Eastern Wyoming College offers Foundation, institutional, and private donor scholarships and activity grants. Students can apply for most scholarships EWC administers via our online scholarship application. Students can apply for Fall, Spring, and Summer scholarships through this application.
Scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year are available now.
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*A complete FAFSA is required for ALL institutional scholarships. The 2023-2024 FAFSA opened on October 1, 2022.
To be eligible for any EWC scholarships/activity grants, you must:
- Complete the EWC Application for Admission
- Provide an official high school (or high school equivalency) transcript; a final, official high school transcript with your graduation date must be on file in order for state and federal aid to be disbursed.
- Provide official college transcripts from any other colleges you have attended.
- It is also required that all students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Many scholarships require information from the FAFSA to determine need. The FAFSA must be completed every year.
While the majority of scholarships require no special program of study, others are designated for students pursuing a major in areas such as agriculture, art, business, criminal justice, education, health, history, psychology, welding, etc. Eligibility criteria differ from one scholarship program to another. Criteria from various scholarship programs may relate to GPA, credit hours completed, high school affiliation, county of residence, organization membership or affiliation, enrollment level, etc. Most scholarships require, at a minimum, a GPA of 2.0 and half-time enrollment. See the Financial Aid and Scholarship Guide for a summary of scholarships EWC offers, descriptions, and criteria for eligibility for each. View our Cost & Aid Guide as well as several Scholarship Opportunities.
Apply for EWC scholarships through your MyEWC account. Follow the steps below to apply.
- Log in to your MyEWC Account.
- Select the “Scholarship App” button
- Complete your application
Students can contact EWC’s Help Desk for any issues with their EWC email at (307) 534-2912 m3.
The EWC online Scholarship Application is designed to allow you to quickly enter important data that helps determine what institutional or Foundation scholarships you might be eligible for at Eastern Wyoming College. You may stop at any time during the application process and return to continue/check your data, complete individual application requirements and check on awarding progress. Provide general demographic information, complete some academic and qualification questions, and see what scholarships you may be eligible for! Be sure to check back into your account often for new scholarships you might be eligible for that require answering some additional questions.
March 15 is the priority consideration date for scholarship applications (however, qualified applicants may be considered for scholarships at any time). Any applications received after the priority date will be considered on a “first-come, first-served” basis. You may continue to update your application and apply for new scholarships throughout the year.
Please note: Summer semesters are listed as a separate option on the application, so if you wish to be considered for summer scholarships, you must select that option (and any other semesters/years that you wish to be considered for scholarships).
Would you like to enhance students’ educational opportunities through scholarships? Contact Institutional Development at (307) 532-8304
EWC Scholarship Information
Please view the list of other scholarships available from EWC that require paper applications or have other requirements, like trying out for a music or athletic award. Also, view the list of opportunities for scholarships awarded and administered by outside organizations!
**Please note that institutional scholarships are “last pay,” meaning that other grants and scholarships are considered against a student’s Cost of Attendance and may be reduced in the case of over-awards.
Kickstart Wyoming's Tomorrow Scholarship
Wyoming believes in your capabilities
There’s never been a better time to come back to college. If you are 24 years of age or older and wanting to start college or finish the degree you started, you can receive up to $7,200 to put towards tuition.
Kickstart Wyoming’s Tomorrow is a new state-funded scholarship program for adults enrolling at one of Wyoming’s eight community colleges, or the University of Wyoming, to pursue a degree or certificate. You can receive up to $1,800 per semester if enrolled in 12 credit hours or more, for up to four full-time academic terms.
The Wyoming’s Tomorrow Scholarship program and its initial endowment fund contribution of $10M was established by the 2022 Wyoming State Legislature. Currently, the scholarship program endowment fund is only partially funded so the 2023 Legislature set aside $1.25M to “kickstart” the scholarship program until its endowment fund reaches the required $50M and the scholarship is fully funded. By kickstarting the scholarship program, scholarship funds are available now, rather than later, to assist those that want to pursue their degree or certificate at a Wyoming college or university.
You may be eligible if:
- You’ve been a Wyoming resident for no less than one (1) year immediately preceding application or not less than a total of three (3) years at any time prior to application;
- You’re twenty-four (24) years of age or older when you begin school;
- You’ve completed and filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year for which you are applying for a scholarship and have unmet financial need;
- You agree to register with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services by completing a new account registration at wyomingatwork.com.
