Helen J. Switzer Nursing Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$1,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 12

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: 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 U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  3. Must be an incoming or current undergraduate student.
  4. Must enroll on a half-time (six credits per term) basis or higher.
  5. Must reside in Windham County, Vermont. Preference will be given to residents of Rockingham, Westminster, Athens, and Grafton, in that order.
  6. Must enroll in a licensed practical nursing (LPN) degree program, OR an associate's of science in nursing degree program (AS, RN), OR a bachelor of science in nursing degree program (BSN, RN).

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

Description: This award is for Vermont undergraduate students who are enrolled in an eligible nursing degree program (LPN, AS-RN, BSN-RN) and demonstrate financial need. Students must reside in Windham County; preference will be given to residents of Rockingham, Westminster, Athens, and Grafton, in that order.

Application requirements for the Helen J. Switzer Nursing Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letter
  • Essay
  • FAFSA
Additional Information: Helen Switzer's children established this scholarship to honor their mother's commitment to nursing and her 30-year career caring for the sick and elderly. 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 attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding, and must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on financial need and application documents. There are approximately 25 applicants for this award each year.

Award Amount: Up to $1,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

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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