VT EPSCoR CWDD Undergraduate Scholarship Program

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

The 2014-2015 scholarship application is closed.

Check back for next year's scholarship application!

2013 Scholarship Recipients
For the 2013-14 academic year, five First Generation Student Scholarships were awarded to Amanda Vincent, Amy Siu, Levi Brown, Sarah Burridge and Indira Dulal; and one Native American Student Scholarship was awarded to Katie Bedard!

Standing: Miranda Lescaze (CWDD Director), Amanda Vincent (Champlain College),
Amy Siu (UVM), Levi Brown (UVM), Lawrence Miller (Secretary, Vermont Agency of
Commerce & Community Development)
Seated: Sarah Burridge (Saint Michael's College), Indira Dulal (UVM),
and Katie Bedard (UVM)


2012 Scholarship Recipients
In the 2012-13 academic year, one First Generation Student Scholarship was awarded to Alexander Ferno, and two Native American Student Scholarships were awarded to Katie Bedard and Tazney Ryea.

Photo: Alexander Ferno, Katie Bedard, Judith Van Houten (VT EPSCoR Director),
Tazney Ryea, and Miranda Lescaze (CWDD Director)

Contact Information:
VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity
Saint Michael's College
One Winooski Park Box 137
Colchester, VT 05439