VSAC-Assisted Scholarships Application
If you're a Vermont resident, you can apply online for any of the many scholarships administered by the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) using the Unified Scholarship Application (USA).
For students planning to attend college in 2019–2020, be sure to apply between November 1, 2018, and February 15, 2019. We must receive your online application and all required documents by the deadline.
Check out the most frequently-asked questions about VSAC-assisted scholarships.
4 STEPS TO APPLYING FOR VSAC-ASSISTED SCHOLARSHIPS
- Review the scholarship booklet and identify the scholarships you are eligible to apply for. To apply for a VSAC-assisted scholarship (with certain exceptions, noted in the booklet), you must be a Vermont resident and a U.S. citizen. Certain scholarships have additional eligibility requirements.
Remember to write down the VSAC ID (found in the scholarships booklet) for each scholarship you want to apply for. You will need to enter this number into the Unified Scholarship Application (USA).
To access the VSAC scholarship booklet for the 2019–2020 academic year:
- Log into your MyVSAC account. If you don’t have a MyVSAC account, click on “Register now” in the box labeled “New to MyVSAC?” and follow the directions to create an account.
- Fill out the Unified Scholarship Application.
- Click on “Apply for Scholarships” under Scholarships.
- Click on “Unified Scholarship Application (USA)” under "Submit Scholarship Application" on the right and follow the directions.
- After you've completed your USA online, submit all required document (see below) to VSAC:
- Log into your MyVSAC account.
- Click on “Apply for Scholarships.”
- Click on “Upload Scholarship Documents” under "Upload Scholarship Documents" on the right and follow the directions.
If you’re unable to submit your required documents online, you can send them by snail mail to:
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS YOU'LL NEED TO APPLY FOR VSAC-ASSISTED SCHOLARSHIPS
To be successful, you’ll need to submit complete and thorough documents to support your application. These may include:
- Your official transcript with your school seal or signed by an official from the school
- Scholarship essays that help you stand out from the crowd. Get tips for writing stellar essays >
- Letters of recommendation that show what teachers, coaches, and other professionals see in you.
- Other documents as requested for certain scholarships, such as:
- A copy of your birth certificate
- A portfolio (for artistic submissions)
- Your résumé
- Information that a specific scholarship may ask you to provide
Check with your high school to ask if they can upload documents—such as your official transcripts and recommendation letters—on your behalf. If your high school doesn’t offer this service, you’ll need to upload those documents yourself. All official documents and letters of recommendation must be on letterhead and/or signed by the person who created each.