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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. 


2017 Scholarship Recipients
From left: Bottom – Noorto Mohamed (UVM), Urmila Chhetri (UVM), Emily Dunn (UVM), Megan Roberts (Johnson St.), Tricia Wright (UVM), Fardowsa Ibrahim (UVM) Middle – Erikka Sherman (SMC), Kohle Feeley (Champlain College) Top – Umesh Acharya (UVM), DJ Snide (UVM), Alex LaSante (VCT), Deputy Secretary Ted Brady (Agency of Commerce and Community Development)

Photos of former VT ESPCoR scholarship recipients.
List of Awardees
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
Apply now!
Find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the VT EPSCoR Scholarship program and the application process: Scholarship FAQ
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