Johnson State College Institutional Scholarships
Institutional scholarships are the largest source of scholarships at Johnson State College. They are funded by alumni and friends of JSC and generally are awarded based on particular criteria, such as grade point average, SAT/ACT score or exceptional talent. Some scholarships are awarded based on affiliation with a certain group or an interest in a specific subject area, such as math or science. Some some are awarded based on financial need alone; and some are awarded based on both merit and financial need.
Current full- and part-time students, new students and transfer students are encouraged to apply for a JSC institutional scholarship. Explore the links below to find information about JSC scholarships and the application process.
- Merit-Based Scholarships for First-Year & Transfer Students (See a summary of key criteria for merit scholarships.)
- Need-Based Scholarships for First-Year & Transfer Students
- Scholarships for Current/Returning Students
- Scholarships for Part-Time EDP Students
- Scholarships for Graduate Students in Education
As an NCAA Division III institution, Johnson State College is prohibited by NCAA regulations from offering any athletics-related financial aid. Athletic ability, participation or leadership is never considered in the awarding of JSC scholarships.
Other Sources of Scholarships
Private foundations, civic organizations, and others provide additional scholarships. In our experience, most students who receive outside scholarships receive them from organizations within their home community. For this reason, we encourage you to check with your high school, local civic organizations and religious institutions to see what scholarships are available. Below, we have compiled some useful scholarship search Web sites.
Scholarship Search Links
www.orphan.org Orphan Foundation of America/Casey Family Scholarships; awarded to students who are or have been in foster care and have a desire to pursue higher education
www.vsac.org A variety of scholarships for Vermont residents; apply online or pick up a scholarship booklet from Student Financial Services
www.fastweb.com Possibly the Internet’s largest free scholarship search engine
www.finaid.org A wealth of information on financial aid, including scholarships
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/scholarships-grants Links to nearly $6 billion in scholarships and other resources
www.scholarships.com A variety of scholarships related to academics, talents and interests
www.scholarshipexperts.com Information about scholarships and free college money
www.scholarshipamerica.org Nation’s largest nonprofit, private-sector scholarship and educational-support organization
Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship Awarded nationwide to candidates from all backgrounds, Carter Foundation Scholarships are awarded to students who have a compelling desire to pursue college despite many personal and/or socioeconomic setbacks, including teen pregnancy, former incarceration, interrupted schooling, poverty and homelessness
Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Renewable $3,000 to $18,000 scholarships over four years; awarded to permanent residents of New England with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others (in school, in the community or at home), a strong work ethic, and leadership qualities
www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm More than 50 links to online scholarship searches
www.studentscholarshipsearch.com Helps students find scholarships relevant to background, field of study, sport, skill, interest, achievement or other attribute
Beware of Scams
Legitimate scholarship programs will never require you to pay a fee, request money to handle processing or ask for your credit card number or bank information. Unfortunately, scholarship scams that do this and more are not uncommon. The Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act provides stiff penalties for individuals and organizations perpetuating a scam, yet they remain so widespread that the Federal Trade Commission devotes a section of its website to spotting and reporting scholarship scams at ftc.gov/ScholarshipScams. Learn more so you don’t fall victim to a scholarship scam.