Hathaway Scholarship Information

The state of Wyoming has established a generous scholarship program in the name of former Wyoming Governor Stan Hathaway that rewards eligible Wyoming-resident students with scholarship money to attend a Wyoming Community College or the University of Wyoming. The program provides merit and need-based awards to eligible students.

This webpage provides additional details on these exciting new scholarships, including  scholarship types, amounts, eligibility requirements, and the application process.

We have only included Hathaway scholarship information that relates specifically to students attending Eastern Wyoming College.

Applying for Hathaway Scholarships at Eastern Wyoming College

• View the Hathaway Requirements

Download, print and complete the Hathaway Scholarship application

• Complete the Eastern Wyoming College Application for Admission

  1. If currently in high school, have your high school transcripts sent to Eastern Wyoming College as well as your ACT score
  2. Upon graduation, have your Wyoming high school send us a final copy of your official transcript.
  3. After receiving your final transcript and ACT score Student Financial Assistance will inform you of your Hathaway Scholarship award amount.
  4. To be considered for the “Need-Based Hathaway Scholarship.” please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Our office will determine your eligibility once you have completed the application process.

Hathaway Merit Scholarships

The four levels of Hathaway Scholarship Merit Awards and their requirements are:

  • Provisional Opportunity (Formerly Career) – $800 per semester (for equivalent of 4 full-time semesters)
    • Minimum GPA: 2.5 (or GED score of 500)
    • Minimum ACT Score: 17 (or a cumulative score of at least 12 points on applied math, reading for information and locating information on WORKKEYS tests) is required to receive the award.
    • Can only be used at Wyoming Community Colleges
    • Can only be used for Certificate or Associate of Applied Science Degrees
    • Must maintain a Hathaway cumulative GPA of at least a 2.25 to retain award.
    • Additional eligibility is a possibility upon earning certificate or AAS with a minimum Hathaway cumulative GPA of 2.25.  
  • Opportunity – $800 per semester (for equivalent of 8 full time semesters – 4 can be used at a Wyoming Community College)
    • Minimum GPA: 2.5 (or GED score of 500)
    • Minimum ACT Score: 19 is required to receive the award.
    • Can be used for any Certificate or Degree program
    • Must maintain a Hathaway cumulative GPA of at least a 2.25 to retain award.
  • Performance – $1,200 per semester (for equivalent of 8 full time semesters – 4 can be used at a Wyoming Community College)
    • Minimum GPA: 3.0 (or GED score of 540)
    • Minimum ACT Score: 21 is required to receive the award
    • Can be used for any Certificate or Degree program
    • Must maintain a Hathaway cumulative GPA of a least a 2.50 to retain the fill Performance award
    • If Hathaway cumulative GPA is less than a 2.5 but at least a 2.25 the award is reduced to the Opportunity level.
  • Honors – $1,600 per semester (for equivalent of 8 full time semesters – 4 can be used at a Wyoming Community College)
    • Minimum GPA: 3.5 (or GED score of 575)
    • Minimum ACT Score: 25 is required to receive the award
    • Can be used for any Certificate or Degree program
    • Must maintain a Hathaway cumulative GPA of at least a 2.50 to retain the full Honors award
    • If Hathaway cumulative GPA is less than a 2.5 but at least a 2.25 the award is reduced to the Opportunity level.

Additional requirements for all Hathaway Scholarships include:

High School Curriculum Students applying for scholarships must meet the minimum curriculum requirements for high school graduation as established by the Wyoming State Board of Education, which includes but is not limited to:

  • English/Language Arts – 4 years
  • Math – 3 years
  • Science – 3 years
  • Social Studies – 3 years
  • New Success Curriculum requirements will be developed for Hathaway Scholarships effective with the graduating class of 2011.

Visit http://www.k12.wy.us/hathaway.asp to required high school curriculum

Calculate your Hathaway Scholarship eligibility!

Wyoming Residency The student must be a Wyoming resident, according to the listed criteria .

Other Student Categories Students who are home-schooled, received a GED, or plan to attend part time should review the information on this webpage and contact the EWC Financial Aid Office for questions.

Disqualifying FactorsThe following students do not qualify for the Hathaway Scholarship:
  • Students who are incarcerated
  • Students who are in default or owe a refund on a Title IV or other federal or state education loan
  • Students who are eligible, but have not complied with the United States selective service system requirements for registration
  • Students who have been convicted of a felony (appeals can be heard through the Wyoming Department of Education)

Hathaway Need-Based Awards

Students qualifying for the merit portion of Hathaway Scholarships may qualify for additional need-based Hathaway Scholarship funds. Students seeking a Need Award must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

How much money can I get?

Qualifying students may receive a percentage of their “unmet need” based on their eligible Hathaway scholarship level.

Provisional Opportunity – 25% of unmet need

Opportunity – 25% of unmet need

Performance – 25% of unmet need

Honors – 100% of unmet need

How is “Unmet Need” calculated?

Start with Eastern Wyoming College’s Cost of Attendance.

The Eastern Wyoming College Financial Aid Office will help you calculate this number, which includes allowances for the cost of tuition, fees, books, room/board, transportation and personal/miscellaneous expenses.

Subtract:

  • Expected Family Contribution, if any (Determined by FAFSA)
  • Hathaway Scholarship Merit Award Per Year
  • Any other Grants and Scholarships Awarded to Student
  • Take the result amount and subtract:
  • $2,000 = Unmet Need