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 Financial Aid Packet/2022, as well as the resources below:

Here's a great new Common App for Scholarships: goingmerry.com

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.org

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.

Title: Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund
Prize: $2,500, renewable
Deadline: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Requirements: High school seniors enrolling in [2- or 4-year] degree programs or trade schools, minimum 2.0 GPA, household income does not exceed $75,000. Complete application online.
Website: https://www.shawncartersf.com/ scholarship-fund/#app

Title: Luna Moore Scholarship
Prize: $500
Deadline: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Requirements: Graduating senior going on to certificate training or degree program, reside in the Broad Brook watershed (portions of Barnard, Pomfret, Royalton and Sharon where streams flow into Broad Brook), send a letter which explains future education plans and thoroughly describes academic records and achievements, community and other involvement, and financial need. Include physical home address as well as the mailing address if it is different. Email your letter to the East Barnard Community Club at ebvtcc@gmail.com

Title: Lonny Wade Memorial Scholarship
Prize: $1,000
Deadline: Sunday, May 1, 2022
Requirements: Graduating senior continuing technical training, has proficient grades, recommendation letter from teacher, letter from student stating course of study and plans; see attached description and mailing address in the document box to the left. Mail scholarship documents.

Title: League of Women Voters Winona Smith Scholarship
Prize: $1,500
Deadline: Sunday, May 1, 2022
Requirements: Graduating senior who has demonstrated an interest in civic participation and community service, who has a need for financial aid, and who is highly recommended by a teacher. Complete the online application (2 essays are required on this form), and ask your teacher to complete the recommendation form.  Website: Winona Smith Scholarship

Title: Randolph Fire Department Richard S. Kelley Memorial Scholarship
Prize: $1,000
Deadline: Monday, May 16, 2022
Requirements: Plan to attend a certificate or degree program after graduation. Complete the application in the documents box to the left, and share it with Ms. Jolls.

Title: Alpha Delta Kappa Clara J. Hill Scholarship
Prize: $500
Deadline: Friday, May 20, 2022
Requirements: Graduating seniors who have been accepted at an accredited college or university, planning on a career in teacher education or a closely related field involving youth, leadership and service history, demonstrate financial need. Complete the application in the documents box to the left, and mail it in before the deadline.

Title: Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarships
Prize: $2,500
Deadline: Wednesday, Jun 15, 2022
Requirements: Graduation seniors pursuing CTE training after high school, must be enrolled full-time by Fall 2022, completed FAFSA, demonstrate critical financial need. Apply online.
Website: Horatio Alger Scholarship

Title: 2022 Drive for Excellence contest
Prize: A new Subaru Impreza or Hyundai Elantra, or a $1,000 scholarship
Deadline: Thursday, June 30, 2022
Requirements: Online registration, then send in all reports cards for the 2022 school year.
Website: Drive for Excellence Award

Bethel Rotary Club - Congratulations on finishing your high school education during this uncertain and transitional time. It speaks to your resilience and perseverance which are character traits that will serve you well throughout your life. We applaud you for your optimism and planning to further your education and career next year and will support 3 students in their endeavors through the Bethel Rotary Scholarship Program.
Please pay attention to thoughtfully and succinctly answering the following 2 questions in 150 words or less.

  • How will a Rotary scholarship enhance your educational or career goals?
  • How does your life so far exemplify Rotary's mission of " Service Above Self"?

An optional one-page resume or CV should reflect any work or volunteer experiences you may have had and we are especially interested in how these may reflect our mission of Service Above Self and you will be addressing this in the second question. We realize this has been more challenging during this past year when work and volunteer opportunities have been limited so if you have tutored siblings or taken advantage of virtual opportunities please include that? Our scholarships are offered to committed well-rounded students and while we recognize that scholastics are important many other personal qualities will help make you into a contributing member of our community. These funds can be used for two or four-year educational experiences or well-documented trade apprenticeships and specialized tools.

Applications must be received by Wednesday, May 18th, and can be paper or digital submissions. Scholarships will be announced in June at the end of the school year. Educational scholarships are disbursed in late summer after we receive notification of enrollment. Include contact information in your carefully prepared materials and snail mail or email it to Bethel Area Rotary at PO Box 239, Bethel, Vermont 05032
For information contact Rotary President - Jeanne Conde at jeannec@simplesharepoint.com

Title: Jon H. Poteat Scholarship
Eligibility: Current NTHS members
Prize: $1,000
Deadline: Check website 
Requirements: Online application
Website: https://nths.org/scholarships-2/

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.

Gifford Medical Ctr. Aux 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.

Search for other scholarships on these sites:

https://bigfuture. collegeboard.org/scholarship- search
https://www.fastweb.com/ scholarship-directory
https://www.careeronestop.org/ toolkit/training/find- scholarships.aspx
https://www.unigo.com
https://collegescholarships. com
https://www.cappex.com
https://www.collegegreenlight. com
https://www.niche.com/ colleges/scholarships/
https://myscholly.com
https://www.scholarsnapp.org

There may also be additional scholarship opportunities available that aren't listed here. Be sure to contact  Ms. Jolls or Mr. Finlay.