GEAR UP Wyoming Institutional Scholarship
 
Award Process:
Students are awarded the CWC GUWY Institutional Scholarship based on the following:
1. Completed CWC GUWY Scholarship Application to CWC GEAR UP Wyoming Project Director, Tami Shultz, by May 1 of senior year (paper only)
2. GPA or ACT (see award levels below):
a. Student needs to send their 7 semester "official" high school transcript to CWC Financial Aid Office by May 1 of senior year
b. Student will receive an early award notice based on 7 semester transcript – actual award after final transcript received
3. GEAR UP Wyoming Participation:
a. Site Coordinator verifies student has completed Senior Check List
b. Site Coordinator verifies student has had meaningful contact with GUWY staff since Oct. 31 of their junior year
4. Returned Early Award Notice to CWC GEAR UP Wyoming Project Director, Tami Shultz, by May 31 of senior year
5. Attendance CWC freshmen GUWY New Student Orientation
6. Enrollment at CWC for minimum of 12 credit hours
7. Additional Institutional requirements:
a. Enroll within two years of high school graduation (not info to share with student up front – do not want to put off attendance right out of high school– it helps students who tried another college than returns to CWC)
b. Complete CWC Application by May 1 of senior year
c. Provide CWC with final "official" transcript showing graduation date and final cumulative GPA by July 1
8. This is a 2 year scholarship if student meets continuation requirements
There is no application for additional years - automatically renewed if student meets requirements.
 Exceptions may be made on May 1 deadline date. Contact CWC GUWY Director.
 
Award Levels:
Gold: GPA 3.5 or ACT 25 $2712/year
Silver: GPA 3.0 or ACT 21 $1992/year
Bronze: GPA 2.75 (no ACT level) $500/year
Award amounts for 2014-15
 
Requirements for Continuation of Award:

1. Student must maintain required GPA each semester:

a. Gold: GPA minimum 3.0 each semester
b. Silver: GPA minimum 2.5 each semester
c. Bronze: GPA minimum 2.5 each semester
 Student will not be placed in lower level if GPA drops
 
2. Enroll at CWC minimum of 12 credit hours each semester
3. Initial interview with CWC GUWY Project Director
4. Attend the CWC freshmen GEAR UP Wyoming Welcome Event
5. Apply to the CWC TRIO Program and adhere to TRIO requirements
6. Attendance to CWC GEAR UP Club (number of times per month determined each year by the CWC College Success Coach and Director)
7. Monthly meetings with CWC GUWY College Success Coach or CWC Site Director each year (number of times per month determined each year by the CWC College Success Coach and Director)
8. Monthly meetings with CWC GUWY Mentor during first year (number of times per month determined

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CWC GEAR UP Wyoming Director

Tami Shultz
307-855-2033
800-735-8418, ext. 2033

Email: GEAR UP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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