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Financial Aid

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Student Scholarships and Grants



The Western Community College Foundation offers many Civic Grant scholarship opportunities; to see a list of these opportunities, click here. The Civic Grant application for the 2014-2015 academic year is now available online (click here).


For External Scholarship Opportunities, click here.




Western Wyoming Community College provides many Institutional Scholarship opportunities, which are listed below. The Institutional Scholarship application for the 2014-2015 academic year is now available online (click here).



Superior
Stipend awarded to high school seniors for four consecutive semesters providing full-time in-state tuition and required fees, textbooks, housing and meal plan costs.  Candidates must have a minimum 3.75 cumulative GPA (through six semesters of high school), a minimum ACT composite of 27, and submit the Superior Student application, WWCC application for admission, personal essay and two letters of recommendation to the WWCC Financial Aid Office.  Finalists will be invited for a scholarship committee interview.  April 1, 2014 is the application deadline for the 14/15 year. 

Superior Student Scholarship Application - Click here

Honors
Stipend awarded to high school seniors for four consecutive semesters.  Requires a minimum 3.5 high school GPA and ACT composite of 25.  This $4,400 stipend is an entitlement through July 31. After that point, out-of-state students no longer qualify and in-state students will receive the $3,200 Hathaway award only.  For continuation, students must complete 12 or more credit hours per semester with a 2.5 GPA.  Out of State Institutional Academic Scholarship Application   - Click here

Performance
Stipend awarded to high school seniors for four consecutive semesters.  Requires a minimum 3.0 high school GPA and ACT composite of 21.  This $3,400 stipend is an entitlement through July 31.  After that point, out-of-state students no longer qualify and in-state students receive the $2,400 Hathaway award only.   For continuation, students must complete 12  or more credit hours per semester with a 2.5 GPA.  Out of State Institutional Academic Scholarship Application   - Click here

Opportunity
Stipend awarded to high school seniors for four consecutive semesters.  Requires a minimum 2.5 high school GPA and ACT composite of 19.  This $1,600 stipend is an entitlement through July 31.  After that point, out-of-state students no longer qualify.   For continuation, students must complete 12 or more credit hours per semester with a 2.25 GPA.   Out of State Institutional Academic Scholarship Application   - Click here

Sweetwater County High School Graduate Scholarship
Stipend awarded to students that graduated from a Sweetwater County high school in 2012 or after. This scholarship must be initialized within 2 years of graduation from high school.  This $2,000 a year stipend requires that applicants complete the application process for admission to WWCC and attend WWCC full-time. For continuation, students must complete 12 or more credits each semester with a 2.5 gpa.

Competition Grant
Provides stipends for successful competition in WWCC department events.  Minimum cumulative GPA is a 2.00.  Contact Admissions for dates and times of competitions.

Special Ability Grant
Provides scholarships in Athletics, Art, Dance, Music or Theatre.  Contracts may be offered for stipends or to cover in-state tuition, room, board or a combination of these.  The minimum criterion is a 2.00 GPA.

Transfer
A four semester stipend awarded to students transferring to WWCC after attending another post secondary educational institution and do not qualify for Hathaway funding.  Transfer must occur within 5 years of last college attendance.  This $3,500 stipend requires that the student has a minimum 3.50 college GPA and completed a minimum of 12 college credit hours.  For continuation, students must complete 14 credit hours per semester with a 3.0 GPA.

Part-time
Awarded to incoming or current degree seeking part-time students at WWCC and will provide tuition for one three credit hour course each semester for one academic year.  Students must complete the required application and personal essay.  For continuation, students must complete the 3 credit hour course with a 3.0 GPA.

Non-traditional Student
A four semester stipend awarded to entering or returning adult students attending WWCC full-time that have been out of high school for at least five years.  This $1,800 stipend requires that the student have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5 or college GPA of 2.75.   For continuation, students must complete 12 credit hours per semester with a 3.0 GPA.  (amounts prorated for less than full-time attendance)

Excellence in Academics
A four semester stipend awarded to degree seeking students who have completed a minimum of 12 credits at WWCC with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.   This $2,500 stipend requires that students complete 12 credit hours per semester with a 3.0 GPA for continuation.

Dual Enrollment Student Grant
This grant is available to all Sweetwater County High School seniors who meet the requirements to take a dual enrollment course (minimum 3.25 high school GPA).  Students must complete the WWCC High School Concurrent/Dual Enrollment form and submit it to the Records and Registration Office at Western.  The grant will fund a maximum of 6 credit hours per semester.

Wyoming Overseas Combat Veteran’s Waiver
Provides free tuition at the University of Wyoming and community colleges for overseas combat veterans, combat veteran widows and orphans.  To qualify as on overseas combat veteran, a person was a resident of Wyoming for at least one year prior to entering into active service, was honorably discharged and was awarded the armed forces expeditionary medal or other authorized service or campaign medal indicating service to the United States in any armed conflict in a foreign country.  For additional information, contact the veteran’s representative in the financial aid office.

Other opportunities in the form of foundation grants, and other scholarships may be available through the WWCC Financial Aid Department.  Please contact us at (307) 382-1643 or email finaid@wwcc.wy.edu for more information.


I have financial aid, now how do I keep it?

Students who receive financial assistance at WWCC through Federal, State, or Institutional Financial Aid Programs have a legal responsibility to maintain Satisfactory Progress towards a degree objective. This requires the Financial Aid Office to make a determination whether applicants are eligible for financial assistance based on their prior academic record, regardless of whether or not they received aid. These guidelines represent minimal standards. They do not necessarily coincide with the requirements students must fulfill to initially receive aid nor the number of credits a student is expected to earn in order to complete a two-year degree in two years’ time. Students will be considered in good standing and eligible to receive financial assistance for WWCC if maintaining normal academic progress towards their degree as required by Federal and State regulations and the following policies and conditions.



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If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at: finaid@wwcc.wy.edu.

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