Scholarships Booklet - page 38

See pages 2–3 for complete instructions and full descriptions of required documents.
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VSAC-assisted scholarships
VTNURSING
Any student
l
Cert or Degree program
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1/2 time
Vermont State Nurse 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 ensure
an adequate number of nurses for the future healthcare needs of
Vermonters. The program is designed for students who are committed
to working as nurses in Vermont upon graduation. Funding for this
program is conditional upon annual legislative appropriation.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school located
within Vermont
and approved
for federal Title IV funding (Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Enroll in an accredited licensed practical nursing (LPN) degree program,
OR the final year of an accredited associate’s of science in nursing degree
program (AS, RN), OR the final two years of an accredited bachelor
of science in nursing degree program (BSN, RN), OR the master’s
entry program in nursing (MEPN).
(Graduation from the program must result
in eligibility to sit for the NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN examination.)
• Intend to work as a nurse in Vermont or at an accredited hospital
within ten miles of the Vermont border for a minimum of one year
following licensure
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative), essay #1 (general essay),
and official transcript
Amount:
Up to $50,000 awarded annually in interest-free loans
Conditions:
Partial/complete forgiveness of interest-free loan under
the following conditions: (1) completion of a nursing degree program;
(2) LPN or RN licensure; and (3) completion of one year of employment
as an RN or LPN either in Vermont or at an accredited hospital within
ten miles of the Vermont border
Selection:
Essay, recommendation letter, and financial need
Average applicants:
112
Average awards:
13
VTSHERIFF
Any student
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Degree program
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Any enrollment
Vermont Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship
The Vermont Sheriffs’ Association created this scholarship to assist
Vermont residents seeking degrees in law enforcement in order to
become police officers.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Seek a degree in law enforcement
• Demonstrate academic achievement
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
essay #1 (general essay), and official transcript
Amount:
One $1,000 scholarship
Selection:
Financial need, academic achievement, and essay
Average applicants:
43
Average awards:
1
VTTEACH
Any student
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Degree program
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Full time
Vermont Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences
(VTFCS) Scholarship
This scholarship was created to prepare individuals to become compe-
tent, confident, and caring in the management of their personal lives,
families, and careers.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Seek a degree in a field related to family and consumer sciences,
including, but not limited to, food and nutrition, child development,
housing and interiors, family studies, clothing and textiles/merchandising,
family and consumer sciences education, or consumer studies
(preference
given to students seeking a degree in family and consumer sciences education)
• Demonstrate academic achievement
• Demonstrate financial need
Required documents:
Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA,
recommendation letter #1 (non-relative —
applicants are encouraged to
submit this letter from a school family and consumer sciences teacher),
essay #1
(general essay;
include your goals and values for family and consumer sciences
in the 21st century)
, and official transcript
Amount:
One $500–$750 scholarship
Selection:
Academic achievement, financial need, recommendation
letter, essay, and personal interview (if necessary)
Average applicants:
52
Average awards:
1
Don’t assume.
Call the VSAC Scholarships Program if you
have ANY questions.
Toll-free
888-253-4819
Burlington area
654-3798
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