In order to apply for the Emily Lester Vermont Opportunity Scholarship, you must attend an accredited school located in the state of Vermont and approved for federal Title IV funding (Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans); be currently under the custody of the Vermont Commissioner of the Department for Children and Families (DCF) or between the ages of 18 and 24 and have been under the custody of the Vermont Commissioner of the DCF for at least six months when the applicant was between the ages of 16 and 18 and demonstrate financial need. Applications run from October until the deadline.
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.