Scholarships 2018/19

Sons of the American Legion Dennis Comai Scholarship
This scholarship application is open to any graduating student who is planning to attend a trade school or technical college and whose grandfather, grandmother, step grandparents, father, step father, mother, step mother, adopted parents or grandparents and brothers or sisters are a member of the American Legion Family (American Legion, Ladies Auxiliary, or Sons of the American Legion).  For a copy of the application, please click HERE.
Application Deadline: Saturday, April 15, 2019
Posted 1/8/19 

VT EPSCoR CWDD Undergraduate Scholarship Program

One of the ways VT EPSCoR works to build research infrastructure in the state of Vermont is to inspire and prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers.  Their scholarship program provides scholarships to Vermont students who are Native American or First Generation College Students pursuing a STEM major at a Vermont college or university.

To apply for a VT EPSCoR CWDD Scholarship, an applicant should be:
> A Vermont resident and United States citizen;
> A graduating senior at a Vermont high school planning to attend a Vermont college the next academic year, OR a current undergraduate enrolled in a degree program at a Vermont college or university, with a GPA of 3.0 (85.0) or above.
> Enrolling or enrolled in a STEM major in college; and
> Of Native American ancestry OR a first generation college student.

For more information, please visit their website:  www.uvm.edu/~cwdd/scholarships.  If you have any questions regarding this scholarship, please contact cwdd@smcvt.edu.
Deadline:  April 1, 2019
Posted 12/12/18

The Robert & Joyce Oberkotter Family Foundation COLLEGE (4-year) Scholarship

              The Foundation intends to award scholarships in the amount of $3,500 each to one or more students from each of the eligible high schools based on the quality of the applications.  This scholarship is NOT based on financial need, nor is it based primarily on academic merit.  Applicants who are awarded scholarships in the spring of 2019 will be eligible to reapply to receive further scholarship funding for every year that they are enrolled in college and/or graduate or professional school.  

If an applicant intends to apply to both four year colleges and universities AND to trade, vocational or technical schools, or similar schools or programs, then the applicant should submit BOTH this College Scholarship Application and the Trade, Vocational and Technical School Application for Scholarship  Please note that you may, but are not required to, use the same letters of recommendation for both applications, but you must write DIFFERENT NARRATIVE ESSAYS/STATEMENTS based on the prompts provided in each application.

Scholarship applicants and their high schools will be notified about scholarship award decisions in late April 2019.  Please do not contact the Foundation regarding the status of your application unless you have not received a letter from the Foundation by April 30, 2019.  The Foundation may send these letters by mail or email.

Most of the information requested by the Foundation is information you have already gathered for your college applications. We strongly encourage all high school seniors attending an eligible school to submit an application.
Eligible applicants shall demonstrated two or more of the following:
1)    Strong moral and ethical character;
2)    Service to school, community and/or family;
3)    Part-time work;
4)    Extra-curricular activities; and/or
5)    Sports participation

IMPORTANT!  Please be sure to read the Scholarship Criteria THOROUGHLY as there are very specific instructions on submission.  Please note that LATE or INCOMPLETE applications will not be considered!

For a copy of the COLLEGE scholarship APPLICATION & CRITERIA - please click HERE.

Deadline: MUST BE RECEIVED at the foundation by no later than Friday, February 1, 2019
Posted 12/10/2018


The Robert & Joyce Oberkotter Family Foundation TRADE, VOCATIONAL or TECHNICAL SCHOOL, or COMMUNITY COLLEGE Scholarship
Applicants for this scholarship must intend to enroll in an accredited trade, technical or vocational school, or similar post secondary educational institution in the fall of 2019.

If an applicant intends to apply to both four year colleges and universities AND to trade, vocational, community college or technical schools, or similar schools or programs, then the applicant should submit BOTH this Trade, Vocational and Technical School Application for Scholarship and the Application for College Scholarship.  Please note that you may, but are not required to, use the same letters of recommendation for both applications, but you must write DIFFERENT NARRATIVE ESSAYS/STATEMENTS based on the prompts provided in each application.

Scholarship applicants and their high schools will be notified about scholarship award decisions in late April 2019.  Please do not contact the Foundation regarding the status of your application unless you have not received a letter from the Foundation by April 30, 2019.  The Foundation may send these letters by mail or email.

Most of the information requested by the Foundation is information you have already gathered for your trade, vocational or technical school applications. We strongly encourage all high school seniors attending an eligible school to submit an application.


IMPORTANT!  Please be sure to read the Scholarship Criteria THOROUGHLY as there are very specific instructions on submission.  
Please note that LATE or INCOMPLETE applications will not be considered!

For a copy of the TRADE, VOCATIONAL, or TECHNICAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA AND APPLICATION- please click HERE.

Deadline: MUST BE RECEIVED at the foundation by no later than Friday, February 1, 2019

Posted 12/10/18


Vermont Knights of Columbus 49th Annual Scholastic Achievement Awards Program
The Knights of Columbus Vermont State Council announces its 49th Annual Scholastic Achievement Awards Program, offering five $1000 scholarships to be awarded this year.  These awards are made to high school seniors qualifying to graduate in June 2019, to assist in furthering their education at an accredited school or college of their choice.

Sons or daughters of a Knight of Columbus (paternal or legally adopted) in good standing in a subordinate Council within the Vermont jurisdiction are eligible.

For a copy of the informational sheet as well as a scholarship application, please click 
HERE.
      
