The National MS Society’s Scholarship Program
is designed to support families impacted by MS through minimizing the cost and isolation that exists for students living with MS (or with a parent living with MS) who are pursuing a college education. These scholarship awards can help with college costs such as books, supplies, and living expenses. The program also connects students to additional support resources and opportunities to engage with others in the MS community.  For more information and to apply only please go to: https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Living-Well-With-MS/Work-and-Home/Insurance-and-Financial-Information/Financial-Resources/Scholarship-Program
The deadline to submit your online application is January 31, 2018.

The Maida F. Townsend $1,000 Scholarship is awarded annually to sons and daughters of Vermont-NEA members. High school seniors applying to college, as well as current undergraduate and graduate college students are eligible to apply.  Students majoring in any discipline are eligible to apply; however, preference may be given to those majoring in education.  Awards will be based on merit, not financial need. Payment will be made directly to the student upon receipt of proof of enrollment. Students may reapply for the scholarship, but may receive an award only once.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2018 - Completed applications must be received by Vermont-NEA by 4:30 p.m. on February 1, 2018.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.

The McDonald’s HACER ® Scholarship Program grants scholarships and college resources for eligible Hispanic students
The HACER® National Scholarship application for 2017 begins October 25th, 2017 and ends on February 5th.

For more information please visit their website at https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/community/hacer.html

WACE, on behalf of the nine WACE Partner Institutions, is pleased to announce and sponsor its Sixteenth Annual National Co-op Scholarship Program. As the largest independently sponsored merit co-op scholarship program in the United States, WACE will award up to 160 merit co-op scholarships for a total value of $4,200,000. These merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and transfer students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of our Partner Institutions listed on the Scholarship Partners tab.

* Please note deadline exceptions for Clarkson University, Drexel University, Merrimack College, SUNY Oswego and University of Massachusetts Lowell

For more information please visit their website at http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/index.html
New England Red Sox Service Scholarship Program will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior attending your school based on 1) Academic Performance, 2) Demonstrated Community Service and 3) Eligibility for Financial Aid. This scholarship award is for high school seniors pursuing a two-year or four-year degree at any college, or university.

 Important Notes for 2018

Vermont Scholarship Guideline and Application Form for 2018 New England Red Sox Service Scholarship. They are also be posted on our website at https://www.redsoxfoundation.org/service-scholarships/#Vermont

Please note THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16at 5:00 p.m. EST. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed by the Committee. 

At the time of submitting the application, 
if the student have not received his/her SAR, please ask them to include a copy of the confirmation email received upon submitting the FAFSA and send in their SAR as soon as it becomes available marking with their first & last namename of school and state in which they are applying from. We will be receiving multiple applications from 200 high schools in New England and will not be able to sort through to identify applicants if they are unmarked.

We are also asking students not to use google docs.

VSAC’s scholarship booklet
: This booklet contains information on more than 140 scholarships available to Vermont residents—and is updated each fall. The VSAC scholarship booklet contains both VSAC-assisted scholarships and scholarships administered directly by the group that sponsors the scholarship.

With VSAC-assisted scholarships, you apply through VSAC using a single application.

With group-administered scholarships, you follow the instructions in the booklet and apply to the scholarship sponsor group. Each of these scholarships has a separate application process.

To access and download the PDF version of the VSAC scholarship booklet for the 2018–2019 academic year:http://www.vsac.org/sites/default/files/uploads/pdf_resources/Scholarships_Booklet.pdf

Pick up your booklet in the Counseling Office

Submission/postmark deadline for all VSAC assisted scholarships is February 16, 2018

ELIGIBILITY: Applications will be considered from Vermont residents or from St. Andrew's

Society of Vermont members and their families, regardless of residency; who will enroll or who are already enrolled in an associate's or a bachelor's degree program.

AWARDS: Three (3) awards to the institution of one thousand dollars ($ 1,000.00) each are available, to be administered by the institution in the name of the winner.

SELECTION: Recipients are selected by the scholarship committee on the basis of previous scholastic records, three (3) letters of recommendation, a letter of educational goals, financial need and SAT scores.



VAST awards two $1,500 scholarships annually.

It is the intent of this program to provide financial assistance to deserving applicants who are seeking higher education. 

Applicant Qualifications
The applicant must be pursuing higher education beyond the secondary level at a College, University or Vocational/Technical School.  They must be a member of the association and/or a spouse or dependent of the member. 

