Scholarships Booklet - page 29

See pages 2–3 for complete instructions and full descriptions of required documents.
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VSAC-assisted scholarships
ORANGECTY
Adult students
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Undergrad program
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1/2 time
Orange County Scholarship
This scholarship was created to assist female first-generation college
students who have been residents of Orange County for at least one year.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Have resided in Orange County for a minimum of one year
• Be a female who faces significant barriers that limit access to education
after high school
(preference given to applicants who are among the first
generation in their families to attend college — neither a parent nor a grand-
parent received a bachelor’s degree)
• 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 $1,000 scholarship
Selection:
Financial need, essay, and recommendation letter
Average applicants:
47
Average awards:
1
PEOPLES
High school students
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Undergrad program
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Full time
People’s United Bank Scholarship
This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to
Vermont students who wish to pursue college degrees.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school located
within Vermont
and approved
for federal Title IV funding (Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 3.5 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
Renewability:
May be renewable for up to four years.
Amount:
Two $2,500 scholarships
Selection:
Academic achievement, recommendation letter, essay,
and financial need
Average applicants:
588
Average awards:
2
PIZZAGALLI
High school students
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Undergrad program
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Full time
Remo and Donna Pizzagalli Family Scholarship
This scholarship was created to provide financial support for academi-
cally exceptional students who show promise of continued excellence
and demonstrate financial need.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Reside in Chittenden County
• Seek a bachelor’s degree
• Demonstrate academic achievement
• Demonstrate financial need
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 four years.
Amount:
One $1,000 scholarship
Selection:
Academic achievement, recommendation letter, essay,
and financial need
Average applicants:
203
Average awards:
1
QUILL
Any student
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Undergrad or Grad program
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1/2 time
Karen Quill Scholarship
(sponsored by Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals
and the Quill Family)
The Karen Quill Scholarship was established in 2012 in memory of
Karen Quill, a dedicated union nurse.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school located
within Vermont
and approved
for federal Title IV funding (Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Be an active member or the child of an active member of a union
• Seek a degree in nursing
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate community involvement/service
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), recommendation letter #2
(community service), essay #1 (general essay), and membership
(provide the
name of the union, the name of the individual who is a member of the union,
and his/her relationship to you)
Amount:
One scholarship up to $1,000
Selection:
Essay, recommendation letters, and financial need
Average applicants:
22
Average awards:
1
Are your name and Social Security number on EVERY document?
If your name and/or Social Security number are not on a document (with the exception of recommendation
letters and portfolios), VSAC will be unable to determine that it belongs with your application. Your application
will therefore be considered incomplete and will not be considered even though you may have submitted
all required documents.
Recommendation letters and portfolios require your name and date of birth.
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