Scholarships / College Aid

Scholarships / College Aid


Scholarships / College Aid

Every year there are numerous scholarships available to RTCC graduates to help with financing a college education. For information on each scholarship and how to apply, call or schedule an appointment with our Work Based Learning Coordinator, Jason Finley or Guidance Councelor Jennefer Jolls. Both can be reached at 802-728-9595. We also encourage you to check out our new Financial Aid Handbook and FAFSA Cheat Sheet, located in the "documents" box to the left, as well as the resources below:

Here's a great new Common App for Scholarships: goingmerry.com

Another tremendous resource for scholarships and other information on how to pay for college is the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, commonly known as VSAC.

We encourage you to click on some of their helpful links in the "helpful links" box to the left; as well as visit their web site to learn more about scholarships and low interest student loans. VSAC.org

Each year, RTCC grads earn thousands of dollars in scholarships and awards towards pursuing a degree in the field of their choice:  Check out some of the resources below....and be sure to note the deadline dates...some of them are quickly approaching.

Title: Rentberry Scholarship
Eligibility: 18 years old, enrolled in a college/university -- if you are in a dual enrollment class, you qualify! Prize: $1,000.  Deadline: December 1, 2018
Requirements: Write an article and receive the biggest number of social interactions (likes, shares, and comments). Website: https://rentberry.com/ scholarship

Title: Burger King Scholars Program
Eligibility: current senior, applying as a full-time freshman to a four-year accredited, college or university, 3.3 GPA, 1700 SAT, active leadership role in the community, and substantial work experience. Prize: up to $50,000. Deadline: December 15, 2018
Requirements: online application and submission of financial information. Website: https://www.scholarsapply.org/ burgerkingscholars

Title: Getfreewrite.com Scholarship
Eligibility: 18 years old, enrolled in a college/university -- if you are in a dual enrollment class, you qualify!  Prize: $500. Deadline: January 15, 2019
Requirements: 300-word essay telling us what literary success looks like to you as an aspiring writer and how you plan to use your studies to achieve success.  Website: https://getfreewrite.com/ pages/getfreewrite- scholarship-contest

Title: American Legion Scholarship
Eligibility: RUHS Seniors. Prize: varies. Deadline: May 3, 2019
Requirements: Letter describing academic, community and extracurricular activities. The scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate the qualities of good citizenship and industriousness, not not only in their academics, but through their school and community involvement.
Submit letter to the RUHS Guidance Office.

Title: Tall Clubs International Scholarship
Eligibility: minimum height requirements = 5′ 10″ for women and 6′ 2″ for men. Prize: $1,000. Deadline: February 1, 2019
Requirements: Email tcifoundationscholarships@ gmail.com for additional information and current scholarship application forms. Website: http://www.tallclubfoundation. org/scholarship-program.html

Title: Electronic Security Association Scholarship
Eligibility: high school senior, accepted for admission to an accredited college or university; parent must be a member of the police or sheriff’s department, fire department, paramedic, or EMT (public sector). Prize: $2500 - $7500. Deadline: March 1,  2019
Requirements: ESA online application. Website: http://esaweb.org/ysapply
Title: Drive Smart Digital Short Contest
Eligibility: Age 13 - 18  Prize:  $10,000. Deadline: January 6, 2019
Requirements: 15-60 second video on the dangers of distracted driving and the importance of not texting while driving. Website: https://www.drivesmartnow.com/ registration

Title: Sugar Spun Scholarship
Eligibility: enrolled in a college/university -- if you are in a dual enrollment class, you qualify!  Prize: $500. Deadline: August 1st, 2019
Requirements: Essay, up to 1000 words. Use one of the following prompts:
Your most memorable meal
A life lesson learned through food
If you could sit down to a meal with any person in history, living or dead, who would you choose, and why?  Include the food that you would serve.
Website: https://sugarspunrun.com/ scholarship

Title: Ayn Rand Fountainhead Essay Contest
Eligibility: 11th & 12th graders. Prize: $50 - $10,000. Deadline: https://sugarspunrun.com/ scholarship/
Requirements: Select one of the three provided writing prompts. Website: http://essaycontest. aynrandnovels.org/ TheFountainhead.aspx

