Degree Completion Scholarship

This scholarship is designed for Vermonters who have a gap in attendance of at least two years, and those with at least 40 existing college credits. This scholarship is for up to 30 credits in the 2021-2022 academic year for all undergraduate degree and certificate programs. Students who wish to take less than 30 credits are also eligible.

This scholarship is part of the state-funded Critical Occupations Scholarships and covers last-dollar tuition, meaning any remaining tuition owed after institutional, state and federal gift aid is applied. Combined aid may not exceed the student’s total cost of tuition, fees, institutional room and board (or budgeted living allowance if living off campus), and an allowance for books.


Applicants must:

  • Be newly accepted into a degree or certificate program.
  • Meet Vermont residency requirements per Policy 301.
  • Students must not have been enrolled in a higher education institution since the 2019 spring semester or May 2019, whichever is earlier.
  • Have earned 40 college credits, including any credits earned during high school.

Application Details

Students must apply and be accepted to the college and complete a FAFSA form. Accepted applicants that meet the above requirements will be automatically considered for this scholarship.