Scholarships Booklet - page 16

See pages 2–3 for complete instructions and full descriptions of required documents.
12
VSAC-assisted scholarships
BRADLEY
High school students
l
Cert, Undergrad, or ND program
l
1/2 time
Harry and Vi Bradley Memorial Scholarship
(sponsored by Vermont Law Enforcement Hockey Charities, Inc.)
The Vermont Law Enforcement Hockey Charities, Inc., created this
scholarship to provide financial support to a student involved in team
sports who intends to pursue a career in public safety. The Bradleys
were ardent supporters of the Vermont Law Enforcement Hockey
Charities, Inc., for many years, enabling the Corporation to provide
charitable contributions to youth groups around the state.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school located
within Vermont
and approved
for federal Title IV funding (Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Seek a degree in public safety, including, but not limited to, emergency
medical services, fire service, health care, or law enforcement
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate education/work ethic
• Demonstrate school/community involvement
• Face significant barriers that limit access to a postsecondary education
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), recommendation letter #2
(community service), and essay #1 (general essay)
Amount:
One $500 scholarship
Selection:
Financial need, recommendation letters, and essay
Average applicants:
TBD
Average awards:
TBD
BRIDGES
Any student
l
Any program
l
Any enrollment
Ted Bridges Hospitality Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Ted Bridges, a consistent
and active contributor to the success of Vermont’s tourism and hospi-
tality businesses for more than four decades. It was created to provide
financial assistance to encourage students to pursue education and
careers in hospitality and tourism.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Seek education or training related to hospitality or tourism
• Be enrolled in your freshman, sophomore, or junior year of college
• Demonstrate academic achievement
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
essay #1 (general essay), and official transcript
Amount:
Up to two $1,000 scholarships
Selection:
Essay, financial need, academic achievement
Average applicants:
43
Average awards:
2
CANDON
Adult students
l
Undergrad program
l
1/2 time
Sister Elizabeth Candon Scholarship
(sponsored by the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation)
VSAC created this scholarship to honor the contributions Sister
Elizabeth Candon has made to higher education in general and to
women seeking higher education in particular.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Be a female
• Be a single parent with primary custody of at least one child 12 years
of age or younger
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), essay #1 (general essay), and
family information
(provide the name and age of the youngest child for whom
you are the custodial parent)
Renewability:
May be renewable for up to four years.
Amount:
One $1,000 scholarship
Selection:
Financial need, essay, and recommendation letter
Average applicants:
35
Average awards:
1
CHAFEE
Any student
l
Any program
l
Any enrollment
Vermont John H. Chafee Education and Training Scholarship
(sponsored by the federal government)
This scholarship was established for youths aging out of foster care who
are likely to experience difficulty transitioning from foster care to adult-
hood. The mission of this program is to help young adults prepare for
and enter training or educational institutions after high school. Funding
for this program is conditional upon annual federal approval.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Be under the custody of the Vermont Commissioner of the
Department for Children and Families (DCF) through 18th birthday
OR be adopted after age 16 (but would have remained under the
custody of the Vermont Commissioner of the DCF through 18th
birthday otherwise)
• Be 21 years of age or younger
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA, and
Vermont grant application (available at
)
Amount:
Scholarships generally range from $1,000 to $3,000 and
may not exceed $5,000. The amount disbursed cannot exceed your
total cost of attendance as defined by federal aid (tuition, fees, room,
board, books, and personal expenses)
minus
your expected family
contribution (EFC) and all other sources of gift aid combined.
Selection:
Eligibility
Average applicants:
N/A
Average awards:
N/A
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