Hathaway Scholarship Unique to Wyoming

Senator John Barrasso says Wyoming is the only state in the nation that has anything like the Hathaway Scholarship. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Senator John Barrasso says Wyoming is the only state in the nation that has anything like the Hathaway Scholarship. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Wyoming is the only state in the nation that has anything like the Hathaway Scholarship.

Wyoming's U.S. Senator John Barrasso pointed that out in an interview with Sheridan Media following his appearance this week at an assembly at Sheridan's Meadowlark Elementary School.

The Hathaway Scholarship was one of the topics of Barrasso's talk at Meadowlark.

Barrasso said Wyoming is able to provide the Hathaway Scholarships because the state has been so blessed with mineral resources.

Named for former state Governor Stanley Hathaway, the scholarship was established in 2005 using money from the Permanent Mineral Trust Fund created by Hathaway in 1974. Barrasso, who was a member of the state Legislature in 2005, noted that he was one of the original co-sponsors of the bill that created the scholarship.

Barrasso spoke at Meadowlark to recognize the school as one of only two Wyoming schools to be designated an exemplary Blue Ribbon School this year.

Barrasso said the national honor is a function of the kind of education that young people in Sheridan are getting.

Barrasso visits with Meadowlark students after his speech at the school earlier this week. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Barrasso visits with Meadowlark students after his speech at the school earlier this week. (Photo by Pat Blair)
SheridanWyoming.com

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