L. Richard Fisher Scholarship Fund
The College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) provides a limited number of L. Richard Fisher Scholarship Fund scholarship awards to engineering graduate students on the basis of the following criteria:
To qualified students from the state of Vermont interested in pursuing a degree in engineering, priority is given first to graduates of Hazen Union High School, second to residents of the Northeast Kingdom, and third to residents of other parts of Vermont who have financial need.
The primary purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship assistance to attract exceptional students to UVM as well as rewarding meritorious achievement by existing students.
In order to apply for financial assistance, students must complete the L. Richard Fisher Scholarship Fund application and submit a FAFSA form through the graduate college. Applicants who are offered financial support are typically notified at the time of admission and generally must accept or decline the offer by April 1. Financial assistance is typically offered for a period of one to two years.
In order to continue to receive financial support from CEMS, a student must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 with appropriate progression to degree completion. In no case may the amount of financial aid awarded to a student from all sources in a given year exceed the estimated annual costs of attending the CEMS.
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Scholarship recipients may receive up to $10,000.
Award Description:This merit-based scholarship is awarded to applicant(s) from an underrepresented group who joins a College of Engineering and Mathematical Science Graduate Program for the 2017/18 year, and whose application demonstrates high levels of academic success and potential in related fields of study.
Eligibility: Each applicant admitted to a College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Graduate Program for the 2017/18 year that meets the following requirements (‘Candidate’ hereafter) is eligible to apply. Candidates will be considered if they: 1) are a member of an underrepresented group as defined by UVM’s ALANA classification (African, Latino(a), Asian and Native American, and including Bi/Multiracial students) or are a first generation college student in that neither parent (or the parent, as applicable) holds an undergraduate Baccalaureate degree; 2) are a U.S. citizen; 3) receive an Admit letter from the Graduate College on or before May 15, 2018 4) communicate their desire to be considered via the scholarship application and confirming their eligibility by July 1st.