Scholarships Booklet - page 14

See pages 2–3 for complete instructions and full descriptions of required documents.
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VSAC-assisted scholarships
BAKER
Any student
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Any program
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Any enrollment
Newton H. Baker Scholarship
(sponsored by the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation)
This scholarship was established by the Vermont Student Assistance
Corporation (VSAC) to honor the contributions Newton Baker made to
Vermont students and to VSAC as the founder of its outreach programs.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Reside in Washington County
• Be either the first generation in your family to attend college/university or
face significant barriers that limit your access to education after high school
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate community service
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #2 (community service), and essay #1
(general essay)
Renewability:
May be renewable for up to four years.
Amount:
One $1,000 scholarship
Selection:
Financial need, essay, and recommendation letter
Average applicants:
65
Average awards:
1
BARROWS
Any student
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Degree program
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Any enrollment
Max Barrows Graduate Scholarship
in Educational Administration
(sponsored by the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation)
This scholarship was established by VSAC in memory of Max Barrows
(1899–1982), VSAC’s first executive director.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Seek a degree in education administration
(preference given to students
enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program)
• Intend to work in Vermont to improve the quality of education
• Demonstrate academic achievement
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
essay #1 (general essay), official transcript, and resumé
Amount:
One $1,000 scholarship
Selection:
Essay, academic achievement, and financial need
Average applicants:
50
Average awards:
1
BLUCHER
High school or college students
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Any program
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Any enrollment
Mark Blucher Planning Scholarship
(sponsored by Rutland Regional Planning Commission)
This scholarship was created to recognize Mr. Blucher’s 39 years of
service to the Rutland Regional Planning Commission, as well as his
commitment to education. This scholarship is offered to Rutland
County students who demonstrate an interest in land use planning or
a related field of study. 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:
• Reside in Rutland County
• Seek education or training related to land use planning
• Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
on a 4.0 scale)
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate school/community involvement
• Demonstrate education/work ethic
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 scholarship up to $1,000
Selection:
Essay, recommendation letters, academic achievement, and
financial need
Average applicants:
15
Average awards:
1
BOARD-CR
Any student
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Undergrad program
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1/2 time
VSAC Board of Directors Scholarship (Chris Robbins)
(sponsored by the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation)
The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) established this
scholarship to honor the contributions that Chris Robbins made as a
VSAC board member during his tenure from June 1991 through
October 2010.
Eligibility:
• Reside in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont (Caledonia, Essex,
or Orleans County)
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Seek a degree in engineering
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate commitment to chosen field of study
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative) and essay #1 (general essay)
Renewability:
May be renewable for up to four years.
Amount:
One $2,000 scholarship
Selection:
Essay, recommendation letter, and financial need
Average applicants:
36
Average awards:
1
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