Samara Fund Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$2,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 12

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: An average of four 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 resident of Vermont.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  4. Must demonstrate a dedication to the interests of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning community through significant personal growth, public commitment, and activism.
  5. Must be a high school senior who will earn a diploma or GED by the start of the upcoming school year.

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

Description: This award is available to Vermont high school seniors who demonstrate, through significant personal growth, public commitment, and/or activism, a dedication to the interests of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community.

Application requirements for the Samara Fund Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Essays (2)
Additional Information: The Samara Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation established this scholarship to support Vermont students who stand for the elimination of homophobia and/or discrimination based on gender identity. Selection is based on application documents. There are approximately 50 applicants for this award each year.

Award Amount: Up to $10,000 available annually. Awards are non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,500.

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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