The application for the University of Wyoming’s most prestigious scholarship, the Trustees’ Scholar Award, ended this week.

Recipients of the Trustees’ Scholarship are provided with the equivalent cost of full tuition, cost of a double-room in the University of Wyoming dormitories or University of Wyoming sponsored apartments, and cost of meals through a four-year meal plan.

However, there are some costs that are not covered by the Trustees’ Scholarship.

“The Trustees’ Scholarship covers pretty much everything the average student would need for college, but perhaps it could expand with money for research purposes,” senior and pending recipient of Trustees’ Eric Van Wig said.

Recipients are evaluated on their high school grade point average, test scores (on either the ACT or SAT), and curriculum rigor.

The average ACT score of last year’s recipients was 32 (on a 36 point scale) and the average unweighted grade point average was 3.95 (on a 4.0 point scale).

Last year, 13 of the 72 recipients of the Trustees’ Scholarship were students at Laramie High School.

To be considered for the Trustees’, one had to complete the University of Wyoming application.

“The application for UW consists of inquiry into the applicant’s GPA, ACT or SAT, classes taken, and the general high school transcript. It also asks for a short summary for why you are applying to UW,” Van Wig said.

Applicants also needed to pay a $40 fee, submit an official transcript of their high school classes, and submit their best ACT or SAT score.

University of Wyoming offers students a wide array of fields of study, all of which are very affordable through the Trustees’ Scholarship.

“I applied to UW not only for the extremely affordable cost but also for UW’s computer science program [Van Wig is planning on attending the University of Wyoming declared as a Computer Science major] and the resources they offer to their students. The growth of the school in the coming years also makes it an attractive option,” Van Wig said.

Applicants will be informed by January 1 if they have received the scholarship, exactly one month after the application was due.

Those who were not recipients are still considered for the Hathaway scholarships, a series of scholarships that pay different percentages of tuition, depending on the level of scholarship.

“While I wait for the results of the Trustee’s scholarship, I mostly just don’t think about it and diversify my options with other college applications,” Van Wig said.