Scholarships / College Aid

Scholarships / College Aid


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.

Note: Many of the below scholarships require separate applications, which are generally available in the guidance office or online. If you don't see the application you're looking for, please contact Lisa Jacobs at ljacobs@orangesouthwest.org

Note: Some of the scholarships on this page have not yet been updated for 2021. They will be updated as soon as the current year's applications are available.

Another tremendous resource for scholarships and  information on how to pay for college is the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, commonly known as VSAC. We encourage you to check out some of their helpful links (in the "helpful links" box below); or visit their web site to learn more about scholarships and low interest student loans. You can visit their site by CLICKING HERE

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 - available to students who have distinguished themselves by setting and attaining the highest academic standards
  • Azel Hall Scholarship - awarded to students based on merit, community service, and financial need
  • Charles Ellis Scholarship - awarded to students who show academic achievement and who are able to demonstrate financial need
  • The RU Community Fund Scholarship - awarded to students based on financial need (75%) and citizenship (25%)

Additional scholarship opportunities include:

A number of Federal, State, and Local Scholarships can be found in the links below:

Spring 2021 Scholarships

2021 Scholarships

RCMS Music Scholarship: Read the details and apply here: RCMS Scholarship 2021

Women At Microsoft Scholarship - The Women at Microsoft Scholarship seeks to empower and enable high school women and non-binary people (including those who are gender fluid, and women of transgender experienc to go to college, realize the impact technology has on the world, and target a career in the technology industry. Learn more about the scholarship here. Deadline is March 1. Women at Microsoft 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

Title: St. Andrews Society Scholarship
Available to students planning on entering a two or four year degree program, awards of $1,000, based on 3 letters of recommendation, scholastic records, a letter outlining your educational goals, your SAT scores, and financial need. You'll find the Application and other materials in the documents box to the left.

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

Members Advantage Scholarship - Students who are customers of the Members Advantage Credit Union can apply for scholarships of between $500 - $1000 by filling out the application here: Members Advantage Scholarship

Note: Some of the applications below are being updated and will not appear in the "documents" box until they are ready, so check back often.

Title: Bar Harbor Scholarship: One $1,500 scholarship available to a graduating senior planning on attending college (subject to income guidlines). For application and information, download the app located in the documents box to the left.

Title: Clara Hill Scholarship: One $500 scholarship for a student planning on a career in Teacher Education or a related field. For application and information, download the app located in the documents box to the left.

American Legion Thomas J. Mowatt Scholarship - The American Legion Post #9 of Randolph is proud to offer a scholarship in memory of Thomas J. Mowatt. This scholarship is awarded annually to a selected student graduating from Randolph Union High School who has demonstrated the attributes of good citizenship and industriousness, not only by their academic achievement but equally important, through the student’s contribution to their school and community, as well as their participation in extra curricular activities. Students interested in applying for this scholarship should submit a letter explaining how they fit the above 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 1.

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.

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: In 2019 the Medical Staff of Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vermont, is offering one $1,000 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.

John Murray Scholarship - John Murray devoted his career to the children of Randolph, Braintree, and Brookfield. A longtime and much loved superintendent, John was an early advocate of building this union high school. The John Murray scholarship recognizes graduating seniors who have invested their hearts and hands in our school community, particularly those who labor in the auditorium that bears his name. To apply for the John Murray Scholarship, please provide: a transcript; activities list; statement of career objectives; self evaluation of strengths/weaknesses; and a detailed statement of how you have furthered the artistic life of RU's school community through significant, meaningful contributions to the performing arts on-campus. Please return all of this to Mr. Rainville by May 1, 2021 Please note that students who participate in the theater program may automatically be considered for this award.

National Honor Society Scholarship - One of the cornerstones of the National Honor Society is knowledge. To apply for this year's NHS scholarship, please download and submit the application from the documents box to the left.

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 Class of 2011 - This scholarship was established by the class of 2011 to recognize a student who has persevered in their class work and service to their community. The student is someone who is recognized by school officials, classmates, and community members for their accomplishments. This scholarship is a one time scholarship.  Required Documents include: and Unofficial Transcript; one letter of recommendation from a school official addressing the student’s academic potential and commitment; school and community involvement; character, leadership and work ethic; and one 500 word essay outlining the applicant’s school and community activities (i.e. — extracurricular activities, honors, achievement(s), community service & awards). The essay should describe the value of the student's community service and how it has benefited him/her and the community. Essays will be judged on their uniqueness - what sets this application apart from others and how the student's experiences have contributed to his/her personal growth? All applications are due, May 1, 2021 to student services. You'll find the application in the documents box to the left. Only seniors applying to go on to post secondary education may apply.

The Eleanor Dickey Drysdale Scholarship - This scholarship honors the best writer of English prose in the graduating class at Randolph Union High School. 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 (then the White River Valley Herald). 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 apply for this scholarship, please download and submit the application in the documents box to the left.

Two Rivers Scholarship Program - The governing board of the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission believes our region's future is enhanced by both wise and forward-looking stewardship of the land, natural resources, and public institutions, and also through thoughtful investment in the next generation. To this end, the Regional Commission has authorized establishment of an annual TRORC Scholarship Program to encourage and recognize high school students pursuing career and life choices consistent with the vision and values of vibrant and sustainable communities, as articulated in our regularly updated Regional Plan. To apply, please download the application in the documents box to the left.

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. To apply for this scholarship, please download the application from the documents box to the left.

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.