Upper Valley 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: An average of five 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 reside in the Upper Valley of Vermont (Ascutney, Baltimore, Barnard, Bethel, Bradford, Bridgewater, Cavendish, Chelsea, Corinth, East Corinth, East Ryegate, Fairlee, Groton, Hartford, Hartland, Newbury, North Hartford, North Hartland, North Springfield, North Thetford, Norwich, Pomfret, Randolph, Randolph Center, Reading, Royalton, Ryegate, Sharon, South Royalton, South Ryegate, Springfield, Strafford, Thetford, Thetford Center, Topsham, Tunbridge, Vershire, Weathersfield, Wells River, West Fairlee, West Hartford, West Newbury, West Topsham, West Windsor, Windsor, or Woodstock).
  5. Preference will be given to applicants who are among the first generation in their families to attend college.
  6. Must demonstrate community involvement/service.

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

Description: This award is available for undergraduate students who are residents of Vermont's Upper Valley region. Students must demonstrate financial need and community service/involvement; preference will be given to students who are among the first generation in their families to attend college.

Application requirements for the Upper Valley Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letter
  • Essay
  • FAFSA
Additional Information: This scholarship was created to provide financial support to residents of the Upper Valley who pursue education after high school. Students must plan to 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 205 applications received for this award each year.

Award Amount: Up to $1,000 annually, may be renewable for 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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