Scholarships Booklet - page 32

See pages 2–3 for complete instructions and full descriptions of required documents.
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VSAC-assisted scholarships
SWITZER
Any student
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Cert or Undergrad program
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1/2 time
Helen J. Switzer Nursing Scholarship
Helen Switzer’s children established this scholarship to honor their
mother’s commitment to nursing and her 30-year career caring for
the sick and elderly. 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 Windham County
(preference given to residents of Rockingham,
Westminster, Athens, and Grafton — in that order)
• Enroll in a licensed practical nursing degree program (LPN), OR
an associate’s of science in nursing degree program (AS, RN), OR
a bachelor of science in nursing degree program (BSN, RN)
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), and essay #1 (general essay)
Amount:
Two scholarships up to $1,000 each
Selection:
Financial need, essay, and recommendation letter
Average applicants:
21
Average awards:
2
TAIGH
Any student
l
Undergrad program
l
1/2 time
Taigh Scholarship
This scholarship was established to inspire and encourage residents
of Peacham to pursue education after high school. It is the donors’
intent to assist students from rural areas, particularly those who are
among the first generation in their families to attend 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 approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Reside in Caledonia County
(preference given to applicants who are
residents of Peacham and/or are among the first generation in their families
to attend college)
• 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 or more scholarships up to $1,000 each
Selection:
Essay, recommendation letter, and financial need
Average applicants:
63
Average awards:
1
THOMPSON
Any student
l
Any program
l
1/2 time
Samuel W. Thompson Memorial Scholarship
Samuel W. Thompson worked for the State of Vermont for 39 years,
serving as deputy sheriff of Caledonia County for more than six years.
His family established this scholarship to honor his memory and life.
Eligibility:
• Reside in Caledonia or Washington County
• Seek a degree in law enforcement or fish and game management
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate education/work ethic
• 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:
Maximum one $1,000 scholarship
Selection:
Financial need, essay, and recommendation letter
Average applicants:
17
Average awards:
1
THV
Any student
l
Cert or Undergrad program
l
Any enrollment
THV Scholarship
This scholarship was created to encourage Windham County residents
to seek education after high school and to contribute fully to freedom,
peace, and social understanding throughout the world, beginning in
their own homes and communities. 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:
• Reside in Windham County or in the towns of Readsboro or
Searsburg in Bennington County
(preference given to residents of the
Deerfield Valley towns of Dover, Halifax, Readsboro, Searsburg,
Whitingham, and Wilmington who are first-generation college-bound,
and/or nontraditional students)
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate school/community involvement
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), and essay #1 (general essay)
Amount:
Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000 — maximum
$25,000 awarded annually
Selection:
Financial need, essay, and recommendation letter
Average applicants:
105
Average awards:
20
Submit complete documents on time.
An incomplete or late required document is
the #1 reason an applicant is not considered
by a scholarship committee.
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