Northwest College

Out-of-State Students

Fill out the online scholarship application for 2024-25:

You'll put yourself in the running for:

Other opportunities available to you (depending upon eligibility):

Scholarship awards at all levels will be made on a first-come basis until available funding is depleted.

Trapper Scholarships

See the table below to see how much you may receive for your Trapper Scholarship:

Award Level Annual Award Amount Requirements by Diploma Earned
GED 2002 Graduate Score GED 2014 Graduate Score HiSet Graduate Score Home
School Graduate
High School Elite* $4,000 3.80 to 4.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Presidential $3,000 3.50 to 4.0 575 170 16 25
Excellence $2,000 3.00 – 3.49 540 164 14 21
Access $1,000 2.00 – 2.99 500 157 12 19

*The Trapper HS Elite Scholarship is limited to the first 25 students who apply and meet the criteria; it is dedicated to students graduating from traditional high schools and is not available for homeschooled or GED/HiSET students.

Activity-Talent and Athletic Scholarships

You can also apply for academic program, activity-yalent and athletic Scholarships through our online scholarship application. This includes scholarships from indiviudal academic departments, competitive teams like Speech & Debate or Livestock Judging, or other campus activities, including NJCAA Division I athletic teams (volleyball, soccer, wrestling and basketball).

Western Undergraduate Exchange Program

You'll pay reduced out-of-state tuition if you live in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska*, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah or Washington. These states participate in the the Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE). Compare WUE tuition to Wyoming resident and nonresident tuition.

*Northwest College extends the WUE scholarship to Nebraska residents even though Nebraska is not a WUE state.

Welcome to Wyoming Scholarship

Out-of-state students who do not otherwise receive in-state or Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) tuition rates may also qualify for reduced tuition through the Welcome to Wyoming Scholarship. Applicants to Northwest College are automatically reviewed, and those who qualify will be notified and receive the award with no additional application required.

Students must be enrolled in a certificate or degree program and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and all classes must be taken at Northwest College.

Welcome to Wyoming Scholarship awards are at fixed amounts prorated for enrollment status each semester.

Enrollment Status Award Amount
15.0 credits or more
Full Time (12.0-14.5 credits)
Three Quarter Time (9.0-11.5 credits)
Half Time (6.0-8.5 credits)
Less than Half Time (0.5-5.5 credits)

For comprehensive application and eligibility requirements for all NWC Scholarships, please review the NWC Scholarships portion of the Financial Aid Disclosure & Consumer Information on our policies page.