Scholarships / College Aid

Scholarships / College Aid

Scholarships / College Aid

Every year there are numerous scholarships available to RTCC graduates to help with financing a college education. For information on each scholarship and how to apply, call or schedule an appointment with our Work Based Learning Coordinator, Jason Finley or Guidance Councelor Jennefer Jolls. Both can be reached at 802-728-9595. We also encourage you to check out our new FAFSA Prep Sheet  and updated RTCC Financial Aid Packet 2021, as well as the resources below:

Here's a great new Common App for Scholarships:

And here are some updated scholarships for spring 2021: New Scholarships - Early Deadlines

Another tremendous resource for scholarships and other information on how to pay for college is the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, commonly known as VSAC. We encourage you to click on some of their helpful links in the "helpful links" box to the left; as well as visit their web site to learn more about scholarships and low interest student loans.

VSAC has also put out a VSAC Scholarship List by Program. You'll find instructions on where to learn more (including page numbers) in their Scholarships_Booklet.

Each year, RTCC grads earn thousands of dollars in scholarships and awards towards pursuing a degree in the field of their choice:  Check out some of the resources below....and be sure to note the deadline dates...some of them are quickly approaching; some have passed; some give you until spring. But it never hurts to make a list and plan early.

Also, check out the Ohio Technical College Scholarship opportunities available from Ohio Technical College here.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust 2021 Career Technology Education Scholarship - Eligibility: RTCC graduating seniors with maximum annual family income of $58,880, planning to attend college or a technical school in Fall 2021. Prize: $1,000, renewable. Deadline: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Requirements: Complete and mail application by deadline, include 500-word Personal Statement with name college/technical school choice and describe career aspirations, provide a brief history of leadership and/or community service experience(s) - if none explain why, copy of high school transcript, and one of the following financial documents: Student Aid Report (SAR), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Report, or Official Verification of Free/Reduced School Meals.  Website: Bar Harbor Scholarship

The League of Women Voters Scholarship - Three scholarships in the amount of $1000 awarded to seniors who have demonstrated an interest in civic participation and community service. Click here for more information and application information: LWV Scholarship

Bethel Rotary Club - Bethel Area Rotary is pleased to announce our 2021 scholarships for this year’s graduating seniors from the White River Valley High School and towns we serve at The Randolph Technical and Career Center. We will offer three $1,000 scholarships to students attending two or four-year educational experiences. Our scholarships are open to students, from our chartered towns: Bethel, Royalton, Tunbridge, Barnard, Rochester, Pittsfield, and Stockbridge, entering college, vocational training or entering a trade and in need of specialized equipment.

Bethel Rotary will select scholarship awardees based on a simple application process. We ask students to clearly include all of their contact information and what they envision as their next educational or career steps, and they should answer the following question in 150 words:  How will a Rotary scholarship enhance your educational or career goals?

Include a resume and a short description of how your life so far exemplifies Rotary’s mission of “ Service Above Self”. Applications must be received by Sunday, May 18th. These can be paper or digital submissions. Include contact information in your carefully prepared materials and mail it to Bethel Area Rotary, PO Box 239, Bethel, Vermont 05032

Title: ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship
Eligibility: anyone interested in continuing their education
Prize: $10,000
Deadline: Drawing is the last day of every month!
Requirements: Register online
Website: Scholarship Points

Title: Fast FAFSA $50
Eligibility: High School Seniors
Prize: $50 gift card
Deadline: weekly drawings, now through February
Requirements: : share your experiences about the FAFSA on social media and tag @vsac and #FastFAFSA50

Title: American Welding Society
Eligibility: current junior or senior planning to attend college
The AWS Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It supports programs to ensure the growth and development of the welding industry through research and educational opportunities. Our industry depends upon education that prepares the next generation to meet the challenges ahead.
Website: American Welding Society Scholarship

Title: Mike Rowe Works Scholarship - Each year, we give away a modest pile of money through the Work Ethic Scholarship Program help people get trained for skilled jobs that are in demand. We’ve proven that opportunities in the trades aren’t alternatives to viable careers – they are viable careers. Learn more, and apply here: Mike Rowe Works Foundation

Title: VT Assoc of Office Professionals Scholarship - This scholarship is available to students seeking a career in an office environment. First-year and current students may apply. For eligibility requirements and the application, click on the appropriate file in the documents box to the left.

