Orange barStudents at UVM are encouraged to seek outside scholarships to help with funding their education. 

Scholarship funds are available from a wide variety of organziations. These funds are considered "gift aid" and do not have to be repaid. You are encouraged to review the information below to explore scholarship opportunites that may be available.

Helpful Tips

  • Start your search early so you can focus your efforts on opportunities that are worth your time.
  • Create a separate email for your scholarship search. This will keep your other email inboxes cleaner and allows you to easily check & track your scholarships.
  • Stay organized with a spreadsheet and/or calendar to track scholarships, deadlines and other important information.

Scholarship Resources

Prospective & Current Undergraduate Students

How to use our Outside Scholarship spreadsheet (PDF) to search for available opportunities.

Outside Scholarship Spreadsheet (opens in Excel)

Note: The above spreadsheet is provided to you as a reference tool. It should not be construed as an endorsement by the University of Vermont for any of the organizations listed.

Vermont Residents

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

Vermont Society of Engineers (VSE) Scholarship

  • Students must be enrolled in an Engineering curriculum at the University of Vermont, Norwich University or Vermont Technical College.
  • Students must have graduated (or will have graduated) from a Vermont high school and be in good academic standing.
  • VSE Scholars are awarded a scholarship of $2,500 per year.
  • Applications are available in March each year, and must be submitted to the Student Financial Services (SFS) office by May 10th. Selected students are notified in August.
  • The 21/22 application deadline is May 10, 2021. Download application here.

Balanced Man Scholarship

  • See details in the Other Scholarships section below.

Other Scholarships

Balanced Man Scholarship

The Balanced Man Scholarship rewards undergraduate male-identifying students who have shown academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to their health and well-being. SigEp believes in the ideals of a sound mind and sound body, and promotes these ideals by recognizing students who demonstrate balance and all-around excellence.

In addition to the $1,000 monetary prize (to one select first-place student) and a $500 monetary prize (to one select second-place student), the Balanced Man Scholarship finalists have the opportunity to be recognized for their achievements and interact with a community of highly-talented students.

Apply for the Balanced Man Scholarship here. The application takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, and the deadline to apply is September 24, 2021. Balanced Man Scholarship applicants have no obligation to show interest in or affiliate with SigEp.

Please direct any questions to Luke Feretti or Wyatt Ellinwood.

The Earnest Scholarship No essays. No entry fees. Enter for a chance to receive a $5,000 scholarship towards books, tuition, and more (no purchase or loan obligation necessary to enter or win).

Emet Capital Impact Initiative Scholarship (PDF) (15 scholarships available to provide 12 months of rent discounted at 50% at Spinner Place Apartments for the 2020-2021 academic year)

Medical Students

Visit the Medical Student Financial Services external funding page for a comprehensive listing of outside scholarships available to medical students.

Scholarship Search Websites & Guides

Websites

We have found the following websites helpful to students in providing free scholarship search services:

Note: The above list is provided to you as a reference tool. It should not be construed as an endorsement by the University of Vermont for any of the organizations listed.

Scholarship Scams

Tips to spot a scholarship scam

Examples of potential scams and potential dishonest organizations

  • They charge an amount for postage fees (the only postage you should pay is your own when mailing an application), other fees, requesting a credit card number, etc. (May be referred to as an application fee, guarantee fee, deposit, or tax). If the sources ask for money, do not submit your information. This is most likely a scam.
  • False claims (guaranteed winner, you've won a scholarship [that you haven't applied to first], we do all the work).
  • No privacy policy found or their privacy policy clearly indicates they intend to share and/or sell your information
  • Ownership is by a company using the site to generate business leads
  • Unusual PII (Personally Identifable Information) requests, such as social security numbers.
  • Negative BBB (Better Business Bureau) or internet reviews
  • No contact information

Other things you can check

  • If they claim to be a non-profit, are they listed in GuideStar or IRS Publication 78?
  • Are they a member of the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA)?

 

The Federal Trade Commission asks students and their families to take caution when using seeking outside scholarships through search companies. Unscrupulous companies guarantee that they can get scholarships on behalf of students in exchange for an advance fee. Learn more here.