Applying for Financial Need-Based Scholarships
In an effort to make college as affordable as possible, Johnson State College is pleased to offer a number of scholarships for students able to demonstrate financial need. First-year and transfer students who wish to be considered for scholarship support must be accepted by March 1 for the upcoming academic year and be planning to enroll full time (12 or more credits/semester) in both the fall and spring.
In awarding scholarships, JSC considers a student’s academic preparation as reflected by transcripts, courses taken and letters of recommendation as well as the admissions essay. NO SEPARATE APPLICATION IS NECESSARY. Some scholarships consider additional criteria as noted in the descriptions below. Students selected to receive scholarships will be notified in writing.
Because these scholarships are awarded based on financial need, applicants should file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible after January 1 — preferably using final federal tax information, although estimates can be used if needed in order to meet our March 1 deadline.
Available New Student Scholarships
Agnes Lindsay Trust
$1,000 one-time award based on availability of funds; for rural New England residents with financial need.
Arthur Dibden Talent
$1,500 one-time award; for students with exceptional talent who are majoring in art, music, theater or writing.
Boys’/Girls’ State Award
$1,000 one-time award; for students who participated in this program during high school and write about it in their admissions essay. (First-year students only)
C.V. Starr Scholarship
$1,000 one-time award based on availability of funds; for Vermont residents primarily with financial need but also based on academic achievement.
Eagle Scout/Gold Award
$1,000 one-time award; for Boy Scouts with the Eagle Scout rank and Girl Scouts with the Gold Award who write about their involvement in their admissions essay. (First-year students only)
Safford Math Scholarship
$500 one-time award named for distinguished Vermont mathematician Truman Safford; for mathematics majors with demonstrated academic achievement, with priority given to Vermont residents.
G. Thomas Fisher Scholarship
$500 one-time award named for Dr. Thomas Fisher, composer of JSC’s Alma Mater and director of the former JSC Men’s Ensemble. Students must show promise for choral singing and be pursuing a degree in music or musical theater. The recipient must participate in two of the JSC choral ensembles during their first year at JSC. Auditions are required. (First-year students only)
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 Student Financial Services
Phone: 802-635-1671 or 800-635-2356
Office of Student Financial Services Johnson State College
337 College Hill
Johnson, VT 05656-9464