Julia V. and Ervin L. Willey Scholarship Endowment

This endowment was established in 1996 and donated by Richard E. Willey, ’71, and his wife Rosalind Weiss, in honor of his father and mother. Julia V. (Coolbeth) and Ervin Willey were born into an early 1900’s farming community in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.  Both being from families of modest means, they were not privileged to have been able to finish high school, let alone have the opportunity to pursue higher education.  As a result, they worked hard and sacrificed to make available to their children educational opportunities that had not been available to them.  This endowment continues their spirit of hard work and sacrifice on behalf of future generations.

 

Julia V. and Ervin L. Willey Scholarships go to deserving students with good academic records and financial need.

 

Pictured above is Richard Willey, '71

 

Recent Recipients

2011

  • Hayes Johnson, Art major, Class of 2012, Highgate Springs, VT
  • Douglas Bliss, Creative Writing major, Class of 2013, Underhill, VT
  • Nina Teed, Psychology major, Class of 2014, Morrisville, VT

 

2010

Hayes Johnson, Art major, Class of 2012, Highgate Springs, VT

 

2009

  • Karlie Helberg, majoring in art with elementary and secondary licensure, Class of 2010, Ludlow, VT.

Desiree LaCasse, majoring in elementary education, Class of 2012, Hardwick, VT. 

Samantha Menard, majoring in business management, Class of 2012, Enosburg Falls, VT.

Andrew Mitchell, majoring in wellness and alternative medicine, Class of 2011, Johnson, VT.

 

2008

  • Justin Chamberlin, undeclared major, Class of 2011, St. Johnsbury, VT.

Christine Friant, majoring in mathematics, secondary licensure, Class of 2011, York, ME. 

Cheri Keith, undeclared major, Class of 2011, Hinesburg, VT.

Terri Look, majoring in liberal arts, Class of 2009, Belvidere, VT.

 

2007

  • Ryan Anderson, majoring in English with a secondary licensure, Class of 2009, Brookfield, VT.

Zhen Huang, undeclared major, Class of 2010, China.

John Sabau, majoring in liberal arts, Class of 2008, Romania.

Chelsea Snyder, majoring in elementary education, Class of 2008, Washington, VT.

Monika Turner, majoring in psychology, Class of 2008, Georgia, VT.