Scholarships Booklet - page 19

See pages 2–3 for complete instructions and full descriptions of required documents.
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VSAC-assisted scholarships
ESSEX-CIA
Any student
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Any program
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Any enrollment
Essex Classical Institute Award Scholarship
This scholarship was established to assist Essex Town students with
the high cost of continuing education beyond high school. Relatives
of trustees of The Essex Classical Institute are ineligible to apply for
this scholarship.
Eligibility:
• Reside in Essex Town
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), essay #1 (general essay),
and parent residency information
(provide your parent/s’ name and
physical address)
Amount:
One or more scholarships ranging from $500 to $3,000;
varies annually based on income
Selection:
Financial need, essay, and recommendation letter
Average applicants:
28
Average awards:
2
FREEMAN
High school students
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Any program
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Full time
VSAC-Freeman Scholarship
(sponsored by the Freeman Foundation)
The Freeman Foundation created this scholarship to assist students
who are either among the first generation in their families to attend
college (neither parent has received a bachelor’s degree) or who face
other barriers that restrict access to a college education. All VSAC-
Freeman scholars demonstrate significant financial need.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Reside in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont (Caledonia, Essex, or
Orleans County)
• Be among the first generation in your family to attend college OR
face significant barriers that limit your access to a college education
• Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
on a 4.0 scale)
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate school/community involvement
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), recommendation letter #2
(community service), essay #1 (general essay), and official transcript
Amount:
Up to 10 $1,000 scholarships
Selection:
Financial need, academic achievement, recommendation
letters, and essay
Average applicants:
98
Average awards:
10
GALLAGHER
Any student
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Undergrad program
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Any enrollment
Paul Gallagher Entrepreneurial Scholarship
(sponsored by the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce)
This scholarship was established to provide Chittenden County
residents with financial assistance to pursue their college degrees in
business or a related field.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Reside in Chittenden County
• Seek a degree in business or a related field
• Demonstrate academic achievement
• Demonstrate community involvement
• Demonstrate entrepreneurial skills, endeavors, and/or achievements
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, recommendation
letter #1 (non-relative), essay #1 (general essay), and official transcript
Amount:
Maximum $2,000
Selection:
Recommendation letter, essay, and academic achievement
Average applicants:
57
Average awards:
1
GATES
High school students
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Undergrad program
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Any enrollment
Richard T. Gates Engineering and Technology
Endowed Challenge Scholarship
This scholarship was established to help worthy and able students
pursue their bachelor of science degrees in engineering or technology.
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)
• Have been born in Vermont
• Have parent(s) who is legal resident of Vermont
• Currently attend a Windham County high school or Springfield
High School
• Seek a bachelor of science degree in engineering or technology
(program must be accredited by the Accrediting Board for
Engineering and Technology)
• Demonstrate academic achievement
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), essay #1 (general essay),
official transcript, and birth certificate
Renewability:
May be renewable for up to four years.
Amount:
One $4,000 scholarship
Selection:
Academic achievement, financial need, recommendation
letter, and essay
Average applicants:
20
Average awards:
1
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