Apply for a Scholarship: Allen A. and Dorothy Belle Dickey Scholarship
ABOUT ALLEN A. AND DOROTHY BELLE DICKEY
Allen A. Dickey was born in 1919 in Weston County on Kokesh Ranch north of Upton, Wyoming. He attended school up to the 8th grade. He married Dorothy Belle McClain, a native of Rocky Point, Wyoming, on August 1, 1939. During World War II, Allen was stationed at the Casper Air Base. After the war he and Dorothy returned to Rocky Point and purchased the ranch from Dorothy’s parents. They ranched until the spring of 1984 when they retired and moved to Upton, WY. Even after retiring, Allen continued to work for Don Kokesh on the ranch where he was born. Dorothy and Allen shared 67 years of marriage and during that time they both enjoyed traveling throughout the United States, snowmobiling and motorcycles.
Dorothy passed away November 17, 2006 and Allen passed away on March 3, 2011. They did not have any children but they had numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and even a great-great-great nephew. Allen left the scholarship for graduates of Weston County to the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, an organization dedicated to “Life”, “Learning” and “Friendship.” The Sorority continues to be responsible for reviewing student applications and recommending awards.
The purpose of the Allen A. and Dorothy Belle Dickey Scholarship is to support graduates from a Weston County high schools and GED recipients who wish to further their education at either a Wyoming community college or the University of Wyoming. First preference shall be given to students who are pursuing degrees in the areas of agriculture or nursing. However, other areas of study will also be considered. The student’s academic record and achievements, as well as financial need, is considered along with the student’s participation in community and extra-curricular activities by the Selection Advisory Committee.
- Geographic requirements: Graduates of Weston County high schools and GED recipients may apply.
- Academic Requirements: Applicants should have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
- Financial Need: Financial need must be demonstrated through completion of the Financial Aid Affidavit on the last page of the application form.
- Number and Duration of Awards: Two scholarships of at least $5000 and two scholarships of at least $2,500 will be awarded each year.
- Payment of Scholarship: The scholarship is made payable directly to the educational institution to be applied toward the student’s tuition and fees.
- Other Awards: This scholarship may be accepted in addition to other awards, provided that the combined amount does not exceed the full amount of tuition, books, fees, supplies and equipment required for courses at the educational institution.
TERMS OF THE AWARD
A recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student throughout each term. Full-time summer school attendance may be counted as one of the terms if sufficient credits are earned.
If the student receives funds from the school due to non-completion of a term or not attending full-time, those funds are to be returned to the Wyoming Community Foundation. If the school requirements are not met, but there is no refund, the scholarship grant shall be forfeited for the next term.
It will be the responsibility of the student to obtain a copy of the grade report at the end of each term and mail it to the Wyoming Community Foundation. A 2.5 cumulative GPA must be maintained.
Names of recipients will be announced by July 30. Each candidate will receive an individual letter informing him/her of the status of the application.
The scholarship is not renewable, but past recipients may reapply for funds as long as they meet eligibility criteria.
Application forms can be obtained online at the Wyoming Community Foundation (www.wycf.org) website. Please be thorough and concise in your answers; your writing skills will help the Selection Advisory Committee with its evaluation of your credentials and will be an indication of your potential for success in future training. In addition to the completed application, a transcript of credits is required. All forms must be fully completed and received by the Wyoming Community Foundation, 313 S. 2nd St., Laramie, WY 82070, by February 1.
Late applications will not be considered.