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First-Year Scholarships for Vermonters

Northern Vermont University offers a full-tuition scholarship for Vermont 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 NVU with a full-tuition scholarship. Vermonters who rank first or second in their high school class are eligible for free tuition to Northern Vermont University. These scholarship awards are renewable annually, for up to four years, for students who achieve a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Vermont Valedictorian 100% tuition scholarship
Vermont Salutatorian 100% tuition scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

  • Valedictorian and Salutatorian scholarships may not be combined with any other program or discount.
  • 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 awards financial support to students based on their GPA and is renewable annually, for up to four years, to students with a 2.5 GPA or higher. If you have a proficiency-based transcript, contact the Admissions Office at the campus where you seek to enroll for more information.

GPA Award Amount*
90 or higher $4,750
85-89 $3,750
80-84 $2,750

*Vermont commuter students are eligible for a scholarship of up to $2,000.