Great Futures Gold Standard Scholarship Award

A competitive scholarship for up to three Wyoming Boys & Girls Club members to receive tuition, mandatory, advising, and program fees at the University of Wyoming based on academic merit and financial need as demonstrated by FAFSA. A student must meet minimum admissions requirements, apply and be accepted for admissions by November 1.

Candidates must be Wyoming residents who intend to enroll full-time at UW and meet one of the following criteria:
• Current Wyoming high school senior OR
• Wyoming community college transfer with an Associate’s Degree by August 1

Candidates must have a minimum of two years or more membership and involvement with their local Boys & Girls Club. The UW Selection Committee will require the Boys & Girls Club Chief Executive Officer to verify involvement.

The combination of the Great Futures Gold Standard Scholarship Award (GFGS), federal financial aid plus other scholarships (including inside or outside of UW) cannot exceed the cost of attendance for the academic year as determined by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

• The GFGS Award may fulfill or exceed any qualifying Cowboy Commitment.
• Any available Hathaway Scholarship Award will be applied to educational costs as part of the GFGS Award.
• In the event the additional scholarships and the GFGS Award exceed the cost of attendance, the GFGS Award will be adjusted.
• Receipt of this award is contingent upon successful completion of senior year of high school and in compliance with UW admission and enrollment policies.
• To finalize the acceptance of this offer, recipients must complete the UW enrollment confirmation process no later than May 1. Go to WyoWeb and click on Students under the WyoRecords section.

The award is available for up to eight consecutive terms (summer terms are not included) for a total of four years. Recipients must stay continuously enrolled and successfully complete 12 undergraduate credit hours each semester to maintain the scholarship. Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative UW GPA (reviewed after each spring term).

Scholarships and Financial Aid
Supplemental Questions
  1. In 250 words or less, write about two examples of your academic success, including advanced courses taken, extracurricular activities and awards.
  2. In 250 words or less, write about two examples of your service, including community service projects, service learning projects, volunteerism and activism.
  3. Respond to ONE of the following questions with as much thought and clarity as possible. Essays are to be no more than 1000 words and will be judged based on content, writing style, clarity and grammar. You are encouraged to work with staff members at your club to develop a well-written, compelling essay.
    • Why do you want to attend the University of Wyoming?
    • How do you plan to give back to your Boys & Girls Club after graduating from UW?
  4. Provide the name and contact information for a teacher or school administrator, to complete a reference on your academic excellence.
  5. Provide the name and contact information for a Boys & Girls Club Professional, to complete a reference on your leadership, character, and service.
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