How would it feel to win $1,000 for college?

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Sabina Haskell

Date
January 17, 2017

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VSAC scholarship booklet

Meet VSAC’s early-bird deadline for scholarship applications so you can find out! VSAC’s annual booklet, Scholarships for Vermonters, contains information on more than 140 scholarships available to Vermont residents, and we want to encourage you to apply early.

That’s why we’re offering three $1,000 scholarships to applicants who submit their application and all required documents on or before February 3, 2017. The booklet is available online at vsac.org/scholarships, or you can pick up a printed copy at your high school guidance office.

The odds are in your favor! The great thing about applying for VSAC-assisted scholarships is that you’ll be competing only with other Vermont students who apply – not with an overall pool of Vermont students or high school students competing for scholarships on a national level. And you may be one of just a few who follow through with the whole process!

You don’t need to be a superstar. If a scholarship in VSAC’s booklet is based on academic achievement, you don’t have to be the best student in your entire class; you simply need to be the best student applying for that scholarship. Or, if a scholarship is based on financial need, your need will be compared only to the need of other applicants within that scholarship pool.

VSAC’s scholarships aren’t simply based on academics or financial need, either. The VSAC pool of scholarships offers financial aid to:

•     children of Grange members

•     future dental hygienists

•     students who are first in their families to attend college

•     children of ambulance or first-response squad members

•     students interested in dairying

•     and much more!

There’s a lot of material to collect for scholarship applications (essays, recommendation letters, etc). Plan to submit everything on or before February 3, 2017, to be entered in the drawing.

If you’re ready to apply, set up a myVSAC account at vsac.org to, where you can fill out a single application and upload all of your required documents.

Good luck to all you early birds!

And if you don’t meet the early-bird deadline, you still have time to complete your applications: The final deadline isn’t until March 3, 2017.