Title: Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
Eligibility: high school student
Prize: $1,000
Deadline: Check website 
Requirements: online application (includes 250 word essay)

Title: Science Ambassador Scholarship
Eligibility: female senior pursuing college degree in a STEM field
Prize: full tuition
Deadline: Passed for 2021; Scholarship will re-open in Sept. 2021
Requirements: 3-minute video lecture about your field of study

Title: PixelPlex Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship
Eligibility: senior pursing further education in STEM, economics, or business
Prize: $2,000
Deadline: Check website 
Requirements: Online application and essay about Blockchain or Artificial Intelligence (see prompts on website)
Website: PixrlPlex STEM Scholarship

Title: Jon H. Poteat Scholarship
Eligibility: Current NTHS members
Prize: $1,000
Deadline: Check website 
Requirements: Online application

Title: Randolph Village Fire Department Scholarship
Eligibility: seniors; Prize: varies; Deadline: May 1, 2021
Requirements: completed application form. You'll find it in the documents box to the left.

Title: VT Maple Producers Scholarship: A scholarship of between $1,000 and $2,000 for a graduating senior, with priority given to students planning on majoring in an agricultural field. For application and information, download the app located in the documents box to the left.

VT Tour Guide Scholarship: A potential scholarship of $1,000 to a student who submits the winning essay or video about places to visit in Vermont. Details can be found in the documents box to the left.

Title: ExtremeTerrain:  2 x $3000 scholarships for students pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems. One scholarship will be awarded for the fall semester and another for the spring semester each year.
Scholarship page: Extreme Terrain Scholarships

AmericanMuscle:  4 x $2000 scholarships for students pursuing an automotive-themed major(mechanical engineering, robotics etc.) Two scholarships will be awarded every spring semester, followed by two additional scholarships to be awarded for the fall semester each year
Scholarship page:

AmericanTrucks: 4 x $2000 scholarships to students(including high school seniors) pursuing a career in the traditional building trades such as HVAC, carpentry, electrical, or related fields of study. Two scholarships will be awarded every spring semester, followed by two additional scholarships to be awarded for the fall semester each year
Scholarship page:

Title: American Legion Scholarship:  Eligibility: RUHS Seniors. Prize: varies. Deadline: (contact Jen Jolls for deadline date).
Requirements: Letter describing academic, community and extracurricular activities. The scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate the qualities of good citizenship and industriousness, not not only in their academics, but through their school and community involvement.
Download the app in the document box to the left.

Title: Sons of the American Legion Scholarship:  Eligibility: The American Legion is offering $500 - $1,000 scholarships to anyone planning to attend further tech training. You must be related to a Legion member (American Legion, Ladies Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion).
Applications can be downloaded from the "documents" box to the left and are due APRIL 15.

Title: Ayn Rand Fountainhead Essay Contest:  Eligibility: 11th & 12th graders. Prize: $50 - $10,000. Deadline: scholarship/
Requirements: Select one of the three provided writing prompts.
Website: http://essaycontest. TheFountainhead.aspx

Automotive Scholarships:  Here are links to two scholarships for students interested in a career in Automotive Technology:
Automotive Scholarships Central
Garage Gurus Scholarship

Gifford Medical Staff Scholarship: In 2021 the Medical Staff of Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vermont, is offering one scholarship to a high school senior attending college in pursuit of a health care career. You can download the application from the documents box to the left.

Construction Trades Scholarships:  Here is a link to a number of scholarships for students pursuing a career in the Construction Trades: Scholarship Trades Scholarships

And, here is a list of some other awards that may also be available in the 2020-21 academic year. For more information, contact Ms. Jolls or Mr. Finlay.

Comcast Leaders & Achievers
CTE Presidential Scholarship State Nominee
Vermont Land Trust
North Country Credit Union
NTHS National                          
Margaret Egerton Memorial Scholarship
Mystic Star
Brookfield Mason
Nontraditional Career Pathways
Northfield Rotary
RTCC Student Athlete
Transformation Scholarship
RTCC Academic Honors
National Technical Honor Society Seniors Award
Culinary Taste Award
Agricultural Technology Scholarship
National Technical Honor Society Community Scholar
Donald Dustin Memorial
VoCon Award
Green Mountain Pipeline Services
Lucky’s Trailer Sales, Inc.
Vermont Automobile Enthusiast- Golden Wrench Award
Sam Thompson DMV Award
Partstown, Fisher Auto
RTCC Modern Literature Scholarship
Justin Kinney Memorial Scholarship
Gifford Pinchot Award
Tim Billings Award
Erica Lewis Award
Tara Stratton Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Brooke Bennett Memorial Scholarship
Jerry Sullivan Culinary Scholarship
Jean Grout Health Careers Scholarship