Scholarships Booklet - page 28

See pages 2–3 for complete instructions and full descriptions of required documents.
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VSAC-assisted scholarships
NICHOLS
Any student
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Undergrad program
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Full time
Nichols Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2015 to honor Francis and Louise
Nichols and their children, William Nichols and Sarah Nichols Gruenig.
The intent of this program is to ease the financial burden of a college
degree for Vermont students who have faced adversity in their lives
and/or overcome hardship.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
on a 4.0 scale)
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate resilience in the face of adversity and/or hardship
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), essay #1 (general essay;
include
specific examples of ways in which you have demonstrated resilience in the face of
adversity and/or overcome hardship in your life
), and official transcript
Renewability:
May be renewable for up to four years.
Amount:
One $6,000 scholarship
Selection:
Academic achievement, financial need, recommendation
letter, and essay
Average applicants:
TBD
Average awards:
1
NICHOLS-AG
Any student
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Undergrad program
l
Full time
Nichols Family Scholarship (Agriculture and Environmental
Science)
This scholarship was established in 2014 to honor Francis and Louise
Nichols and their children, William Nichols and Sarah Nichols Gruenig,
who valued education, hard work, and the natural world. The intent
of this program is to support students in pursuing studies in agriculture
or environmental studies.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Seek a degree in agriculture or environmental studies
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), and essay #1 (general essay)
Renewability:
May be renewable for up to four years.
Amount:
One $6,000 scholarship
Selection:
Financial need, recommendation letter, and essay
Average applicants:
TBD
Average awards:
1
NORDIC
Any student
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Cert or Undergrad program
l
Any enrollment
Nordic Educational Trust Scholarship
This two-year scholarship was created to provide education funding
to students who want to attend school beyond high school and seek a
certificate or associate’s (two-year) degree in a technical field. This schol-
arship is not dependent on past academic performance.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school
• Seek a certificate or associate’s (two-year) degree in a technical field
• Not expect to receive either an associate’s (two-year) or bachelor’s
(four-year) degree prior to August 31, 2017
• Demonstrate potential for academic success
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
two separate recommendation letters #1 (non-relative), and essay #1
(general essay)
Renewability:
May be renewable for up to two years.
Amount:
The foundation will award up to $10,000 over two years
Selection:
Recommendation letters, essay, financial need, and personal
interview
Average applicants:
121
Average awards:
5
NWCLUB
Any student
l
Any program
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Any enrollment
Norwich Women’s Club Scholarship
This scholarship is open to any resident of Norwich who is pursuing
education beyond high school. Students of all ages are urged to apply.
Previous awardees are encouraged to apply in subsequent years.
The Women’s Club makes multiple annual awards, including the
Woodworth Scholarship Award (which recognizes applicants whose
service to others has made a significant difference in the community)
and the Marjorie Butler scholarship (for a graduate of the Marian
Cross School). Applicants should indicate in their essay if they are
eligible for the Marjorie Butler award.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Reside in Norwich
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA, and
essay #1 (general essay)
Amount:
Scholarships range from $1,000 to $4,000
Selection:
Financial need and essay
Average applicants:
23
Average awards:
18
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