John P. Ellbogen Foundation Opportunity Scholarship
Watch this page for updates. The online application will be available here on Sept. 1.
For fall 2021 Casper College students:
- Scholarship application opens on Sept. 1, 2021.
- The application closes on Sept. 15.
- Applications will be reviewed the following week and then funds will be awarded by the end of September.
Who is this scholarship for?
- Casper College students who:
- are 24 years of age or older.
- are enrolled in one of the qualifying degree or certificate programs, listed below.
- have demonstrated Wyoming residency for not less than three years immediately preceding the application.
- have filled out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year for which they are applying for a scholarship and have an unmet financial need.
- Preference will be given to those that have not earned an associate degree or higher.
What is the award amount?
Scholarship awards are limited to no more than $1,500 per student per semester up to the total cost of attendance for full-time attendance, and for no more than a total of $3,000 per academic year. Full-time attendance is encouraged, but not required. The award amount will be prorated for less than full-time attendance.
The Ellbogen Opportunity Scholarship funds will only be provided if the student has unmet needs and only after all public or private non-loan financial aid has been applied first.
How many times can I receive this scholarship?
Scholarships may be awarded for up to a maximum of two academic years, which may include a single summer semester for students who maintain continuous enrollment, meet satisfactory academic progress, and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5.
Which academic programs are eligible?
- Addiction Studies Certificate, AS
- Auto Body Repair Technology Certificate, AAS
- Automotive Technology Certificate, AAS
- Bookkeeper Certificate, AAS
- Computer Science AS
- Construction Management AS
- Construction Technology Certificate, AAS
- Criminal Justice AAS, AS
- Cybersecurity Certificate; AAS, AS
- Diesel Power Technology Certificate, AAS
- Electrical Apprenticeship Certificate
- Electronics Technology AAS
- Engineering Technology and Design Certificate, AAS
- Practical Nursing Certificate
- Machine Tool Technology Certificate, AAS
- Management AAS
- Manufacturing and Automation Technology AAS
- Marketing AS
- Medical Laboratory Technician AS
- Nursing ADN
- Occupational Therapy Assistant AS
- Paralegal Studies Certificate, AA
- Paramedic Technology AS
- Pharmacy Technology Certificate, AS
- Radiography AS
- Respiratory Therapy AS
- Web Design and Development Certificate, AAS
- Welding Certificate, AAS