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Green & Gold Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria & Nomination Process
- One nominee will be accepted from each accredited Vermont Public High School. The high school principal (or his/her designee) will nominate the student who has attained the school's highest academic distinction at the end of the junior year.
- To receive the Green and Gold Scholars Award, nominated students must apply for admission to UVM by January 15 of the senior year, must meet or exceed minimum entrance requirements to the University and for the selected academic program, and must choose to attend UVM by May 1 of the semester prior to enrollment.
- Nominees must be residents of the state of Vermont as defined by UVM residency regulations.
- One nominee will be accepted from Vermont State “Approved” independent high schools that have an average senior class enrollment consisting of 35 or more Vermont residents for at least three consecutive years.
- Vermont residents attending an out-of-state high school are not eligible for the Green and Gold Scholarship unless the high school has formed an inter-state agreement with the State of Vermont. They may however be eligible for the any other scholarship designated for Vermont residents.
- Eligible out-of-state high schools are those that have formal agreements that require students from Vermont communities to attend a particular out-of-state high school. This often includes, but is not limited to, bussing, budgetary and/or formal enrollment agreements. Examples of school systems meeting these criteria include Hanover High School, Hanover, NH and Rivendel High School, Orford, NH. The top Vermont student nominated by one of these schools must be in the top 10% of their class.
- Green and Gold nominees who are eligible for tuition remission at The University of Vermont will receive a $5,000 annual Green and Gold Scholarship.
- Green and Gold nominees who choose to attend another college or university may retain eligibility for their scholarship if they return to UVM prior to the start of their sophomore year.
- Current/Nominated Green and Gold recipients may change their residency from in-state to out-of-state and retain their Green and Gold Award.
- The University of Vermont Admissions Office will send a nomination packet to the principal of each Public Vermont high school and to selected Vermont State “Approved” independent high schools at the close of each academic year (June). Guidance Office to be copied on all nomination correspondence.
- The principal or his or her designee must return the official Green and Gold nomination form and transcript of the nominee to UVM, postmarked no later than the last week of August.
- Nominee selection is based solely on academic achievement. Each high school may establish criteria to determine academic excellence. UVM asks only that the school identify the academically strongest student in the class and that standardized test scores not serve as the sole determination of excellence. In the event of a tie, schools may take into account the course of study pursued; involvement in extracurricular activities; commitment to community service; and school leadership roles.
- The scholarship nomination is not intended for the strongest student likely to attend UVM, but the academically strongest Vermont student enrolled at the high school.
- In the event that the academically strongest student at a Vermont high school is not a Vermont resident, the school may nominate the academically strongest Vermont resident within the school, provided the student is in the top 10% of their class.
- In addition, UVM will allow a nomination from two New Hampshire high schools participating in an inter-state compact – Hanover High School, Hanover, NH and Rivendel High School, Orford, NH, as well as one high school in New York, Granville High School, Granville, NY. In which case, the student nominated must be the highest achieving Vermont resident and be in the top 10 of his/her class.
- Nominees are asked to apply for admission by the November 1 or January 15 deadlines and must, in addition to being admissible, have pursued an academically rigorous high school curriculum.
- The University of Vermont may choose not to accept a high school’s nomination if the student has not pursued, successfully or otherwise, a rigorous high school schedule of courses.
- Once the nomination is accepted and the student is admitted to the University, the nominated student will be automatically awarded the Green and Gold Scholarship. An offer letter will be sent to the student describing the scholarship terms and the various benefits available through the scholarship program. A student awarded the Green and Gold Scholarship is under no obligation to accept the scholarship or to attend UVM.
- In the event that a Green & Gold nominee chooses not to attend the University of Vermont, the high school may not nominate a second student.
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