EWC seeking students for Wyoming Works grant
Thursday, July 25, 2019
(Torrington, Wyoming, July 25, 2019)…Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to offer the Wyoming Works grant program to qualified students and is currently seeking interested students. Wyoming Works is a state grant program with resources targeted at qualified students to advance their skills in areas that lead to secure employment. Space and grant funding is limited and funding is only guaranteed for one year.
Grant amounts will be up to $1,680 per student, per semester for 6 semesters. A student’s grant amount will be limited to their remaining financial need after all other grants and scholarships are considered.
Eligible EWC programs include:
- Beef Production – certificate
- Business Administration – AAS (includes distance learning option)
- Certified Nursing Assistant
- Child Development – certificate (includes distance learning option)
- Corrections – certificate (includes distance learning option)
- Criminal Justice – AAS
- Farm and Ranch Management – AAS
- Human Services – AA
- Veterinary Aide – certificate
- Veterinary Technology – AAS
The Wyoming Works eligibility requirements include the following: must complete the FAFSA form, showing financial need; must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident who meets the definition of an eligible non-citizen under federal financial aid requirements; must be a Wyoming resident; as required, must be registered with the selective service; must maintain satisfactory academic progress in the program; must be a new program participant starting Fall 2019 or later; must be enrolled in a eligible EWC program; a student may transfer from one approved program to another while maintaining continuous enrollment at EWC, or transfer to another Wyoming community college and enroll in an approved program at the transfer institution immediately after transfer; a student may be eligible for this grant for no more than three academic years (six semesters).
The following items would cause a student to NOT be eligible for a Wyoming Works Grant: the student cannot be currently receiving or eligible to receive the Hathaway scholarship, the student cannot be currently in default on a federal Title IV education loan, the student cannot 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 of Wyoming.
Students must complete the EWC Application for Admission, complete the FAFSA, and complete the EWC Wyoming Works application form, indicating program of interest. All steps must be complete prior to the start of classes of the term for which you are applying.
The Wyoming Works program began as Senate File 122 (SF122) in Wyoming’s 65th Legislature. After passing both the House and Senate in February 2019, it was signed by Governor Gordon as Senate Enrolled Act 78 (SEA78). The legislation includes a $5 million appropriation; $3 million of which will be used for individual student grants, and the balance will support program development. Allocation details will be managed by the Wyoming Community College Commission, as these monies will be distributed among all seven Wyoming community colleges.
Additional programs, which will also qualify for Wyoming Works grants, are under development. Please check the EWC website at ewc.wy.edu/wyomingworks/ or inquire with Academic services for the most current list of eligible EWC programs.
Interested students should contact EWC at 307.532.8230 in Torrington, or 307.624.7000 in Douglas, or contact the Outreach Center in your community to begin the application process prior to the start of the Fall 2019 semester.