Scholarships for Current Students
2014-2015 Academic Year Scholarship Deadline is Friday, February 14, 2014 (students will be notified by email when the on-line application is ready)
Out of fairness to all, no late applications will be accepted; the application will no longer be accessible.
In an effort to make a college degree as affordable as possible, Johnson State College is pleased to be able to offer current students the scholarships summarized here. In addition to meeting any specific criteria noted for an award, to be considered you must meet all of the qualifications below:
- Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at JSC
- You must be a returning full-time student (12 credits or more) for the upcoming academic year
- Making Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better (3.5 for Presidential Leadership Scholarship)
- You are not eligible if you are graduating in May or summer of the current academic year (you must be a returning student for at least the upcoming fall semester)
(Note: Graduate students in education are eligible to apply only for the Endowed Scholarships for Education. Graduate applicants must be enrolled in at least 3 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.)
Scholarship Application and Notification Process
Notification that the application is available is sent to student’s JSC email accounts in early January. The application is completed online with an accompanying essay, and reference* attached. The essay must address career goals, academic achievement and leadership potential and your commitment to JSC and/or your community and any financial need. The deadline to submit the application is mid-February. Students selected as a scholarship recipient are notified in early April via their JSC email. Scholarship amounts listed are subject to change based on the availability of funds yet to be finalized.
Important: Please note that (with two exceptions*) only one essay is required to apply; however, some scholarships ask for specific information to be included in that essay, so please be sure to incorporate that specific information.
*Ellsworth Trust Scholarship is the only one requiring two references.
**The Griffin and Kelly Writing Scholarships require separate essays.
Alumni Association Scholarships
Awards $250 - $1,000
Awarded based on career goals, academic achievement and leadership potential, commitment to JSC and/or your community and financial need.
Carrie Hubbard Stewart Scholarships
Awards $500 - $2,000
Awarded from an endowment established in memory of an alumna from the Class of 1914 and is specifically for women working their way through college and may be renewable. Must be considered an independent student for financial aid and living off campus.
Dr. Richard M. Daum Scholarship
Funded from an endowment established by internationally renowned cardiologist Richard M. Daum, M.D., class of 1973, who received his M.Sc. from Harvard University and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Cornell University Medical College. Awarded specifically to an undergraduate student majoring in environmental studies, wellness and alternative medicine or health sciences.
George Doey Memorial Scholarship
Established by bequest from a sculptor and a graduate of JSC's External Degree Program. Awarded to a student majoring in the studio or fine arts and must be a Vermont high school graduate and Vermont resident. Include in your essay interests as they relate to the Arts.
Ellsworth Trust Scholarships
Awards $500 - $2,000
For undergraduates majoring in political science or history and must have completed 30 credits or more, i.e. sophomore standing or above. Awardees are called Ellsworth Scholars. Include in your essay how your major will enhance your professional and personal life. This scholarship requires a second reference, one of which must be from a professor in your academic major.
Endowed Scholarships for Education
- Doris Spencer Scholarships
- Alice Whiting Scholarships
- Donald and Susan Collins Scholarships
- Graves/Story Scholarships
- Mark and Star Heinrich Scholarships
These scholarships are granted to outstanding education majors (undergraduate and graduate students). Include in your essay how you plan to use your education degree and why you have chosen teaching as your career.
Endowed Mathematics Scholarships
Stella & Walter Sargent Scholarship
Roger Allen Memorial Math Scholarship
For mathematics majors, students studying to teach math or students involved in math studies. Recipients must have at least one semester remaining until graduation; may be renewable. Address your math studies in your essay.
Faculty Union Scholarship
Awarded based on service to the college and community. Financial need is also a consideration.
The scholarship will be awarded based on the judging of an essay on the topic: “Why I Came to Johnson State College.” This scholarship requires a separate essay.
Daniel Holmes Memorial Scholarship
This award is given in memory of Daniel Holmes, Class of 2001, who died in October 2004 while working as a National Park Service fire fighter. The scholarship is to assist the recipient in his/her work related to the improvement or preservation of the environment. Include in your essay a description of your work in progress.
- Luella Eldridge Scholarship
- Follett College Stores Scholarship
- Willey Scholarship
- Community Service Scholarship
- Jane Stearns Memorial Scholarship
- Helen Braley Stearns Memorial Scholarships
- Martha Depecol Scholarship
- Harold Sylvester Scholarship
- Thompson-Desmarais Scholarship
- John Lord Scholarship
- Staff-Faculty Scholarships
JSC scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, community service, leadership, extracurricular activities and financial need.
Kelly Writing Scholarship
Awarded to the student judged to have written the best paper for a course at JSC. Submit an essay written for a class at JSC, including the date written, and the course and professor for whom it was submitted. This scholarship requires a separate essay.
McQueen Biology Award
This award is given in memory of Professor Cyrus McQueen to support students conducting research in the sciences at JSC. Include information about the research project in the essay.
The Professor Margaret G. Ottum Environmental Scholarship
Award $500 - $1,000
The Professor Margaret G. Ottum Environmental Scholarship will be awarded to students majoring in natural resources, environmental science, or environmental education, and have at least one full semester remaining before graduating.
Presidential Leadership Scholarship
Awarded to outstanding students who have demonstrated their ability in academics, leadership, community involvement, and in making an overall contribution to Johnson State College. Minimum GPA of 3.5 required.
Stowe Rotary Scholarship
The Stowe Rotary Endowment Scholarship is awarded to a single parent who graduated from high school in, and is a current resident of, Lamoille County. Include how long you have lived in Lamoille County in the essay.
Student Association Memorial Scholarships
Awarded with funds allocated in the Student Association's budget, in memory of JSC students, staff and faculty.
Union Bank Scholarship
Award to be determined
The Union Bank Scholarship is awarded to students from the Union Bank's service area. You must be a current resident of Lamoille, Caledonia or Franklin County and have graduated from a high school within one of these VT counties. Include how long you have lived in one of these counties in your essay and career goals if you intend to stay in this region.
Johnson State College is an NCAA Division III institution and per NCAA regulations is prohibited from offering any athletically related financial aid. Athletic participation, leadership or ability is never considered in selecting recipients for scholarships offered by the college.
As with all Johnson State College students; any NCAA Division III student athlete is permitted to receive institutional grants and scholarships offered by the college if the criteria are met.
Contact the JSC Financial Aid Office.
Phone: 802-635-1380 or 800-635-2356
Office of Financial Aid
Johnson State College
337 College Hill
Johnson, VT 05656-9464