It’s college commitment season and we hope you will choose to enroll at a Vermont college or university. If you commit to Vermont by June 1, you’ll be eligible to win one of two $5,000 scholarships.
You have a big choice to make over the next few weeks. We realize there are a lot of factors that come into play when deciding where to go to college. Vermont offers a welcoming and inviting atmosphere to learn, live, and play. Our colleges and universities offer all kinds of degrees, programs, and study options to fit your interests and lifestyle. Our landscapes and downtowns provide endless possibilities for outdoor recreation, art, and culture.
Thanks to the generosity of our friends at Vermont Student Assistance Corporation and the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges, we can offer two $5,000 scholarships to students who enroll at a Vermont college or university.
Commit to a Vermont school by June 1 and register below to be eligible.
Official rules for the $5,000 Choose Vermont Scholarship
- In May 2019, the State of Vermont is offering the opportunity to win two $5,000 scholarships for attendance at a Vermont college or university. One scholarship is sponsored by Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC), which provides an array of grant, scholarship, and loan programs for students. The second scholarship is sponsored by the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges (AVIC).
- College scholarships are paid directly to the educational institution in the entrant’s account to be used for tuition and/or books for the Spring 2020 session.
- To be eligible to enter, you must be admitted to a Vermont college or university and by June 1, 2019, commit to attend full-time (as confirmed by the school) in a graduate or undergraduate program.
- Entrants must have committed to a Vermont college or university between January 1, 2019 and June 1, 2019.
- Entrants must commit to one of the following colleges or universities: Bennington College, Castleton University, Center for Cartoon Studies, Champlain College, Community College of Vermont, Goddard College, Landmark College, Marlboro College, Middlebury College, New England Culinary Institute, Northern Vermont University, Norwich University, Saint Michael’s College, School for International Training, Sterling College, University of Vermont, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Vermont Law School, or Vermont Technical College.
- Entrants must be 18 years old at registration or have a parent or guardian register on their behalf.
- You must be a student who has never previously attended a college or university in Vermont.
- You are limited to one entry.
- Entrants must submit a completed entry form with all required information. Before college scholarship funds will be awarded, all information submitted on the entry form by the entrant will be verified. If ANY false or misleading information is submitted on the entry form, the entrant will be disqualified without notification to the entrant.
- Each entrant is allowed only ONE (1) ENTRY submittal. Any attempt to enter again under a different name, address, etc., will automatically disqualify the entrant without notification to the entrant.
- The two winners will be randomly selected by computer-generated drawing from among valid entries received at the conclusion of the contest period.
- No transfers, cash redemptions, or substitutions are allowed.
- The number of eligible entries will determine the odds of winning.
- Your registration is your agreement that the State of Vermont and VSAC may contact you, and otherwise your registration information will be protected as provided by law.
- By accepting a prize, the winner and companions agree to the use by the State of Vermont and VSAC of their name and/or likeness in any promotion/advertising/trade activities, and any and all rights to said use, without further compensation or notification, and without prior review and approval, except where prohibited by law.
- Personal information collected in conjunction with this Contest will be used by the State of Vermont and VSAC: (i) to administer the Contest, including notification of the winner and inclusion of winner’s name on a publicly available winner’s list and (ii) for future advertising/marketing efforts of the State of Vermont and VSAC.
- Employees and their immediate families and household members of VSAC, the State of Vermont, and any college or university in Vermont are not eligible for the drawing.
- Entries will be accepted from 12:00 a.m. (midnight) EDT April 29, 2019 until 11:59 p.m. EDT June 1, 2019.
- Due to the number of entries received, the State of Vermont will only notify winners via email and/or phone.
- The State of Vermont will contact each winner by email and/or phone within fourteen (14) business days of contest end date, using contact information given by the entrant during the application process. Winners have ten (10) days from date email is sent/phone message is left to respond and verify they meet the eligibility requirements as defined on the college scholarships contest website.
- If you are confirmed as a winner, the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation will send you the appropriate forms to complete for a check to be issued to your chosen school and deposited into your student account. No funds will be issued directly to individuals. All forms and processes must be completed within sixty (60) days of contest end date or your scholarship is forfeited.
- Winners’ names will be posted on this web site by October 22, 2019.
Choose Vermont Scholarship Entry Form
Thank You to Our Partners
The Association of Vermont Independent Colleges (AVIC) is the only statewide organization that represents exclusively the interests of private higher education in Vermont. AVIC is dedicated to expanding the capacity of Vermont’s independent educational network and attracting students who will contribute to the state’s future workforce as well as the economic, civic, and cultural life of Vermont.
The Vermont Higher Education Council, Inc. (VHEC) is an organization of all Vermont chartered public, proprietary, and independent colleges. We work together at the presidential level to ensure that higher education remains a strong and vital resource for the State of Vermont.
Of the many things I love about Vermont, I love the outdoor activities provided around the area such as climbing, hikes, skiing, and the breathtaking view of the sunset on Lake Champlain. I feel positive about my future as a college student here in Burlington, Vermont because of the many academic and professional opportunities that the area provides me.