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Casper Teen Receives UW Scholarship

Leeanna Rowland, NCHS Senior, BGCCW member received a Great Futures Gold Standard Scholarship. Also pictured: Kyle Moore, Vice Provost of Enrollment Managment, University of Wyoming; Shelley Dodd, Director of Admissions, University of Wyoming

A college education is possible for three youth impacted by Boys & Girls Clubs as the University of Wyoming awards three “Great Futures Gold Standard Scholarships”. This competitive scholarship covers full tuition and fees, supplement to Hathaway, at the University of Wyoming for four years. The 2019 recipients are Julaire Doak from the Boys & Girls Club of Sweetwater County, Jacob Pacheco from the Boys & Girls Club of Carbon County, and Leeanna Rowland from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming.

To qualify for this annual award, students must be Wyoming high school seniors and must have participated with a Wyoming Boys & Girls Club for at least two years. The scholarship is awarded based on academic merit and financial need. Applicants are asked to submit essays outlining the characteristics they have that will help them succeed in college and an experience that has inspired them to go to college.

Leanna Rowland, a senior at Natrona County High School, is an enlisted member of the Wyoming Army Reserves and has been a member of the Central Wyoming Club in Casper for two years. Her future aspirations include attending college to become a nurse practitioner.

Julaire Doak is the captain of the Rock Springs High School Color Guard and has been a member of the Sweetwater County Club for seven years. In college, she plans to study to become an Orthodontist.  

Jacob Pacheco has been a member of the Carbon County Club for four years and serves as the Club’s teen leader. Following graduation from Rawlins High School, he plans to attend college to become an elementary school history teacher.

With this partnership, the University has opened its doors to all Boys & Girls Clubs from across the state for campus visits, tours, and tickets to a home football game for a taste of campus life. The intention is to plant the seed of the possibility of college for youth and demonstrate the potential that lies beyond high school.

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