EWC seeking students for Wyoming Works grant

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Wyoming Works - Eastern Wyoming CollegeEastern Wyoming College is pleased to offer the Wyoming Works grant program to qualified students and is currently seeking interested students. Wyoming Works is a state grant program with resources targeted at qualified students to advance their skills in areas that lead to secure employment. Space and grant funding is limited and funding is only guaranteed for one year.

Grant amounts will be up to $1,680 per student, per semester for 6 semesters. A student’s grant amount will be limited to their remaining financial need after all other grants and scholarships are considered.

Eligible EWC programs include:

  • Beef Production – certificate
  • Business Administration – AAS (includes distance learning option)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Child Development – certificate (includes distance learning option)
  • Corrections – certificate (includes distance learning option)
  • Criminal Justice – AAS
  • Farm and Ranch Management – AAS
  • Human Services – AA
  • Veterinary Aide – certificate
  • Veterinary Technology – AAS

The Wyoming Works eligibility requirements include the following: must complete the FAFSA form, showing financial need; must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident who meets the definition of an eligible non-citizen under federal financial aid requirements; must be a Wyoming resident; as required, must be registered with the selective service; must maintain satisfactory academic progress in the program; must be a new program participant starting Fall 2019 or later; must be enrolled in a eligible EWC program; a student may transfer from one approved program to another while maintaining continuous enrollment at EWC, or transfer to another Wyoming community college and enroll in an approved program at the transfer institution immediately after transfer; a student may be eligible for this grant for no more than three academic years (six semesters).

The following items would cause a student to NOT be eligible for a Wyoming Works Grant: the student cannot be currently receiving or eligible to receive the Hathaway scholarship, the student cannot be currently in default on a federal Title IV education loan, the student 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.

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