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Vermont Virtual College Fair kicks off "Vermont Applies" month

VSAC hosts college fair & financial aid resources all month long in December

WINOOSKI (Nov. 16, 2020) – Looking at colleges in Vermont? Mark your calendar for Dec. 2, from 3-8 p.m., to “tour” Vermont’s colleges and universities at the Vermont Virtual College Fair, hosted by Vermont Student Assistance Corp

Register here and schedule virtual visits with the schools that interest you. Each college visit lasts 45 minutes with a presentation, video and opportunity to talk with admissions representatives. Participating schools include: Bennington College, Champlain College, Community College of Vermont, Landmark College, Middlebury College, Norwich University, Saint Michael’s College, Sterling College, University of Vermont and Vermont State University.

And get this: Most colleges are waiving their application fee for students who attend the fair and apply for admission in December. Learn more.

The Vermont Virtual College Fair also celebrates the third annual “Choose Vermont” scholarship program. VSAC is joining the state and our colleges and universities to offer scholarships to students who commit to attend a Vermont school by June 1. Both out-of-state and Vermont students are eligible to apply.

Students who commit to attend a Vermont college or university between December 1, 2020 and June 1, 2021 and then register at will be entered to win a $5,000 scholarship from VSAC to their school. 

And that’s just the beginning of a month of education and training events planned by VSAC. December is the month most students make decisions about where to apply and line up financial aid.

That’s why VSAC is calling it Vermont Applies month, with scheduled online workshops covering everything education and training related – like how to fill out the common app; tips to write a resume; successful interview strategies; applying for scholarships; education and training alternatives to college; and how families can best support their college-bound student. View the schedule.

Throughout December, VSAC outreach counselors will be available for personalized 1:1 appointments to help students and families complete their FAFSAs, Vermont state grant applications, scholarship applications and answer any financial aid questions that come up.

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 or submit a video to YouTube. Find us at or check in on Facebook and Twitter. #changing lives