Scholarships

Note about SCHOLARSHIP SCAMS: Please be careful and do not pay for scholarship searches or sources. For more information on scholarship scams, please see the Federal Student Aid site.

Scholarships are a valuable and prestigious way to pay for college. Families should know that it is unusual to obtain scholarships to pay for 100% of college costs so it is important to explore a variety of ways to pay for college.

VSAC (the Vermont Student Assistant Corp) publishes a booklet in November of each year that contains numerous scholarships available to Vermonters. This booklet is also accessible through their website.

Scholarship Search Engines:

These search engines are free and you can use them to find scholarships that match you. The more information you enter, the more possible scholarships you will find.

 

Available Scholarships

(Previously Posted in The TSA Newsletter)

Vermont Golf Association Scholarship: Please note that students who work at a golf course/golf club are eligible for this scholarship even if they do not play golf! The Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fund assists deserving Vermont resident students in obtaining a college education or technical training of university grade. The Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fund, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, awards a minimum of 10 Scholarships to Vermont High School Graduates for up to four years to help further their education. Applications must be submitted no later than May 1, 2018. For more information, please contact Patrick Murray at pj3murray@gmail.com or visit http://vtga.org/vga-scholarship-fund-2

 

St. Andrew’s Society of Vermont Scholarship: The St. Andrew’s Society of Vermont Scholarship Foundation is offering 3, $1000.0 scholarships for VT residents. Applications will be considered from VT residents or from the St Andrew’s Society of Vermont members and their families, regardless of residency; who will enroll or who are already enrolled in an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree program in the coming fall semester. Selection:  Recipients are selected by the scholarship committee on the basis of previous scholastic records, 3 letters of recommendation, SAT scores and a letter describing educational goals and financial need. Deadline:  Wednesday, Feb 23, 2018. For more information, please contact Darryl Calkins at  or visit:
http://www.standrewssocietyofvermont.org/

 

Scholarship for Residents of Sharon, Royalton, Barnard and Pomfret: The Community Club of East Barnard is offering the Luna Moore Scholarships to high school seniors who live in the Broad Brook watershed and plan to further their education. The Broad Brook Watershed includes those portions of Barnard, Pomfret, Royalton and Sharon where streams flow into Broad Brook.  Residents who live on property contiguous with these portions are eligible for the scholarship. “Further education” is broadly defined to include certified training programs, trade schools and two or four year colleges. Annual scholarship grants will be $500 each with no more than three grants being given in one year.  Grants will be payable for the second semester. Recipients will be selected by a vote of the scholarship trustees on the basis of scholarship, character and financial need. To apply, the applicant should send a letter which explains future education plans and thoroughly describes his/her academic records and achievements, community and other involvement and financial need.  The applicant should include his/her physical home address as well as the mailing address if it is different. Letters of support and other documents are not necessary and will NOT be considered by the Trustees. The deadline for letters of application is March 28, due at the address listed below:
Paige Gibbs
828 Walker Hill Road
South Royalton, VT 05068

For more information, please contact Ellen Bagnato at ebagnato@sharonacademy.net

 

Scholarship for Native American and First Generation STEM students: The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is a program designed to fulfill the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) mandate to promote scientific progress nationwide. VT EPSCoR will  offer $5,000 scholarships to selected Native American (including Abenaki) and First Generation college students who enter STEM majors (science, technology, engineering, math) at a Vermont college or university. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic standing, letters of recommendation, and an essay detailing career goals. First Generation is loosely defined as a student whose parents do not have a four year college degree. To apply for a VT EPSCoR CWDD Student Scholarship, an applicant must be:

  • A Vermont resident and United States citizen
  • A graduating senior at a Vermont high school planning to attend a Vermont college during the next academic year, OR a current undergraduate enrolled in a degree program at a Vermont college or university, with a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Enrolling or enrolled in a STEM major in college
  • Of Native American ancestry OR a first generation college studentApplications are now open and are due by April 1, 2018. For more information, please contact  at  or visit www.uvm.edu/~cwdd/scholarships

 

Luna Moore Scholarship for Seniors: The Community Club of East Barnard is proud to announce that Luna Moore Scholarships are available to high school seniors who live in the Broad Brook watershed and plan to further their education. “Further Education” is broadly defined to include certified training programs, trade schools and two and four year colleges. The Broad Brook watershed includes those portions of Barnard, Pomfret, Royalton and Sharon where streams flow into Broad Brook. Residents who live on property contiguous with these portions are also eligible for scholarships. Annual scholarship grants will be $500 each with no more than three grants being given each year. The choice of recipients shall be made by a vote of the scholarship trustees on the basis of scholarship, character, and financial need. Grants will be payable for the second semester. To apply for the scholarship, the applicant should send a letter which explains future education plans and thoroughly describes his/her academic records and achievements, community and other involvement and financial need. The applicant should include his/her physical home address as well as the mailing address if it is different. Letters of support and other documents are not necessary and will not be considered by the Trustees. The deadline for letters of application is April 30. Selected applicants will be notified by mail by the end of May. All applications should be sent to:
Paige Gibbs
828 Walker Hill Road
South Royalton, VT 05068

 

Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission Scholarship: The governing board of the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission believes our region’s future is enhanced by both wise and forward-looking stewardship of the land, natural resources, and public institutions, and also through thoughtful investment in the next generation. To this end, the Regional Commission has authorized establishment of an annual TRORC Scholarship Program to encourage and recognize high school students pursuing career and life choices consistent with the vision and values of vibrant and sustainable communities, as articulated in our regularly updated Regional Plan. Up to six (6) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

The Regional Commission strongly believes that academic performance should be one of many factors in awarding scholarships and will also consider a student’s record in the following areas:

•       participation in community service-oriented activities;
•       engagement with civic institutions;
•       demonstrated leadership skills;
•       demonstrated innovative thinking and problem solving
•       demonstrated entrepreneurship and resourcefulness; and
•       the need for financial assistance including reasonable assurance that the student will be able to obtain sufficient financing to complete the program.

For more information on eligibility, deadlines, and how to apply, please contact Dee Gish at 802-457- 3188 or visit http://www.trorc.org/.

 

 

Vermont Lions Hart Memorial Award:  The Lion’s Club is proud to offer the Vermont Lions Hart Memorial Award for graduating high school seniors.   Successful applicants will:
1)  have a disability or debilitating illness, either physically or mentally
2) be in need of financial assistance
3)  plan to attend college upon graduation from high school.
The winner will receive $1000.00.  Additionally, the winner will receive a plaque and be honored at a Lions Club close to their home. The application is fairly simple and includes a 200 word essay. Deadline to apply is March 8, 2018. For more information, please contact Ellen Bagnato at ebagnato@sharonacademy.net

 

 

The Society of Women Engineers awards several scholarships of $1000 – $15,000 to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. For more information, please visit:
http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/swe-scholarships


The Diabetes Scholars Foundation’s college scholarship program is available to incoming freshmen with type 1 diabetes
and who are US citizens or permanent residents seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. This scholarship recognizes students who have high academic performance, are actively involved in the diabetes community, participate in community and/or extra-curricular activities and who have demonstrated that they are successfully managing the challenges of living with diabetes. Diabetes Scholars Foundation scholarships are not based on financial need. For more information please visit:  http://diabetesscholars.org/college-scholarship/

 

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