Scholarships Booklet - page 21

See pages 2–3 for complete instructions and full descriptions of required documents.
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VSAC-assisted scholarships
HICKS
Any student
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Undergrad program
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Full time
David A. Hicks Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established to help students who have overcome
hardship in their lives (including illness) or who face significant barriers
that limit their access to 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)
• Have graduated from Mount Anthony Union High School or West
Rutland High School
(preference given to applicants who have overcome
hardship in their lives, including illness, or who face significant barriers that
limit their access to education after high school)
• Seek a bachelor’s degree
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), essay #1 (general essay;
include ways in which you have overcome hardship or illness in your life,
and a description of the barriers you face that limit your access to education
after high school
)
Amount:
Maximum one scholarship up to $1,800
Selection:
Essay, recommendation letter, and financial need
Average applicants:
20
Average awards:
1
HI-LOW-LV
Any student
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Any program
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1/2 time
Hi-Low Farm Lowell Vermont Scholarship
This scholarship was established to provide financial support to students
with a high school diploma, including students who have successfully
completed a home schooling program. 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)
• Reside in Brighton, Charleston, Coventry, Derby, Holland, Jay,
Lowell, Morgan, Newport City, Newport Town, Troy, North Troy,
or Westfield, and/or graduate/have graduated from North Country
Union High School
(preference given to applicants who live/lived with a
parent who is a resident of Lowell at the time the applicant graduated from
high school)
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate community involvement/service
• Demonstrate education/work ethic
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), recommendation letter #2
(community service), and essay #1 (general essay)
Amount:
Maximum one $1,000 scholarship
Selection:
Essay, recommendation letter, and financial need
Average applicants:
32
Average awards:
1
HOEHL
Any student
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Cert or Undergrad program
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Full time
Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom
Scholarship
(sponsored by the Hoehl Family Foundation)
This scholarship was established to honor the men and women of the
U.S. Armed Forces and National Guard.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Be a child of a member of any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces
or National Guard whose residence or home of record is Vermont
(preference given to applicants whose parent was killed, wounded, or became
permanently disabled as a result of his/her service and/or applicants who
served during Operation Enduring Freedom and/or Operation Iraqi Freedom)
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), essay #1 (general essay), birth
certificate, and certification
(provide either a signed statement from an official
of any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard, stating the name
of the service or guard member and his/her relationship to you, OR a copy of
your parent’s DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty)
Renewability:
May be renewable for up to four years.
Amount:
Scholarships range from $3,500 to $7,000 (average $5,000)
Selection:
Financial need, essay, and recommendation letter
Average applicants:
65
Average awards:
10
HOUSING-VT
Any student
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Any program
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Any enrollment
Housing Vermont Scholarship
(sponsored by Housing Vermont)
This scholarship was established in 2013 to mark the 25th anniversary
of Housing Vermont, a nonprofit syndication and development company
that creates permanently affordable rental housing for Vermonters through
partnerships with local organizations, public agencies, and the private
sector.
Eligibility:
• Reside in a Housing Vermont-affiliated apartment or be the child
of a parent/guardian who resides in a Housing Vermont-affiliated
apartment
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate education/work ethic
• Demonstrate community involvement/service
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), recommendation letter #2
(community service), essay #1 (general essay), and membership
(provide
the name and address of the Housing Vermont-affiliated development in which
you or your parent/guardian resides, as well as the name of the individual(s)
who signed the lease for the apartment, and his/her relationship to you)
Amount:
Up to four maximum $2,500 scholarships
Selection:
Financial need, recommendation letters, and essay
Average applicants:
50
Average awards:
4
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