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Lander student receives award to continue studies at UW

Jan 24, 2014 - From staff reports

Nicola "Nico" Holt of Lander was awarded the first-ever Community College Transition Award from Wyoming's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.

The award is granted to outstanding Wyoming students who transfer from a Wyoming community college to the University of Wyoming to pursue a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field. The Community College Transition Program provides financial assistance ($1,500 each semester) for two years and hands-on research experiences to support promising students' transition to UW.

Holt recently graduated from Central Wyoming College with an Associate of Arts degree in Western American studies with an emphasis in archeology. He plans to major in anthropology and minor in environment and natural resources at UW.

"Receiving Wyoming's EPSCoR Community College Transition Award is really an honor," Holt said. "I'm still having trouble trying to find the words to describe how thankful I am. It really helps pursuing that higher education by not having to worry as much about how in the world am I paying for school."