A new scholarship fund has been created at the University Of Wyoming to help get the displaced coal miners in the state back in school. The fund that was created by the Universities College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, will offer ten, one year, $1,500 scholarships to miners in the state. The scholarship will allow former coal workers to pursue an engineering or engineering related degree at the University of Wyoming or at one of Wyoming’s community colleges. The scholarships will also be offered to the children of coal workers but these will be contingent on them attending UW and studying engineering. According to the Dean of The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the program will retrain individuals to give them other skills that will help diversify the states economy in the future.