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VSAC-assisted scholarships
To apply, use INSTRUCTIONS on pages 1–11.
HIGHLOW-LV
NEW!
Any student may apply
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Any program
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1/2 time
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1 year
High-Low Farm Lowell Vermont Scholarship
This scholarship was established to provide financial support to students
with a high school diploma, including students who have successfully
completed a home schooling program.
Eligibility:
• Reside in Brighton, Charleston, Coventry, Derby, Holland, Jay,
Lowell, Morgan, Newport City, Newport Town, Troy, North Troy,
or Westfield, and/or graduate/have graduated from North Country
Union High School
(preference given to applicants who live/lived with a
parent who is a resident of Lowell at the time the applicant graduated from
high school)
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Demonstrate participation in extracurricular activities and/or
community involvement/service
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate education/work ethic
Amount:
Maximum one $1,000 scholarship
Selection:
Essays, recommendation letter, and financial need
Average applicants:
TBD
Average awards:
1
HOEHL
Any student may apply
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Cert/Undergrad
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Full time
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4 years
Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom
Scholarship
(sponsored by the Hoehl Family Foundation)
This scholarship was established to honor the men and women of the
U.S. Armed Forces and National Guard who have served or are serving
in Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom as part
of the global War on Terror.
Eligibility:
• Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding
(Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
• Be a child of a member of any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces or
National Guard whose residence or home of record is Vermont. U.S.
Armed Forces or Guard member must have served or currently be
serving in Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom
(preference given to candidates whose parent was killed, wounded, or became
permanently disabled as a result of his/her service
).
• Demonstrate financial need
Amount:
Scholarships range from $3,500 to $7,000 (average $5,000)
Selection:
Financial need, essays, and recommendation letter
Average applicants:
TBD
Average awards:
10
HULL
Graduate students only
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Grad/Profess
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1/4 time
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1 year
Dr. Marc Hull Special Education Leadership Scholarship
(sponsored by the Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators)
This scholarship was created to honor Dr. Marc Hull, a former Vermont
commissioner of education who dedicated his career to creating equitable
learning opportunities for people with disabilities. 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)
• Seek a certificate or license in special education administration
• Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
on a 4.0 scale)
Amount:
One or more scholarships up to $1,750 each
Selection:
Recommendation letter, essays, and academic achievement
Average applicants:
10
Average awards:
1
HURLEY
High school students only
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Undergrad
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Full time
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1 year
Carol A. Hurley Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the friends, family, and colleagues
of Carol Hurley, a VSAC outreach counselor who helped first-
generation college-bound students prepare for 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)
• Graduate from one of the following high schools: Randolph Area
Vocational Center, Randolph Union High School, Rochester
School, Whitcomb High School, Windsor High School, or
Woodstock Union High School
(preference given to applicants who are
among the first generation in their families to attend college)
• Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
on a 4.0 scale)
• Demonstrate financial need
• Demonstrate school/community involvement
Amount:
One or more scholarships up to $1,000 each
Selection:
Financial need, recommendation letter, essays, and academic
achievement
Average applicants:
43
Average awards:
1
ISHAM
Any student may apply
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Any program
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1/2 time
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1 year
Franklin H. Isham Memorial Scholarship
Mrs. Olive Wilcox created this scholarship to honor the memory of
her husband, Franklin Horace Isham. 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 Franklin County
• Have graduated from a Franklin County high school
• Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
on a 4.0 scale)
• Demonstrate financial need
Amount:
Maximum one $1,000 scholarship
Selection:
Financial need, academic achievement, and essays
Average applicants:
55
Average awards:
1
NEW!
NEW!
Notification of applicants
Generally, recipients are notified by May 1, and
non-recipients are notified during the last two
weeks of May.