Ellbogen Foundation Announces $800,000 Scholarship Program
The John P. Ellbogen Foundation has announced a $800,000 scholarship program to help adult learners attend Wyoming’s community colleges. The Foundation will pilot this scholarship across all the Wyoming Community Colleges, and will target financial aid to Wyoming adults ages 24 and older pursuing certificates or degrees at a Wyoming community college. It is intended to help adult learners access the job training and education they need to find a job or advance their careers, and to ensure that Wyoming’s workforce has the skills necessary for its industries, both now and in the future.
According to the Ellbogen Foundation Board, “The rationale behind this grant opportunity is that the Foundation Board realizes the tremendous economic and social impacts of a valuable post-secondary credential for individuals’ and families’ lives, the health of our communities and the well-being of the State of Wyoming.” This aid will fill gaps in funding after other sources of financial aid are used, and will allow a student to cover expenses related to the total cost of attendance, which includes tuition and mandatory student fees as well as course fees, transportation, housing, sustenance, books, and child care. This is especially important for adult learners, who frequently have to juggle a return to college with job and family responsibilities.
Each community college has established its own application process for the Ellbogen Scholarship and further information can be found by clicking on the logos below.