College & Career Readiness

Wyoming Department of Education > For Parents & Students > College & Career Readiness

Contact Information

Director of Accountability
Wanda Maloney
(307) 777-8740
The Wyoming Department of Education oversees several meaningful advancement opportunities for students who wish to prepare for life after high school. Listed below are links to scholarships and career readiness programs.


The WorkKeys® job skill assessment system was created in the late 1980s by ACT, Inc.—the nonprofit company responsible for the ACT test. Businesses use WorkKeys to measure workplace skills of employees and job applicants. Schools and colleges also use WorkKeys to prepare students for the workplace.
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GEAR UP Wyoming (GUWY)

GEAR UP stands for “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs”, and it’s a federally funded, statewide grant in Wyoming. The GEAR UP Wyoming (GUWY) grant uses the priority student model for serving a minimum of 2,000 students each year from schools located across the state of Wyoming.
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Dual and Concurrent Enrollment

Wyoming’s Dual and Concurrent Enrollment Program provides an excellent opportunity for all Wyoming high school students to earn college credit while they are still in high school. These college classes for eligible students are free of charge.
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Wyoming Scholarships

This page offers a quick and easy look at scholarship opportunities for Wyoming students.
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Hathaway Scholarship

Hathaway scholarships are designed to provide an incentive for Wyoming students to prepare for and pursue post-secondary education within the state of Wyoming. The program consists of four separate merit scholarships, each with specific eligibility requirements, and a need-based scholarship for eligible students that supplements the merit awards.
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Douvas Scholarship

Peter George Douvas outlined in his will that a sum of money be left to the Wyoming Department of Education. The department uses the money for a $500.00 scholarship, awarded to a first generation American youth who demonstrates need and motivation to attend college.
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