New Scholarship Reaches
Vermonters who would be
the first person in their families to attend
college may be eligible for a new Vermont
First Scholarship at Champlain College.
Awards are contingent on family financial
need and are renewable for four years of
full-time study. The first class of Vermont
First scholars will be enrolled in the fall
2007 semester. “We’ve always
had the first-generation college-bound Vermont
student apply,” says Hadley Abernathy
Bunting, the admissions counselor who will
work with these students during the admission
process. “It’s wonderful to
be able to offer them this option.”
Vermont First is the
third Champlain College scholarship either
recently enhanced or implemented that is
designed to enfranchise target populations.
Single Parent Scholarships provide tuition
aid to single parents, and New American
Student Scholarships assist students of
refugee or asylum status. Vermont First
Scholarships are geared toward a population
for whom a college education is often out
of reach because of cultural and financial
issues. Applicants must be eligible for
a Pell grant, seek additional grants and
gift aid, and be able to meet Champlain’s
For more information
about the Vermont First Scholarship program
or the New American Student Scholarship,
contact the Office of Admission at 802-860-2727.
For information about the Single Parents
program, visit www.champlain.edu/about/single_parents.
To contribute to any of these scholaship
programs, call 802-860-2788 or visit www.champlain.edu/support.