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MSIP

University of Wyoming’s MSIP Project
Meg Anderson: local coordinator

Math Science Initiative Project (MSIP) is a college preparatory program that is funded by the US Department of Education through the University of Wyoming and Applications can be obtained from Mrs. Anderson. MSIP assists eligible students to prepare for successful entry into college. The four main goals of the project are to:
  1. Raise high school GPAs to levels consistent with entry to college and ensure that students pursue challenging courses
  2. Prepare students for successful application and entry to college
  3. Help students and families to pursue federal financial aid and other sources of funding for college
  4. Increase the number of low-income and first generation students earning a college degree
Because MSIP is a federal TRIO program, the services are provided at no cost to families and eligibility is limited to students who are:

In grades 9 through 11

Income-eligible (Mrs. Anderson can determine this) AND/OR

A first generation college student meaning neither parent has earned a four-year college degree

Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher and the potential to bring grades to a level consistent with college entry

Be a US Citizen, permanent resident, or able to verify intent to become a permanent resident

Intend to pursue a four year college degree with the considerable assistance through MSIP

Academic benefits of MSIP
  • Weekly tutoring
  • Academic advising
  • Course-planning assistance
  • Counseling in choosing colleges and careers
  • Preparation for the ACT exam
  • Enrichment programs
  • Cultural and social activities
  • Visits to colleges
  • Participation stipends
  • Personal counseling

Additional Opportunities for MSIP students:
  • Earn $40/month for good grades
  • Summer Program (Freshman through Junior year)
    • Six week academic and residential program on the University of Wyoming campus. Summer program attendees engage in recreational, social, outdoor and educational activities including field trips and visits to area colleges.
  • Bridge Scholarship after graduation (attendance at one summer session to be eligible)
    • Room and board in UW dorms
    • Textbooks and class supplies
    • Tuition for up to eight credits
    • Funding for activities
    • Twice-monthly stipends