You may not be eligible if:
- You are currently receiving a scholarship under the Hathaway Scholarship program;
- Are not a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien who meets the definition of an eligible noncitizen under federal Title IV requirements, or requirements of a subsequent similar federal enactment;
- Owe a refund under a federal Title IV student financial aid program, or a subsequently enacted similar federal student financial aid program, or a student financial aid program administered through the state;
- Are incarcerated; or
- Previously received a scholarship under this scholarship program of four (4) full-time academic terms or a total of seven thousand two hundred dollars ($7,200) in scholarships for unmet financial need.
Eligible Eastern Wyoming College programs include:
Wyoming Works is a state grant program with resources targeted at adult students to advance their skills in areas that lead to secure employment. Space and grant funding is limited. Funding is only guaranteed for one year.
- Grant amounts will be up to $1,680 per student, per semester for 6 semesters.
- Wyoming Works Standard Grant: up to $840 per semester
- Wyoming Works Critical Grant: up to $1,680 per semester
- A student’s grant amount will be limited to their remaining financial need after all other grants and scholarships are considered.
Eligible Eastern Wyoming College programs include:
Wyoming Works Eligibility Requirements
You may be eligible if:
You’ve been a Wyoming resident for no less than one (1) year immediately preceding application or not less than a total of three (3) years at any time prior to application; You’re twenty-four (24) years of age or older when you begin school; You’ve completed and filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year for which you are applying for a scholarship and have unmet financial need; You agree to register with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services by completing a new account registration at wyomingatwork.com
Who is not eligible for a Wyoming Works Grant
- Cannot be currently receiving or eligible to receive the Hathaway scholarship
- Cannot be currently in default on a federal Title IV education loan
- Cannot owe a refund under a federal Title IV student financial aid program or a subsequently enacted similar federal student financial aid program, or a student financial aid program administered through the State of Wyoming.
How to Apply
- Complete our college Application for Admission
- Students must complete the FAFSA form each year
- Complete the EWC Wyoming Works form, indicating your program of interest
All steps must be completed prior to the start of classes of the term for which you are applying.
About Wyoming Works
The Wyoming Works Program began as Senate File 122 (SF122) in Wyoming’s 65th Legislature. After passing both the House and Senate in February 2019, it was signed by Governor Gordon as Senate Enrolled Act 78 (SEA78). The legislation includes a $5 million appropriation; $3 million of which will used for individual student grants, and the balance will support program development. Allocation details will be managed by the Wyoming Community College Commission, as these monies will be distributed among all seven Wyoming community colleges.
Annual Wyoming Works grant availability (for approved programs that span more than one year) is subject to the Wyoming Legislature’s appropriation process and is contingent on the Commission issuing a grant allocation for approved programs at the college.
Note: Additional programs which may also qualify for Wyoming Works grants are under development. Please check back or inquire with Academic Services regarding new programs.
The state of Wyoming established a generous scholarship program in the name of former Wyoming Governor Stan Hathaway that rewards eligible Wyoming-resident students with scholarship money to attend a Wyoming Community College or the University of Wyoming. The program provides merit and need-based awards to eligible students.
The following scholarships require a separate process for application in addition to the EWC application package. Please review each for criteria, contact information and/or application procedure. Please pay attention to deadlines, as each scholarship may have different requirements.
Please note: Items below marked with F are EWC Foundation awards, and items marked with ♦ require completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Other EWC Scholarships
- Activity Grants
- Outside Scholarships
- Transfer Scholarships
- International Students
- Additional Resources
EWC offers several Activity Grants, allowing students to assist, participate, or perform in specific areas of the college. Activity Grants are available to high school graduates and EWC students with a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA. First-time students who do not have a high school diploma but have special abilities as determined by the activity sponsor may also qualify for Activity Grants. The number of grants awarded and the value of the award varies; some cover full or partial tuition, and others are for fees, books, supplies, and/or on-campus room and board.
If you are interested in participating in debate/forensics, music, or art, there are activity grants available to you! Please complete EWC’s Scholarship Application.
Students interested in athletic activities should apply through the appropriate coach.
Students in the following athletic activities must meet NJCAA eligibility criteria:
- Men’s Basketball
- Women’s Basketball
- Women’s Volleyball
- Rodeo – Must meet NIRA eligibility criteria
- Livestock Judging – Must maintain eligibility to compete in any national or regional livestock judging competition with EWC and the Junior College Judging Coaches Association (JCJCA). A paper application is required.
The following scholarship opportunities are awarded and administered outside of EWC. Certain outside scholarship donors inform EWC of scholarships available to its students. Since availability may change, please check back often for updated listings. Please refer to each for eligibility criteria, application processes, and deadlines. For information on the state Hathaway Scholarship program and application process, click here.
