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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:

Programs
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)

Wyoming Works Eligibility Requirements

  • Must complete the FAFSA form, showing financial need
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be a Wyoming resident or a permanent U.S. resident who meets the definition of an eligible non-citizen under federal financial aid requirements.
  • 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 an eligible program (listed above).
  • Must maintain continuous enrollment in an eligible 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).

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

  1. Complete our college Application for Admission
  2. Students must complete the FAFSA form each year
  3. Complete the EWC Wyoming Works form, indicating your program of interest

All steps must be complete 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 will also qualify for Wyoming Works grants, are under development. Please check back or inquire with Academic Services regarding new programs.