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Scholarships for Prospective Out-of-State Resident Students

If you are not a prospective first-time first-year out-of-state 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 out-of-state residents are automatically considered for the Presidential and Trustees Scholarships based on the application for admission.
  • The Green Mountain Scholarship does require, in some cases, that students submit additional information to UVM 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:

Presidential Scholarship

  • Presidential Scholarships are awarded to the most academically talented out-of-state first year students admitted to UVM. Recipients typically rank in the top 25% of their graduating class and have a minimum 1800 SAT CR/M/W or 26 ACT composite.
  • Recipients are selected based on the application for admissions and are awarded a four-year (eight semester) merit scholarship, which ranges from $13,000 to $16,000 annually. 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.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.
  • Please click here to review general UVM scholarship policies, and additional terms & conditions for this scholarship.

Trustees Scholarship

  • Trustees Scholarships are awarded to academically talented out-of-state first year students admitted to UVM. Recipients typically rank in the top 35% of their graduating class and have a minimum 1650 SAT CR/M/W or 24 ACT composite.
  • Recipients selected based on the application for admissions and are awarded a four-year (eight semester) merit scholarship, which ranges from $5,000 to $12,000, annually. 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.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.
  • Please click here to review general UVM scholarship policies, and additional terms & conditions for this scholarship.

Green Mountain Scholarship

  • Green Mountain Scholarships are awarded to out-of-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 Green Mountain 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 Green Mountain 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 Green Mountain Scholarship.
  • Recipients are awarded up to $10,000 annually for a maximum of four years (eight semesters). The full $10,000 will be awarded as the Green Mountain Scholarship, or will be awarded as a combination (totaling $10,000) of a Green Mountain Scholarship and a National Merit Scholarship.
  • If a recipient of the Green Mountain Scholarship is also eligible for the Presidential or Trustees Scholarship, the Presidential or Trustees scholarship amount will be awarded in addition to the $10,000 scholarship.
  • 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.
  • Green Mountain 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:

Simon Family Scholarship (Application Required)

  • Application deadline for 2015-16: January 26, 2015 (the application becomes available in November)
  • Out-of-State prospective, first-time undergraduate students admitted to the College of Arts & Sciences who demonstrate outstanding academic merit, financial need, leadership and volunteerism may apply for this scholarship.
  • A small number of students are invited to campus to be interviewed by faculty and staff. The recipient will receive a $18,000 annual Simon Family Scholarship. The recipient is expected to excel as a student leader on campus and through volunteer work in the community. Recipients are also expected to maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required.

Community Service Scholarship (Application Required)

  • 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 Required)

  • 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.

UVM Yellow Ribbon Scholarship (Application Required)

  • A student must be 100% eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Only Out-of-State Undergraduat students are eligible to apply.
  • First-come, first-served scholarship. Students are chosen based on when they submit the application each year. The application for 2014-2015 will be available June 1, 2014.
  • Limited availability: 45 scholarships for Out-of-State Undergraduate students
  • For complete Terms and Conditions, please click here.
  • For the 2014-2015 year, the maximum scholarship amount is $10,824 per year for Out-of-State Undergraduate students.
  • Students who are awarded the UVM Yellow Ribbon Scholarship will receive a matching Yellow Ribbon Scholarship from the VA.
  • Students awarded this scholarship must renew every year by May 31st, for the following year. Students who do not complete the renewal application by May 31st can submit the regular application when it becomes available and will then be considered with the first-time applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

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