Tips on Applying for Scholarships

By: Casper College Admissions staff
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Pursuing higher education is an excellent opportunity to achieve your goals but finding the money to pay for it can be a challenge. We want to provide you with additional resources you can access during your college admissions process.

Choosing to attend college in Wyoming will provide you with access to awesome resources to finance your education. Students who graduate from a Wyoming high school, and decide to attend a college in Wyoming, have the opportunity of utilizing the Hathaway Scholarship to pay for school. Additionally, the various community colleges, as well as the University of Wyoming, offer a large array of institutional scholarships you can apply for.

There are times, however, where you can still be unsure about how you are going to afford to pay for school. If you missed Casper College’s institutional scholarship deadline, don’t qualify for the level of Hathaway you wanted, or you’re thinking of going to a school out of state, we want to provide you with additional resources to make college affordable. Below are some tips on how to approach the scholarship search:

Find as many scholarships as you are eligible for.

Below is a list of scholarship search engines you can use to find scholarships you are eligible for. Scholarship search engines are listed in alphabetical order, not in order of preference.



Apply, apply, apply!

The most important step is to apply. Make sure that you submit your scholarship applications before the deadline. Applying for scholarships can become tedious work, and it can be an overwhelming process. Just remember, that the more applications you submit, the more likely it is that you will receive scholarships.

Don’t forget the thank-you notes

Whether it’s a thank you to someone who wrote your letter of recommendation, or someone who read over your essays, you want to acknowledge them for being there for you. Send out thank-you cards, and if you’re short on time, send out a thank-you email. This is not just a courtesy, but if you need their help again, they will be more than happy to help.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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