Scholarships Booklet - page 45

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Other scholarships
Follow directions under “Application” — VSAC forms cannot be used to apply for other scholarships.
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St. Johnsbury Rotary Community Service Award
(sponsored by the St. Johnsbury Rotary Club)
Each year, the St. Johnsbury Rotary Club provides several awards to
area graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue education
beyond high school. All applicants need to demonstrate the Rotary
motto of “Service above Self.” While scholastic achievement is
important, the Rotary Club feels that community service should be
the paramount criterion for our selection process.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Expect to graduate from Danville High School, Hazen Union
High School, or St. Johnsbury Academy by the end of the current
school year
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate school/community involvement/service
Required documents:
• St. Johnsbury Rotary Educational Award Application & Statement
of Need
• Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to
your community service
• A student letter addressed to Rotary of not more than 500 words,
typed and double-spaced, indicating your immediate and long-term
goals, including your high school career and/or future career plans
with details outlining your community service
• Resumé of community service
Application:
Obtain application from St. Johnsbury Rotary website:
Amount:
Up to four scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,000
Selection:
Community service, financial need, recommendation letters,
and essay
Average applicants:
6
Average awards:
2
DEADLINES VARY BY ACADEMY
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UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMIES
United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)
United States Naval Academy (USNA)
United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA)
United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA)
Eligibility:
• Be a high school graduate
• For USAFA, USNA, and USMA, be a U.S. citizen between the ages
of 17 and 22
• For USMMA, be a U.S. citizen between the ages of 17 and 25
• For USAFA, USNA, and USMA, not be married, pregnant, or have
any dependents
Required documents:
Varies by academy
Application:
• Initiate a nomination by contacting a member of Vermont’s
congressional delegation:
Senator Patrick Leahy
Senator Bernie Sanders
Representative Peter Welch
(The USAFA, USNA, and USMA also accept nominations from the
Vice President or President of the United States.)
• AND initiate a file with the academy or academies of your choice in
the spring of high school junior year (or as soon thereafter as possible):
United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)
USAFA, CO 80840-5025
United States Naval Academy (USNA)
117 Decatur Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5017
United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA)
West Point, NY 10996-1797
United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA)
Steamboat Road
Kings Point, NY 11024-1699
516-773-5391
Amount:
Appointments to the academies cover tuition, room, and
board; some academies provide a monthly salary to the cadets or
midshipmen
Selection:
Academic achievement, SAT or ACT scores, extracurricular
activities, recommendation letters, physical and medical examinations,
and interview
Average applicants:
N/A
Average awards:
N/A
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