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Student Scholarship Program

Vermont Federal Credit Union has been awarding scholarships to deserving students for nearly 20 years. Recipients are selected by a volunteer Scholarship Committee and are chosen based on academic achievement, leadership activities, service to the community, and responses to an essay question.

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The Award

Vermont Federal Credit Union is offering four educational scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each for the 2020-2021 school year:

  • (2) $2,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors.
  • (2) $2,000 scholarships to those already enrolled in a college, trade school, or university or having been out of high school for more than one year.


To be eligible to apply, the applicant must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be a member of Vermont Federal Credit Union. If not, join by May 4th, 2020 to be eligible.
  • Applicant must be accepted to or enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program at a college, trade school, or university (minimum 12-credit semester or full-time equivalent)*
  • Studies must begin in the Fall of 2020 or Spring of 2021 semester
  • Immediate family members of Vermont Federal employees and Board members are not eligible
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Entry Requirements

All applicants must submit the following by the May 4th deadline:

  • Completed Vermont Federal scholarship application - Applications must be submitted online
  • Copy of academic transcript(s) for all classes taken in grades 9-12 and/or (General Education Degree). Those who have already completed college, trade school or university classes should also include those transcripts. Records should be completed through the last grading period.
  • Copy of the letter of acceptance from the college, trade school or university. If college, trade school or university is not determined at the time the application is due, the applicant must send all potential college, trade school or university acceptance letters and notify Scholarship Coordinator as soon as the school is selected.*
*College, trade school or university of choice does not have to be a Vermont institution


Supporting materials (academic transcript(s) and letter(s) of acceptance) should be mailed to:

Scholarship Committee
Vermont Federal Credit Union
PO Box 407 Burlington,
VT 05402-0407

Schedule & Selection

The application must be completed with all supporting documentation and mailed to the Scholarship Committee by May 4th, 2020. Any packages postmarked with a date after May 4th, 2020 will NOT be considered. Vermont Federal Credit Union is not responsible for lost mail or delays in delivery of mail. Applications will be reviewed and finalists will be chosen by the Scholarship Committee. Winners will be notified by June 26th, 2020.

Recipient will receive an award certificate and check from Vermont Federal. Each award will be made payable to the college, trade school, or university and student by August 14th, 2020. Funds are to be used for tuition, room, board and/or books. The $2,000 will be returned should the student not attend school within the current academic year.

If you have any questions concerning this scholarship, please contact the Scholarship Coordinator at (802) 658-0225, ext. 1205, or toll free at (888) 252-0202.

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2019 Scholarship Recipients


Elisabeth graduated from Colchester High School in June 2019. She is studying Foreign Language and Music at Dartmouth College.

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Brook is attending Saint Michael’s College in pursuit of his Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry with a minor in Physics. He is a graduate of Bellows Free Academy.


Jeremy graduated from South Burlington High School in June 2019, and is studying at Saint Michael’s College as an exploratory major as he is currently undeclared.

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Alexa is currently attending the University of Tampa where she is pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Science. She graduated from Bellows Free Academy in 2017.