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The Mt. Abraham Awards and Scholarship Committee is excited to announce that applications are now available for over 40 local scholarships! All seniors are welcome to apply. Please read the following information carefully as this letter will describe the application process for two types of scholarships that are outlined below.

Mt. Abraham Scholarship Application - Completion of this application gives access to more than 15 scholarships ranging in value from $200-$5000. The Mt. Abraham Awards and Scholarship Committee selects qualified applicants for each of these awards based on criteria outlined for each scholarship. All graduating seniors are strongly urged to complete this application. It is the philosophy of the committee that any qualified applicant who submits this application on time will receive an award. Applicants for this pool of scholarships are required to complete IRS Form W9 as part of their application. The superintendent’s office requires this form in order to pay recipients. The deadline for submission of this application is Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 3:00pm.

Scholarships Awarded by Local Community Organizations There are over twenty different scholarships offered by local organizations. Please pay close attention to the requirements of each individual application and instructions for submission. Deadlines for these scholarships will vary. Some are as early as April 1st.

Please take care and time when filling out these applications. The neatness, thoroughness, and overall quality of your application is extremely important.  If the application requires that you enclose your transcript, please request it from Jada Roberge (school registrar) at least two days ahead of stated deadlines. If you have any questions, or need assistance with these applications, please see your school counselor.

Thank you for participating in the local scholarship program!

Access to the complete local scholarship packet:

Mt. Abraham Local Scholarship Packet 

Mt. Abraham scholarship application:

Mt. Abraham Scholarship Application: May 1, 2024

Students must also complete a W-9 as part of this application:  Form W-9 

Individual local scholarship applications included in the packet above with deadlines indicated:

5 Town Friends of the Arts-Performing Arts Award:  April 30, 2024

5 Town Friends of the Arts-Sandy Gullikson Visual Arts Award:  April 30, 2024

Addison County 4-H Foundation Scholarship:  May 10, 2024

Addison County Eagles Aerie 3801 Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship: April 18, 2024

Libanus Lodge Masonic Memorial Scholarship: May 1, 2024

Bristol Historical Society Merit Scholarship:  April 12, 2024

Bristol Recreation Club Award:  May 1, 2024

Ceres Continuous Harvest Scholarship:  May 1, 2024

Clarence F. Birchmore Memorial Scholarship:  April 12, 2024

Friends of Mt. Abe Musical Theatre Scholarship:  May 1, 2024

John S. Roberts Foreign Language Scholarship:  May 1, 2024

Keith L. Hall Memorial Scholarship:  April 19, 2024

Libanus Chapter #47 Order of the Eastern Star:  May 1, 2024

Middlebury Battell Scholarship for Addison County Young Women:  May 1, 2024

Middlebury Community Players Scholarship:  April 15, 2024

Monkton Boy Scout Troop 525:  April 30, 2024

OMYA Academic Scholarship:  April 12, 2024

Ray E. Davison Scholarship:  April 1, 2024

Sons of the American Legion Chris Rockwood Memorial Scholarship:  May 1, 2024  

Sons of the American Legion Vocational Scholarship:  May 1, 2024 

Tari Shattuck Education Foundation Scholarship:  May 1, 2024

The American Legion Auxiliary, Post 19:  May 1, 2024

The American Legion, Post 19 Scholarships:  May 1, 2024 

The American Legion Auxiliary, Post 19, Connie LaRose Scholarship:  May 1, 2024

United Way of Addison County Youth Volunteer Scholarship:  May 6, 2024

Additional scholarships available to Mount Abraham seniors:

VHS Scholarship Contest is Now Open!

If you are enrolled in a VHS course or have taken a VHS course during high school, then here is a scholarship opportunity for you!

VHS is  now accepting entries for this year’s Scholarship Program! This year VHS is asking VHS Learning students (currently enrolled or completed a course in high school) to tell us why they took their VHS Learning course(s) and what they learned from the experience. Entries must be submitted to VHS before April 30, 2024 for a chance to earn one of 5 scholarships that are available! $1000 can go a long way! Please read the program requirements carefully.



The Curtis Fund
Opening Doors for Vermonters
Providing Educational Scholarships for Green Mountain State Residents in need!
Our scholarships help Vermonters break the poverty cycle and receive the education and training they need to thrive economically, emotionally, and socially.

We provide scholarships for students pursuing a two-year or four-year degree program and scholarships for students pursuing a Certificates of Value (CoV) training program. Curtis Fund scholarships are automatically renewed for the duration of a student’s postsecondary education so recipients don’t have to worry about reapplying each year.

