Current Student Scholarships at NVU-Lyndon

Current Student Scholarships at NVU-Lyndon

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In an effort to make a college degree as affordable as possible, Northern Vermont University-Lyndon is pleased to be able to offer current students the scholarships summarized here. Please review scholarship descriptions and requirements before submitting your application.

    Scholarships For First-Year and Transfer Students

    Jim Cantore Scholarship Fund

    Jim Cantore '86, a respected and popular on-camera meteorologist for The Weather Channel (TWC), funded this scholarship in 2006. Jim’s ability to combine quality weather content with a dynamic reporting style earned him a large and loyal national viewership. The host of TWC’s educational “Storm Stories” and “Ask Cantore” is also known for his informative and exciting weathercasting from the fury of major hurricanes. This scholarship honors an incoming atmospheric sciences major in the department’s TV concentration whose high school experiences indicate ability, talent, and motivation.

    This scholarship is given annually to an atmospheric sciences major.

    Criteria and Award: 

    • A freshman atmospheric sciences major specializing in the television weathercasting concentration
    • Strong potential and interest in TV weathercasting
    • This award is in the amount of $500 and is renewable for one year upon satisfactory academic progress
    • The recipient is recognized at an all-campus student award ceremony

    Norman Sebastian Scholarship in Meteorology

    The Norman Sebastian Scholarship in Meteorology is named for a 1979 Lyndon Atmospheric Sciences Department alumnus who passed away in 2000. Norm enjoyed a successful career on The Weather Channel for three years and then became a full-time meteorologist at WNYT in Albany, New York. He grew up on a dairy farm in Preston, NY, loved the outdoors, enjoyed hiking, and was a Civil War enthusiast.

    Norm prided himself on his reputation as a broadcaster with a sharp wit who recognized the importance of providing his viewers with a high-quality weather forecast presented in a professional, but approachable, manner. He was motivated, outgoing, and friendly, with high energy and a very positive outlook on life. Norm’s family, friends, Lyndon atmospheric sciences alumni, colleagues, and loyal viewers established this scholarship in honor of his memory in 2001.

    Criteria and Award: 

    This scholarship is given annually to an atmospheric sciences major who is in the first year of study at NVU-Lyndon.

    • Motivation: as shown in a two-page type-written essay on their life and accomplishments
    • Academic potential in the sciences: as shown on a transcript of high school (or other college) academic work
    • Financial need: as shown on NVU-Lyndon financial aid application forms

    This scholarship is in the amount of $500 and is recognized at an all-campus student award ceremony.

    New Generation Scholarship

    FAFSA required. Students who have completed an associate's degree from Vermont Technical College (VTC) or the Community College of Vermont (CCV) and are enrolling in a bachelor’s degree at NVU-Lyndon may apply. This scholarship is renewable for one year and varies between $250 to $1,000.

    Martha E. Wood Scholarship

    FAFSA required. New or returning students participating in NVU-Lyndon’s Gateway Program who show academic promise are eligible to apply. If no eligible students fit the criteria, students majoring in exercise science may also be considered. This scholarship varies between $500 to $1,000.

    John J. Wall Sr. Memorial Scholarship

    FAFSA required. First-year students at NVU-Lyndon who have an interest in entrepreneurship or business studies. Students must be residents of Concord or Kirby, VT or Wallingford, CT and preference will be given to those students who demonstrate financial need. This scholarship varies up to $1,000.

    Senechal-Hamilton Family Scholarship

    Students will be considered if they meet the following criteria:

    • FAFSA required
    • First generation, low-income student
    • A resident of Vermont’s North East Kingdom (Caledonia, Essex or Orleans county) or the State of Maine

    This scholarship varies up to $1,000.

    Barbara Bona Memorial Scholarship

    FAFSA required. Students who are graduates of Concord High School (VT) or current residents of Concord VT or Lunenburg VT. This is a two-year renewable scholarship. The second year of the award is contingent upon the student remaining in good academic standing. This scholarship varies between $500 to $1,000.

    Josephine Bona Memorial Scholarship

    FAFSA required. Students who are graduates of Concord High School (VT) may apply. If no Concord High School graduate qualifies, then residents of Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans counties may be considered. This is a four-year renewable scholarship. This scholarship varies between $500 to $1,000.

    Lyndon Foundation Vermont Scholarship

    FAFSA required. Residents of Vermont with at least a 2.5 grade point average who are eligible for financial aid may apply for this scholarship. Participation in community service will be considered. This scholarship varies between $500 to $1,000.

