Don Vickers Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$4,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 12

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  3. Must be a resident of Vermont.
  4. Must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a certificate, postsecondary non-degree, or undergraduate degree program.
  5. Must demonstrate academic achievement with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  6. Must demonstrate community involvement/service.

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

Description: This scholarship is open to Vermont students who are pursuing a certificate, postsecondary non-degree, or undergraduate degree program. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, demonstrate financial need, and demonstrate community involvement/service.

Application requirements for the Don Vickers Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
  • FAFSA
Additional Information: Don Vickers served as president and CEO of Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) a full quarter-century from 1988 to 2013. He joined VSAC in 1971 as director of the state grant programs. When he retired from VSAC in June 2013, his colleagues, friends, and staff contributed to an endowment for the purpose of awarding one or more scholarships in his honor. Please note: This scholarship is funded by an endowment subject to laws restricting disbursements under certain yield scenarios; as a result, there can be no guarantee of a scholarship award for the upcoming academic year. Applicants must attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding, and must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on financial need, application documents, and academic achievement.

Award Amount: Up to $1,000 annually, may be renewable for up to three additional years.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $4,000.

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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