Local RUHS Scholarships

Local RUHS Scholarships


RU gradStudents graduating from Randolph Union High School are eligible to apply for a wide range of scholarships to help reduce the cost of pursuing a college degree.

Check out the various scholarship opportunities below, and be sure to note deadlines and submission requirements. Some of the below scholarships require applications, which can be downloaded from the documents box to the left.

Randolph Union High School Scholarship Information Packet

To apply for a number of available scholarships, please click on This Link, and complete all sections and questions. The following scholarships may be applied for using this application:

  • Clayton Brown Scholarship
  • Gifford Trust Scholarship
  • Azel Hall Scholarship
  • Charles Ellis Scholarship
  • The RU Community Fund Scholarship
  • Maine Community Scholarship
  • Members Advantage Credit Union Scholarship

The following additional scholarships are also available, and may be applied for by following the instructions under each scholarship; or by downloading and submitting the application(s) found in the documents box to the left.

American Legion, Thomas Mowatt Memorial Scholarship - The American Legion Post #9 of Randolph is proud to offer a scholarship in memory of Thomas J. Mowatt. Applicants for this scholarship should demonstrate the attributes of good citizenship and industriousness through academic achievement, as well contributing to school and community through extracurricular involvement. Students interested in applying for this scholarship should submit a letter explaining how they fit the above mentioned criteria and what their future plans are. The letter should be sent to: Attn: Adjutant, Post 9 American Legion, P.O. Box 75, Randolph, VT 05060. Letters must be postmarked by May 5th

Dubois and King Scholarship - Applicants should plan to major in architecture, engineering, planning, earth or environmental science, or surveying. Download the Dubois and King Scholarship application in the documents box to the left.

Gary Thurston Scholarship (Randolph Fire Department) - Any student planning to continue their education is eligible. Download the Gary Thurston Scholarship (Randolph Fire Department) application in the documents box to the left.

Gifford Medical Center Auxiliary Health Profession Scholarship - Applicants should plan to pursue a career in a health profession and demonstrate financial need. Download the Gifford Medical Center Auxiliary Health Profession Scholarship application in the documents box to the left.

Gifford Medical Staff Scholarship - Download the Gifford Medical Staff Scholarship application in the documents box to the left.

Music Boosters Scholarships - This scholarship is available to students who have been accepted to and plan to attend a post-secondary program in music. Download the Music Boosters Scholarships application in the documents box to the left.

National Honor Society Scholarship - To apply for the $500 National Honor Society Scholarship, please answer the following question with a 500 word essay. What does a higher education mean to you? Kindly place your name on a cover letter only.

Randolph Rotary Scholarship - Applicants for this scholarship should demonstrate citizenship and involvement in the community that reflects the Rotary motto, "Service Above Self". Download the Randolph Rotary Scholarship Application in the documents box to the left.

RUHS Alumni Association Scholarship - Any student planning to pursue post-secondary education is eligible to apply. Download the RUHS Alumni Association Scholarship application from the documents box to the left.

RUHS Athletic Booster Club Scholarship - This scholarship was established by the class of 2011 to recognize any senior athlete who is planning to pursue post secondary education. This student is recognized by school officials, classmates and community members for their accomplishments. Download the RUHS Athletic Booster Club Scholarship application from the documents box to the left.

RUHS Class of 2011 - This one-time, $300 scholarship was established by the class of 2011 to recognize a student who has persevered in his or her class work and in service to the community. Applicants should submit an unofficial transcript; one letter of recommendation from a school official addressing the student’s academic potential and commitment to school and community involvement, character, leadership and work ethic;  one essay (500 words maximum) outlining the applicant’s school and community activities (i.e. extracurricular activities, honors, achievement(s), community service & awards) and value of community service. Student should describe the impact they have made & how the service they've rendered has benefited both them and the community. Essays will also be judged on uniqueness - what sets this application apart from others? All applications are due in the Student Services office by May 5. Only Seniors applying to go on to post secondary education may apply.

Student Council Scholarship - Open to any student planning to attend a post-secondary institution. Please answer the following prompt: How has your participation in student life and extracurricular activities shaped the development of your character and personality? Essay must be returned to Student Services no later than May 5th. This year the Student Council will offer two scholarships of $250 and $500.

The Eleanor Dickey Drysdale Scholarship - This scholarship seeks to recognize the best writer of the current graduating class. The scholarship was created in 1973 in appreciation of Eleanor Dickey Drysdale, who for many years was the assistant editor of the Herald of Randolph. She authored a weekly column called “Old Fogey’s Bench" which became the most popular feature of the newspaper. The wife of Herald editor John Drysdale, she served on the high school board for nine years and was greatly responsible for the construction of both the junior high wing and the Randolph Technical Career Center. To be considered for this award, students must submit their writing to Dick Drysdale at the Herald. Submissions may be fiction or non-fiction essays, but poetry is not eligible. It is advisable to submit a set of more than one writing sample. All submissions for the scholarship are due in Student Services no later than May 5.

The William Craig Russell Memorial Scholarship - The William Craig Russell Memorial Scholarship is offered in loving memory and honor of Will Russell, born 5 weeks prematurely, who passed away at 26 days of age. One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who will be attending college to study in the field of nursing, pre-med or other field relating to child healthcare. Completed applications are due in the Student Services Office by May 5. To apply, students need to answer the following questions: 1 - Where do you plan to attend college and what do you in tend to major in? 2 - What is your career plan? 3 - How do you think that college and your career will better the health ofchildren or others? 4 - Why are you choosing the medical field to study and participate in? 5 - Financially, why do you feel that you need this award? 6 - Describe yourself, i.e. school, work, community service, etc. 7 - How has a child most affected your life? 8. What's more important, money or family?

The White River Credit Union Scholarship - Applicants applying for this scholarship should show strong character, academic achievement, community and extra-curricular involvement as well as financial need. To apply, download the The White River Credit Union Scholarship application in the documents box to the left.