Free Tuition Scholarship

Update: July 16, 2021 Due to response volume paired with limited funds, the Critical Occupations Free Tuition Program awarding is paused for Vermont Tech, Castleton University, and Northern Vermont University, with the exception of our Paramedicine Certificate. Students admitted prior to this date are being awarded with existing funds. Your […]

Update: July 16, 2021

Due to response volume paired with limited funds, the Critical Occupations Free Tuition Program awarding is paused for Vermont Tech, Castleton University, and Northern Vermont University, with the exception of our Paramedicine Certificate. Students admitted prior to this date are being awarded with existing funds. Your continued interest is encouraged, as we work to secure additional funding. Please stay tuned. The Community College of Vermont is still offering the Critical Occupations Free Tuition Program. Students at all institutions can still take advantage of the opportunities offered with the Green Mountain Grad program, the 802 Opportunity Program, the Welcome Home Scholarship, and the Degree Completion Scholarship.

State Funded Scholarships

This scholarship is designed as free tuition for specific programs identified as “Critical Occupations” by the Vermont State Legislature. The list includes programs on the McClure Foundation’s “Best Bet” list and others identified as essential to the state’s future workforce needs. For Vermont Tech, the list of covered programs includes:

In addition, programs offered by Continuing Education and Workforce Development are included in this scholarship initiative for the Electrical and Plumbing Apprenticeships.

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.

Best Bet Scholarship

The J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation has identified “best bet” career training programs for Vermonters in 2021 that lead to a recognized credential and a great shot at attaining a promising job within 18 months. Additional scholarships for these “best bet” programs are available through the Curtis Fund, administered […]

The J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation has identified “best bet” career training programs for Vermonters in 2021 that lead to a recognized credential and a great shot at attaining a promising job within 18 months.

Additional scholarships for these “best bet” programs are available through the Curtis Fund, administered by the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation. To learn more about VSAC-connected scholarships, call (877) 961-4369 to connect with an education outreach counselor.

Students will be considered as part of their application review.

Commonwealth Dairy Scholarship

Awarded to Vermont residents enrolled in the Agribusiness Management, Dairy Farm Management, Diversified Agriculture, or Veterinary Technology program at Vermont Tech.

Awarded to Vermont residents enrolled in the Agribusiness Management, Dairy Farm Management, Diversified Agriculture, or Veterinary Technology program at Vermont Tech.

Goodrich Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students in all years of study who are enrolled in Electrical Engineering Technology or Electromechanical Engineering Technology program.

This scholarship is available to students in all years of study who are enrolled in Electrical Engineering Technology or Electromechanical Engineering Technology program.

Vermont Women in Technology Scholarship

Awarded to an incoming female first-year student. Applicant must be a Vermont resident enrolled in a non-traditional engineering curriculum (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, Architectural, Manufacturing, or Electromechanical).

Awarded to an incoming female first-year student. Applicant must be a Vermont resident enrolled in a non-traditional engineering curriculum (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, Architectural, Manufacturing, or Electromechanical).

Craig A. Rogers Scholarship

This scholarship awarded to a student enrolled in an engineering curriculum who has completed a vocational-technical education program in Vermont.

This scholarship awarded to a student enrolled in an engineering curriculum who has completed a vocational-technical education program in Vermont.

Frederick Martin Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was left in the estate of Harriet Fellman, a longtime employee of Vermont Tech, who established the Frederick W. Martin Scholarship Fund in memory of her nephew.  Recipients are selected by the Electrical Engineering Department Chair for maintaining at least a 3.5 average in freshman math and physics […]

The scholarship was left in the estate of Harriet Fellman, a longtime employee of Vermont Tech, who established the Frederick W. Martin Scholarship Fund in memory of her nephew.  Recipients are selected by the Electrical Engineering Department Chair for maintaining at least a 3.5 average in freshman math and physics and for demonstrating excellence in lab work.