The Vermont Chafee Education and Training Scholarship was established for youths aging out of foster care who are likely to experience difficulty transitioning from foster care to adulthood. The mission of this program is to help young adults prepare for and enter training/educational institutions after high school. In order to apply, you attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding; be under the custody of the Vermont Commissioner of the Department for Children and Families (DCF) through their 18th birthday or be adopted after the age of 16 but would have remained under DCF custody through their 18th birthday. Applicants must be 21 or younger and demonstrate financial need.
VSAC helps students of all ages save, plan & pay for college and career training. VSAC administers more than 120 scholarships available to Vermont residents. And we want to encourage you to apply. This scholarship was established by the friends, family and colleagues of Carol Hurley, a VSAC outreach counselor who helped first-generation college-bound students prepare for college. Applications run from October until the due date.