Scholarships Booklet - page 23

See pages 2–3 for complete instructions and full descriptions of required documents.
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VSAC-assisted scholarships
JEFFRD-MHJ
High school students
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Undergrad program
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Any enrollment
Senator James M. Jeffords Endowed Scholarship
to Honor Marion Hausman Jeffords
Former U.S. Senator James M. Jeffords of Vermont established this
scholarship in memory of his mother, Marion Hausman Jeffords, to
honor her career as an educator who taught music and art in Rutland.
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 Rutland County or attend a Rutland County high school
• Seek a degree in the arts, including, but not limited to, music, visual
arts, dance, or theater
• Demonstrate academic achievement
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #3 (visual/performing arts), essay #1
(general essay), and official transcript
Amount:
Minimum two scholarships up to $1,500 each
Selection:
Recommendation letter, essay, financial need, and academic
achievement
Average applicants:
18
Average awards:
2
JEFFRD-MJM
High school students
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Undergrad program
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Any enrollment
Senator James M. Jeffords Endowed Scholarship
to Honor Mary Jeffords Mills
Former U.S. Senator James M. Jeffords of Vermont established this
scholarship to honor his sister, Mary Jeffords Mills, by inspiring and
encouraging future generations of teachers. 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 Rutland County or attend a Rutland County high school
(preference given to Rutland High School seniors)
• Seek a degree in education
• 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:
Up to three $1,000 scholarships
Selection:
Recommendation letter, essay, financial need, and academic
achievement
Average applicants:
12
Average awards:
3
JOHNSON
Any student
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Cert or Undergrad program
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3/4 time
Jennie Johnson Scholarship
This scholarship was created to honor the memory of artist Jennie
Johnson, who was most widely known as the postmaster of Beebe
Plain, Vermont. 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 Essex or Orleans County
• Intend to reside and work in Vermont upon graduation
• 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:
One scholarship up to $1,000
Selection:
Financial need, academic achievement, recommendation
letter, and essay
Average applicants:
85
Average awards:
1
KAPLAN
Any student
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Undergrad program
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Full time
Jay Kaplan Memorial Scholarship
(sponsored by the Jay Kaplan Retirement Education Fund)
The Jay Kaplan Retirement Education Fund, Inc., established this
scholarship in 2011 to honor Jay Kaplan, a respected high school
biology teacher and a longtime, dedicated member of the state of
Vermont Teachers Retirement Board of Trustees.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Seek education or training related to science or finance
(preference
given to candidates with a documented disability — school 504 Plan or
IEP — during some period of their K–12 education)
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), essay #1 (general essay), and
(if applicable), certification
(If you had a documented disability during some
portion of your K–12 education, submit a copy of your most recent 504 Plan
or IEP.)
Renewability:
May be renewable for up to two years.
Amount:
Two $2,000 scholarships
Selection:
Financial need, essay, and recommendation letter
Average applicants:
280
Average awards:
2
Remember :
Scholarship groups will not consider your
application if it is incomplete (missing one or
more required documents) or late (one or
more required documents is submitted/
postmarked after March 3, 2017).
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