Tuff Samuelson Memorial Scholarship


The funding ($1,000 per semester) is for eight consecutive semesters, provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 cumulative grade point average while taking a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester.

Recipients must be attending UW at the Laramie campus.

Applicants must:

  • be a spring high school graduate
  • obtain a minimum ACT composite score of 21 and/or minimum SAT composite score of 1060 (Optional for 2021-22 Academic Year)
  • reside in Uinta County of Wyoming
  • have submitted FAFSA information by close of scholarship application date

Note: This scholarship cannot be awarded to students receiving The UW Trustees’ Scholars Award.

Alumni Association
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are either of your parents/guardians a UW Graduate? If yes, please list their full names and class year(s).
    • 1. Is parent/guardian a UW Alumni Association member? (Membership is not a requirement to receive scholarship.)
    • 2. Parent/Guardian Name
    • 3. Class Year(s)
  2. Please provide your contact phone number:
  3. Essay Question: Maximum 3 paragraphs. Describe in essay form why you want to attend and study at the University of Wyoming (other than its beautiful geographical location and a love of outdoor activities). Include future goals, career interests, UW family history, first generation status, what you find unique about UW or any other information you consider pertinent to this application. Essay will be scored on mechanics, style and content and should be clearly written and well organized.
  4. List up to twenty (combined) extracurricular, community service or employment activities/positions you feel best represent yourself to the scholarship selection committee. Please note (Leadership) in parenthesis next to any activity/position where it applies. (Leadership is designated as not only holding a “position of leadership” but showing active leadership or mentoring by example within a group or activity). NOTE: This must be in LIST form or will not be reviewed or scored.
  5. Please provide the contact information of a reference from your community:
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