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Emily Lester Vermont Opportunity Scholarship


If youÔÇÖve experienced foster care and youÔÇÖre ready to go to college, this scholarshipÔÇöfunded by the State of VermontÔÇömay be right for you. Under this scholarship, you must be enrolled in an undergraduate associateÔÇÖs or bachelorÔÇÖs degree program. There are no requirements as to the number of credits that you must take. Scholarships generally range from $1,000 to $2,000 and may not exceed $3,000. The amount disbursed cannot exceed your total costs (tuition, fees, room, and board) minus your expected family contribution (EFC) and all other sources of gift aid combined.

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  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university or two-year college
  • CheckmarkMust be at least 18 years old
  • CheckmarkMust not be older than 24 years old
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students

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Contact Address VSAC Scholarships Program
PO Box 2000
Winooski , VT 05404