Scholarship in memory of Matthew Shepard created

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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A scholarship in the memory of Casper, Wyoming, resident Matthew Shepard has been created to support diversity and inclusion.

The Matthew Shepard Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship was named in memory of Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming college student murdered in 1998 in a hate crime. The scholarship will be awarded to a second-semester student who identifies as part of the LGBTQ+ population or an ally dedicated to diversity and inclusion work in the Casper community, noted Elaine Monterastelli, student success advisor.

In addition to the above qualifications, students applying must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0, be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours, have completed at least one semester, be seeking a degree, and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Students applying do not have to be Wyoming residents, and no letter of recommendation is required.

Apply for this and other Casper College scholarships for the 2021-22 school year during the application window of Jan. 1 – March 1, 2022.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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