Scholarships Booklet - page 31

See pages 2–3 for complete instructions and full descriptions of required documents.
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VSAC-assisted scholarships
SAVAGE
Any student
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Degree program
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Any enrollment
John Hudson Savage Memorial Scholarship
(sponsored by Colchester Rescue Association)
This scholarship was established to honor John Hudson Savage in
recognition of his 28 years of volunteer service to the town of
Colchester as a member of the Colchester Rescue Squad.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Reside in Chittenden County
• Seek a degree in public safety, including, but not limited to, emer-
gency medical services, fire service, health care, or law enforcement
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate community service
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), recommendation letter #2
(community service), and essay #1 (general essay)
Amount:
One $500 scholarship
Selection:
Essay, recommendation letters, financial need
Average applicants:
65
Average awards:
1
SHANKS
College students
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Undergrad program
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Full time
Alicia Shanks Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Mrs. Alicia Shanks to
assist college students who have demonstrated the capacity to become
passionate and dedicated teachers. 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)
• Seek a bachelor’s degree in elementary or secondary education
• Be enrolled in your sophomore, junior, or senior year of college
• Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
on a 4.0 scale)
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, recommendation
letter #1 (non-relative), essay #1 (general essay), and official transcript
Amount:
One or more scholarships up to $1,000 each
Selection:
Essay, recommendation letter, and academic achievement
Average applicants:
60
Average awards:
2
STAFFORD
High school students
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Degree program
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1/2 time
Helen K. and Robert T. Stafford Scholarship
This scholarship was created to honor the entire Stafford family by
providing financial support to a student who demonstrates strong
financial need and a commitment to a career in environmental studies
or special education, and who shows deep compassion and enthusiasm
for making the world a better place. 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)
• Seek a degree in environmental studies or special education
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate community involvement and/or service
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:
103
Average awards:
1
STONYFIELD
Any student
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Cert, Undergrad, or ND program
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1/2 time
Stonyfield Farm Endowed Scholarship for St. Albans
Cooperative Creamery
The owners of Stonyfield Farm established this scholarship to convey
their gratitude and appreciation to the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery
for its support, partnerships, and friendship. 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)
• Be a member or employee, OR be a spouse or dependent child of a
member or employee of the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), essay #1 (general essay), and
membership
(provide the name of the individual who is a member or employee
of the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, and his/her relationship to you)
Amount:
Maximum $5,000 awarded annually
Selection:
Financial need, recommendation letter, and essay
Average applicants:
10
Average awards:
4
Residency
You must be a Vermont resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen of the United States to apply
for VSAC-assisted scholarships, unless a particular scholarship specifies otherwise. See page 2, Step 1,
for details.
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