy Scholarship (Shively Hardware Company)          $1000   Feb 17th
High Plains Power Inc. Scholarship          $1000   March 3rd
Rocky Mountaineers Scholarship         $1500   March 9th
Kristi Barkhurst 4H Memorial Scholarship   April 1st   
Carbon County 4-H Foundation Scholarship   April 1st
Carbon County Stock Growers Association   April 7th
Casey Mckee LCCC Scholarship   April 15th   
Carbon County Farm Bureau Scholarship          $300   April 15th
Carbon County Farm Bureau Members Scholarship      $300   April 15th
Valley Service Organization Youth Citizenship Award        $500   April 15th   
Meridian Trust Scholarship          $1000   April 19th   
Carbon County Commissioners Scholarships          3  $1000 plus 1 renewal   April 27th
WREA Lineman Scholarship             $3000   April 30th
Soroptimist International of Rawlins Mary Quealy Award      2-$500   April 30th
Rawlins Elks Lodge MVS Scholarship          $1500   May 5th
Wyoming Telecommunications Association   May 15th
US State Senate Scholarship        $10,000   October 3rd

Wyoming Scholarships

Jack Kemp Cooke Foundation Scholarship    $40,000 for 3 years   Late November
Wyoming Waterwell scholarship      $800   January 1st 
Wyoming Mountain Mensa        $600   January 18th 
ASUW Student Government      minimum $1000 per semester   January 18th 
Clifford C. Hach Memorial Scholarship UW Chemestry Department      $6000   January 19th
American Chemical Society Scholarship       Full resident tuition for freshman year   January 19th
Society of Women Engineers   Feb 1st 
Proud to Host the Best Scholarship (McMurry Foundation)         $500   Feb 10th
Wyoming State 4-H Foundation       multiple   Feb 15th 
Wyoming Auctioneers Association Scholarship        $500   Feb 15th
Wyoming FFA Scholarships   Feb 17th
Wyoming Trucking Association Scholarship        $500-$1500   Feb 26th 
Black Note            $2000   Feb 29th
USS Wyoming/Honorable Richard M.I. Chaney Scholarship        $1000   March 1st
Wyoming Elks Association                    mulitple $1000-$2000 and vocational opportunites   March 1st

Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Scholarships/WyFB Continuing Education Scholarship


  March 1st
Wyoming Game Wardens Association Scholarship          $400   March 1st
NILE Scholarship            up to $2000   March 1st
UW Alumni Scholarships          multiple   March 6th
WAESS Student Scholarship        $500   March 13th
American Chemical Society Scholarship UW Entering Freshman        Full resident tuition   March 15th
Kaiser Foundation Scholarship            $4000 per year for 5 years   March 16th
Wyoming Weed and Pest Scholarship        $1000   March 31st
WAO Scholarship    only 1 nominee per school   April 1st
Snowy Range Cattle Women            $200   April 15th
Adeline Neilson Scholarship Foundation    several $500-$4000   April 16th   
Western Wyoming Community College Ambassador Scholarship        $1000   April 18th
Neil Adkins Lineworker Scholarship                    $1000   May 1st   
Wyoming Association of Fairs              2- $500   May 1st
The Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation Scholarship Program   May 1st
BP Technologies Scholarship WWCC        up to $7800   May 8th
Douvas Memorial Scholarship            $500   May 8th
ELKS Angels Scholarship_______$1000 for a student who has lost a parent in the "War on Terror"   May 10th
AEF of AIA Wyoming (Architecture)   May 15th
Laramie LDS Alumni Despain and Willey   May 15th   
Glen Legler Memorial Scholarship                  3- $1000   May 15th   
Distinguished Young Women Scholarship (Must apply your 11th grade year)  $4800   July 31st
Wyoming NASA Space Grant (WWCC students)      $1000   Dec 5th 
Daniels Fund   Sep 15th 
Michigan State STARR Scholarship   Nov 1st 
Wyoming Best of the Best Scholarship          $500   July 16th
Wyoming Girls State    
Wyoming Boys State    

