Chief Washakie Memorial Endowment scholarship applications for 2022-23 reopened at UW

Scholarship applications have been reopened for the Chief Washakie Memorial Endowment for the 2022-23 academic year at the University of Wyoming.

Applications may be submitted through the online WyoScholarships system — detailed instructions are below — or through paper application.

The application deadline is Monday, April 25.

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— Log into WyoScholarships at www.uwyo.edu/wyoscholarships.

— Click the “Sign In” button.

— Sign in with your UW username and password. For first-time users, complete the general application questions when prompted and click “Finish and Submit” when complete.

— Search for the Chief Washakie Memorial Endowment and click the “Apply” button. All requested materials will need to be submitted by the deadline of April 25 to be considered.

Each applicant should have strong ties to the Wind River Indian Reservation community and be seeking a graduate degree, a bachelor’s degree or a certification to retain a current position. Full- and part-time students on campus, or enrolled through distance education classes, online and at all class levels, including graduate/professional and second bachelor’s degree students, are encouraged to apply.

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Applicants are asked to describe their involvement with the Wind River Indian Reservation community; explain how they plan to use their education to benefit the reservation; and provide a list of their honors, accomplishments and activities.

Scholarships will be awarded based on scholastic ability, potential and achievement; involvement in school, community and tribal activities; potential to contribute to the reservation community upon graduation; and financial circumstances. Awards will be for varying amounts depending on available funds and applicant qualifications.

Applicants are expected to have been admitted to UW and to apply for federal financial aid by submitting a 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.studentaid.gov. Students can complete a FAFSA form now for the next school year.

Paper applications are available from Fremont County high schools and the following locations, or by requesting an application via email to [email protected]:

— Native American Programs Office, Central Wyoming College.

— Shoshone Higher Education Program.

— Sky People Higher Education Program.

— UW Educational Opportunity Center, Riverton.

For more information about the application process, call Allison Murray, associate director of scholarships in UW’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, at (307) 766-3016 or email [email protected]

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