Our Outreach Programs

VSAC supports low-income Vermont students of all ages through 3 federal grant programs
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If you’re the first in your family to go to college—and you come from a low- to modest-income background—you’re in the right place.

VSAC’s Outreach programs were created in 1969 to encourage and help less advantaged Vermonters pursue some form of education and training beyond high school. This year alone, our VSAC counselors worked with 5,900+ low-income and/or college-bound students of all ages through 3 federal grants.

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VSAC’s GEAR UP program is a federally funded program that that serves middle school and high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of careers, college, and training after high school. It also allows VSAC to provide schools and state partners with resources and support to enhance efforts of both local and systemic change in career and college readiness initiatives.

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Read the latest GEAR UP newsletter >

Read the recent report on the GUIDE program >

VSAC’s Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a federally funded TRIO program that helps Vermont’s nontraditional adult learners who do not already have a 4-year degree access college and career training services. The EOC offers assistance in planning for higher education, obtaining financial aid, and achieving success in school.

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