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Thankful for the University of Wyoming Stanley Hathaway Scholarship

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming WY #12296

Sign, university of WyomingHaving four children, three of whom will hit college around the same time, I am thankful for the State of Wyoming Stanley Hathaway Scholarship.  Established in honor of former governor Stanley Hathaway- who created the state's Permanent Mineral Trust Fund (whose income pays for state government operations)- this scholarship has three different award levels available to students who graduate from Wyoming High Schools and want to attend the University of Wyoming or affiliated Wyoming Colleges.  Of course, students also have to meet certain academic criteria in high school as well as achieve certain ACT scores.  However, it is without a doubt one of the best scholarships around for Wyoming High School Graduates.

The Hathaway Scholarship is offered at three different levels:

Opportunity Level   will give $800 per semester to graduates who have taken the required high school curriculum and have a 2.50 or above GPA, and a score of 19 or above on the ACT.

Performance Level  will give $1200 per semester to graduates who have taken the required high school curriculum and have a 3.0 or above GPA, and a score of 21 or above on the ACT.

Honors Level   will give $1600 per semester to graduates who have taken the required high school curriculum and have a 3.50 or above GPA, and a score of 25 or above on the ACT.

(http://www.uwyo.edu/admissions/scholarships/hathaway/)

These amounts may not sound like a big deal, but when you compare it to the tuiton rate at the very, affordable University of Wyoming, this is an unprecedented opportunity! 

To put it in perspective, for 2012-2013  the cost of attending the University of Wyoming is:

                                $4278 per year for Tuition and Fees

                           or  $2139 per semester.

http://www.uwyo.edu/admissions/scholarships/cost-of-attendance.html

So, you can see how proportionately, the award amounts available at all three levels are a very good deal.

Of course students will need to achieve at pre-determined levels of achievement to keep the scholarships for 8 semesters of college, but the requirements are spelled out clearly and the opportunity is there.

Even with the affordability of the University of Wyoming, it didn't really hit us until this year - with our oldest child a senior in high school - just how prohibitive the cost of higher education is.  And it sadly sunk in that we couldn't really pay for it even if we wanted to.  So we are seriously thankful for the Hathaway scholarship...

                  things have changed tremendously since I proudly wrote my first tuition and fees check in the fall of 1981 for . . .  $249.00 !

Posted by

Brenda Whitman, Broker/Co-owner                                                Office Phone: 307.460.3298

Live in Laramie Real Estate                                                                Cell Phone: 307.399.5477

302 S 2nd Street, Suite 206                                                      E-mail: brenda@liveinlaramie.com

Laramie, Wyoming  82070                                                       Office Website:  www.liveinlaramie.com

Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Brenda.  The University of Wyoming seems like a very good choice for students looking to further an education and being a recipient of the Stanley Hathaway Scholarship would make it all the better!   LOL.   I agree things have really changed since I went to school too.    


Nov 18, 2012 10:20 PM
Steve and Jan Bachman
RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax - Herndon, VA
Realtors - Northern Virginia

What a fine forward think governor you had Brenda!

Also this is a great post for the benefit of Wyoming residents.

Many agents write stuff that is all about them constantly...this is an example of how we should provide service to folks regardless of whether they are in the market. Good work here.

Nov 18, 2012 11:26 PM
Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate
Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming - Laramie, WY
Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming

Isn't that the truth Carol Ann?  Now it costs more than that for the newest electronic gadget (that will be outdated within a year or two) : )

Thank you, Steve!  Sometimes I worry that people won't take me seriously if it isn't "All Real Estate All the Time" but at the same time, there really is more to life  ; )   I appreciate your encouragement!

Nov 18, 2012 11:45 PM
Joetta Fort
The DiGiorgio Group - Arvada, CO
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder

What a fun time for your family - three kids will be in college at the same time?  What a relief these scholarships will be!

Nov 19, 2012 01:32 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Brenda, That is a nice benefit to Wyoming students!  They could provide great relief indeed!

Nov 19, 2012 04:01 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Brenda, it's great to see funds like Hathaway Scholarships made available to students. Investing in our future generations is vitally important.

Nov 19, 2012 11:15 PM
Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate
Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming - Laramie, WY
Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming

Hi Joetta, we didn't think that one through... they are currently 11, 12, and 13 years old.

Hi Tony, we hope it will provide some relief for us - for sure!  Now we just have to get the kids to keep those grades up!

Hi Lottie, it was good thinking on their part.

Nov 20, 2012 04:23 AM