In 2005, Governor Dave Freudenthal signed into a law the Wyoming Hathaway Scholarship Program, which was created by state lawmakers with a $400 million permanent endowment. That legislation — named in honor of the late Governor Stan Hathaway — provides merit and need-based awards to eligible students to help them attend a Wyoming community college or the University of Wyoming. Three levels of the Hathaway Scholarship are available for student use at the flagship campus — Opportunity, Performance and Honors. The program awards increased funding based on a strong academic profile while in high school. There is a fourth level, the “Provisional Opportunity,” which is available to eligible transfer students who had this scholarship level at a Wyoming community college and graduated with a 2.25 or better in an associate’s degree or certificate program.