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Northwest College extends application deadline for Trapper Scholarship Program

Posted March 27, 2009

POWELL, Wyo. - Northwest College is extending the application deadline for its new Trapper Scholarship Program. Because of the high level of interest that has been generated, college officials decided to move back the application deadline until Friday, May 1, to make sure everyone who's interested has an opportunity to apply.

Trapper Scholarships are available to high school, GED and home-school students who graduate with their class and enroll full time at NWC the fall semester after graduating. The amount of the scholarship varies according to the student's grade point average or other qualifying criteria (GED score or ACT score for home-school students). Park County students are eligible for higher scholarship amounts than students from other Wyoming counties as a way of honoring citizens in Northwest College's tax district.

Part time students or students who have not attended NWC before and don't enroll directly following graduation are eligible for Trapper Explorer Scholarships.

The Trapper Scholarship Program was designed to help students determine, while they're in high school, the minimum amount of scholarship dollars they can expect to receive at Northwest. The scholarships are guaranteed for a second year if continuing eligibility requirements are maintained. International students and those who receive athletic scholarships are not eligible.

Prospective students and their parents can determine scholarship amounts by following the  "Wyoming Students" or "Out-of-state Students" links.

Because funds for the Trapper Scholarship Program are finite, prospective students are encouraged to apply early. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted.

In addition, a new Northwest College MASTER Scholar Scholarship Program is available to students majoring in agroecology, biology, chemistry, drafting technology, engineering, mathematics, natural resource biology, occupational safety and health, or physics. Funded in part by the National Science Foundation, the MASTER Scholar Scholarship Program provides financial, academic and personal support to a cohort of students majoring in specific sciences. Click here for more information.

To apply for scholarships, students must first complete an NWC online application for admissions, and then an online scholarship application.