Time is running out: VSAC scholarships close Feb. 12

150 scholarships worth $5 million – and only for Vermonters

WINOOSKI (Jan.  30, 2020)— The deadline to apply for one of the 150 scholarships managed by Vermont Student Assistance Corp. closes soon – Feb.12.   Don’t miss out on over $5 million in awards to help Vermonters pay for their education and training after high school.

Last year, VSAC made almost 3,200 awards to Vermonters worth $5.4 million.

Scholarships—like grants—are financial aid that you do not need to pay back. VSAC scholarships are offered by many different groups, organizations, and even individuals. They are offered for all kinds of achievements—and to all kinds of students. And they’re usually competitive, with eligible applicants competing for a limited number of awards.

New scholarships for academic year 2020-21 include:

  • Up to $1,000 for the Green Up Vermont Scholarship sponsored by Vermont Green Up to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated active participation in Vermont Green Up day.
  • Up to $2,000 from the Dwight and Doris Hitchcock Memorial Scholarship to a graduating high school senior residing in the towns of Athens, Grafton or Bellows Falls seeking an associates or bachelor’s degree.
  • Up to $50,000 annually from the John Cooper Hubbard Scholarship to students seeking a degree or certification in nursing or medical studies.
  • Up to $1,000 from the Scott A. Lawrence Memorial Scholarship to a student residing in Westminster, Rockingham, Grafton or Bellows Falls who will graduate (or have graduated from) Bellows Falls Union High School.  Preference given to students majoring in business administration.
  • Up to six scholarships of up to $1,500 each from the Let’s Grow Kids Scholarship for Aspiring Early Educators Scholarships to current college or graduating high school seniors seeking an associate or bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field.
  • Up to $2,000 from the Harold and Sally Mitchell Scholarship to a student residing in Athens, Grafton or Bellows Falls seeking a certification in a vocational or technical field.
  • Three new scholarships from the Northgate Residents Ownership Corporation (NROC) for students who have lived at Northgate Apartments in Burlington, at least six months prior to applying.  The three scholarships have different eligibility criteria, but include students seeking a degree in arts, students enrolled in a certificate or non-degree program, and students enrolling at least half time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program.
  • Up to $3,000 from the Carolyn Barra Scholarship to one Essex High School student who has demonstrated activity in performing arts (drama, music, etc.)
  • Up to two $1,500 scholarships from VSAC Board of Directors Scholarship to a first-generation college student seeking an associate or bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or finance.
  • Up to $1,000 from the Raven Ridge Scholarship to a student seeking a bachelor’s degree in social work or early childhood education.

Check out all the scholarships and apply online using the Unified Scholarship Application. Required documents such as transcripts, recommendation letters, essays or other information can be uploaded right on the VSAC website as well.

Still have questions? Watch how to apply for a scholarship and fill out the Vermont State Grant application on Facebook Live or on YouTube.  Or, visit VSAC’s scholarship page for more information. For more information, call 888-253-4819 or email scholarships@vsac.org.


About VSAC – Changing Lives through Education and Training since 1965

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation is a public, nonprofit agency established by the Vermont Legislature in 1965 to help Vermonters achieve their education and training goals after high school. VSAC serves students and their families in grades 7-12, as well as adults returning to school, by providing education and career planning services, need-based grants, scholarships and education loans. VSAC has awarded more than $600 million in grants and scholarships for Vermont students, and also administers Vermont’s 529 college savings plan. Share your VSAC story by email to myVSACstory@vsac.org or submit a video to YouTube. Find us at www.vsac.org or check in on Facebook and Twitter. #changing lives