Question: I’m planning to go on a religious mission or into the military for more than 24 months after high school, can I still get a Hathaway Scholarship?
Answer: Yes, if students spend time in religious or military service for longer than 24 months after graduation, they can still qualify for the Hathaway Scholarship but they must provide documentation of the service time to the postsecondary school they apply to.
Question: I plan to take my first year after high school to travel, work, or take classes from an out-of-state college, will I still qualify for the Hathaway Scholarship when I get back?
Answer: As long as you apply for the Hathaway Scholarship within 24 months of your graduation date, start using it within 28 months of your graduation date and are still considered a resident of Wyoming, yes, you will still qualify for the Hathaway Scholarship.
Question: Do I have to be degree seeking to get my Hathaway Scholarship?
Answer: Yes, students must be degree or certificate seeking.
Question: Do I need to apply for the FAFSA to be eligible for the Hathaway Scholarship?
Answer: No. However, if you are applying for the need-based Hathaway, then, yes, you will need to apply for the FAFSA.
Question: Do I have to pay taxes or claim the Hathaway Scholarship on my taxes?
Answer: Only scholarship dollars that exceed cost of attendance are taxed as income. Typically this does not happen with the Hathaway Scholarship but each postsecondary institution sends out a tax form with the scholarship totals for all students for their tax records. In order to know if scholarship dollars are taxable, students need to consult that form, a tax preparer or their postsecondary institution.
Question: Does the state of Wyoming offer any other scholarships other than the Hathaway Scholarship?
Answer: No. The the state of Wyoming only offers the Hathaway Scholarship. For more information on how to qualify for the scholarship click here.
For students graduating in 2016 and beyond click here for more information.