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WINOOSKI (November 16, 2016) – Vermont Student Assistance Corp. has released its annual booklet, Scholarships for Vermonters, the ultimate guide to learn more about available scholarships and how to apply for them.
VSAC administers 168 different programs worth over $5 million each year.
The booklet goes into detail on this year’s application process, which features simplified essay and recommendation requirements for most scholarships. The booklet is available online at www.vsac.org. Also, printed booklets will be available at Vermont high schools and border-state schools enrolling Vermont students.
Beginning Jan. 1, VSAC will have links to complete the online unified scholarship application, or USA; required transcripts, recommendations and 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 or unique traits depending on the 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 3, 2017 and Vermont residency is required. Those who submit their applications by Feb. 3 are automatically included in a drawing for a $1,000 early bird scholarship!
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. Find us at www.vsac.org or check in on Facebook and Twitter. #changing lives