Scholarships Booklet - page 25

See pages 2–3 for complete instructions and full descriptions of required documents.
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VSAC-assisted scholarships
LEONARD
Any student
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Any program
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Any enrollment
Charles E. Leonard Memorial Scholarship
(sponsored by the Vermont Association for the Blind
and Visually Impaired)
This scholarship was created in memory of Charles Leonard by his
mother after his death in 1981. Mr. Leonard, who was blind, was an
engineer at General Electric for many years and served as president of
VABVI from 1978 to 1980.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Be blind or visually impaired (after best corrected vision), OR be a
child of a blind or visually impaired person, OR pursue a career in
the education or rehabilitation of blind or visually impaired people
• Demonstrate academic achievement
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA, essay
#1 (general essay), official transcript, and certification
(If you, or one or
more of your parents, is blind or visually impaired, submit a copy of the most
recent optometrist report, including the cause of the visual impairment and data
relating to acuity, for each visually impaired person – you and/or your parent/s.)
Amount:
Approximately four $500 scholarships
Selection:
Financial need, academic achievement, and essay
Average applicants:
15
Average awards:
3
LESTER
Any student
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Undergrad program
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Any enrollment
Emily Lester Vermont Opportunity Scholarship
(sponsored by the State of Vermont)
This scholarship is administered with the proceeds from a trust fund
established through an annual appropriation from State of Vermont’s
general fund. Funding for this program is conditional upon annual
legislative approval.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school located
within Vermont
and approved
for federal Title IV funding (Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Be currently under the custody of the Vermont Commissioner of the
Department for Children and Families (DCF) OR be between the
ages of 18 and 24 and have been under the custody of the Vermont
Commissioner of the DCF for at least six months when applicant was
between the ages of 16 and 18
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA, and
Vermont grant application (available at
)
Amount:
Scholarships generally range from $1,000 to $2,000 and
may not exceed $3,000. The amount disbursed cannot exceed your
total costs (tuition, fees, room, and board)
minus
your expected family
contribution (EFC) and all other sources of gift aid combined.
Selection:
Eligibility
Average applicants:
N/A
Average awards:
N/A
LIONS-JU
Any student
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Any program
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Any enrollment
Jericho-Underhill Lions Club David Damkot
Memorial Scholarship
The Jericho-Underhill Lions Club created this scholarship to encourage
residents in the Jericho-Underhill area to serve their communities and
develop high ethical standards. The scholarship name was changed in
2016 to memorialize and honor David Damkot, a longtime member
of the club.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Reside in Bolton, Bolton Valley, Huntington, Jericho, Richmond,
or Underhill
• Demonstrate academic achievement
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate community service and good citizenship
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), recommendation letter #2
(community service), essay #1 (general essay), and official transcript
Amount:
One or more scholarships up to $1,500 each
Selection:
Recommendation letters, essay, financial need, and
academic achievement
Average applicants:
17
Average awards:
2
LOWENSTEIN
High school students
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Undergrad program
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Full time
Amy Lowenstein Scholarship
This scholarship was created to assist academically promising graduates
of Addison County public high schools who plan to attend a competitive,
degree-granting, four-year, accredited college full time.
Eligibility:
• Attend a competitive accredited school approved for federal Title IV
funding (Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Reside in Addison County
• Seek a bachelor’s (four-year) degree
• Demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and promise of
continued excellence
• 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
Renewability:
May be renewable for up to four years.
Amount:
One $2,500 scholarship
Selection:
Academic achievement, essay, financial need, and
recommendation letters
Average applicants:
80
Average awards:
1
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