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Jon Borowicz Scholarship

The Vermont Philharmonic offers the Jon Borowicz Scholarship of $500 to a Vermont high school student to further their education in music.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – High School Senior
Application Open Date
October 1, 2023
Application Deadline
November 5, 2023
Open
$500
1 Award Winner
Open
$3,000
1 Award Winner

ASHRAE Region I Setty Family Foundation Scholarship

ASHRAE Setty Family Foundation Scholarship annually awards a $3,000- scholarship to an undergraduate student studying mechanical or architectural engineering at a post-secondary educational institution within ASHRAE Region I.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
December 1, 2023
Open
$3,000
1 Award Winner
Open
$1,000
1 Award Winner

CCV Cares Grant

The CCV Cares Grant provides a $1,000- aid to one student to cover some of their college expenses or for emergency costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate
Application Open Date
August 15, 2023
Application Deadline
December 1, 2023
Open
$1,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,500
1 Award Winner

Elson T. Killam Memorial Scholarship

NEWWA offers the Elson T. Killam Memorial Scholarship of $1,500 to an outstanding student enrolled in a civil or environmental engineering program at a four-year college or university.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
April 1, 2023
Closed
$1,500
1 Award Winner
Closed
$3,000
1 Award Winner

Francis X. Crowley Scholarship

NEWWA offers the Francis X. Crowley Scholarship of $3,000 is offered to undergraduate students enrolled in civil or environmental engineering programs or business management programs at a four-year college or university.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
April 1, 2023
Closed
$3,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner

George E. Watters Memorial Scholarship

New England Water Works Association awards the George E. Watters Memorial Scholarship of $5,000 scholarship to one undergraduate student in a civil engineering program at a four-year college or university.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
April 1, 2023
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,500
1 Award Winner

Joseph Murphy Scholarship

New England Water Works Association (NEWWA) awards the Joseph Murphy Scholarship of $1,500 to an undergraduate student enrolled in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or any subject related to water management.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
April 1, 2023
Closed
$1,500
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,500
1 Award Winner

Michael Garofano Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to a student passionate to promote policies and practices to provide safe drinking water and pursue an academic career in civil, environmental, or water management sciences.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
April 1, 2023
Closed
$1,500
1 Award Winner
Closed
$2,000
1 Award Winner

NEWWA Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship

The NEWWA Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Program provides one or more scholarships of $2,000 to undergraduate and graduate students seeking careers in water works.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
April 1, 2023
Closed
$2,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,500
185 Award Winners

¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program

The ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program offers 185 $1,500 flight e-passes to undergraduate and graduate students who travel away from home to study.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
March 1, 2023
Application Deadline
May 15, 2023
Closed
$1,500
185 Award Winners
Closed
$5,000

NERC College/Graduate Scholarship

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) offers NERC College/Graduate Scholarship to qualified students of Korean descent, including international students from Korea, to further their education.

Eligible Grades
High School Junior – Graduate
Application Open Date
April 1, 2023
Application Deadline
June 30, 2023
Closed
$5,000
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner

Stanley R. Arnold Scholarship

The scholarship, sponsored by New England State and Local Tax Forum, is awarded to one student enrolled in a qualifying tax program, pursuing MST, J.D., or LL.M degrees.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
April 1, 2023
Application Deadline
July 1, 2023
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$2,000–$4,000
4 Award Winners

NEEBC Scholarship Program

The scholarship program offers up to $5,000 to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled part-time or full-time in human resources-related fields at accredited New England colleges or universities.

Eligible Grades
College Freshman – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
April 1, 2024
Closed
$2,000–$4,000
4 Award Winners

About Vermont Scholarships

Vermont has several scholarship programs available to students living in the state. The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) administers several of these scholarships including its own VSAC Grant, the Dr. Dynasaur Program and the Vermont College Savings Plan. These scholarships provide financial assistance to qualified students who are pursuing an education at a college or university in Vermont.

Additionally, there are other scholarship programs for students who live in Vermont and may be administered by outside organizations. These scholarships vary in terms of eligibility requirements, award amounts, and application deadlines. Students should do their research to find a scholarship that best suits their needs. By taking advantage of these scholarship opportunities, students can reduce the cost of their college education and achieve their educational goals.

Why study in Vermont

Vermont boasts a high-quality public university system, including the University of Vermont and Castleton University, along with a range of private colleges and universities. Vermont also offers a wealth of outdoor activities so students have a great opportunity to explore the natural beauty of New England while learning. The state is known for its focus on sustainability and environmental awareness, which can make Vermont a great place to study if you are passionate about the environment. Furthermore, Vermont features an affordable cost of living compared to other states in the region. All of this combines to make studying in Vermont a rewarding experience for students who want high-quality education amid stunning natural beauty.

