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Catalog 2013-2014 
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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For the most current and up to date scholarship information specific to your major and academic school, please refer to Casper College’s web site. Many of the following scholarships require completing an online application process. Please see the Casper College web site at www.caspercollege.edu/financial_aid/scholarships or check with the Enrollment Services Office for more information.

Casper College Institutional Funded Scholarships

Activities Scholarship - Coach/Sponsor

Activity/Athletic: Scholarships in the following activities are awarded through selection by coaches or sponsors. All are subject to the “Scholarship Guidelines .” The coach or sponsor stipulates award amounts. Maintenance of eligibility and prescribed participation level are required to keep the award. They are not guaranteed renewable, but reapplication is permitted.

  • Basketball, Men’s: Dan Russell
  • Basketball, Women’s: Dwight Gunnare
  • Volleyball, Angel Sharman
  • Rodeo, Tom Parker
  • Forensics, Terry Rogers
  • Journalism, Peter Van Houten
  • Livestock Judging, Jeremy L. Burkett
  • Student Government, Kim Byrd
  • Student Activities Board, Barb Meryhew
  • Theatre and Dance, Richard Burk
  • Music, Kristen Lenth
  • Visual Arts, Linda Ryan
  • Writing Center, Julia Whyde
  • Expression Magazine, Terry Rasmussen
  • Chinook Newspaper, Peter Van Houten

Academic Scholarships

Academic Scholarships: Scholarships in the following academic areas are awarded through nomination or application process. All are subject to the “Scholarship Guidelines .” The award amounts vary depending on GPA and hours enrolled. Maintenance of eligibility and prescribed participation level are required to keep the award. They are not guaranteed renewable, but reapplication is permitted.

  • Casper College Academic Scholarship
  • Casper College Enrichment Scholarship
  • Casper College Advancement Scholarship
  • Casper College Opportunity Scholarship
  • WUE Difference Scholarship
  • General Education Development (GED) Scholarship-: Requires an average GED score of 550 with a sub score no lower than 500.

State Funded Scholarships

The scholarships listed below are provided through support from the State of Wyoming. All are subject to the “Scholarship Guidelines ” outlined at the beginning of this section.

Hathaway Scholarships: Four categories of awards ($1600 to $3200 per year) are available to graduates of eligible Wyoming high schools, GED recipients and Home Schooled students, all of whom must meet specific eligibility requirements.

  • Honors - $1600 per semester, Minimum GPA 3.5 & ACT score 25 or better.
  • Performance - $1200 per semester, Minimum GPA 3.0 & ACT score 21 or better.
  • Opportunity - $800 per semester, Minimum GPA 2.5 & ACT score 19 or better.
  • Provisional Opportunity - $800 per semester, Minimum GPA 2.5 & ACT score 17 or WorkKeys score of 12 or better.

Hathaway is available the equivalent of four full time semesters (two years) at a community college and four full time semesters at UW.

Provisional Opportunity Hathaway must initially be used at a community college. An additional four full time semesters are available at a community college or UW if the student earns a certificate or degree. The Success Curriculum for Wyoming 2011 high school graduates requires students to complete four years of math, four years of language arts, four years of science, three years of social studies and two years of the same foreign language for the Honors and Performance categories. Opportunity Hathaway requires four years of math, language arts, science, three years of social studies and proficiency on the state standards for foreign cultures and language. Provisional Opportunity requires high school graduation requirements and proficiency on the state standards for foreign cultures and language. Maintenance requirements include a minimum 2.5 Hathaway GPA for Honors and Performance recipients and 2.25 for Opportunity and Provisional Opportunity. Recipients must complete six hours per semester if paid Hathaway part time, twelve if paid full time. Remedial courses do not count towards Hathaway GPA, hours or payment. Continuous enrollment is required. Hathaway scholarships can be earned back depending on original payment and timeframe. For more specific information and/or an application please contact the Enrollment Services Office or check online www.caspercollege.edu/financial_aid/hathaway

Combat Veterans and Surviving Spouses/Dependents Tuition Benefit: Consists of the Wyoming Vietnam Veterans, Overseas Combat Veterans, Combat Veterans Surviving Spouse and the Combat Veteran Surviving Orphan programs. Wyoming residency is a consideration for all four parts. Special application is required with a copy of DD-214 or DD-215. Contact the Enrollment Services Office for more details.

County Commissioners Scholarship: Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and apply in the county which the student lives.

EMT, Firefighter and Peace Officers Surviving Dependents Tuition Awards: Authorized by the Wyoming State Legislature, these awards will have special application and eligibility requirements. Please contact the Enrollment Service Office for more information.

Wyoming Quality Counts: Wyoming Quality Counts Scholarship is available to individual who work in a licensed child care center who are current degree seeking students at Casper College.

Foundation Scholarships

Casper College has numerous scholarships that are provided by the generous support of donors though Casper College Foundation for a complete and up to date listing visit the web site www.caspercollege.edu/financial_aid/scholarship . Applications are posted on the web site in January for the following academic year. All are subject to the “Scholarship Guidelines ” outlined at the beginning of this section. Each Academic School will have a complete listing of scholarships specific to their school.

School of Study Scholarships

School of Study scholarships are awarded to full-time, degree-seeking students who are enrolled in one of the college’s five academic schools:

  • Business and Industry
  • Fine Arts and Humanities
  • Health Science
  • Science
  • Social & Behavioral Science

Applicants must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA to be considered. The award is $500 per semester ($1,000 per year). Students must attempt and earn at least 12 credit hours and earn a GPA of at least 3.0 each semester. Application priority deadline is March 1. (This date is subject to change) To apply for a school of study scholarship, utilize the Casper College web site: www.caspercollege.edu/financial_aid/scholarships.

Private Agency and Service Club Scholarships

There are many outside organizations that have provided applications for degree seeking students through Casper College. For the most current and up to date listing please refer to our web site www.caspercollege.edu/financial_aid/scholarships. All are subject to the “Scholarship Guidelines ” outlined at the beginning of this section.

Other Financial Assistance Programs

Martha Vucurevich Trust Scholarship: Available to KWHS and NCHS graduates with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better. The awarded amount varies. Students may apply at their applicable high school guidance office. The deadline is April of each year.

Richardson Scholarship: Available to graduates of Casper and Cheyenne public high schools. This scholarship provides awards based on financial need for up to six semesters at Casper College, or a combined total of eight semesters at Casper College and the University of Wyoming. It requires a 2.0 GPA for consideration, and at least 12 graduation credits attempted. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and complete 24 hours each year for continued eligibility. Note: students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for this award annually.

Student Employment Programs: Employment opportunities available include the Work-Study Program, on-campus departmental positions, and community part-time employment. Students interested in working on or off campus, should register for employment consideration with the Career Center.

College Loan Funds: Casper College has short term loan funds available. These loan funds are administered through the Casper College Accounting and Financial Management Office. Please consult with this office about the procedures required to qualify for a short term loan.

Veterans Benefits: Enrollment Services Office assists the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) in providing certification for the following education benefits:

  • Under Title 38, U.S. Code
  • Chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill)
  • Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation)
  • Chapter 32 (Post-Viet Nam Era)
  • Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill)
  • Chapter 35 (Dependents Educational Assistance)
  • Under Title 10, U.S. Code
  • Chapter 1606 (Selected Reserve/National Guard Members)
  • Chapter 1607 REAP (Reserve Education Assistance Program)