Kickstart Wyoming's Tomorrow Scholarship

Kickstart Wyoming’s Tomorrow Scholarship is a new state-funded scholarship program for adults enrolling at one of Wyoming’s eight community colleges, or the University of Wyoming, to pursue a degree or certificate. You can receive up to $1,800 per semester if enrolled in 12 credit hours or more, for up to four full-time academic terms. Selected students enrolled in less than 12 credit hours will still be eligible to receive the award at a prorated amount for no more than a total of $7,200 over the course of their program.

You are eligible if:

  • You’ve been a Wyoming resident for no less than one (1) year immediately preceding application or not less than a total of three (3) years at any time prior to application;
  • You’re twenty-four (24) years of age or older when you begin school;
  • You’ve completed and filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year for which you are applying for a scholarship;
  • Have unmet financial need as determined by the FAFSA;
  • You agree to register with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services by completing a new account registration at

You may not be eligible if:

  • You are currently receiving a scholarship under the Hathaway Scholarship program;
  • Are not a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien who meets the definition of an eligible non-citizen under federal Title IV requirements, or requirements of a subsequent similar federal enactment;
  • Owe a refund under a federal Title IV student financial aid program, or a subsequently enacted similar federal student financial aid program, or a student financial aid program administered through the state;
  • Are incarcerated; or
  • Previously received a scholarship under this scholarship program of four (4) full-time academic terms or a total of seven thousand two hundred dollars ($7,200) in scholarships for unmet financial need.

Continuing eligibility requirements:

  • Make satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward a degree or certificate;
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 (evaluated at end of spring);
  • Meet other criteria as established by Western Wyoming Community College to ensure the student earns a degree or certificate in a timely manner;
  • Continuous enrollment for not less than 2 academic terms in each successive academic year.

Continuous enrollment will be defined as enrolling both Fall and Spring academic terms. Summer awarding is an available semester upon request. A continuous enrollment waiver for military service, religious service, and other good cause may be granted with provided documentation.

Up to $3,600 per academic year
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a US Citizen?
  2. How many years have you been a Wyoming Resident?
  3. Are you degree/ certificate seeking?
  4. I will begin enrollment in this program on
  5. Did you complete the FAFSA for the upcoming academic year?
  6. Are you in default on a federal Title IV Education Loan?
  7. Are you currently incarcerated?
  8. Are you 24 years or older as of the date of this application?
  9. Are you currently receiving the Hathaway Scholarship?
  10. I agree to review, or have previously reviewed, information regarding DWS training and educational assistance, available here
  11. I agree to register, or have previously registered, for an account on the Department of Workforce Services system.
  12. Have you received Kickstart Wyoming's Tomorrow Scholarship at another Wyoming College?
  13. Will you be receiving a paid sponsorship for your degree through an employer or workforce services?
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