VSAC-Assisted Scholarships Application

Apply for scholarships for Vermont students

If you are a Vermont resident, you can apply online for any of the many scholarships administered by the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) using the Unified Scholarship Application (USA).

For the 2017–2018 school year, be sure to apply between January 1, 2017, and the March 3, 2017, deadline. We must receive your online application and all required documents by the deadline. 

Early-bird Incentive: Submit your USA by February 3, 2017, to be entered into a drawing to win 1 of 3 $1,000 early-bird VSAC scholarships! 

4 STEPS TO APPLYING FOR VSAC-ASSISTED SCHOLARSHIPS

  1. Review the scholarship booklet and identify the scholarships you are eligible to apply for. To apply for a VSAC-assisted scholarship (with certain exceptions, noted in the booklet), you must be a Vermont resident and a U.S. citizen. Certain scholarships have additional eligibility requirements.

Remember to write down the VSAC ID (found in the scholarship booklet) for each scholarship you want to apply for. You will need to enter this number into the Unified Scholarship Application (USA).

  1. Log into your myVSAC account.

If you don’t have a myVSAC account, click on “Register Now” in the box labeled “First Time User?” and follow the directions to create a new account.

  1. Fill out the Unified Scholarship Application.
  • Click on “Apply for Scholarships” in the Scholarships box on the left
  • Click on “Unified Scholarship Application (USA)” under "Submit Scholarship Application" on the right, and follow the directions.
  1. After you've completed your USA online, submit all required document (see below) to VSAC:
  • Log into your myVSAC account.
  • Click on “Apply for Scholarships” in the Scholarships box on the left
  • Click on “Submit Required Documents” under "Upload Scholarship Documents" on the right, and follow the directions.

If you’re unable to submit your required documents online, you can send them by:

  • Email:  Info@vsac.org (include” Scholarships” in the subject line), or
  • Mail: VSAC – Scholarships Program
              PO Box 2000
             Winooski VT 05404

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS YOU'LL NEED TO APPLY FOR VSAC-ASSISTED SCHOLARSHIPS

To be successful, you’ll need to submit complete and thorough documents to support your application. These may include:

  • Your official transcript with your school seal or signed by an official from the school
  • Scholarship essays that help you stand out from the crowd. Get tips for writing stellar essays >
  • Letters of recommendation that show what teachers, coaches, and other professionals see in you.
  • Other documents as requested for certain scholarships, such as:
    • A copy of your birth certificate
    • A portfolio (for artistic submissions)
    • Your résumé
    • Information that a specific scholarship may ask you to provide

Check with your high school to ask if they can upload documents—such as your official transcripts and recommendation letters—on your behalf. If your high school doesn’t offer this service, you’ll need to upload those documents yourself.  All official documents and letters of recommendation must be on letterhead and/or signed by the person who created each.

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