The VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity (CWDD) works to cultivate and prepare a diverse science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce in Vermont by inspiring students to enter STEM careers. As part of our work we are pleased to award $5,000 scholarships to Native American (including Abenaki) and First Generation college students who enter STEM majors at a Vermont college or university. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic standing, letters of recommendation, and an essay detailing career goals.
To apply for a VT EPSCoR CWDD Student Scholarship, an applicant should be:
- A Vermont resident and United States citizen
- A graduating senior at a Vermont high school planning to attend a Vermont college during the next academic year, OR a current undergraduate enrolled in a degree program at a Vermont college or university, with a GPA of 3.0 or above
- Enrolling or enrolled in a STEM major in college
- Of Native American ancestry OR a first generation college student
Find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the VT EPSCoR Scholarship program and the application process: Scholarship FAQ
2014 Scholarship Recipients
For the 2014-15 academic year, five First Generation Student Scholarships were awarded to Paige Beyor, Morgen Clark, Kaitlyn George, Fathima Sameen, and Dillan Westcom; and one Native American Student Scholarship was awarded to Erikka Sherman!
L to R: Erikka Sherman (SMC), Fathima Sameen (UVM), Paige Beyor (UVM),
Secretary Patricia Moulton (Agency of Commerce and Community Development),
Morgen Clark (UVM), Kaitlyn George (UVM), Dillan Westcom (UVM)
Photos of former VT ESPCoR scholarship recipients.
VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity
Saint Michael's College
One Winooski Park Box 137
Colchester, VT 05439