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Students who apply as an external transfer student to UVM will automatically be considered for the Dean's Merit Scholarship, Akol Aguek Scholarship, and the Phi Betta Kappa Scholarship. Other scholarships listed below require a separate application.

Dean's Merit Scholarship (Automatically Considered)

  • The Dean's Merit Scholarship is awarded to the most academically talented transfer students (from another institution) admitted to UVM. Recipients typically have completed 21 college credits while earning at least a 3.1 cumulative grade point average in all prior college work.
  • For students who have earned less than 21 college credits, both the college and high school records are reviewed to determine eligibility for this scholarship.
  • There is no separate application for this scholarship; students are reviewed for eligibility based on the application for admission.
  • For external transfer students entering in the 2019-2020 academic year, the scholarship amount awarded is $3,000/year for Vermont residents, and $7,000 - $10,000/year for out-of-state residents.
  • The scholarship may be renewed for up to eight semesters or until the student graduates, whichever comes first, provided all terms and conditions are met each semester.
  • You must be enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Renewal eligibility is evaluated at the end of each academic year.

Akol Aguek Scholarship (Automatically Considered)

  • Designated for new admitted first-year and transfer Vermont residents who have left their home country as a refugee, and who have demonstrated academic talent.
  • Recipients are selected based upon review of the admission application and are awarded a merit-based scholarship of $1,000 annually for four years (eight semesters). No separate application is required.
  • The Akol Aguek Scholarship will be awarded in addition to any previous scholarships awarded.
  • The recipient must be enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Renewal eligibility is evaluated at the end of each academic year.

Phi Betta Kappa Scholarship (Automatically Considered)

  • Designated for new admitted out-of-state residents who have transferred into UVM from a community college.
  • 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), or until the student graduates, whichever comes first, provided all terms and conditions are met each semester. No separate application is required.
  • The Phi Betta Kappa Scholarship will be awarded in addition to any previous scholarships awarded.
  • The recipient must be enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Renewal eligibility is evaluated at the end of each academic year.

AmeriCorps Scholarship (Application Required)

  • Any graduate, undergraduate, or medical student 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 in August and recipients are noified in August.
  • US citizienship or permanent resident status is required.
  • Apply by submitting a letter of request for consideration,with documentation that the AmeriCorps program is completed, as well as a copy of the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award voucher. Materials may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to: UVM Student Financial Services, c/o AmeriCorp Scholarship Coordinator, 85 South Prospect Street, 223 Waterman Building, Burlington, VT 05405. Email: sfs@uvm.edu; fax: 802-656-4076.

Bernard Osher Foundation Re-Entry Scholarship (Application Required)

If you are a student seeking your degree after a significant break in your studies, learn more about Osher Scholarship eligibility and how to apply.

Yellow Ribbon Scholarship - Out-of-State Students Only (Application Required)

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By the Numbers

$36 million in grants and scholarships were awarded to first-time, first-year undergraduates and transfer students for the 2017-18 academic year.