Six Cheyenne high school students receive top scholarship awards from UW

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - Six local high school students have received top academic scholarships from the University of Wyoming. Among the seventy-two high school seniors from across Wyoming selected to receive the 2016 Trustees' Scholars Award, six of those students were from Cheyenne. The scholarship covers all credit hours taken, plus room and board costs for eight semesters at UW, starting fall 2016 semester. Students were chosen from among 565 eligible candidates and were evaluated on their academic excellence, for this year’s award winners -- whose application materials were due by Dec. 1 -- the average GPA 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 says. “The Trustees’ Scholars Award is highly competitive, with more and more high-achieving students applying.” To retain the scholarship all four years at UW, students must maintain full-time enrollment during fall and spring semesters each year, along with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. *Cheyenne high school student recipients of the 2016 scholarship are:* *Cheyenne Central High School* *Crossland Beer* *Abigail Bugg* *Elliott Miller* *Benjamin Rude* *Karen Russell* *Cheyenne East High School* *Sarah Weidler* *Congratulations to these outstanding students on their excellent academic achievement!* #shortgo #news