The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, along with Vermont Student Assistance Corporation and 13 Vermont colleges and universities, are announcing the 2020 Choose Vermont Scholarship Program, which will award $60,000 in scholarship money to students who commit by June 1 to attend a Vermont school.
The program was developed through a partnership across Vermont’s higher education sector to market Vermont as a top destination for attending college. The campaign targets students already accepted to a Vermont school, encouraging them to take the next step and “Choose Vermont.”
“Higher education institutions in Vermont and around the country are facing challenging times as demographics shift and enrollment shrinks,” said Governor Phil Scott. “It is a testament to the Vermont way that the state’s public and private institutions are willing to work together as a group to pool resources to market the state as an ideal place for higher education.”
“The variety of higher education institutions we have in Vermont makes it a wonderful landscape for attending college. Whether you are looking for a top liberal arts school or learning a trade at a technical school, Vermont has it all,” said Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development. “Couple that with tremendous access to outdoor recreation, the arts, and welcoming and vibrant communities, it all makes Vermont an incredible place to attend college.”
Students who commit to one of the 13 participating Vermont schools between January 1, 2020 and June 1, 2020 and then register at ThinkVermont.com/scholarship will become eligible to win a $5,000 scholarship to their school. The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation will be offering a $5,000 scholarship to a student who commits to any of the 13 participating schools.
The inaugural Choose Vermont Scholarship program was launched in May of 2019, giving away two $5,000 scholarships and drawing over 1,400 entries. The success of that program led to more scholarship funding from colleges statewide for the 2020 program.
The Choose Vermont Scholarship Program is made possible by Vermont’s participating colleges and universities along with the support of the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges, and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development.
For full details and to find participating schools: https://www.thinkvermont.com/scholarship