For program rules, information and to download an application please visit their website at https://vtvast.org/scholarships.html

Knights of Columbus Vermont State Council - 48th Annual Scholastic Achievement Awards Program

The Knights of Columbus Vermont State Council announces its 48th Annual Scholastic Achievement Awards Program, with five $1000 scholarships to be awarded this year.  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.  Sons or daughters of deceased members are also eligible if their father was in good standing at the time of his death.  An applicant may be a member of the Knights of Columbus and must be a high school senior qualifying to graduate in June 2015.  All applicants must be postmarked by March 1, 2018 to qualify.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.

All applicants must be postmarked by March 10, 2018

Rutland Area Medical Community Scholarship

The Rutland Area Medical Community Scholarship committee, made up of local physicians and medical professionals, is pleased to announce 2018 Rutland Area Medical Community Scholarship.  We will be awarding five $1,000 scholarships to qualified candidates who are pursuing an education in healthcare. This scholarship is possible thanks to the generosity of Rutland area physicians, retired physicians, and medical professionals.   

Please go to https://www.rrmc.org/ways-to-give/fundraising/med-staff-scholarship
for the application guidelines or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please note that the due date for the application is March 15, 2018.

It’s My Heart New England CHD Awareness 2018 College Scholarship Program
Eligibility:  To qualify for one of the It’s My Heart New England CHD Awareness Scholarships, the applicant must first meet one of the following requirements:

Be diagnosed with Congenital Heart Defect;
Be the recipient of a heart transplant; or
Be a family member (sibling, child, parent, close relative) of a person diagnosed with a CHD.

Deadline:  Applications must be postmarked by March 26, 2018.

For further requirements and information please visit their website at http://www.itsmyheartnewengland.org

Community Club of East Barnard is pleased to announce that the Luna Moore Scholarships are available to high school seniors who live in the Broad Brook watershed and plan to further their education.

Applications are available in the Counseling office and their deadline is March 28, 2018

Heritage Family Credit Unionis looking to award four (4) $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who intends to pursue further education at an accredited undergraduate program at a college, trade school or university. This scholarship is open to all seniors attending a High School in the Heritage Family Credit Union field of membership, who intend to pursue further education in an accredited undergraduate program at a college, trade school, or university.
Applicants must:
Be currently enrolled as a senior at a high school in HFCU’s field of membership
Be pursing further education as a full-time student in an accredited undergraduate program a
t a college, trade school or university (minimum 6-credit semester or the equivalent) in the Fall of 2018
Be an exemplary member of the student body and have demonstrated leadership qualities within their school and community.

Visit https://www.hfcuvt.com/Personal/Youth-Accounts/scholarships for an application.

Scholarship applications must be received no later than 5:00PM EST on Friday, March 30, 2017.

Mark P. Grossarth, CUDE, CUCME
AVP- Marketing
Heritage Family Credit Union
50 West Street
Rutland, Vermont 05701
Founded in 1975, the 
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible.

As the nation's largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, HSF has awarded more than $550 million in scholarships and provides a range of impactful programs for students, HSF scholars, alumni, and parents.

Don't let your students miss their opportunity to apply for an HSF scholarship. The application opens January 1, 2018, and closes March 31, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be selected in June 2018. For more information visit https://www.hsf.net

For details about the College Board's other scholarship partners connected to the PSAT/NMSQT® and PSAT™ 10, please see our scholarships page https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scholarships-and-recognition/scholarship-partners-programs
Lighthouse Guild Scholarship Program

Each year, the Lighthouse Guild scholarship program helps outstanding and deserving legally blind high school students from across the country attend college with scholarships of up to $10,000. Scholarships are based on strong academic accomplishments and merit, and provide additional financial support to help students make a successful transition from high school to a college or university of their choice. Candidates are not required to demonstrate financial need.

For more information please go to https://www.lighthouseguild.org/programs-services/scholarshipsThe deadline is March 31, 2018.
VT EPSCoR CWDD Student Scholarship

We are pleased to offer $5,000 scholarships to selected Native American (including Abenaki) and First Generation college students who enter STEM majors (science, technology, engineering, math) at a Vermont college or university. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic standing, letters of recommendation, and an essay detailing career goals.

Please direct your students to the Vermont EPSCoR Native American and First Generation Student Scholarship program website: www.uvm.edu/~cwdd/scholarships

To apply for a VT EPSCoR CWDD Student Scholarship, an applicant must be:

A Vermont resident and United States citizen

A graduating senior at a Vermont high school planning to attend a Vermont college during 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 or above

Enrolling or enrolled in a STEM major in college
Of Native American ancestry OR a first generation college student

Applications are now open and are due by April 1, 2018

Scholarship FAQ

University of Southern Maine Mountains to the Sea Scholarship

In recognition of the strong connections with our neighbors in the mountain states of New Hampshire and Vermont, the University of Southern Maine is pleased to offer the Mountains to the Sea Scholarship, which allows every academically qualified student from New Hampshire and Vermont to attend USM for less than the cost of in-state tuition in their home states. From the White and Green mountains to the west, to the ocean waters of Casco Bay in Portland, Maine, USM is proud to offer academic excellence and unmatched affordability to students across the region. This scholarship will be available for students applying for Fall 2018.

