John P. Ellbogen Foundation Opportunity Scholarship

For spring 2023 Casper College students:

  • New funds are available!  Please apply before March 1, 2023.
  • Allow 4-6 weeks for application processing.

​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?

  • Accounting, AB
  • Addiction Studies Certificate, AS
  • Auto Body Repair Technology Certificate, AAS
  • Automotive Technology Certificate, AAS
  • Bookkeeper Certificate, AAS
  • Business Administration, AB
  • Computer Science AS
  • Construction Management AS
  • Construction Technology Certificate, AAS
  • Criminal Justice AAS, AS
  • Cybersecurity Certificate; AAS, AS
  • Diesel Power Technology Certificate, AAS
  • Early Childhood Education, AA
  • Electrical Apprenticeship Certificate
  • Electronics Technology AAS
  • Elementary Education, AA, AS
  • Engineering Technology and Design Certificate, AAS
  • Practical Nursing Certificate
  • Leadership and Organizational Management, AAS
  • Machine Tool Technology Certificate, AAS
  • Management, AAS
  • Manufacturing and Automation Technology, AAS
  • Marketing, AS
  • Medical Laboratory Technician, AS
  • Nursing, ADN
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant, AS
  • Office Management, AAS
  • Paralegal Studies Certificate, AA
  • Paramedic Technology AS
  • Pharmacy Technology Certificate, AS
  • Radiography, AS
  • Respiratory Therapy, AS
  • Secondary Education, AA
  • Technical Education, AS
  • Web Design and Development Certificate, AAS
  • Welding Certificate, AAS