Scholarships Booklet - page 36

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VSAC-assisted scholarships
VTDAIRY
Any student
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Undergrad program
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Full time
Vermont Dairy Industry Association (VDIA)
Memorial Scholarship
The Vermont Dairy Industry Association established this scholarship
to further its commitment to assist students in their educational pursuits
in the study of dairying.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Seek a degree in dairy business/production, dairy sciences, or a
related field
• Demonstrate academic achievement
• Demonstrate education/work ethic
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, recommendation
letter #1 (non-relative), essay #1 (general essay), and official transcript
Amount:
One to six scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000
Selection:
Recommendation letter, essay, and academic achievement
Average applicants:
29
Average awards:
7
VTDAR
High school students
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Undergrad program
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Full time
Vermont DAR Good Citizenship Scholarship
This scholarship was created to promote dependability, community
service, leadership, religious awareness, and patriotism among high
school seniors.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Seek a degree in the social sciences, including, but not limited to,
anthropology, archaeology, criminology, economics, geography,
history, international relations, philosophy, political science, psychology,
social work, sociology, or urban studies
(preference given to applicants
who demonstrate and promote dependability, community service, leadership,
religious awareness, and patriotism)
• Demonstrate academic achievement
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), essay #1 (general essay;
include how your interests and activities relate to the Vermont DAR
scholarship objective to promote dependability, community service, leadership,
religious awareness, and patriotism)
, and official transcript
Amount:
One $500 scholarship
Selection:
Academic achievement, financial need, recommendation
letter, and essay
Average applicants:
200
Average awards:
1
VTDENTAL
Any student
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Any program
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Any enrollment
Vermont Dental Hygiene Scholarship
(sponsored by the Hill Family and Vermont Dental Foundation)
This scholarship was established by the members of the Vermont
State Dental Society to encourage Vermont residents preparing to
enter the dental hygiene profession.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Enroll in an accredited dental hygiene program
• Demonstrate academic achievement
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), essay #1 (general essay),
and official transcript
Amount:
One or more scholarships totaling between $15,000
and $18,000
Selection:
Academic achievement, financial need, essay, and
recommendation letter
Average applicants:
18
Average awards:
8
VTDENTIST
Graduate students
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Graduate program
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Full time
Vermont State Dentist Incentive Loan Program
(Interest-Free and Forgivable)
(sponsored by the State of Vermont and Vermont Department
of Health)
This program was established by the Vermont Legislature to respond
to a dentist shortage in Vermont and to ensure an adequate number
of dentists to meet the future healthcare needs of Vermonters, including
increased access for the Medicaid population. The program is designed
for students who are committed to working in Vermont as dentists
upon graduation. Funding for this program is conditional on annual
legislative appropriation. While Vermont residency is
not
required
while applicant is attending dental school, he/she must demonstrate
a history of previous Vermont residency.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Enroll in an accredited dental school
• Have completed the first year and be entering the second, third, or
fourth year of a dental program
• Intend to work as a dentist in Vermont for a minimum of one year
following licensure
• Demonstrate academic achievement
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, recommendation
letter #1 (non-relative), essay #1 (general essay), official transcript, and
resumé
Amount:
Up to $41,000 awarded annually in interest-free loans
Conditions:
Partial/complete forgiveness of interest-free loan under
the following conditions: (1) completion of a training program leading
to eligibility to sit for dental licensure exams; (2) a successful passing
grade on the NDBE and Vermont state licensing exams; and (3)
completion of one year of employment as a dentist in Vermont
(employment must average no less than 20 hours/week; recipients are
expected to accept patients with coverage under Medicaid or other
state-funded health care benefit programs)
Selection:
Essay, recommendation letter, and academic achievement
Average applicants:
2
Average awards:
1
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