3 FreCo students get UW's top scholarship

Jan 5, 2018 From staff reports

Three high-schoolers from Fremont County were among the 104 seniors from across Wyoming have been selected to receive the 2018 Trustees' Scholars Award, the University of Wyoming's top academic scholarship.

Students include:

- Kailee Behunin, undeclared; and Carly Hutson, biology; both from Lander Valley High School.

- Mackenzie Kellner, physiology; from Riverton High School.

The premier scholarship for Wyoming resident high school seniors covers actual credit hours taken as well as room and board costs for eight semesters at UW, starting with the fall 2018 semester. Students from 41 high schools, along with home-school students, were chosen.

Recipients are evaluated on their academic excellence. For this year's award winners,the average GPA is 3.98, and the average ACT score is 33.

"These are the best of the best among Wyoming high school students - students who would excel at any university in the country - and we are delighted to have them attend the state's world-class university," UW Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Kyle Moore said.

To retain the scholarship all four years at UW, students must maintain full-time continuous enrollment with a 3.25 cumulative GPA.

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