Scholarships Booklet - page 13

See pages 2–3 for complete instructions and full descriptions of required documents.
9
VSAC-assisted scholarships
AIAVT
Any student
l
Undergrad program
l
1/2 time
American Institute of Architects Vermont Scholar
Promise Award
(sponsored by the American Institute of Architects-Vermont)
The American Institute of Architects Vermont Chapter created this
scholarship to encourage students to enter the field of architecture.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Seek a degree in architecture or a related field
• Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 2.85 cumulative GPA
on a 4.00 scale)
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate education/work ethic
• Demonstrate school/community involvement
• Demonstrate entrepreneurial skills, endeavors, and/or achievements
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), recommendation letter #2
(community service), essay #1 (general essay), and official transcript
Amount:
One $1,000 scholarship
Selection:
Academic achievement, financial need, recommendation
letters, and essay
Average applicants:
TBD
Average awards:
1
ANDREWS
Any student
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Degree program
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Any enrollment
Jean Andrews Nursing Scholarship
(sponsored by Porter Medical Center Auxiliary)
This scholarship was created to encourage students to enter the nursing
profession.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Reside in Addison County
• Seek a degree in registered nursing or nursing education
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA, and
essay #1 (general essay)
Amount:
Two $1,250 scholarships
Selection:
Financial need and essay
Average applicants:
25
Average awards:
2
ANGELL
Any student
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Undergrad program
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Any enrollment
Philip and Alice Angell Eastern Star Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Philip and Alice Angell,
active in the Vermont Order of Eastern Star (OES) for over 50 years.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Seek a degree in business or education
• Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
on a 4.0 scale)
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), essay #1 (general essay),
and official transcript
Amount:
One $500 scholarship
Selection:
Academic achievement, financial need, essay, and
recommendation letter
Average applicants:
240
Average awards:
1
ARNOLD
Any student
l
Undergrad program
l
Full time
Don and Peg Arnold Scholarship
This scholarship was created to provide financial support for students
from the eight towns served by the Shoreham Telephone Company.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Reside in one of eight towns served by the Shoreham Telephone
Company (Benson, Castleton, Cornwall, Hubbardton, Orwell,
Shoreham, Sudbury, and Whiting)
• Demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and promise of
continued excellence
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate school/community involvement
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), essay #1 (general essay),
and official transcript
Renewability:
May be renewable for up to four years.
Amount:
One $5,000 scholarship
Selection:
Academic achievement, financial need, recommendation
letter, and essay
Average applicants:
28
Average awards:
1
ASCUTNEYMT
High school students
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Undergrad program
l
Full time
Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society Scholarship
This scholarship was established to assist a graduating high school senior
who lives in a designated Vermont town and who has demonstrated a
strong commitment to the environment. This scholarship is funded by
an endowment subject to laws restricting disbursements under certain
investment yield scenarios; as a result, there can be no guarantee of a
scholarship award for the upcoming academic year.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Reside in Andover, Ascutney, Athens, Baltimore, Bellows Falls,
Bridgewater, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Hartland, Londonderry,
Ludlow, Perkinsville, Plymouth, Pomfret, Reading, Rockingham,
Saxton’s River, Springfield, Weathersfield, Westminster, Westminster
West, Weston, West Windsor, Windsor, or Woodstock
• Seek a bachelor’s (four-year) degree
• Demonstrate academic achievement
• Demonstrate community involvement/service that is specifically
related to preserving and/or conserving the environment
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, recommendation
letter #1 (non-relative), essay #1 (general essay;
include community
involvement/service specifically related to preserving and/or conserving the
environment)
, and official transcript
Amount:
One scholarship up to $1,000
Selection:
Essay, recommendation letter, academic achievement,
and personal interview (if necessary)
Average applicants:
60
Average awards:
1
Notification of applicants
Generally, recipients are notified by May 1.
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