- AAUW Scholarship (Torrington-Wheatland Branch)
- American Indian Graduate Center Scholarship
- American Welding Society Scholarships
- Adeline Neilson Scholarship
- Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship
- BP Energy Scholarships
- Boundless Opportunity Scholarship – Daniels Fund
- Central Wyoming Section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Scholarships
- Clara E. Muehlberger Scholarship (Oregon Trail Community Foundation)
- Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship
- Community Healthcare Foundation Scholarship
- Community Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship
- Converse County Hospital Foundation Nursing Scholarship
- DARE/Bob Asbury Book Award
- Dave Neider Memorial (Goshen County Rooster Boosters) Scholarship
- Douvas Scholarship for First Generation American Student
- First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church Scholarship
- Fliesbach McAlister Scholarship
- Foster’s Outriders Scholarship for the Trades Program
- Four States Irrigation Council Scholarship
- Frank Roach Scholarship
- Friends of the Fremont County Fair Scholarship
- Gates Millennium Scholars Program
- General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Wyoming Mary N. Brooks Scholarship
- General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Wyoming Paulina Hayes Scholarship
- General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Wyoming Ruth Clare Yonkee District Scholarship
- Goshen County 2Shot Michael Olson Memorial Scholarship
- Goshen County 2Shot Scholarship
- Goshen County 2Shot Trey Redder Memorial Scholarship
- Hawthorn Foundation Scholarship Program
- Helen K Maier Memorial P.E.O Scholarship
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships
- Hispanic Advisory Committee Scholarship (Oregon Trail Community Foundation)
- Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program
- Jack Kent Cook Foundation College Scholarship Program
- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
- James A. and Dorothy K. Willox Trade School Scholarship
- Jean-Pierre Ayala Scholarship
- Lemons Scholarship (Oregon Trail Community Foundation)
- Marjorie Jane Streeks Brown Scholarship
- My Story Scholarship
- North Platte Valley Artist Guild Scholarship
- Oregon Trail Community Foundation Scholarships
- Panhandle Business and Professional Women (BPW) Scholarship
- The Earnest Scholarship
- F Tom Lowry Memorial (Goshen County Rooster Boosters) Scholarship
- Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association Scholarship
- West Nebraska Blood Center Scholarship Fund
- Western Nebraska Human Resources Management Association
- Wheatland Kiwanis Club Scholarship Application
- Wyoming CattleWomen Scholarship
- Wyoming Chapter–Soil and Water Conservation Society Scholarship
- Wyoming Community Foundation Scholarships
- Wyoming Council of the Blind Scholarship
- Wyoming NASA Space Grant STEM Scholarship
- Wyoming National Guard Association Scholarship
- Wyoming Scottish Rite Foundation Scholarship
- Wyoming Stock Growers Association’s Clifford P Hansen Memorial Scholarship
- Wyoming Survivors of Deceased Firefighters Tuition Benefit
- Wyoming Telecommunications Association Scholarship
- Wyoming Trucking Association Scholarship
- Wyoming Veterinary Technician Association Scholarship
- Wyrulec Company Trade Scholarship
- Wyrulec Company Scholastic Scholarship
- Yoder Women’s Club Scholarship
Students intending to graduate from EWC and transfer to a four-year college or university should check out the following transfer scholarship opportunities:
- CSC Transfer Student Scholarship
- Gary Beach Memorial Scholarship–Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation
- Goshen County Beet Growers Transfer Scholarship (can apply through EWC application)♦F
- Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
- Phi Theta Kappa/Chadron State College Transfer Scholarship
- Phi Theta Kappa other transfer scholarships
- University of Wyoming Alumni Association Community College Transfer Student Scholarship
- University of Wyoming Cowboy Transfer Commitment Transfer Student Scholarship
- Wyoming NASA Community College Transfer Scholarship
International students can apply for EWC’s International Student Scholarship and other scholarships via our online scholarship application. Check our scholarship listing (on the current page) for details on what scholarships may or may not require U.S. citizenship.
International students will find little information available about financial aid because of citizenship limitations, but listed below are some online resources that can help.
- International Student Exchange & Study Abroad Resource Center
- International Scholarships
- eduPASS: The SmartStudent Guide to Studying in the USA
- International Education Financial Aid
Be careful what information you give online. You should not have to pay to apply for scholarships and anything that is “guaranteed” or “available to everyone” should signal a red flag. Check FinAid.org for information on how to protect yourself from scams and identity theft.