Scholarships Available........

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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
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SIXTEENTH ANNUAL NATIONAL CO-OP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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.

 APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2018* (POSTMARKED)
* 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

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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/servicescholarships and then click on 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.

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ALL COLLEGE BOUND SENIORS - VSAC-Assisted Scholarships
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

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ST. ANDREW’S SOCIETY OF VERMONT SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION, INC. EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019

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.

http://www.standrewssocietyofvermont.org

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS 5:00 pm February 23, 2018.

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VAST awards two $1,500 scholarships annually.

Purpose
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

NOMINATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 1, 2018.

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Vermont Lions Hart Memorial Award

Vermont Lions Hart Memorial Award is running an award program for graduating high school seniors that have a disability or debilitating illness, either physically, or mentally, is in need of financial assistance and is planning to attend college upon high school. Scholarship amount is $1000.00. Applications are available in the Counseling Office. Applications are due no later than March 8th, 2018.

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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
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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.

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Dr. Alice Angney Scholarship for Leadership and Service

Dear Vermont High School Senior,

In 2007, the Vermont Superintendents Association established the Dr. Alice Angney Scholarship for Leadership and Service. The scholarship is intended to recognize one Vermont high school senior with a financial award of $2,000 dollars.

About Dr. Alice Angney
Dr. Alice Angney has served public education and the children of Vermont as an educator for more than 40 years. In 2007, after 21 years of service as a superintendent for the Lamoille South Supervisory Union, Dr. Angney retired. Dr. Angney’s career can be characterized by devotion to children, dedication to public education, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence. She is a true leader and public servant.

About the Dr. Alice Angney Scholarship
In 2018 the Vermont Superintendents Association will award one $2,000 scholarship to a deserving high school senior who resides in Vermont. The recipient will be chosen by a VSA selection committee on the basis of the student’s initiative in overcoming a specific challenge, leadership and service to community, and academic achievement. The recipient will demonstrate a commitment to furthering his or her education after high school.

The selection committee will meet during the month of April to review applications. The scholarship recipient will be notified during the first week of May regarding his/her selection for the award. The scholarship will be paid upon confirmation of the student’s enrollment in a post-secondary educational program.

To apply for the Dr. Alice Angney Scholarship, students must complete the accompanying application form and return it with the required materials to the Vermont Superintendents Association. All materials must be received in the VSA office no later than the end of day, Friday, March 16, 2018.

The application is also available to be completed on-line at https://www.vtvsa.org/scholarships-awards

If you have questions about this scholarship, please do not hesitate to contact Kristi Tate at the Vermont Superintendents Association at (802) 229-5834.

Sincerely,
Jeffrey Francis
Executive Director

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QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program

The 2018 College Prep Scholars Program application will open in early February.

The QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program gives outstanding low-income high school juniors an early advantage in college admissions.

College Prep Scholars are uniquely prepared to gain admission and full scholarships to top-tier colleges through QuestBridge.

For more information please visit their website at https://www.questbridge.org

Application due by March 21, 2018

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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
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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

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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
802.776.2176
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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
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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.
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The Open Mind Scholarship

Northshire Bookstore is pleased to announce a new college scholarship award - The Open Mind Scholarship.

The Open Mind Scholarship honors the diversity of thought, feelings, information and perspectives found in books, as well as the power of books to change people’s lives.

Each year Northshire Bookstore will award four college-bound high school seniors scholarships to help pay for college. We are committing $2,000. Two Vermonters, Tony Whaling and Brian Barefoot, liked the idea so much that they have committed an extra $9,000 for Vermont students.

The breakdown will be as follows:
For New York students
$1,000
For Vermont students
$5,000 for 1st prize
$3,000 for 2nd prize
$2,000 for 3rd prize

To enter the contest, students need to write up to one page on how a book has exposed them to something new and how it has impacted their life. Submissions are due by 3/31/2018. To enter, email the submission to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information please visit their website at https://www.northshire.com/northshire-bookstore-open-mind-scholarship
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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
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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
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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

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Pentangle Arts Scholarship
ELIGIBILITY: This scholarship is open to college-bound seniors who have demonstrated an active interest or participation in the performing or visual arts. Student mentor (teacher, guidance counselor or staff member) who has first-hand knowledge and experience with student should nominate student to be considered for the scholarship.

