NCHT funds scholarships for Natrona County nonprofit staff

Natrona County is rich with nonprofit organizations run by passionate staff who are truly experts in their respective fields, whether it be housing, food insecurity, child development, and so much more. But, according to our surveys and focus groups, many of these dedicated staff struggle with the business of running a nonprofit organization.

To help address this need, Natrona Collective Health Trust is partnering with the University of Wyoming to offer scholarships to five Natrona County nonprofit staff members to complete their Masters in Public Administration. This online program can be completed in 2-3 years while working. The scholarships cover tuition and fees for the credits needed to complete the degree.

Interested individuals can follow the steps below to apply for this opportunity.

Step 1: Apply to the University of Wyoming MPA program.

Step 2:  In addition to the UW MPA application, you must complete the following requirements for the Natrona County MPA Nonprofit Fellowship.

  1. Submit proof of employment at a nonprofit organization in Natrona County, WY (i.e., letter from your supervisor, board member, website link, or other relevant documentation). You may be working part-time or full-time but must be working at a nonprofit for the duration of the fellowship.  In this step, please include a short paragraph that includes your job title, where you are working, and your general responsibilities.
  • Provide responses to the following essay questions:
  • In 200-300 words, explain how your work at your nonprofit organization benefits people in Natrona County.
  • In 200-300 words, explain how your work at the nonprofit benefits underserved population(s) or describe your experience as a person from an underserved population(s).

Step 3:  Once complete, create a single document with all materials and attach a current resume along with your Fellowship application.  Make sure to include your name, address, phone number, and email address so that we can contact you with any questions.

Step 4:  The Fellowship portion of your application must be submitted via email to Dr. Gabel Taggart ([email protected]) by midnight on June 1, 2022.  You must be officially admitted to the MPA Program by the University of Wyoming to be eligible for this Fellowship. If you have any questions regarding your application to the MPA program OR the Fellowship application please contact Dr. Robert Schuhmann ([email protected]), MPA Director, or Dr. Gabel Taggart.