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State school administration seek input on changes to Hathaway Scholarship

A statue of Stanley Hathaway stands in front of a building that bears his name in Cheyenne, Wyoming (File photo, Trevor T. Trujillo; Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo — The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to Chapter 38 rules regarding the Hathaway Scholarship Program.

During the 2020 Legislative Session, SEA0022 brought revisions to the Hathaway Need-Based Scholarship, which limits the amount of need-based scholarships for graduate students:

“Effective July 1, 2022, no graduate student’s annual Hathaway Need-Based Scholarship award may exceed the University of Wyoming’s undergraduate COA for the applicable year less $2,000.00. The proposed changes to Chapter 38 reflect these new provisions.”

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Wyoming Senate File 0017

Changes have also been made to allow “superscoring,” or the average of highest individual scores on college entrance exams such as the ACT. 

The public comment period for Chapter 38 rules will close at 11:59 p.m. on September 15, 2020. 

Comments can be submitted online or mailed to:

Wyoming Department of Education

Attn: Madison Lacey 

122 West 25th Street, Suite E200

Cheyenne, WY 82002