Scholarships Booklet - page 30

See pages 2–3 for complete instructions and full descriptions of required documents.
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VSAC-assisted scholarships
REARDON
Any student
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Any program
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Any enrollment
Northeastern Vermont Area Health Education Center
Mimi Reardon Scholarship
The Northeastern Vermont Area Health Education Center established
this scholarship to honor Dr. Mildred A. Reardon, and to encourage
and support students who are pursuing health or allied health careers
and who express interest in practicing in Vermont’s rural communities.
Eligibility:
• Reside in Caledonia, Essex, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, or
Washington County
• Seek education or training related to health or allied health care,
including, but not limited to, health, dental health, mental and
behavioral health, public health, or social work
• Demonstrate interest in providing health care in one of Vermont’s
rural communities
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative —
applicants are encouraged to
submit two of these letters from separate individuals
), and essay #1 (general
essay)
Amount:
Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000
Selection:
Essay, recommendation letters, and financial need
Average applicants:
163
Average awards:
4
REHABGYM
Any student
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Cert or Undergrad program
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3/4 time
RehabGYM Scholarship
This scholarship was created to assist students who have undergone
significant physical challenges or illness and who met those challenges
with courage and perseverance. 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)
• Have overcome a significant physical challenge or illness
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA, and
essay #1 (general essay)
Amount:
One minimum $1,000 scholarship
Selection:
Essay and financial need
Average applicants:
142
Average awards:
1
ROTARY-CS
Any student
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Any program
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1/2 time
Charlotte-Shelburne Rotary Club Scholarship
The Charlotte-Shelburne Rotary Club created this scholarship for
residents of Charlotte, Hinesburg, or Shelburne who demonstrate
uncommon commitment and service to their communities.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Reside in one of three towns served by the Charlotte-Shelburne
Rotary Club (Charlotte, Hinesburg, and Shelburne)
• Demonstrate community involvement and/or service
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, recommen-
dation letter #1 (non-relative), recommendation letter #2 (community
service), and essay #1 (general essay)
Amount:
Scholarships range from $1,500 to $4,000
Selection:
Recommendation letters and essay
Average applicants:
18
Average awards:
4
ROTARY-WD
Any student
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Any program
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1/2 time
Woodstock Rotary Scholarship
The Woodstock Rotary Scholarship Fund was established to provide
scholarship assistance to graduates of Woodstock Union High School.
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. Woodstock Rotarian family members are not eligible
to apply.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Graduate or have graduated from Woodstock High School
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate community involvement and/or service
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #2 (community service), and essay #1 (general
essay)
Amount:
Up to eight minimum $1,000 scholarships
Selection:
Financial need, recommendation letter, and essay
Average applicants:
30
Average awards:
5
SAMARA
High school students
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Any program
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Any enrollment
Samara Fund Scholarship
The Samara Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation established
this scholarship to support Vermont students who stand for the elimi-
nation of homophobia and/or discrimination based on gender identity.
Eligibility:
Demonstrate, through significant personal growth, public
commitment, and activism, a dedication to the interests of the gay,
lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, recommendation
letter #1 (non-relative), recommendation letter #4 (SAMARA), essay
#1 (general essay), and essay #2 (scholarship-specific essay — SAMARA)
Amount:
Up to $10,000 awarded annually
Selection:
Recommendation letter and essays
Average applicants:
80
Average awards:
5
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