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VSAC scholarship season opens Nov. 1

150 scholarships worth over $5 million to be awarded

WINOOSKI (Oct. 17, 2018)—Vermont Student Assistance Corp.’s annual publication, Scholarships for Vermonters, is now available with information on 150 programs worth over $5 million for eligible Vermonters looking to finance their education and training after high school.

Scholarships—like grants—are financial aid that you do not need to pay back. 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 2019-20 include:

  • $1,000 from the Alannas Scholarship for first-generation students who recognize the sacrifices made by their parent(s) while maintaining strong work ethics.  
  • $1,000 from the Dale A. Boutin Scholarship will be awarded to two first-generation students from a single-parent family or independent students living in Burlington, Barton, Glover, West Glover, Orleans, Irasburg or Newport.  
  • $1,000 from the Bruce Lamb Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the Vermont Electric Cooperative Employees Fund, to a student accepted to an accredited lineman school. Applications accepted from students from Addison, Essex, Franklin, Orleans, Caledonia, Grand Isle, Chittenden or Lamoille counties.  
  • $1,000 from the Vermont Police Association’s George Whitney Scholarship for a student pursuing education or training in a field related to public safety.
  • $1,000 to $5,000 from the Carl T. Witherell Technical Scholarship for six graduates of the Hartford school district who are pursuing technical training after high school.

Beginning Nov. 1, the Unified Scholarship Application, or USA, will be available online at Required documents such as transcripts, recommendation letters, essays or other information can be uploaded right on the VSAC website as well. Visit VSAC’s scholarship page for more information.

To access the VSAC scholarship booklet for the 2019-2020 academic year:

The scholarship booklets are also distributed to high schools, agencies, colleges and libraries in Vermont and some out-of-state high schools and colleges that border Vermont.

The deadline for these VSAC-assisted scholarships is Feb. 15, 2019. For more information, call 888-253-4819 or email

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