Douvas Scholarship

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Education Consultant
Madison Lacey
(307) 777-6840

The Wyoming Department of Education annually awards the Douvas Scholarship, established by Peter George Douvas, an immigrant from Greece. This scholarship is awarded to a first-generation American youth who demonstrates financial need and the motivation to attend college.

First-generation American students who aim to attend one of the seven Wyoming community colleges or the University of Wyoming are eligible for the scholarship. One $500 scholarship will be awarded.

Douvas Scholarship Application and Information

Peter George Douvas, an immigrant from Greece, outlined in his will that a sum of money be left to the Wyoming Department of Education. The department will use this year’s money to establish a $500.00 scholarship to be awarded to a first-generation American youth who demonstrates need and motivation to attend college.

The application process for 2021 is open.


  1. Students must be a first-generation American. A first-generation American is one born in the United States, but whose parents were not born in the United States.
  2. Be a high school senior or between the ages of 18 and 22.
  3. Be a Wyoming resident.
  4. Use the scholarship at one of the state’s seven community colleges or the University of Wyoming.
  5. Use the scholarship to partially meet educational expenses during the school year that follows the spring application.

Application Process (Deadline April 30, 2021)

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. A confirmation email will be sent to your counselor or principal for approval.
  3. The counselor or principal must complete the approval.
  4. Scholarship awardees will be notified either by email no later than the last business day of May.
  5. The check will be mailed to the college of the recipient’s choice in August, and will be available to be used toward the expenses of the recipient.

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