Each year Wyoming Catholic College offers full-tuition scholarships to select members of the incoming Freshmen class in honor of the College’s founders. High-school seniors wishing to compete for the Scholarship will be required to attend one of the Scholarship Competition weekends.
Founders’ Scholarship Competitors are evaluated on excellence in academic achievement, work ethic, and communication skills.
This year’s competition will take place on November 9th-12th and on March 15th-18th.
Additionally, there is a special scholarship competition held in Denver which is open only to students from Colorado. The competition follows the same format and awards the same scholarship.
How to Participate in the Competition
Students should submit a complete admissions application by October 23rd or February 23rd and indicate their interest on the application form. There are 20 places available for each Competition Weekend, and admitted students may receive an invitation based upon the overall excellence of the application essay, standardized test scores, and high school GPA.
The Competition Weekend
While on campus for the competition, students will be asked to: (1) participate in a seminar and write an essay, (2) give a 5-minute oration, and (3) be interviewed by a faculty panel.
Students will participate in a seminar with WCC faculty on a reading from an excellent author. They will then have two hours to write an essay on a question from the same reading.
Students will be asked to prepare and deliver a 5-minute oration. Oration topics will be sent out approximately one week before the competition.
One of the greatest aspects of Wyoming Catholic College is that the faculty and students develop true friendship with one another. Faculty members interact with students not only in class, but around the lunchroom table, during intramural sports, on outdoor activities, and at dinners hosted by the faculty. The interview portion of the competition is the first step in developing this friendship that will hopefully last for the next four years. The faculty will be able to see how the student thinks and interacts, but at the same time the student will be able to see how our faculty think and interact.
For more information about the Founders’ Scholarship please call our Admissions Office at 307-335-4421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founders’ Scholarship Competition Weekend Request
Submitting this form does not guarantee you a spot in a Founders’ Competition Weekend. It does, however, let the Admissions Department know if you are interested in a particular weekend, so that we can contact you when the competition is close to filling up.