Douvas Scholarship

Wyoming Department of Education > For Parents & Students > Douvas Scholarship

Contact Information

Education Consultant
Madison Lacey
(307) 777-6840
madison.lacey@wyo.gov

The Douvas Scholarship is a Wyoming scholarship opportunity, and is awarded to a first-generation American youth who demonstrates financial need and the motivation to attend college at a Wyoming community college or the University of Wyoming.

The scholarship was established by Peter George Douvas, an immigrant from Greece, where he outlined in his will that a sum of money be left to the Wyoming Department of Education, and used to reward a first-generation American youth who has a college dream. 

The Wyoming Department of Education will annually establish a single $500.00 scholarship from the fund, which will be awarded to a first-generation American youth who best qualifies.

Wyoming’s application for the 2022 Douvas Scholarship selection will be open February 1-April 30, 2022. 

Requirements include: 

  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.

The scholarship’s 2022 application must be completed by April 30, 2022. After completing the online application, a confirmation email will be sent to your counselor or principal for approval. The counselor or principal must complete the approval. Scholarship awardees will be notified by email no later than the last business day of May. 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.

To apply for the Douvas Scholarship, click here. 

Contact us with questions at madison.lacey@wyo.gov.