Student Financial Services
Dean's Merit Scholarship
Terms and Conditions
The University of Vermont Dean's Merit Scholarship was established to recognize academically talented transfer students enrolling at the University. Students selected for this scholarship typically have achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4 in their prior college work. For students who have accumulated fewer than 21 college credits, both the high school and college records are reviewed. Described below are some of the rights and responsibilities associated with the Dean's Merit Scholarship. View UVM scholarship policies for more information.
In order to retain your scholarship, you must remain a full-time student (defined as enrolling in a minimum of twelve or more credits per semester). Enrolling at less than full-time will result in withdrawal of your scholarship for that and all future semesters. You must also maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0, evaluated on a semester basis. Students who fail to maintain the minimum grade point average will be afforded a one-semester probationary period, after which the scholarship will be withdrawn if a 3.0 cumulative average has not been achieved during that period. Once withdrawn, your scholarship will not be reinstated in the future. Your scholarship is a revocable award from the University.
Length of Scholarship
You may receive this scholarship for a total of eight semesters or until you graduate, whichever comes first.
Scholarship eligibility will be reevaluated based on changes to your residency classification. Changes in residency classification may result in a loss or reduction of scholarship assistance.
Gift Aid Tolerance
Your scholarship award may be reduced or cancelled if total gift aid (including grants, scholarships, employer tuition benefits, and VA educational benefits) exceeds the total cost of attendance as defined by the University.
Relationship to Need-Based Financial Aid
As a merit scholarship, this award is not based on need or financial aid eligibility. If you apply/have applied for need-based financial aid at the University, you will receive more information on your total financial aid package directly from Student Financial Services. Your scholarship will be calculated into your overall aid package.
Your scholarship may not be used to attend summer session classes.
Leaves of Absence & Withdrawing
You may take an approved Leave of Absence from the University for up to two consecutive semesters and retain your scholarship upon your return. Your scholarship will not be reinstated if you choose to withdraw, become inactive, or if you are suspended or dismissed from the University.
How to Accept Your Scholarship
To accept your scholarship, visit www.uvm.edu/admissions/appstatus and pay your admission acceptance fee by the date indicated in your letter of admission.
Last modified November 05 2013 09:07 AM