Scholarships Booklet - page 18

See pages 2–3 for complete instructions and full descriptions of required documents.
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VSAC-assisted scholarships
DAVIS-EJ
Any student
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Cert or Degree program
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Any enrollment
Elizabeth J. Davis Scholarship of the VNAs of Vermont
This scholarship was established to assist students who are seeking
bachelor’s degrees or advanced degrees in health professions. 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)
• Seek a degree in registered nursing, licensed practical nursing,
physical therapy, speech language pathology, occupational therapy,
or social work
• Demonstrate financial need
• Intend to work in Vermont for a minimum of two years
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), and essay #1 (general essay)
Amount:
Scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,000
Selection:
Financial need, essay, and recommendation letter
Average applicants:
294
Average awards:
14
DEW-SS
Any student
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Any program
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Full time
DEW Superintendents Scholarship
(sponsored by DEW Construction Corporation)
This scholarship was established to encourage students to enter the
field of construction.
Eligibility:
• Seek education or training in civil engineering, electrical engineering,
mechanical engineering, structural engineering, construction
management, or construction trades
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate community involvement/service
• Demonstrate education/work ethic
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), and essay #1 (general essay)
Amount:
Up to two $2,500 scholarships
Selection:
Recommendation letter, essay, and financial need
Average applicants:
66
Average awards:
2
DURFEE-G
Graduate students
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Graduate program
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Any enrollment
Hildegard Durfee Scholarship (Graduate)
This scholarship was established to enable residents of Windham
County to further their education at the graduate level and/or to
prepare themselves for career changes that require graduate-level
coursework after college.
Eligibility:
• Reside in Windham County
(preference given to residents of Bellows Falls,
Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Newfane, and Putney)
• Demonstrate academic achievement
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), essay #1 (general essay),
official transcript, and resumé
Amount:
Scholarships range from $500 to $1,500
Selection:
Recommendation letter, essay, financial need, academic
achievement, resumé, and personal interview (if necessary)
Average applicants:
25
Average awards:
1
DURFEE-U
Any student
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Undergrad program
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Any enrollment
Hildegard Durfee Scholarship (Undergraduate)
This scholarship was established to enable residents of Windham
County to further their education at the undergraduate level and/or
to prepare themselves for career changes that require undergraduate-
level coursework after high school.
Eligibility:
• Reside in Windham County
(preference given to residents of Bellows Falls,
Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Newfane, and Putney)
• 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:
Scholarships range from $500 to $1,500
Selection:
Recommendation letter, essay, financial need, academic
achievement, and personal interview (if necessary)
Average applicants:
147
Average awards:
60
EMS-GG
Any student
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Any program
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3/4 time
Gordy and Gwen EMS Scholarship
This scholarship was created to recognize individuals in emergency
medical services (EMS) who serve others on a daily basis. 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 an active member (with a minimum of one year of active service),
OR be a spouse or dependent child of an active member (with a
minimum one year of active service), of a Vermont-licensed ambulance
or first respond squad in Addison or Chittenden County
• Demonstrate academic achievement
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate community involvement/service
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA, essay
#1 (general essay), official transcript, and certification
(provide a signed
statement from the head of a Vermont-licensed ambulance or first respond squad
in Addison or Chittenden County, certifying that: [1] the applicant is either an
active member, OR a spouse or dependent child of an active member, of a
Vermont-licensed ambulance or first respond squad in Addison or Chittenden
County; and [2] the squad member has a minimum of one year of active service)
Amount:
Two $1,000 scholarships
Selection:
Financial need, academic achievement, and essay
Average applicants:
8
Average awards:
2
How will scholarships affect other aid?
Before applying for scholarships, check with your
college/university or training school to ask
whether or not receiving a scholarship may
affect your overall financial aid package.
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