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Scholarships for Prospective Vermont Resident Students

If you are not a prospective first-time first-year in-state (Vermont resident) student, please click here to return to our main scholarship page and select your appropriate affiliation.

  • Prospective, first-time, first-year, undergraduate students who are Vermont residents are automatically considered for the Vermont Scholars Award, Patrick Family Scholarship and Justin Morrill Scholarship based on the application for admission.
  • The Vermont Merit Scholarship requires, in some cases, that students take additional steps in order to be considered. Please read the scholarship information below for full details.
  • For scholarships that require a separate application, information about how to apply is included in the details below.
  • Scholarship consideration is based on information received at the time of admission. Academic information presented after the offer of admission will not impact the scholarship award.
  • Eligible applicants for the scholarships not requiring a separate application will receive scholarship notification letters beginning in late December, after an offer of admission has been made.

Automatic Consideration Scholarships:

Green and Gold Scholars Award

  • This full in-state tuition, four-year merit scholarship (currently valued at over $56,000) is directed to top-rated seniors attending selected Vermont high schools (including all public high schools and select private high schools in Vermont, and a number or border high schools). The highest-achieving Vermont resident in each eligible school at the end of the junior year may be considered. Selection criteria will be determined by each high school, and should not be limited to standardized testing.
  • By August each year, principals in eligible high schools nominate the Vermont student who has achieved the highest academic distinction at the end of the junior year, based on the student's ninth through eleventh grade record. 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.
  • This award may not be combined with other UVM merit scholarships.
  • You must be enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.8 in your first year and a 3.0 in subsequent years. Renewal eligibility is evaluated at the end of each academic year.
  • Please click here to review general UVM scholarship policies, and additional terms & conditions for this scholarship.

Vermont Scholars Award

  • Designated for Vermont residents of the highest academic quality who typically rank within the top 15% of their graduating high school class, and have an 1800 or higher SAT CR/M/W or 26 or higher ACT composite.
  • Recipients are selected based upon review of the admission application and are awarded a merit-based scholarship of $6,000 annually. No separate application is required.
  • Vermont Scholars who apply for need-based financial aid and demonstrate financial need may receive preferential consideration for additional UVM grant funds.
  • You must be enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.8 in your first year and a 3.0 in subsequent years. Renewal eligibility is evaluated at the end of each academic year.
  • Please click here to review general UVM scholarship policies, and additional terms & conditions for this scholarship.

Patrick Family Scholarship

  • Designated for Vermont residents of high academic achievement who typically rank within the top 25% of their graduating high school class, and have an 1800 or higher SAT CR/M/W or 26 or higher ACT composite.
  • Recipients are selected based upon review of the admission application and are awarded a merit-based scholarship of $4,000 annually for four years (eight semesters). No separate application is required.
  • You must be enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.8 in your first year and a 3.0 in subsequent years. Renewal eligibility is evaluated at the end of each academic year.
  • Please click here to review general UVM scholarship policies, and additional terms & conditions for this scholarship.

Justin Morrill Scholarship

  • Designated for Vermont residents of high academic achievement who typically rank within the top 25% of their graduating high school class, and have a 1650 or higher SAT CR/M/W or 24 or higher ACT composite.
  • Recipients are selected based upon review of the admission application and are awarded a merit-based scholarship of $2,000 annually for four years (eight semesters). No separate application is required.
  • You must be enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.8 in your first year and a 3.0 in subsequent years. Renewal eligibility is evaluated at the end of each academic year.
  • Please click here to review general UVM scholarship policies, and additional terms & conditions for this scholarship.

