Scholarships Booklet - page 26

See pages 2–3 for complete instructions and full descriptions of required documents.
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VSAC-assisted scholarships
LYMAN
Any student
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Degree program
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Any enrollment
Lee A. Lyman Memorial Music Scholarship
(sponsored by the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation)
VSAC created this scholarship to honor Lee A. Lyman, director of
VSAC’s Education Loan Finance Program for 10 years (1984–1994).
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Seek a degree in music, including, but not limited to, musical
performing arts, musical recording arts, instrumentation, sound
engineering, studio recording, or music history
• Demonstrate participation in music-related activities, performances,
and/or groups
• 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:
Four $1,000 scholarships
Selection:
Recommendation letter, essay, academic achievement,
and financial need
Average applicants:
65
Average awards:
4
LYON-DA
High school students
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Undergrad program
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Full time
Denton and Ann Lyon Scholarship
This scholarship was created to assist graduating high school seniors
from Addison County who demonstrate strong financial need and high
academic achievement, and who are committed to attending and suc-
ceeding in 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 located
within Vermont
and approved
for federal Title IV funding (Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Reside in Addison County
• Graduate from an Addison County high school, OR be a home-
schooled or GED recipient who would otherwise have graduated
from an Addison County high school
• 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
Renewability:
May be renewable for up to two years.
Amount:
Up to three scholarships of $2,000 maximum
Selection:
Financial need, essay, recommendation letter, and
academic achievement
Average applicants:
55
Average awards:
1
MACIAG
High school students
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Any program
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1/2 time
John and Ruth Maciag Scholarship
This scholarship was created to honor John and Ruth’s commitment
to art and design, learning, and international travel. 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:
• Seek education or training in architecture, architectural engineering,
computer graphics and animation, fine arts, interior design, studio art,
or a related field
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate education/work ethic
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), and essay #1 (general essay)
Amount:
One scholarship up to $1,000
Selection:
Recommendation letter, essay, and financial need
Average applicants:
130
Average awards:
1
MAY
High school students
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Undergrad program
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Full time
Edgar May Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor the life and work of Edgar
May, longtime champion of individuals outside the circle of financial and
social success. 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 Caledonia, Essex, Orange, Orleans, or Windsor County
• Demonstrate financial need
• Face significant barriers or obstacles that limit your access to education
after high school
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), and essay #1 (general essay)
Amount:
One or more scholarship(s) of up to $1,000 each
Selection:
Financial need, essay, and recommendation letter
Average applicants:
218
Average awards:
1
Did you submit an OFFICIAL transcript?
An official transcript must either be signed by
a school official or have a school seal (grade
reports and Web printouts are not acceptable).
The transcript may be mailed, e-mailed, or
uploaded to VSAC by either the student or
the high school.
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