Cost of College in Vermont

The average cost of college in Vermont is on the rise. According to College Scorecard, tuition at four- year public universities averages around $14,400 as opposed to nearly $35,000 at private universities annually. In-state students have access to three of the most affordable schools in New England including University of Vermont ($15,380), Vermont Technical College ($15,661), and Castleton University ($18,906). All of these schools offer generous financial aid packages to lower the cost of attendance even further.

For out-of-state students, tuition can be quite expensive but there are still options available to those looking for an affordable education in Vermont. The state offers a number of scholarships and grants to help offset the cost of tuition and make college more accessible. In addition, there are loan programs available to assist students in financing their college education. No matter what your financial situation may be, there is an affordable option for you in Vermont. With a little research and planning, anyone can find the right school for them and begin their college journey.

Best colleges in Vermont

Vermont has some of the best colleges in the country and offers a variety of options for prospective students. According to US News & World Report, two schools in Vermont have been ranked among the top 50 National Liberal Arts Colleges, including Middlebury College at number 11 and the University of Vermont at number 45. Champlain College has been ranked number 49 among the top Regional Universities in the North by US News & World Report. These rankings prove that Vermont schools offer high-quality academic instruction and provide a great educational experience for their students. Furthermore, many of these colleges are known for their beautiful campuses and outdoor recreational activities, making them even more appealing to students.

Best 6 scholarships in Vermont 2023

There are a lot of scholarships available in Vermont – so we gathered six of the best value ones – from our list of 16 scholarships that have the easiest application process. These scholarships are open to Vermont students, some are open to students across the U.S., and have minimal application requirements.


ScholarshipAward Amount
Choose Vermont Scholarship$5,000
George E. Watters Memorial Scholarship$5,000
(KASF) NERC College/Graduate Scholarship$5,000
Setty Family Foundation Scholarship$3,000
Francis X. Crowley Scholarship$3,000
NEWWA Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship$2,000

Vermont scholarships for high school seniors 2023

If you are a graduating high school senior and planning to continue your education in Vermont, be sure to find a variety of scholarships to help ease college expenses. Most scholarships range from awards based on financial need and academic achievement to special funds dedicated to students in specific majors or those attending specific schools. Minority students and those of historically underrepresented backgrounds can pursue college in Vermont via one of the above-listed scholarships. The NEEBC Scholarship of up to $4,000 is funded by the New England Employee Benefits Council (NEEBC) and supports students continue their education. The program is open to all eligible students of all races and backgrounds.

Vermont scholarships for women 2023

In Vermont, women continue to face some challenges when it comes to education, healthcare, and employment opportunities. As reported back in 2019, Vermont has a wide gender gap in many areas including pay and employment. The median weekly earnings for men were $1,055 while women earned only $772. This wage disparity is believed to be because women are often concentrated in lower-paying jobs such as service, office support, and sales positions compared to men who typically hold higher salaried positions such as management and technical roles. Women are also far more likely than men to be employed in part-time roles.

Many private organizations as well as government entities seek to narrow the gap between men and women in the workforce by providing academic scholarships to encourage female students to pursue college and their career goals. All listed scholarships available in the state of Vermont are open to all genders and support all students across all academic years. Choose Vermont Scholarship supports over 14 students annually with $5,000 each to continue their education. The program is open to all students without discrimination against race, gender, religion, etc.

Tips for Winning Vermont Scholarships

1. Do your research: Before you begin the scholarship application process, be sure to explore all available scholarships in Vermont. Consider what type of funding is most appropriate for your situation and start looking for those specific scholarships that are offered by universities, businesses or other organizations. Look into scholarship databases or websites to find potential sources of funding and apply as early as possible.

2. Gather the required documents: Ensure that you have all of the necessary documents and information to complete your applications, including references, transcripts and other materials. The more organized you are, the easier it will be to complete the forms quickly and accurately.

3. Reach out to local organizations: Contact local organizations in Vermont that offer scholarships, such as the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC). These organizations can provide more information on potential types of funding and eligibility requirements. They may also have contacts with other scholarship providers who could potentially match your qualifications. Additionally, getting involved in the local community can help you to make connections that could lead to additional scholarship opportunities.

Frequently asked questions

What are the top schools in Vermont?

The University of Vermont is a quasi-public institution. It ranks 121st on the list of the top national universities in the United States. If you’re on the lookout for a scholarship in the field of water works, check out the NEWWA Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship. Middlebury College is a private institution, ranking 11th among the top national liberal arts colleges in the country. If you’re looking for funding, consider the Choose Vermont Scholarship. Bennington College is also a private institution. It ranks 84th on the list of the top national liberal arts colleges in the U.S. 

Most popular majors in Vermont?

In recent years, the top three popular majors across schools in Vermont are business, health sciences, engineering, education, and social sciences followed by environmental studies, political science, and biology.

Where does Vermont rank in education?

Vermont ranks sixth on a list of most educated states and seventh in terms of public school systems. Read our reports on 2022 Most & Least Educated States and States with Best & Worst Public School Systems for more.