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Can I use a Hathaway Scholarship at an out-of-state school?
No. The intent of the scholarship is, in part, to encourage students to pursue their education in Wyoming with hopes that they will consider pursuing a career here when they are done. While the Hathaway Scholarship isn’t available to use out-of-state, students who attend an out-of-state school may come back within the two year time period to an in-state institution and begin using their scholarship. The student will have lost the equivalent amount of their scholarship however. For example if a student goes to an out-of-state college and transfers to UW after one year (two semesters), and the student meets Hathaway eligibility requirements, the student will receive a remaining six semesters of their Hathaway Scholarship (merit and need).
I graduated prior to 2006. Do I qualify for Hathaway Scholarships?
Sorry. The legislation that established the scholarships indicated the scholarship begins with the graduating class of 2006. Students who completed high school in December 2005 are officially part of the class of 2006. These students do qualify beginning in the Fall of 2006.
I took the SAT and not the ACT, can I be considered?
At this time your SAT score can be converted to an ACT equivalent for consideration
Is there a need-based component to the scholarship?
Students qualifying for the merit portion of the Hathaway Scholarship may also receive additional funding if they can demonstrate an unmet financial need. The amount of need-based award students may receive will be determined from a review of the information received by the college or university from the results of the family filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the federal government.
What if I am going on a mission or am going in to the military?
The Hathaway Scholarship can begin to be used no later than two academic years after you graduate from high school. Exceptions may be made for extended military service or religious sojourns. A process for these exceptions is being developed by the Wyoming Department of Education at this time.
What if I want to enroll at a community college first and then transfer to UW?
Students who receive an Opportunity, Performance or Honors Hathaway Scholarship, may use them for four semesters at a Wyoming community college and then transfer to UW. Recipients must maintain a GPA for their level of Hathaway Scholarship.
The Hathaway scholarship is intended to make higher education affordable for Wyoming residents. While completion of a success curriculum in high school will be required, the specifics of a success curriculum are still being debated, but should be decided this next year. For the interim, eligibility for the merit portion of the Hathaway scholarship will most likely be tied to the students’ high school grade point average and ACT or SAT score for degree seeking students, and students’ WORKKEYS scores for technical certificates and/or applied science degrees.