ACSD No. 1 hosting new logo contest

A contest is open to participants to design a new logo for Albany County School District No. 1 with a chance to win $250.

The contest closes Dec. 12, according to a news release. The winning design will be selected by a committee, and Superintendent Jubal Yennie will announce a winner Dec. 16.

Contest rules include:

— Must reside in Albany County

— Design must incorporate ACSD No. 1

— Design must be original

— Logo must be a digital vector-based, high-resolution graphic and must be submitted in either PDF or JPEG format

— Winning design will become property of ACSD No. 1 and winner will not receive a royalty for use of the design

The following cannot be included in the logo:

— Alcohol, drugs or tobacco

— Personal/religious beliefs

— Explicit or inappropriate photos, words or implications

— Copyrighted photos, GIFs, etc. and anything that is not personally designed by participants or has not been paid for to use commercially

Entry forms are available at Send entry forms and questions to

ACSD No. 1 reserves the right to disapprove any or all entries. All materials submitted become the property of ACSD No. 1 and will not be returned. The winning logo will become the property of ACSD No. 1 for use on its website, print materials and any other school or district communications, the release states.

UWAA Scholarship applications available

University of Wyoming Alumni Association scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are available. The application deadline is Dec. 30.

The University of Wyoming Alumni Association provides scholarships to Wyoming students, out-of-state students, Wyoming community college transfer students and undergraduate and graduate students, according to a news release. Recipients are selected based on criteria including academic excellence, leadership and extracurricular activities.

The support of private donors and proceeds from an annual auction allows the association to provide four-year scholarships and single-year awards of varying monetary amounts to qualified resident and nonresident students. Awards have been added to support more Wyoming community college transfer students, veterans and multicultural students, the release states.

All applications must be completed and submitted online. Available scholarships can be viewed online without login information. Applicants will only be able to apply for scholarships once they have been admitted to UW, and they will need their WyoWeb usernames and passwords to apply.

Go to for scholarship requirements or to download an application.

Contact Amy Morgan at 766-4166 or for more information.

National Elks Foundation scholarships available

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2017 competition as part of its 2017 Most Valuable Student Contest, according to a news release. Those who can apply include:

— Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.

— Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.

— College students are not eligible to apply.

— Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

— Male and female students compete separately.

Legacy Awards are $4,000 ($1,000 year for four years) merit-based scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks who are members in good standing. Applications are due online at 11:59 a.m. Central Time on Feb. 3

Two-hundred-fifty students who exhibit the values of the Elks National Foundation will be awarded a $4,000 scholarship to support their college education, the release states.

All scholarships can be found at Email Pam Richardson at for more information.

Chief Washakie scholarship applications available

Scholarship applications are now available from the Chief Washakie Memorial awards committee for the 2017-2018 academic year at the University of Wyoming. The application deadline is March 1, according to a news release.

Awards will be for varying amounts depending on available funds and applicant qualifications.

Each applicant should have strong ties to the Wind River Indian Reservation community and be seeking a graduate degree, a bachelor’s degree or a certification to retain a current position. Full- and part-time students on campus, or enrolled through the UW Outreach School, online and at all class levels, including graduate/professional and second bachelor’s degree students, are encouraged to apply.

Scholarships will be awarded based on scholastic ability, potential and achievement; involvement in school, community and tribal activities; potential to contribute to the reservation community upon graduation; and financial circumstances, the release states.

Contact Debra Littlesun, UW Student Financial Aid associate director, at 766-2411 or for more information about the application process.

Northern Arapaho Endowment scholarship applications available

The Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from full-time students for scholarship awards at the University of Wyoming. The scholarships are for the 2017 summer session and the 2017-2018 academic year. The application deadline is March 1, according to a news release.

Each applicant must be an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho tribe and be seeking a graduate degree, a bachelor’s degree or a certification to retain a current position. Undergraduates should have junior or senior class status at the time the scholarship is used. Previous recipients are required to reapply for continued support.

Application packets must be complete at the time of submission to UW. Applicants are asked to describe their involvement in American Indian activities and to explain how they plan to use their education to benefit the Northern Arapaho people.

Applicants are expected to have been admitted to UW and, to apply for federal financial aid, should submit a 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid at

Northern Arapaho Endowment scholarships cover tuition and mandatory fees, a book allowance, a subsistence allowance and, for those with legal dependents, a dependent’s allowance. Traditionally, five or more awards are given each year, the release states.

Funding for the scholarships is provided by an endowment at UW created in 1987 by the Northern Arapaho tribe and the state.

Contact Debra Littlesun, UW Student Financial Aid associate director, at 766-2411 or for more information about the application process.

Justin Honken Memorial Fund to help establish scholarship

The family of Justin Honken would like to thank the many people who donated to the Justin Honken Memorial Fund. Honken, a former Laramie youth and resident, died in Idaho earlier this summer, according to a news release.

Donations are still being accepted and will be used to establish a scholarship fund in Honken’s honor to be awarded every year to an Albany County graduating senior with an interest in an agriculture degree or who participates in rodeo, the release states.

Donations can be made at Western States Bank, 3430 Grand Ave. Call 721-9100 with any questions about how to donate.

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