5 Best Scholarships for Vermont Residents

Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 04:27 PM

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Vermont offers 24 universities and colleges where you can pursue your academic goals. Fortunately, you may be able to find merit scholarships for Vermont residents to support your study.
 
The five best Vermont Scholarships are listed below for easy reference:
 
1. Green and Gold Scholars: This full-tuition, four-year merit scholarship (currently valued at over $45,000) is directed to top-rated seniors attending select Vermont high schools. The academically strongest Vermont resident in each selected school at the start of senior year is eligible to be considered. Selection criteria will be determined by each high school, and should not be limited to standardized testing. High school principals are asked to nominate the top-rated student by August 31 of each calendar year. This should be a student who has just completed junior year. The selection should be based on the student's ninth through eleventh grade record. First-time, first-year undergraduate applicants admitted to UVM, who are Vermont residents, are eligible for this merit-based scholarship. Renewal as well as enrollment in at least twelve credits per semester and a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average is required.
 
2. Vermont Scholars: Entering first-year applicants are eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship program is designated for Vermont residents, who Vermont state college
scholarshipstypically rank within the top ten percent of their graduating high school class. Standardized testing is also a component in the selection process for Vermont Scholars. Recipients are awarded a merit-based scholarship of $3,000 annually. Vermont Scholars who apply for need-based financial aid and demonstrate financial need may receive preferential consideration for additional UVM grant funds. This scholarship is offered by the University of Vermont.
 
3. Vermont Merit Scholarship: Vermont Merit Scholarships are awarded to Vermont residents who have advanced to the "finalist" status within the National Merit Corporation's annual competition. These residents should have exemplary academic records. The recipients must demonstrate their status as a "finalist." They should have declared UVM as their college of choice with the National Merit Corporation. Recipients are awarded a four-year scholarship of up to full in-state tuition annually. This scholarship may not be combined with any additional UVM merit scholarships. Offered by University of Vermont, this scholarship requires a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and enrollment in 12 or more credits per semester. It also requires U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
 
4. Patrick Family Scholarship: Entering first-year applicants are eligible for this scholarship. A minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average and enrollment in at least twelve credits per semester is required. This scholarship is designated for Vermont residents with high academic achievement, who typically rank within the top 20% of the graduating high school class. Standardized testing is also a part of the selection process. Recipients are awarded a merit-based scholarship of $1,500 annually for four years, offered by the University of Vermont.
 
5. The David C. Chabut Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a student who has enrolled at one of the Vermont State Colleges and completed at least 24 credits. This student should also have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2, in addition to being a Vermont resident. The student is required to demonstrate need, as determined by the Financial Aid Office, and should be pursuing studies in business, economics, or political science. Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate commitment to community service.  

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