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Scholarships are awards that do not need to be repaid. Scholarships come in many types and range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars.
The information below describes each type of scholarship; follow the links to read more about individual awards.
Annual scholarships are given/sponsored each year by individuals or organizations who support our students attending Vermont Tech. Make sure to look for Employer Partner Program Scholarships that not only offer financial support through scholarship, but also internship opportunities at the sponsoring organizations.
Students may receive more than one scholarship, but not all qualified students will receive awards due to limited funds. Only one General Scholarship Application and essay are required to apply for scholarships in this category.
Endowed or “named’ scholarships are comprised of funds given to the college by alumni, friends and sponsors of Vermont Tech. The funds are awarded each year to students who meet the donors’ specified criteria. Award amounts and qualifications may vary by scholarship, but the determination of the award is generally based on financial need. Students may receive more than one scholarship, but not all qualified students will receive awards due to limited funds.
Only one General Scholarship Application and essay are required to apply for scholarships in this category.
Many private organizations offer financial assistance to students. For these external scholarships, we have gathered links that may be helpful in your scholarship search. To extend your research locally, more information may be obtained by contacting local civic, professional, religious and other communty organizations. If you are a high school student, your guidance counselor may have a list available.
Merit-Based and Other Scholarships
Eligibility for merit aid (based on academic strength) or need-based aid for incoming, full-time undergraduate students is determined after you are accepted to the college. Merit scholarships are renewed annually provided the student is enrolled full-time and meets all academic standards; no application is required. Need-based scholarships are renewed annually based on financial need; the FAFSA form must be completed and on file in order to be considered for these awards.
All high school seniors who are accepted in one of Vermont Tech’s degree programs will be considered for one of Vermont Tech’s merit scholarships and will be evaluated based on the specifying criteria. The primary focus will be on students who exhibit exceptional academics and engagement outside the classroom.
The Vermont Tech Presidential Award is a merit-based award specifically for out-of-state students. Additionally, students who are not residents of Vermont may be eligible the Regional Student Program (RSP), often referred to as NEBHE. Our Good Neighbor Policy also provides a discount to students living in specific neighboring counties outside Vermont. Please note students may only receive one type of regional scholarship. For instance, students eligible for an RSP/NEBHE discount scholarship are not eligible for the Presidential Award. More infomation on both RSP and the Good Neighbor Policy is available here.