    Arthur E. Brown Commuter Endowment

    Students will be considered if they meet the following criteria:

    • Commute daily to attend Lyndon as half-time to full-time students (preference is given to full-time students)
    • A resident of Caledonia, Orleans, or Essex counties in Vermont
    • A 2.0 GPA or better while a student at Lyndon
    • Qualified for financial aid at Lyndon. FAFSA required

    **Preference given to graduates of Lyndon Institute.**

    Scholarships for Returning Students

    Alumni Association Scholarship

    Students must have completed 30 credit hours at NVU-Lyndon by the previous December. Students must complete a FAFSA and be eligible for financial aid. Students must have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

    In addition, the scholarship committee will consider the following criteria:

    • Academic achievement
    • Significant contribution to NVU-Lyndon and/or the surrounding community

    The awards will be made by the Alumni Council’s Scholarship Committee. These scholarship funds will be credited toward the fall and spring semesters and are therefore only available to returning students.

    Barbara Utton Merrill '58 Scholarship

    FAFSA required. Vermont or out-of-state residents with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher may apply. This scholarship is renewable.

    Carol A. Moore Scholarship for Women in the Sciences

    Women majoring in a science field with sophomore standing or higher and a competitive GPA. This scholarship varies between $500 to $1,000.

    Helen R. Guild Scholarship for Elementary Education

    FAFSA required. New or returning students majoring in elementary education, who show academic promise, and are eligible for aid may apply. This scholarship varies between $500 to $1,000.

    Irene Blanchard Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded to a female student who is native to Vermont (or the North Country of New Hampshire), and who clearly demonstrates the potential to become a leader and/or contributor to making better the lives of others through her work. The applicant must have completed at least one year at NVU-Lyndon and maintain a GPA of at least 2.5.

    Lyndon Foundation Vermont Scholarship

    FAFSA required. Residents of Vermont with at least a 2.5 grade point average who are eligible for financial aid may apply for this scholarship. Participation in community service will be considered. This scholarship varies between $500 to $1,000.

    Lyndon Northeast Kingdom Clambake Scholarship

    FAFSA required. A resident from Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom demonstrating the greatest financial need. The recipient may be invited to speak at the annual Clambake held in August. This scholarship varies up to $1,000.

    Martha E. Wood Scholarship

    FAFSA required. New or returning students participating in NVU-Lyndon’s Gateway Program who show academic promise are eligible to apply. If no eligible students fit the criteria, students majoring in Exercise Science may also be considered. This scholarship varies between $500 to $1,000.

    Lyndon Rescue Services Scholarship

    Students who are certified EMTs, are in good academic standing, and are affiliated with Lyndon Rescue may apply for this scholarship. Students who are certified EMTs in states other than Vermont must commit to becoming certified in Vermont through reciprocity. Scholarship applications will be reviewed each year by the Lyndon Rescue Inc. Board of Directors. This scholarship varies between $500 to $1,000.

    Peggy R. Williams Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded to a female student who has completed one year at NVU-Lyndon and has a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better, and who exhibits leadership in town, community, and school. This scholarship varies between $500 to $1,000.

    Gil and Avis Ford Scholarship in Meteorology 

    Students majoring in atmospheric sciences/meteorology who have completed at least one year at NVU-Lyndon, show academic promise, and have been involved in community service may apply.

    Faculty and Staff Scholarship

    To qualify for the $500 scholarship, a student must have completed two semesters of full-time study at NVU-Lyndon by May, be eligible for financial aid, and have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. The scholarship funds will be credited toward the Fall and Spring semesters so you must be a returning student. The scholarship awards will be made by the faculty and staff scholarship committee. Each year the committee will determine the number of scholarships to be awarded based on the available funds. The scholarship committee will review applications and, if necessary, conduct interviews. Scholarship recipients will be notified before the end of the semester.

    Gilson-Reeves Scholarship Fund Endowment

    To be eligible for the Gilson-Reeves Scholarship, a student must be a returning, full-time student in good academic standing, and he or she must have a documented learning disability (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADD, ADHD, auditory/perceptual disability, reading disability). Documentation of the disability must be on file with NVU-Lyndon's learning specialist. The eligible student must have sophomore standing and must have demonstrated the motivation and perseverance necessary to overcome academic obstacles. All other factors being equal among the applicants, the recipient of this award will be the eligible student with the greatest financial need.