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Vermont Scholars Award

Terms and Conditions

The Vermont Scholars Program was established to recognize the most academically talented Vermont students enrolling at the University. Students selected as Vermont Scholars typically have academic records that place them in the top 15% of their secondary school classes and have standardized test scores that are among the highest in the state. Described below are the rights and responsibilities associated with the Vermont Scholar designation.

Renewal Eligibility

In order to retain your scholarship, you must remain a full-time student (defined as enrolling in twelve or more credits per semester). Enrolling at less than full-time will result in withdrawal of your scholarship for that semester. Reinstatement for future semesters will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. You must also maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.8 in your first year and a 3.0 in subsequent years, evaluated at the end of each academic year. Scholarships will be withdrawn for students who have not met the scholarship requirements. Academic achievement leading to a cumulative GPA above a 3.0 in the future will result in scholarship reinstatement the following academic year. Your scholarship is a revocable award from the University.

Length of Scholarship

You may receive this scholarship for a maximum of eight semesters or until you graduate, whichever comes first.

Residency Classification

Scholarship eligibility will be re-evaluated 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.

Scholarship Award Value

The value of a Vermont Scholars Award is $5,000 per year. Additionally, Vermont Scholars who apply for need-based financial aid and demonstrate financial need may receive consideration for additional UVM grant funds. Eligibility for UVM grant funds will be determined based on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Your EFC may change from one academic year to another and/or at any point during the year based on adjustments to your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Summer Session

Your scholarship may not be used to attend summer session classes.

Leave 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 be terminated if you choose to withdraw, become inactive, enroll less than full-time, or if you are suspended or dismissed from the University.

How to Accept Your Scholarship

To accept your scholarship, visit and pay your admissions acceptance fee to enroll at UVM by the date indicated on your letter of admission.

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