Blog Archive: Searching for a College

VSAC scholarship booklet
Meet VSAC’s early-bird deadline for scholarship applications so you can find out! VSAC’s annual booklet, Scholarships for Vermonters, contains information on more than 140 scholarships available to Vermont residents, and we want to encourage you to apply early. That’s why we’re offering three $1,000
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Callen Ferris and family
Two weeks before the first day of her senior year in high school, when most of her classmates were enjoying their final afternoons at the pool or going back-to-school shopping, Calleen Ferris was moving cows. She had grown up on a dairy farm in Randolph, which both the cows and the family had
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BryAnna Goslant
BryAnna Goslant became interested in criminal justice when she was recovering from extensive hip surgery her sophomore year in high school. “I was on bed rest for six weeks, and I had lots of time to watch crime shows,” she laughs. BryAnna’s favorite crime drama was “NCIS,” and she particularly
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Yack Stack
With many parents working multiple jobs, and many children rushing from school to sports practice – and sometimes, between two separate family homes – right around the dinner hour, it’s no surprise that only about 30 percent of families eat a meal together on a regular basis. But when families don’t
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Mikayla Powell
When Mikayla Powell was born, her parents were still kids themselves. “My mom and dad were just teenagers. There are pictures from their high school graduation with me in it,” she says. “Growing up, we were fairly poor,” she recalls. Particularly after her parents split up when she was in middle
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lucas roberts
Lucas Roberts was ahead of the game: He had finished all his high school requirements, save for one English class, by the end of his junior year at Twinfield Union High School. Still, when his VSAC counselor told him about the Early College Plus program, which allows high school seniors to take
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College and Careers Pathway
Register for the Free College and Career Pathways Virtual Event, March 5 If you have a high school student in your life who’s looking for guidance on college or professional training options, an upcoming College and Career Pathways event will put your family in touch with dozens of local experts
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Brody Brown
Brody Brown of Williamstown has had dreams of becoming a doctor since middle school. And he hasn’t let anything stop him – not even a global pandemic. When his school effectively reduced course offerings due to COVID – an unfortunate reality for many small high schools that struggled to balance
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Raneen Salha
Raneen Salha is fascinated by the human brain: how it works, how it can sometimes betray us, and how we can begin to heal. She saw this betrayal on a clinical level when her grandmother suffered from Alzheimer’s, a defining period in her life that inspired her interest in the medical field. “It was
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