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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. 

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 open:

Apply Now!

Applications are due April 1, 2014
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 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