Scholarships Booklet - page 17

See pages 2–3 for complete instructions and full descriptions of required documents.
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VSAC-assisted scholarships
COAPLAND
Any student
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Undergrad program
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Full time
Alice C. Coapland Scholarship
Alice C. Coapland established this scholarship in 2002. Before her death
in 2004, she generously bequeathed her estate to fund this scholarship
for female residents of northeastern Vermont who have high financial
need and who wish to pursue education after high school. 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)
• Be a female
• Reside in a town served by the following high schools: Craftsbury
Academy, Lake Region Union High School, and North Country
Union High School (Albany, Barton, Brighton, Brownington,
Charleston, Coventry, Craftsbury, Derby, East Hardwick, Glover,
Greensboro, Hardwick, Holland, Irasburg, Jay, Lowell, Morgan,
Newport City, Newport Town, Orleans, Stannard, Troy, Westfield,
Westmore, Wolcott, Woodbury)
• Demonstrate 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:
Up to two maximum $2,000 scholarships
Selection:
Financial need, academic achievement, essay, and
recommendation letter
Average applicants:
60
Average awards:
2
CONWAY
Adult students
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Any program
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Any enrollment
G. Jason and Marcia Vance Conway Memorial Scholarship
(sponsored by the G. Jason and Marcia Vance Conway Memorial
Scholarship Fund)
This scholarship was established in 2011 to honor the contributions
made to higher education by G. Jason Conway and Marcia Vance
Conway, who passed away in April 2010 and March 2009 respectively.
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)
• Face significant barriers or obstacles that limit your access to education
after high school
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), and essay #1 (general essay)
Amount:
One or more scholarships up to $2,000 each
Selection:
Essay, recommendation letter, and financial need
Average applicants:
300
Average awards:
1
CURRIER
Any student
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Undergrad or Grad program
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1/2 time
Katie Currier Memorial Scholarship
(sponsored by the Katie Currier Scholarship Fund)
This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Katie Currier,
who passed away at the age of 18. Katie was devoted to justice,
non-judgment, acceptance, and unity. This athletes’ scholarship was
established to provide financial aid to Vermont students who are
committed to promoting these qualities in their communities.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Graduate (or have graduated) from Essex High School
• Be (or have been) a student athlete
(preference given to applicants who
demonstrate and promote dedication to learning and a strong team spirit)
• Demonstrate education/work ethic
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, recommendation
letter #1 (non-relative), and essay #1 (general essay;
include examples
of the ways in which you have demonstrated and promoted a dedication to learning
and a strong team spirit)
Amount:
Two $1,000 scholarships (one to a male, and one to a female)
Selection:
Essay and recommendation letter
Average applicants:
32
Average awards:
2
CVSR
Any student
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Cert or Undergrad program
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Any enrollment
Champlain Valley Street Rodders (CVSR) Scholarship
The Champlain Valley Street Rodders established this scholarship to
assist students pursuing careers in the automotive field.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Seek a degree in a field related to automotive technology, mechanics,
or repair
• Demonstrate academic achievement
• 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:
Recommendation letter, essay, financial need, and
academic achievement
Average applicants:
26
Average awards:
1
Your electronic signature is required on
the Unified Scholarship Application (USA).
A missing signature prevents VSAC from sharing
with scholarship committees any of the information
or documents you submit for consideration.
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