Bernice Murray Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$2,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 12

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One or more awards offered each year. There is an average of two awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a single parent with primary custody of one or more children 12 years of age or younger.
  3. Must be a resident of Vermont.
  4. Must plan to enroll or be enrolled on a half-time basis or higher.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  6. Must plan to pursue or be pursuing an undergraduate degree program.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate students. The applicant must demonstrate financial need and be a single parent with primary custody of one or more children under the age of 12. The scholarship was established to honor Bernice Murray’s unselfish contributions to improving the lives of Vermonters.

Application requirements for the Bernice Murray Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • FAFSA
  • Recommendation letter
  • Essay
  • Family and Child Care Info
  • Interview (finalists only)
Additional Information: The Bernice Murray Scholarship Foundation was created by U.S. Senator James Jeffords, along with family and friends of Bernice Murray, long-time aide to Sen. Jeffords. The scholarship was established to honor her unselfish contributions to improving the lives of Vermonters. Please note: This scholarship is funded by an endowment subject to laws restricting disbursements under certain investment yield scenarios; as a result, there can be no guarantee of a scholarship award for the upcoming academic year. Applicants must plan to attend an accredited postsecondary school approved for federal Title IV funding and demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on financial need, a recommendation letter, essays, and personal interview (finalists only). There are approximately 18 applicants for this award each year.

Award Amount: There is $2,000 available to be split among all recipients. Awards are non-renewable. This award must be used for payment of child care expenses.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, February 12

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, February 12

Applications are available from the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) website. Applications may be completed either online or in paper form beginning on November 1. Please note: The student is only required to submit one application for all scholarships for which he/she wishes to apply. In addition, if a particular document is required for more than one scholarship, the student need only submit one copy of that document. To apply, the student must complete and submit the VSAC Unified Scholarship Application and submit the following materials: a letter of recommendation; an essay; and official transcripts. NOTE: Required additional materials MUST conform to the detailed instructions in the VSAC Scholarships Booklet. The student is highly encouraged to review the booklet thoroughly when assembling materials. Electronic applications and any digital versions of supplemental materials must be submitted by midnight on the deadline date. Paper applications or any supplemental materials in paper form must be postmarked by the deadline date.
Contact: -
Address: 10 E. Allen St. P.O. Box 2000 Winooski, Vermont 05404

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