The university recently had the privilege of receiving a generous USD 1.5 million gift donated by Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica). This grant is being used to support the development of a world-class Ranch Management and Agriculture Leadership Center, located within the university’s College of Agriculture and National Resources.
This facility is dedicated to providing quality training, education and upskilling to future ranch managers, wildland recreation sector workers, and tomorrow’s leaders of the agricultural sector.
The funds provided by FCSAmerica will be matched by Wyoming’s state matching program, bringing the total gift to USD 3 million. Since the creation of the matching program by the Wyoming Legislature in 2001, the university has been fortunate enough to receive over USD 222 million in matched government support, resulting in huge benefits for students attending UW.
The university has also recently received USD 1 million from the Ellis Family Foundation which has also been state-matched to create a USD 2 million endowed scholarship fund which will provide essential support to high-achieving UW students pursuing engineering qualifications.
The V. Diane Ellis President’s Endowed Scholarship will have a fantastic impact on helping the brightest prospective students to access opportunities at the university, as well as expanding the range of opportunities available for students who wish to take on programs at the College of Engineering and Applied Science.