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WINOOSKI (November 18, 2014) – Vermont Student Assistance Corp. has released its annual Scholarships for Vermonters, a compendium of more than 140 programs for eligible students looking to finance college.
This year’s application process features simplified essay and recommendation requirements for most scholarships and is available online now at www.vsac.org. Printed booklets will be distributed to all Vermont high schools and border-state schools enrolling Vermont students before Nov. 30.
Beginning Jan. 1, VSAC will have links to complete the online unified scholarship application, or USA, and required transcripts, recommendations or other documentation can be uploaded right at the VSAC website.
While grants are generally awarded according to financial need, scholarships are typically based on factors unique to each scholarship. These may include residency, degree program or major, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and – in some cases – financial need.
The deadline for these VSAC-assisted scholarships is March 6. Early-bird applications postmarked by Feb. 6 will be entered in a drawing for one of three $1,000 scholarships. For more information, call 888-253-4819.
Vermont Student Assistance Corporation is a public, nonprofit agency established by the Vermont Legislature in 1965 to help Vermonters plan and pay for education or training beyond high school. VSAC administers Vermont’s 529 college savings plan; outreach services to encourage low-income students to aspire to and complete college; college and career planning services for all Vermonters; need-based state grants for full-time, part-time and non-degree study; public and private scholarship programs; and private education loans. Find us at www.vsac.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VermontStudentAssistanceCorporation.