Kickstart Wyoming’s Tomorrow Scholarship

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The Kickstart Wyoming’s Tomorrow Scholarship is a state scholarship program for Wyoming students 24 years of age or older that demonstrate financial need.

Eligible students can receive up to $1,800 per semester / $3,600 per academic year for full-time attendance (12 or more credits per semester). Scholarship awards are prorated for students enrolled less than full-time at $150 per credit hour.   

Scholarship funding is limited.  Funding for academic programs that span more than one year is subject to the availability of funds. If funding permits, scholarships will be renewable for students that maintain continuous enrollment and satisfactory academic progress. An eligible student may not receive this scholarship for more than the equivalent of four full-time semesters and may not receive more than a total lifetime scholarship award of $7,200.

Students must apply prior to the first class day of the semester to qualify for this scholarship. If a student applies after the semester starts, they will be considered for the following semester. 

Who is Eligible for a Kickstart Wyoming’s Tomorrow Scholarship?

  • Must be a Wyoming resident 24 years of age or older.
  • Must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each academic year and demonstrate remaining financial need after all other grants and scholarships are considered.  
  • Must be a US citizen or a permanent US resident who meets the definition of an eligible non-citizen under federal student financial aid requirements.
  • Must agree to register, or have previously registered, for applicable training assistance though the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.
  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Must maintain continuous enrollment each fall and spring semesters to remain eligible for this scholarship. 

Eligible LCCC Programs

  • Students enrolled in any degree-seeking program are eligible to receive this scholarship: credit diplomas, certificates, associates and bachelor of applied science degrees.    

Who is Not Eligible for a Kickstart Wyoming’s Tomorrow Scholarship?

  • Cannot be currently receiving or eligible to receive the Hathaway Scholarship.
  • Cannot owe a refund under a federal Title IV student financial aid program or a subsequently enacted federal student financial aid program, or a student financial aid program administered through the State of Wyoming.
  • Cannot be incarcerated.

Steps to Apply for Kickstart Wyoming’s Tomorrow Scholarship


Apply to LCCC

Fill out and submit your degree-seeking application at Complete the enrollment steps. 



File your FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application for all federal financial aid programs, some state programs and all LCCC scholarship and grant programs. Students must complete a FAFSA each year.

Fill out your FAFSA online here

Share your FAFSA financial aid information with LCCC. Enter LCCC's school code: 009259.


Apply for Kickstart Wyoming's Tomorrow

The Kickstart Wyoming’s Tomorrow Scholarship application is closed. 


About Kickstart Wyoming’s Tomorrow Scholarship

$1.25 million was allocated for this scholarship program during the 2023 Wyoming legislative session. The allocation will be shared by all eight Wyoming community colleges and the University of Wyoming. The Kickstart Wyoming’s Tomorrow Scholarship (KWTS) is a precursor to the Legislatively-created Wyoming’s Tomorrow Scholarship (WTS) endowment which is intended to provide post-secondary educational access through financial assistance to qualified students.