About First Generation Scholarships


VT EPSCoR’s Center for Workforce Development and Diversity (CWDD) awards up to five scholarships annually to first generation college students who choose a STEM (Science, Techology, Engineering and Mathematics) major. The awards align with NSF EPSCoR’s goals to promote opportunities for, and participation by, all students in careers within science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

These VT EPSCoR scholarships, each worth $5000, will be awarded on the basis of academic standing, letters of recommendation, and an essay detailing career goals. The scholarships are to be used to help recipients attend an institution of higher education in the State of Vermont.

To apply for a VT EPSCoR Undergraduate Scholarship, an applicant should be:

  • A Vermont resident and United States citizen.
  • A graduating senior in a Vermont high school planning to attend a Vermont college during the next academic year, OR a current undergraduate enrolled in a degree program in a Vermont institution of higher education, with a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Enrolling or enrolled in a STEM major in college.
  • The first generation in their family to attend college.

Priority will be given to applicants with an interested in STEM areas, as evidenced by coursework and outside activities.

Scholarship Deadline: April 1st

The online application for the 2012-2013 academic year scholarship is closed. Be sure to check this page in January 2013 for next year's scholarship opportunities! Online applications are open from January 1st - April 1st

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Contact Information:
VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity
Saint Michael's College
One Winooski Park Box 137
Colchester, VT 05439
802.654.3270
cwdd@smcvt.edu