The Harold J Howrigan Sr Scholarship was formed in memory of Harold J Howrigan Sr who was a lifelong dairy farmer and maple producer and was a leader in the dairy industry at the local, state, regional and national levels. 2024 is the fifteenth year in which we will award scholarship(s) based on merit through a competitive process to students pursuing higher education who reside in northern Vermont. Preference is given to those students pursuing
degrees in agriculture, forestry and/or closely related fields.
We will solicit applications for our review and awarding of funds to further our goal of grooming future leaders in agriculture. Applications will be reviewed and recipients selected by the Board of Directors based on merit as shown by:
1) thorough completion of the application; 2) compliance with our stated higher education goals and/or leadership development skills; 3) academics; 4) demonstration of leadership; and 5) with preference as stated above. We
anticipate awarding at least two (2) scholarships of up to $2,000 each dependent upon the quality of applicants and available funding.
To apply:
1) Complete this application.
2) Attach your resume or autobiography (in one page or less) of your school activities,
extracurricular and/or community service activities, work history and leadership positions.
3) Attach your most recent GPA and transcript.
4) Attach a maximum of three (3) letters of recommendation.
5) Please respond to this question using approximately 300 to 500 words: How do you plan or
aspire to contribute to your industry and why?
6) Return completed application package on or before April 15, 2024 to:
Harold J Howrigan Sr Scholarship
c/o Bridget Howrigan Rivet
329 Pelkey Rd
Fairfield, VT 05455
Name ________________________________________ Home Phone _____________________
Address ______________________________________ Cell Phone ______________________
Town/State/Zip Code ___________________________ e-mail __________________________
Name & Location of post-secondary school __________________________________________
Accepted? Yes / No Applied & waiting to hear? Yes / No
Expected Major? _____________________________________
Signature of Applicant _______________________________________ Date ______________

Girls on the Run Vermont is very excited to share that we are offering an alumni scholarship once more this year. For our 25th anniversary season, GOTRVT is offering two deserving and lucky recipients each a $2,500 scholarship that is renewable up to 3 times, for a total of $10,000! Scholarships will be awarded based on a student's participation in a minimum of two seasons of Girls on the Run, Girls on Track, Heart & Sole, or as assisting as a Junior Coach. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements for high school graduation, or the equivalent, during the 2023-2024 academic year, provide evidence of acceptance to an accredited post-secondary education program and write two short essays for consideration. Through these scholarships, we hope the Girls on the Run experience will continue to positively impact our past participants for many years to come.


Applications are due by April 15, 2024 by 5pm.

Cosmetology Scholarships
We recently updated our 'Exclusive Cosmetology Scholarships with Upcoming Deadlines' list and we're hoping to receive applications from Mount Abraham Union High School. We'd greatly appreciate it if you could share it on your scholarship/financial aid page: https://sites.google.com/mtabevt.org/home/local-scholarships for your students to access it easily.

I've listed some of the scholarships from our list below. Please visit our page to view all our high school scholarships: https://bold.org/scholarships/by-major/cosmetology-scholarships/.


Minority Cosmetic Science Scholarship

  • Eligibility: BIPOC high school and undergraduate students are eligible to apply if they are pursuing a career in natural cosmetology or cosmetic science via majors such as cosmetology, anthropology, botany, chemistry, biochemistry, herbalism, microbiology, and more.
  • Amount: $5,150
  • Winners: 1
  • Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2024
  • Scholarship linkhttps://bold.org/scholarships/minority-cosmetic-science-scholarship/

Cat Zingano Overcoming Loss Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Student who is fighting through their own loss of a close family member, legal guardian or loved one, and is in need of financial support for their education as they move forward.
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Winners: 1
  • Application Deadline: Jul 20, 2024
  • Scholarship linkhttps://bold.org/scholarships/cat-zingano-scholarship/
Winona Smith Scholarship
Winona Smith Scholarship, which will be awarded early this summer. Our response deadline is May 1, 2024. Scholarship recipients will be selected by June 1, 2024, and they and their schools will be notified so recipients can be announced at their School Honors Day or Recognition Event. In addition we will ask the student to allow us to publish a picture and excerpts from their essays if they receive the scholarship. Three scholarships, in the amount of $2,000 this year, were established to honor Winona Smith, a long-me leader of the League of Women Voters of Vermont, who devoted her energies to ensuring that Vermont students receive the best possible education. The awards are presented to a Vermont resident in his or her senior year of high school who has demonstrated an interest in civic participation and community service, who has a stated need for financial aid and who is highly recommended by a teacher or mentor. The student must be matriculating this calendar year. The application must be completed online. It can be found at https://lwvofvt.org/winona-smith-vermont-scholarship-application/ The student will need to post TWO essays online, one on a U.S. voting rights issue, and the other on a local, state, national, or international issue of importance to them . Both essays are necessary for completion of the application. Recommendations by teachers, guidance counselors and other significant mentors can be completed at https://lwvofvt.org/recommend-scholarship-applicant . Applications should be submitted online no later than May 1, 2024. Only applications including both essays and a recommendation letter will be considered for the scholarship. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they have a completed application. If there are questions, please email league@lwvofvt.
New England Federal Credit Union is excited to announce our new 2024 scholarship program. To increase equity and access, the new scholarship program is now open to all areas of study. All applications must be submitted electronically through the online application available on nefcu.comThe application period ends May 31, 2024, and scholarships will be awarded by July 15, 2024. New England Federal Credit Union will award five (5) $5,000 scholarships to be paid jointly to the recipient and to the accredited school of choice as the funds must be used for tuition.