Emily Lester Vermont Opportunity Scholarship
The Emily Lester Vermont Opportunity Scholarship program was created specifically for individuals who, at age 16 or beyond, were in foster care under the custody of the Vermont Commissioner for Children and Families under specified conditions.
- Attend an accredited school located within 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 - be 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 applicant was between the ages of 16 and 18
- Demonstrate financial need