Deadline: Postmarked by no later than March 10, 2019

Posted 11/30/2018



Vermont JCI Senate Scholarship

Each year, the Vermont Jaycee International Senate, in conjunction with the United States JCI Senate Foundation, offers scholarships to deserving high school seniors heading off to college.  Any student who applies for this scholarship will see that the scholarships MUST first go to the state organization.  Each state organization will do their judging and then submit two applications for national judging.  The Vermont JCI Senate will award $500 grants to each of the two student applicants submitted to the United States JCI Senate Foundation for judging.  This year the Vermont JCI will also grant one $500 scholarship based strictly on need.  

For a copy of the application and additional information, please click 
HERE
.  PLEASE NOTE:  The application due date is January 11, 2019

Posted 11/13/18


The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship 2019
        
The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund offers renewable, four-year scholarships to students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others (in school, the community or at home), a strong work ethic demonstrated by part-time employment while in school, grit and passion for overcoming obstacles and/or achieving future goals, and leadership qualities.
For more information regarding this scholarship and how to apply, please click HERE.
To see a list of past winners of this scholarship, please click HERE.
Early Response Deadline:  12 Noon on April 3, 2019
Regular Deadline:  12 Noon on May 1, 2019
Posted 10/29/18


VSAC SCHOLARSHIPS FOR VERMONTERS 2019-20


The 2019/20 Scholarships for Vermonters booklet that is published annually by VSAC is now available in the Guidance Office.  Seniors planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college or technical school after graduation should stop and pick up one of these free booklets from Mrs. Brown.

NOTE FOR NH RESIDENT STUDENTS:  There are scholarships available in this book for NH resident students as well (just not as many).  The GILMAN scholarship is one of these scholarships that does NOT require VT residency.  

These scholarships are competitive (but attainable!).  The following is your "checklist for success!"
> Know the deadlines; refer to the timelines stipulated in the booklet.
> Carefully review the eligibility and document requirements for ALL Scholarships.
Submit the Unified Scholarship Application (USA) and all required documents EARLY - before the February 15 submission/postmark deadline.
> Check each document before you submit it:  Is it labeled CORRECTLY?
> Confirm receipt of all application documents.

Visit your School Counselor if you have questions!  Our VSAC/TRIO Counselor, Holly Hammond, is in the school at least twice a month and will gladly set aside time to meet with students NOT on her caseload to help answer questions!

To contact VSAC directly: Contact the VSAC Scholarships Program @ 888-253-4819 or e.mail scholarships@vsac.org with questions or, once you've submitted, to confirm that your application is complete.

Deadline:  February 15, 2019
Posted 10/24/18




The American Legion Department of VT Scholarship Award 2019
       
ELIGIBILITY:
Seniors attending a Vermont Secondary School, or a similar school in an adjoining state, whose parents are legal residents of the State of Vermont OR seniors residing in an adjacent state whose normal high school attendance area is a Vermont Secondary School.  Applicant must be a U.S. Resident.
     
INSTRUCTIONS:  Complete the APPLICATION and include a copy of your high school transcript and two (2) letters of recommendation from members of the High School Staff, who have knowledge of your high school years.  Please mail the application and all supporting information to the address listed on the application.
    
Deadline:  April 1, 2019
Posted 10/12/18

2019 Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Programs

If integrity, determination and courage describe you - you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar.  Scholarships reward students who possess the character to succeed in life and help students overcome the financial barriers of pursuing higher education.  To qualify, students must have at least a 2.0 (75%) GPA and require financial assistance to go to college.  To learn more and apply, click HERE or to go scholars.horatioalger.org.
Application Deadline:  October 25, 2018
Posted 9/14/18



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Posted 9/14/18


United States Senate Youth Program Scholarship

(Applicants are advised to carefully review the entire contents of this page before beginning their applications)    
The United States Senate Youth Program presents an outstanding opportunity for our best and brightest high school juniors and seniors. Leadership, academic achievement, clear speech and logical thought process, and community involvement are the desired qualities for this scholarship opportunity, provided by the Hearst Foundation. A VPA Selection Committee reads and ranks all applications submitted, sets up interviews with the top six candidates, and selects the two delegates and two alternates who will represent Vermont.
The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service.
The 57th annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 2-9, 2019.
Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education System will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. All transportation, hotel and meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundations. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $10,000 College Scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science. As a followup to your experience, we invite the two delegates to be the guest speakers at the Vermont Association of Middle Level Education (VAMLE) dinner the first Wednesday in June.
For more information please go to http://ussenateyouth.org/ 
Posted 8/31/18


Elks National Foundation
Most Valuable Student Scholarship Awards

MVS Scholarships are available on line now at enf.elks.org/mvs
Deadline this year is due online on or before November 15, 2018.
Eligibility: High School Senior and U. S. Citizen
Judging Criteria: Scholarship, Leadership, Financial Need

The Elks National Foundation will award a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide through its contest.
500 Four-Year Awards
(2) $50,000 Scholarships
(2) $40,000 Scholarships
(2) $30,000 Scholarships
(14) $20,000 Scholarships
(480) $4,000 Scholarships

A word of caution to the students – ALL inquiries/requests from Elks National Foundation MUST be responded to even if they should like a duplicate request.  This is required to move to the next level of judging.  Unfortunately, some students did not respond to all requests and therefore did not go on to the state level last year.
Posted 8/30/18