National Scholarships

Mike Rowe Works Scholarship for Vocational Schools Only   Sometime in Spring
AXA Achievement Scholarship   Dec 15th 
GE-Reagan Foundation      multiple  $10000-$50000   January 7th 
Washington Crossing Foundation                mulitple $500-$10000   January 15th 
Ronald McDonald House Scholarship   January 20th 
Elks National Foundation Legacy Award   January 30th 
ESA Foundation Scholarship Application (multiple Scholarship opportunities)  $750-$5000   Feb 1st 
National FFA Scholarships   Feb 1st
Buick Achievers Scholarship program   Feb 27th 
***11th Grade Scholarship*** The Coolidge Scholarship   March 18th
Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund            $2500   March 31st
Americanism Essay Contest   April 1st   
iModules Scholarships            multiple   April 1st
Sports Unlimited Scholarship          $1000   April 20th
B. Davis Scholarship                  $1000   May 25th   
Auto Accessories College & Automotive Trade School Scholarship  $1000   June 1st
A & F Scholarship        $1000   June 12th
Horatio Alger Career Tech Scholarship            $2500   June 15th
Big Sun Athletics Scholarship              $500   June 19th
Distinguished Young Women Scholarship              multiple   July 31st   
Khan Law Firm Scholarship              $1000   August 1st
Wendys Heisman   Oct 1st 
AES Engineers   Oct 7th 
Burger King McLamore Foundation Scholarship   Dec 15th 
Horatio Alger Scholarship   Oct 25th 
Coca-Cola Scholars Program   Oct 31st 
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program   Nov 4th 
Toptal STEM Scholarship for Women $5000 awarded each month   15th of each Month
  •  FastWeb!: Search Over 1.3 Mil. Scholarships Free & Easy Registration. FastWeb is the largest, most accurate and most frequently updated scholarship database. If you supply an email address, they will notify you when new awards that match your profile are added to the database. You can even submit an electronic application to some of the scholarships listed in the FastWeb scholarship database, saving you time and money. FastWeb also includes a college search and numerous other student resources.


Description: FastWeb! High School Student Bulletin

FastWeb Quick Reference Guide


  • Scholarships: This site offers a free search after registration and profile development. The search results include an indication of the value of the scholarship, maximum awarded, due date and relevance to your situation as well as a way to select offerings that are placed in a "my scholarships" folder.
  • Student Scholarships: This site has an option for parents and counselors you can view some scholarships immediately OR you can register for free to search over 24,000 scholarships.
  • Scholarship Experts: They are one of the most comprehensive free online scholarship searches available to students, parents, and educators.
  • Go College: Comprehensive resource covering college admissions, financial aid, educational options, and surviving college.
  • Continually watch and apply for scholarships posted.
  • Check with the financial aid office at the college/university you plan to attend to see what available scholarships they have available early on in the year.


Federal Student Aid ID

Your FSA ID can be used each year to electronically apply for federal student aid and to access your Federal Student Aid records online. The parent AND the student BOTH need to apply for separate FSA ID before you can fill out your FAFSA online.

FSA ID Website



Electronically submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students interested in financial aid for college will need to complete this form.

FAFSA Website

Need Help with your FAFSA?

  • Call 1-800-4-FED-AID
    • Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time)
    • Saturday, (8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Additional help...... Go go:

DEADLINES vary from school to school and state to state, but a good rule of thumb is to have it done by the end of February of your senior year.

Hints for Completing Scholarship Applications:

  1. If you meet the basic requirements for an award……… APPLY!
  2. ALWAYS include a COVER LETTER specifically tailored to the scholarship. It’s a good rule-of-thumb to include a résumé even if they don’t ask for one.
  3. Always read the application form completely before you start filling it out. Make sure that you’re complete and concise, but also creative! Many forms that are not complete are thrown out.
  4. Clearly emphasize your ambitions, goals, and what makes you DIFFERENT from other applicants -“TOOT” your horn!
  5. ALWAYS have someone proofread your letters AND applications.
  6. If you are required to send an application letter make sure they are neat AND clean! Write legibly or type the application form - it looks more professional.
  7. Keep copies of your cover letters, applications, essays, and letters of recommendations and make a list of those scholarships you applied for.
  8. NEVER become discouraged- NEVER talk yourself out of applying. You have just as good of a chance to receive the scholarship than any other applicant.


Need additional help? Contact the counselor: Mr Ward.