Scholarships Booklet - page 33

See pages 2–3 for complete instructions and full descriptions of required documents.
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VSAC-assisted scholarships
TRINITY
Any student
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Undergrad program
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Full time
Trinity College of Vermont Memorial Scholarship
(sponsored by the Trinity College of Vermont
Association of Alumni and Friends)
The Trinity College of Vermont Association of Alumni and Friends
awards this scholarship to promote empowerment through education,
and to encourage work that supports healthy communities and social
justice.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Seek a degree in social work or education
• Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
on a 4.0 scale)
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate community involvement and/or service
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #2 (community service), essay #1 (general
essay), and official transcript
Amount:
One $1,000 scholarship
Selection:
Essay, recommendation letter, financial need, and academic
achievement
Average applicants:
177
Average awards:
1
UPPERVALLY
Any student
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Undergrad program
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Any enrollment
Upper Valley Scholarship
(sponsored by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation)
This scholarship was created to provide financial support to residents
of the Upper Valley who pursue education after high school.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Reside in the Upper Valley of Vermont (Ascutney, Baltimore,
Barnard, Bethel, Bradford, Bridgewater, Cavendish, Chelsea,
Corinth, East Corinth, East Ryegate, Fairlee, Groton, Hartford,
Hartland, Newbury, North Hartford, North Hartland, North
Springfield, North Thetford, Norwich, Pomfret, Randolph,
Randolph Center, Reading, Royalton, Ryegate, Sharon, South
Royalton, South Ryegate, Springfield, Strafford, Thetford, Thetford
Center, Topsham, Tunbridge, Vershire, Weathersfield, Wells River,
West Fairlee, West Hartford, West Newbury, West Topsham, West
Windsor, Windsor, or Woodstock)
• Demonstrate financial need
(preference given to applicants who are
among the first generation in their families to attend college)
• Demonstrate community involvement/service
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #2 (community service), and essay #1
(general essay)
Renewability:
May be renewable for up to four years.
Amount:
Approximately four scholarships up to $1,000 each
Selection:
Financial need, recommendation letter, and essay
Average applicants:
238
Average awards:
4
VETCLUB
High school students
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Any program
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Any enrollment
Burlington Veterans’ Club Scholarship
The Burlington Veterans’ Club established an education trust fund
with VSAC to help Vermont students pursue education beyond high
school. VSAC arranged for the proceeds from the trust to be distrib-
uted as scholarships to Chittenden County high school seniors. This
scholarship is funded by an endowment subject to laws restricting
disbursements under certain 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)
• Graduate from a Chittenden County high school
• Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
on a 4.0 scale)
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), essay #1 (general essay),
and official transcript
Amount:
Approximately 10 scholarships of up to $1,500 each
Selection:
Academic achievement, financial need, recommendation
letter, and essay
Average applicants:
171
Average awards:
10
VICKERS
Any student
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Cert, Undergrad, or ND program
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Any enrollment
Don Vickers Scholarship
Don Vickers served as president and CEO of Vermont Student
Assistance Corporation (VSAC) a full quarter-century from 1988 to
2013. He joined VSAC in 1971 as director of the state grant programs.
When he retired from VSAC in June 2013, his colleagues, friends,
and staff contributed to an endowment for the purpose of awarding
one or more scholarships in his honor. This scholarship is funded by
an endowment subject to laws restricting disbursements under certain
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)
• Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
on a 4.0 scale)
• 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 official transcript
Renewability:
May be renewable for up to four years.
Amount:
One scholarship up to $1,000
Selection:
Financial need, recommendation letters, essay, and academic
achievement
Average applicants:
788
Average awards:
1
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