Education

Gary Beach Memorial Scholarship

The Gary Beach Memorial Scholarship was created in 2006 in honor of Gary Beach, a long time Department of Environmental Quality employee.  Beach served for several years as the Administrator of the water quality division and worked tirelessly to protect and enhance Wyoming’s water resources.

Wyoming students focusing on natural resource management are encouraged to apply. The applicant must be enrolled at the University of Wyoming, or in an accredited Wyoming Community College eligible Bachelor’s degree program, in one of the following academic majors: environment and natural resources, water resources, rangeland ecology and watershed management or a related field.

Scholarship Criteria and Application Guidelines 

  • This is a one-year $1,650 scholarship for the 23-24 school year.
  • The applicant must have completed at least 59 credit hours (be enrolled at the Junior level or higher) for the fall semester.
  • The applicant must be enrolled at the University of Wyoming, or an accredited Wyoming community college eligible Bachelor’s degree program.
  • Preference will be given to those students planning on living and working Wyoming.
  • Preference will be given to Wyoming students.
  • The applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 (based on a 4.0 point scale).
  • The applicant must be enrolled in one of the following academic majors: environment and natural resources, water resources, rangeland ecology and watershed management, or a related field.
  • The applicant must provide a completed application.
  • The applicant must provide a letter of recommendation.
  • The applicant must provide copies of official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.

Find the 2023 Gary Beach Scholarship Application here.  Application deadline is July 7, 2023.

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