Apply for a Scholarship: James Wilson Anderson Scholarship
ABOUT JAMES WILSON ANDERSON
Jim Anderson was born and raised in Evanston, Wyoming. After serving four years in the army during WWII, Jim worked his entire life at the Blyth and Fargo Co. general store. Once Jim retired he was an active member of the Senor Citizens Group and representative of the AARP for many years. He traveled rather extensively until a few years ago. He was a member of the Cowboy Joe Club for some time and continues to be an avid fan of the Cowboy Teams, though these days, his source is TV or radio.
Jim still keeps sharp by staying abreast of current events, even at the age of 87. Though his eyesight is failing, he reads the daily paper using a magnifying glass. He watches (or perhaps listens) to C-Span and other news programs. He has a remarkable memory and is a reliable source of Evanston history.
Jim is a graduate of Evanston High School. Because of the Depression and his service during the Second World War, he was not able to further his education. Jim never married and has no children of his own, but wanted to give back to the community of Evanston. Understanding the importance of higher education, Jim decided he would like to establish a scholarship fund benefiting a male and female graduating senior of Evanston High School every year. He has great respect for the University of Wyoming, so has asked that this scholarship be used at UW.
The purpose of the JAMES WILSON ANDERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is to provide financial assistance to graduating seniors of Evanston High School who plan on attending the University of Wyoming to further their education. The student's academic record and achievements, as well as financial need, are considered by the Selection Advisory Committee, along with the student's participation in community and extra-curricular activities.
Geographic requirements: Graduating seniors of Evanston High School may apply.
Academic Requirements: Applicants should have at least a 3.0 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 $625 will be awarded to one graduating male and one graduating female.
Payment of Scholarship: The scholarship is made payable directly to the University of Wyoming to be applied towards 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 UW 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 3.0 cumulative GPA must be maintained.
Names of recipients will be announced by April 30. Each candidate will receive an individual letter informing him/her of the status of the application.
Application forms can be obtained from the Wyoming Community Foundation. 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 Street, Laramie, WY 82070, by February 1.