Luella Eldridge Scholarship Endowment

This endowment was established in 2000 through a charitable gift annuity donated by Miss Luella Eldridge, who passed away on September 2, 2005, at the age of 93. She was the eldest of eight children, and grew up on a family farm in Glover, VT. She put herself through college and went on to earn her master’s degree in education from George Washington University. In her professional career, she worked for the government in both domestic and foreign capacities.  She began genealogical research when she retired, and wrote and published a family history. Although she herself did not attend Johnson, her mother, aunt, and other relatives attended this college. She was a great believer in education, and understood from personal experience the value of scholarships. She generously donated a Charitable Gift Annuity to JSC in 2000 which, upon her passing, went to fund the Luella Eldridge Scholarship Endowment.


Luella Eldridge Scholarships go to students who show financial need and academic achievement and can follow the recipient through their college career at Johnson State. This scholarship is restricted to Vermonter’s who spent all four years in high school in Vermont (and graduated from a Vermont high school).


Recent Recipients


Laura Miller, Elementary Education major, Class of 2011, Jeffersonville, VT



  • Holly Thompson, double majoring in biology/field naturalist and studio arts, Class of 2010, Morrisville, VT.



  • Christopher Doncaster, majoring in music- jazz/contemporary studies, Class of 2009, Irasburg, VT.



  • Christopher Doncaster, majoring in music-jazz/contemporary studies, Class of 2009, Irasburg, VT.


  • Megan Valley, majoring in business management with a certificate in non-profit management and a minor in psychology, Class of 2010, Barton, VT.