Samuel W. Thompson Memorial 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: 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 an incoming or current degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student.
  4. Must enroll on a half-time (six or more credits per term) basis or higher.
  5. Must reside in Caledonia or Washington counties in Vermont.
  6. Must seek a degree in law enforcement or fish and game management.

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

Description: This scholarship is open to Vermont undergraduate and graduate students who reside in Caledonia and Washington counties and are seeking a degree in law enforcement or fish and game management. Students must demonstrate financial need and education/work ethic and face significant barriers or obstacles that limit his/her access to education after high school.

Application requirements for the Samuel W. Thompson Memorial Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letter
  • Essay
  • FAFSA
Additional Information: Samuel W. Thompson worked for the State of Vermont for 39 years, serving as deputy sheriff of Caledonia County for more than six years. His family established this scholarship to honor his memory and life. Applicants must: demonstrate financial need; demonstrate education/work ethic; and face significant barriers or obstacles that limit his/her access to education after high school. Selection is based on financial need and application documents. There are on average 12 applicants for this award each year.

Award Amount: $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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