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