Please attach a short essay telling us about your interests and activities that relate to the arts, either performing or visual, and why the arts are important to you. Please also include ideas about what you hope to pursue in college and any ideas you may have about your future career.

DEADLINE FOR FILING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: April 2, 2018. Applications are available in the Counseling Office.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD AMOUNT: $500

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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.
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2018 applications available for The Fletcher "Buster" Brush Memorial Scholarship

The Fletcher "Buster" Brush Memorial Scholarship is available to high school seniors in NH and VT who demonstrate compassion, hard work, community service, school spirit, leadership, and the desire to challenge themselves.  

$1000 Award

For more information please visit their website at http://www.brushscholarship.org

Applications must be submitted to your local Co-op Insurance Agent by April 16, 2018.

Applications are available in the Counseling Office

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WOODSTOCK HISTORY CENTER SCHOLARSHIP
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.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.

The deadline for submitting a request is May 1.  

Applications are available in the Counseling Office

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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

APPLICATION IS DUE NO LATER THAN MAY 1, 2018 

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SENIORS - 
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.

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ST. ANDREW’S SOCIETY OF VERMONT SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION, INC. SCOTTISH CULTURE GRANT

FOR THE YEAR 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.

http://www.standrewssocietyofvermont.org

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS 5:00 pm May 4, 2018.

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Gifford Medical Center Auxiliary Health Profession Scholarship - Offering a graduating senior from the towns of Barnard, Bethel, Braintree, Brookfield, Chelsea, Granville, Hancock, Northfield, Pittsfield, Randolph, Rochester, Roxbury, Royalton, Sharon, Stockbridge, Strafford, Tunbridge, Vershire, Washington, Williamstown and Woodstock scholarships to qualified students attending college in pursuit of a career in a Health Profession.  Applications are due by May 11th, 2018.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.
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Two Rivers-Ottauquechee REGIONAL COMMISSION 2018 SCHOLARSHIPPROGRAM - Up to six (6) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

Due third Friday in May – APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE COUNSELING OFFICE.

Appropriate fields of study Include: engineering, geography, political science, sociology, mathematics, environmental studies, energy, planning, and agriculture/forestry.

OVERVIEW - The governing board of the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission believes our region's future is enhanced by both wise and forward-looking stewardship of the land, natural resources, and public Institutions, and also through thoughtful Investment in the next generation. To this end, the Regional Commission has authorized establishment of an annual TRORC Scholarship Program to encourage and recognize high school students pursuing career and life choices consistent with the vision and values of vibrant and sustainable communities, as articulated in our regularly updated Regional Plan.

The Regional Commission strongly believes that academic performance should be one of the many factors in awarding scholarships and will also consider a student's record in the following areas:

• participation in community service-oriented activities;
• engagement with civic Institutions;
• demonstrated leadership skills;
• demonstrated Innovative thinking and problem solving
• demonstrated entrepreneurship and resourcefulness; and
• the need for financial assistance Including reasonable assurance that the student will be able to obtain sufficient financing to complete the program.

Due third Friday in May

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NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com has just launched its fourth annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to a future nurse in the high school graduating class of 2018.

We will award this scholarship to the applicant who best demonstrates:
+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

This scholarship competition is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programsScholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on August 31, 2018.

Interested students may visit https://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.

We welcome you to include information about our scholarship competition on your school's website. Please feel free to spread the word via social media as well.

Your students may also find our website a helpful reference for their college search. We provide the most complete online directory of U.S. nursing schools. I've included below our most popular article on your state, which profiles a comprehensive list of accredited local nursing schools. Feel free to post this link among your online college counseling resources:

https://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/articles/list-accredited-nursing-schools-vermont

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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
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Resources
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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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College Week Live
https://www.collegeweeklive.com/how-it-works
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Unigo
https://www.unigo.com

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StudentScholarships.org
https://www.studentscholarships.org
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Fastweb
https://www.fastweb.com
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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