Scholarships Booklet - page 22

See pages 2–3 for complete instructions and full descriptions of required documents.
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VSAC-assisted scholarships
HULL
Any student
l
Degree program
l
1/2 time
Dr. Marc Hull Special Education Leadership Scholarship
(sponsored by the Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators)
This scholarship was created to honor Dr. Marc Hull, a former Vermont
commissioner of education who dedicated his career to creating equitable
learning opportunities for all students, particularly those with disabilities.
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 certificate or license in special education
• Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
on a 4.0 scale)
• Demonstrate community involvement/service
(particularly related to
individuals with disabilities)
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, recommendation
letter #1 (non-relative), recommendation letter #2 (community service),
essay #1 (general essay), and official transcript
Amount:
One or more scholarships up to $1,750 each
Selection:
Recommendation letters, essay, and academic achievement
Average applicants:
31
Average awards:
1
HURLEY
High school students
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Undergrad program
l
Full time
Carol A. Hurley Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the friends, family, and colleagues
of Carol Hurley, a VSAC outreach counselor who helped first-
generation college-bound students prepare for college. 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)
• Graduate from one of the following high schools: Randolph Area
Technical Career Center, Randolph Union High School, Rochester
School, Whitcomb High School, Windsor High School, or
Woodstock Union High School
(preference given to applicants who are
among the first generation in their families to attend college)
• Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 2.5 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), essay #1 (general essay),
and official transcript
Amount:
One or more scholarships up to $1,000 each
Selection:
Recommendation letter, essay, financial need, and academic
achievement
Average applicants:
80
Average awards:
2
ISHAM
Any student
l
Any program
l
1/2 time
Franklin H. Isham Memorial Scholarship
Mrs. Olive Wilcox created this scholarship to honor the memory of
her husband, Franklin Horace Isham. 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 Franklin County
• Have graduated from a Franklin County high school
• Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
on a 4.0 scale)
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate education/work ethic
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
essay #1 (general essay), and official transcript
Amount:
Maximum one $1,000 scholarship
Selection:
Financial need, academic achievement, and essay
Average applicants:
108
Average awards:
1
JEFFRD-EDJ
Any student
l
Undergrad program
l
1/2 time
Students with Disabilities Endowed Scholarship Honoring
Elizabeth Daley Jeffords
(sponsored by the Senator Jeffords Endowment Scholarship Fund)
Former U.S. Senator James M. Jeffords of Vermont established this
scholarship to honor his wife, Elizabeth Daley Jeffords, by providing
financial support to students with disabilities who wish to pursue
college degrees. 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)
• Demonstrate documented disability (504 Plan or IEP from your
school, or a statement from Voc Rehab documenting your disability)
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate education/work ethic
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), essay #1 (general essay), and
certification
(provide a copy of your most recent 504 Plan or IEP, OR a
statement from Voc Rehab that documents your disability)
Amount:
One or more scholarships up to $1,500 each
Selection:
Essay, recommendation letter, financial need, and personal
interview (if necessary)
Average applicants:
115
Average awards:
2
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