Scholarships Booklet - page 20

See pages 2–3 for complete instructions and full descriptions of required documents.
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VSAC-assisted scholarships
GILMAN
High school students
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Cert or Undergrad program
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Full time
Frank M. and Olive F. Gilman Foundation Scholarship
The Gilman Foundation created this scholarship to promote academic
growth and achievement in order to foster greater individual earning
power and a skilled labor force. Recipients are selected by an inde-
pendent selection committee not comprised of Gilman Foundation
Board members.
Eligibility:
• Vermont residency
not
required
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Graduate from one of the following Orange County or Windsor
County high schools: Black River High School, Blue Mountain
Union High School, Chelsea Public School, Green Mountain Union
High School, Hartford High School, Mid Vermont Christian School,
Oxbow High School, Randolph Union High School, Rochester
School, Sharon Academy, South Royalton High School, Springfield
High School, Thetford Academy, Whitcomb High School,
Williamstown Middle High School, Windsor High School, or
Woodstock Union High School
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate school/community involvement
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:
Approximately 60 scholarships up to $5,000 each
Selection:
Financial need, recommendation letter, and essay
Average applicants:
358
Average awards:
60
GMWEA
Any student
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Undergrad program
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Full time
Green Mountain Water Environment Association
Scholarship
This scholarship was created to help support students of environmentalism
and to rebuild the water and wastewater management industry in the
state.
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 environmental studies, including,
but not limited to, conservation, forestry, geology, natural resources
management, renewable resources, water quality, or wildlife/wild
lands management
• Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
on a 4.0 scale)
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate community involvement and/or service
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), essay #1 (general essay),
and official transcript
Amount:
One $1,000 scholarship
Selection:
Essay, recommendation letter, academic achievement, and
financial need
Average applicants:
113
Average awards:
1
GRAHAM
Any student
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Any program
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Any enrollment
Vermont Sheriffs’ Association: William Graham Scholarship
This scholarship was created to honor former Windham County
Sheriff William Graham, who has exemplified outstanding public
service and community leadership throughout his life.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Be a dependent of a member of the Vermont Sheriffs’ Association
• Demonstrate academic achievement
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate school/community involvement
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA, essay
#1 (general essay), official transcript, and membership
(provide the name
of the individual who is a member of the Vermont Sheriffs’ Association, and
his/her relationship to you)
Amount:
One $1,000 scholarship
Selection:
Essay, academic achievement, and financial need
Average applicants:
5
Average awards:
1
GRANGER
Any student
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Degree program
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Any enrollment
Alfred T. Granger Student Art Fund Scholarship
This endowed fund was established to support a college education for
talented students pursuing studies in architecture, design, fine arts,
architectural engineering, or mechanical drawing (CAD).
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Seek a degree in architecture, interior design, studio art, architectural
engineering, mechanical drawing, or lighting design
• Demonstrate academic achievement
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), recommendation letter #3
(visual/performing arts), essay #1 (general essay), official transcript,
and portfolio
Amount:
Four $2,500 scholarships (undergraduate students) and two
$5,000 scholarships (graduate students)
Selection:
Portfolio, recommendation letters, essay, academic achievement,
and financial need
Average applicants:
95
Average awards:
6
The submission/postmark deadline
is critical.
Submit all documents ON OR BEFORE the
March 3 deadline. ONE late document may
mean a late application that is not considered
by a scholarship committee.
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