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Nine regional students receive UW's highest scholarship honor

Nine regional students receive UW's highest scholarship honor

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Nine outstanding high school seniors from Teton, Sublette and Lincoln Counties have been selected to receive the 2016 Trustees' Scholars Award, the University of Wyoming's top academic scholarship. The scholarship will cover tuition plus room and board costs for eight semesters at the University of Wyoming, starting with the fall 2016 semester. The following nine students were selected from a pool of 565 eligible students. The candidates were from public schools, home schools and virtual schools. - Jackson Hole High School: Nicole Peck - Pinedale High School: Sabrina Gay and Nathan Lee - Star Valley High School: William Challis, Tyler Lynch, Lindi Moore, Emily Skinner and Gavin Speakman - Wyoming Connections Academy: Thomas Mitchell, Pinedale The winners were evaluated based on their academic excellence. The average GPA of those selected is 3.99, and the average ACT score is 33. “Wyoming has many incredibly bright and motivated students, and this list of scholarship recipients represents the best of the best,” UW Admissions Director Shelley Dodd said. “The Trustees’ Scholars Award is highly competitive, with more and more high-achieving students applying.” To retain the scholarship all four years, students must maintain full-time continuous enrollment (at least 12 semester hours) during the fall and spring semesters each year, along with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. $3.44 million in scholarship money has been awarded this year to current UW students by the Trustees’ Scholars Award. #buckrail #news