Vermont State University Scholarships for First Year and Transfer Students
Vermont State University Admissions reviews each applicant holistically; all application materials submitted are taken into consideration for initial acceptance. New student scholarships further recognize students’ commitments and success.
Scholarships are awarded to full-time, first-time, associate and bachelor’s degree seeking students regularly admitted by April 1, 2023 on a first come, first served basis for fall enrollment. Students may be awarded on a funds-available basis after April 1. Students must meet all eligibility criteria at the time of acceptance. Students enrolled in online academic programs do not qualify for institutional scholarships and grants.
Students are offered the highest award for which they qualify. Amounts are non-negotiable and may be used for tuition only. Scholarships are renewable provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress. Scholarship amounts listed are for new students only for the academic year 2023-2024.
First-Year Student Awarding Parameters
Core academic performance is used to determine scholarship eligibility and level. Applicant GPA is calculated by Vermont State Admissions using completed academic coursework on an unweighted 4.0 scale. Where only proficiency-based grading exists, academic excellence is evaluated on an individual basis as described on the high school profile. Candidates need to have completed a rigorous, college preparatory high school curriculum as determined by Vermont State Admissions.
Transfer Student Awarding Parameters
Core academic performance is used to determine scholarship eligibility and level. Transfer applicants will be evaluated based on their prior coursework and corresponding GPA. Candidates who have earned 18 credits or less need to have also completed a rigorous, college preparatory high school curriculum as determined by Vermont State Admissions.
Vermont State University Better Together Scholarship
New students with a strong academic foundation will be considered for the Better Together Scholarship. Core academic performance is used to determine scholarship level. The chart below illustrates the range of scholarship amounts:
|Better Together Scholarship Amounts|
|Vermont Residents & NEBHE Tuition Students||$1,000-$2,000|
|Residents outside of Vermont||$3,500-$5,000|
Beyond the Better Together Scholarship, Vermont State University Grants ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 per year are awarded to students based on financial need, as demonstrated by FAFSA information. Please visit the following website to find more information: www.vermontstate.edu/financialaid .
International Student Scholarship
The International Student Scholarship is open to all non-citizens and non-residents of the United States. Competitive scholarships of up to $3,500 per year will be awarded to deserving students who enroll at Vermont State University on a full-time basis. The committee will consider academic and extra-curricular credentials. Awards are renewable for up to four years of continuous full-time enrollment if the student maintains satisfactory academic progress.
If a student receives an outside scholarship through an organization not affiliated with Vermont State, the student is required to report this scholarship through the Portal by following these directions:
- Students should log into the Vermont State Portal and choose the “Finances” tile followed by “Financial Aid”
- From the Financial Aid menu at the top of the screen, choose “Report/View Outside Awards”. Students should make sure the award year is correct before adding their scholarship. If the scholarship is not meant to be split evenly between fall and spring semester, please email the Financial Aid team at FinancialAid@VermontState.edu.