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First-Year Scholarships for Out-of-State Students

Northern Vermont University offers scholarship support for out-of-state students who are enrolled full-time (12 credits or more) and have demonstrated high academic achievement.

NVU Valedictorian and Salutatorian Scholarships

Hard work and academic excellence earned you the highest honors in your high school. Now you can climb to new heights at Northern Vermont University with special scholarships for out-of-state students who rank first or second in their high school class. These awards are renewable annually for up to four years.

Out-of-State Valedictorian $13,000
Out-of-State Salutatorian $13,000

Eligibility Requirements

  • Valedictorian and Salutatorian scholarships may not be combined with any other scholarships or family discount.
  • Out-of-state Valedictorians and Salutatorians receiving Good Neighbor or Regional (NEBHE) Awards will receive one half of the Valedictorian or Salutatorian scholarship amount.
  • Determination of Valedictorian/Salutatorian will be based on the graduating school’s standard practice and receipt of spring semester grades consistent with historical academic performance.

NVU Futures Scholarship

Curious. Motivated. Capable. Your GPA shows that you are the kind of student who will thrive at Northern Vermont University. The NVU Futures Scholarship and Futures Achievement Scholarship award financial support based on your GPA and are renewable annually for up to four years. This scholarship is available to out-of-state (non-Regional/Good Neighbor Program) students who are enrolled full-time (12 credits).

These awards are renewable annually, for up to four years, and are based on GPA ranking. If you have a proficiency-based transcript, please contact the Admissions Office at the campus where you seek to enroll.

GPA Futures Scholarship Futures Achievement Scholarship* Total
(3.5) or higher
$4,750 $6,500 $11,250
$3,750 $5,500 $9,250
$2,750 $4,500 $7,250

*The Futures Achievement Scholarship is for out-of-state students who are not part of the NEBHE program and who do not qualify for regional discounts.

Good Neighbor Award and Regional (NEBHE) Awards

Northern Vermont University participates in two programs that offer a reduced tuition rate to eligible out-of-state students: the Good Neighbor Award (GN) and the Regional/NEBHE Award. Students can only receive one of these regional discount awards. Learn more about eligible locations and majors here.

Good Neighbor Award: $6,500 on the out-of-state tuition rate. This award is not dependent on GPA.
NEBHE/Regional Award: $6,500 on the out-of-state tuition rate. This award is not dependent on GPA.

Combine awards and save up to $11,250.

For students who demonstrate high academic achievement, our Regional/Good Neighbor award can also be combined with our NVU Futures merit scholarship, detailed above. Total amount for the combined award is based on your GPA.


Futures Scholarship

Good Neighbor*/NEBHE*

Total Award

90 (3.5) or higher $4,750 $6,500 $11,250
85-89 (3.0-3.4) $3,750 $6,500 $10,250
80-84 (2.5-2.9) $2,750 $6,500 $9,250

* Good Neighbor/NEBHE award is not dependent on GPA.