The priority application deadline for the scholarship is April 1st.  For more information please visit their website at https://usm.maine.edu/scholarships/mountains-sea-scholarship
The American Legion Department Scholarship  
(1)   Department of Vermont Scholarship           $1,500
(1)   Department Commander’s Scholarship      $1,000
(1)  (10) $500 Scholarships                                     $5,000

Deadline April 1, 2018
Applications are available in the Counseling Office
Sons of The American Legion Dennis Comai Scholarship – Any 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) are welcome to apply for this scholarship.  Application deadline is April 15th.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.
Mission: The purpose of the award is to encourage scholarship in the field of history, to publicize the mission of the Woodstock History Center, and in so doing to further our commitment to and support of the Woodstock community. We do not look at financial need as a criteria for receiving the gift.

This scholarship is open to students in grades nine through twelve at the Woodstock Union High School who will pursue studies related to history, museums, historic preservation, American/New England Studies, and other related fields. Scholarship monies will be used for tuition or other costs associated with pre-college/college courses, summer programs, or extracurricular projects. A maximum of $1,000 will be awarded to the qualified candidate.

The deadline for submitting a request is May 1.

Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fund
VGA Scholarship Requirements
Scholarships will be granted annually not to exceed the four years that the recipient is enrolled in college.  The Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fund will determine the number and amount of the scholarships which will be presented each year.  Applicant must be a resident of the State of Vermont, graduating from high school, and must be enrolled in, or accepted as a full-time student at a college/university or technical school of university grade.  Some of the criteria used for selection are overall financial need, school performance, the applicant's (not family) affiliation to the game of golf; such as competing on a golf team, working at a golf course, or participation in golf programs or events.

The 2018 VGA Scholarship Application is now available ONLINE ONLY at http://vtga.org/vga-scholarship-fund-2


Ray Pellegrini "Reach for the Stars" Scholarship
Ray Pellegrini "Reach for the Stars" Scholarship  https://www.vpaonline.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=140
This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student for his or her second year of their college studies. Students applying must meet the following criteria: a graduating high school senior, first generation college student, attending a college in Vermont, with the intention of remaining in Vermont after college. Community service and/or volunteer work will be given strong consideration. The scholarship application deadline is May 2nd, 2018.



WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Vermont residents or St. Andrew's Society of Vermont members and their families, regardless of residency, who will enroll or who are enrolled in studying Scottish history, language, arts, literature, dance, and/or music.

AWARDS: One thousand dollars ($ 1,000.00) is available for cultural grants, to be administered by the institutions in the name of the winner. No recipient will receive more than $500.00. The committee reserves the right to divide the money as they see fit.

HOW ARE GRANTS AWARDED? Committee selects on the basis of a statement of need written by the applicant, three letters of reference, a chronology of study and a photocopy of the institution brochure.



The Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity is a four-year full-tuition scholarship established in honor of Hamilton writer and original star Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02, Hon. '15 and director Thomas Kail ’99. The story of our country's youngest founding father—a brash young immigrant who forever changed the course of history—Hamilton is an extraordinary artistic achievement: a multicultural hip-hop opera that offers a profoundly original look at the birth of our nation. The Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity is awarded to the incoming first-year student whose work of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction or other creative written expression (lyrics, plays, scripts, etc.) best reflects the originality, artistry and dynamism embodied in Hamilton. 

For more information please visit their website at http://www.wesleyan.edu/admission/apply/hamiltonprize.html

VSAC (Vermont Student Assistance Corporation)
Since 1965, VSAC has helped Vermont students of all ages save, plan, and pay for college or career training.  Visit their website at http://www.vsac.org/about
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New England Board of Higher Education’s Tuition Break

What is Tuition Break?

NEBHE's Tuition Break program, the New England Regional Student Program (RSP), enables thousands of New England residents to enroll at out-of-state New England public colleges and universities at a discount. Students are eligible for the RSP Tuition Break when they enroll in an approved major that is not offered by the public colleges and universities in their home-state.

For more information please visit their website at http://www.nebhe.org/programs-overview/rsp-tuition-break/overview

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Woodstock Union High School
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