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Scholarships available to Wyoming students

Apr 22, 2014 - From staff reports

Students from Wyoming may apply for fall semester scholarships from the Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation. The deadline is May 1.

The foundation says it is dedicated to helping those students who have struggled in school and who want to continue their postsecondary education.

"I believe strongly in Wyoming's young people who want a second chance in life,"R00;said foundation director Susan Thomas. "We provide a solid way for them to move forward, to grow, to meet their goals and aspirations."

The scholarships provide $1,300 a semester, include intense mentoring and are offered one semester at a time. The foundation monitors each student's progress throughout the semester. According to Thomas, who personally mentors each student, it is important to encourage, listen to and provide assistance and guidance to students as they make their way through higher-learning programs.

The Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation focuses on students who are considered at-risk. Scholarships are a key element of the foundation. Other programs include grants given to groups that support the foundation's goals, and the leadership award. That award is given to an adult in Wyoming who has truly gone above and beyond the call of duty to be an advocate for those who need help. The award includes a cash prize of $2,500.

To download an application, visit www.Thomas-Foundation.com.

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