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Kickstart Wyoming’s Tomorrow Scholarship

Kickstart* Wyoming’s Tomorrow is a new state-funded scholarship program for adults (24+) 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.

Funding is limited, apply today!

8/23/23 UPDATE: All available 2023-24 Kickstart Wyoming's Tomorrow Scholarship funds have been awarded. The scholarship application is closed for the Fall 2023 semester and no additional applications will be accepted.  The Kickstart Wyoming's Tomorrow Scholarship application will reopen for the Spring 2024 semester only if additional scholarship funds become available. 

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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 and have unmet financial need; 
  • 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.

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Kickstart Wyoming's Tomorrow Scholarship At-A-Glance


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The Wyoming's Tomorrow Scholarship program and the administrative rules governing the Kickstart Wyoming's Tomorrow Scholarship program were created by the Wyoming State Legislature under State Statute WS 21-16-19.

State statute requires recipients of this scholarship to register with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) by completing an account registration at By registering, you have access to information and career resources designed specifically for Wyoming residents’ needs, to help you prepare for your job search, see jobs available in Wyoming and connect with employers looking to hire. Acknowledgement of your DWS registration during a prior academic year Kickstart Wyoming's Tomorrow Scholarship application, or your agreement to create a new DWS registration if this is your first Kickstart Wyoming's Tomorrow Scholarship application, is part of annual Kickstart Wyoming's Tomorrow Scholarship student application and eligibility requirements.

Information you provide in registering at will be used to track the performance of the scholarship program. No information will be released by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services that identify an individual in any way. Please read the DWS privacy policy for further information. Additional information about DWS services is available here.

*The Wyoming’s Tomorrow Scholarship program and its initial endowment fund contribution of $10M were established by the 2022 Wyoming State Legislature. Currently, the scholarship program endowment fund is only partially funded, so the 2023 Legislature set aside $1.25M to “kickstart” the scholarship program until its endowment fund reaches the required $50M and the scholarship is fully funded. By kickstarting the scholarship program, scholarship funds are available now rather than later to assist those that want to pursue their degree or certificate at a Wyoming college or university.