Title:  Patrick Dwyer College Scholarship
Eligibility: Graduating this year and have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, or design school. Prize: $1000. Deadline: November 30, 2018
Requirements: “How can philanthropy change the world?” This should be a short essay (under 500 words  Website: http:// patrickdwyerscholarship.com

Title: Make Me Laugh Scholarship
Eligibility: Enrolling in college in the near future. Prize: $1500. Deadline: August 31, 2019
Requirements: submit a short essay in response to the question:  “OMG… finding and applying for scholarships is serious business, but it’s time to lighten things up a little. We don’t want to know why you deserve $1,500 or how great your grades are, we simply want to LOL. Describe an incident in your life, funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction), and make us laugh!” (250 words or less)
Website: https://www.unigo.com/ scholarships/our-scholarships/ make-me-laugh-scholarship/ application

Title:  Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship
Eligibility: Strong academic record, 3.5 GPA, 1200 SAT, family income of $95,000 or less. Prize: up to $40,000 per year of college. Deadline: November 20, 2018
Requirements: online application. Website: https://www.jkcf.org/our- scholarships/college- scholarship-program/

Title: Sweet and Simple Scholarship
Eligibility: Enrolling in college in the near future. Prize: $1500. Deadline: February 28, 2019
Requirements:  Essay to the prompt: “Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it’s the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you.” (250 words or less)
Website: https://www.unigo.com/ scholarships/our-scholarships/ sweet-and-simple-scholarship/ application

Title: 10X Digital Marketing Scholarship
Eligibility: seniors planning to major in a field related to digital marketing. Prize: $1000 each year of college. Deadline: December 31, 2018
Requirements: Essay: Digital marketing trends are changing the way we market to consumers. In your opinion, which 5 digital marketing trends are paving the way for 2019 and why. Give detailed examples of each.  Also, include a narrative (2 paragraphs max) of why you are deserving of this scholarship.
Website: https://www.10xdigitalinc.com/ digital-marketing-scholarship

Title: Taco Bell Live Más Scholarship
Eligibility: at least 16 years old. Prize: $2,500 to $25,000. Deadline: February 21, 2019
Requirements: submit a video (2 minutes or less in length) that tells us the story of your life’s passion. It could be a short film, animation or just a simple testimonial. This is not about how well you can make a film – simply show your passion and explain why you should be considered for a Live Más Scholarship
Website: https://www. tacobellfoundation.org/live- mas-scholarship/A

And, here is a list of some other awards that may also be available in the 2018-19 academic year:

Comcast Leaders & Achievers
GMC Auxiliary
GMC Staff
Randolph Rotary
Richard Kelley Memorial
CTE Presidential Scholarship State Nominee
Vermont Land Trust
North Country Credit Union
NTHS National                          
Jon H. Poteat Award
Play the Hand You’re Dealt Scholarship
Bethel Rotary Club
Lake Sunapee Bank /                 
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Margaret Egerton Memorial Scholarship
Mystic Star
Brookfield Mason
Nontraditional Career Pathways
Northfield Rotary
RTCC Student Athlete
Transformation Scholarship
VSAC - Gov. Phil Hoff VT Honor Scholarship
Career Pathways
RTCC Academic Honors
National Technical Honor Society Seniors Award
Culinary Taste Award
Agricultural Technology Scholarship
National Technical Honor Society Community Scholar
Donald Dustin Memorial
VoCon Award
Green Mountain Pipeline Services
Lucky’s Trailer Sales, Inc.
Vermont Automobile Enthusiast- Golden Wrench Award
Sam Thompson DMV Award
Partstown, Fisher Auto
RTCC Modern Literature Scholarship
Justin Kinney Memorial Scholarship
Gifford Pinchot Award
Tim Billings Award
Erica Lewis Award
Tara Stratton Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Brooke Bennett Memorial Scholarship
Jerry Sullivan Culinary Scholarship
Jean Grout Health Careers Scholarship