Vermont Merit Scholarship

  • Vermont Merit Scholarships are awarded to admitted in-state residents who have exemplary academic records and who meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • Have advanced to “finalist” status within the National Merit Corporation’s annual National Merit Scholarship competition. To be eligible for the Vermont Merit Scholarship, finalists for the National Merit Scholarship must declare UVM as their college of choice. For information on how to declare or change a college of choice, please view the FAQs on the National Merit Corporation’s website.
    • Have advanced to “semi-finalist” status within the National Merit Corporation’s annual National Achievement Scholarship competition. To ensure awarding of the Vermont Merit Scholarship, semi-finalists for the National Achievement Scholarship should indicate this recognition on UVM's application for admission, and provide UVM with documentation of "semi-finalist" status.
    • Have been selected as a National Hispanic Scholar through College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program. UVM receives a list of National Hispanic Scholars from College Board. National Hispanic Scholars should also indicate this recognition on UVM's application for admission to ensure awarding of the Vermont Merit Scholarship.
  • Recipients are awarded full in-state tuition annually for a maximum of four years (eight semesters). The full in-state tuition will be awarded as the Vermont Merit Scholarship, or as a combination (totaling full in-state tuition) of a Vermont Merit Scholarship and a National Merit Scholarship.
  • This award may not be combined with other UVM merit scholarships.
  • You must be enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.8 in your first year and a 3.0 in subsequent years. Renewal eligibility is evaluated at the end of each academic year.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required.
  • Vermont Merit Scholarship recipients who are eligible based on National Achievement semi-finalist status or National Hispanic Recognition are notified beginning in late January. Recipients who are eligible based on finalist status in the National Merit Scholarship Competition are notified starting in March.
  • Please click here to review general UVM scholarship policies, and additional terms & conditions for this scholarship.

Scholarships Requiring a Separate Application:

Community Service Scholarship (Application)

  • Application deadline for 2015-16: February 17, 2015 (the application becomes available in November)
  • Entering first year students who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to community service are eligible.
  • Community Service Scholars must maintain a 2.50 cumulative grade point average for renewal as well as enrollment in at least twelve credits per semester and are required to complete 80 hours of community service during the academic year. All first year scholars are required to participate and live in the Dewey House.
  • Recipients are awarded a scholarship of $2,500 annually.
  • Visit the Community Service Scholarship web site for more information.

Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships

  • Eligibility determined by ROTC; please contact Military Studies at (802) 656-2966.
  • Annual scholarship assistance covering full tuition and fees.
  • U.S. citizenship required.
  • Visit the UVM Army ROTC website for more specific information.
  • General information about Army ROTC scholarships can be found at the U.S. Army ROTC website.
  • Also review University of Vermont ROTC Room & Board Scholarship information below.

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships

  • Offered through a dual enrollment agreement among UVM, Norwich University and Air Force ROTC.
  • ROTC instruction provided on the campus of Norwich University.
  • Eligibility determined by Air Force ROTC.
  • Annual scholarship assistance covering full tuition and fees.
  • U.S. citizenship required.
  • Learn more about the Air Force ROTC Detachment 867 at the Norwich ROTC website.
  • General information about Air Force ROTC scholarships can be found at the U.S. Air Force ROTC website.
  • Also review University of Vermont ROTC Room & Board Scholarship information below.

ROTC National Scholarship Cadet Room & Board Waiver

  • First-year applicants who are recipients of 3-year or 4-year ROTC National Scholarships, and are living on-campus, are eligible to receive credit for typical on-campus room and board expenses.
  • Contact Army ROTC or Air Force ROTC for more information.
  • The ROTC National Scholarship Room and Board Waiver is valued at up to approximately $10,000 per year for up to four years. The actual amount is subject to change based on fluctuations in UVM’s cost of attendance.
  • Students receiving the waiver must reside in UVM on-campus housing and purchase a UVM Meal Plan option.
  • Recipients must remain contracted and in good standing with Army or Air Force ROTC to continue receiving the waiver.
  • Available to both Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC students.

AmeriCorps Scholarship (Application)

  • Any student (graduate, undergraduate, or medical) enrolled in a degree program at the University of Vermont who has completed AmeriCorps service in Vermont and has been awarded a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is eligible to apply.
  • AmeriCorps Scholarships provide a 50% match to the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for one academic year of study.
  • Scholarships are awarded to four recipients each year; recipients are notified in August.
  • For information about how to apply.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required.

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