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Vermont John H. Chafee Education and Training Scholarship

Offered by Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Sep 27, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

High School Senior

Application deadline:

February 14, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a high school senior who was in foster care in Vermont? If so, consider applying for the Vermont John H. Chafee Education and Training Scholarship! The scholarship is open to college-bound high school graduates who were in foster care after age 14 within the state of Vermont. Offered by the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC), the program focuses on helping youth from the foster system complete their desired education. VSAC is a public, nonprofit agency that advocates “for students and their families to ensure that they have the information, the counseling, and the financial aid to achieve their education goals.” Every year, the scholarship awards up to $5,000 to winning applicants. If you were formerly in foster care in Vermont and are looking for some help paying educational expenses, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students from Vermont under the age of 26 who were in Department for Children and Families custody after age 14. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

High School Senior


US Citizens

Other Category

Foster Care



Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, fill and submit a Unified Scholarship application, submit FAFSA, a Vermont Grant application, and the below application materials.


Academic transcript

Resume or CV

Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Vermont John H. Chafee Education and Training Scholarship winner will be announced: May 1, 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Vermont Student Assistance Corporation at [email protected].

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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