Vermont State Colleges offer $16M in scholarships, programs

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RANDOLPH, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont State College system is offering $16 million in scholarships and free tuition programs for Vermonters in the upcoming academic year.

The funds from the American Rescue Plan Act prioritizes higher and continuing education and workforce development with investments in student scholarships and the public higher education system. The funds were announced Wednesday in Randolph by officials with the state college system.

“So the bottom line, if you need credits to complete your degree or you want to start on a new degree path or you want to take classes to learn skills, now is the time to do so with the Vermont State Colleges,” says Patricia Moulton, President of Vermont Technical College. “Sieze the day, we may not have this funding in the future, its a great time.”

Chancellor Sophie Zdatny says the program includes Welcome Home Scholarships of up to $5,000 for Vermonters transferring home to Vermont State Colleges schools from out-of-state schools or those who might be returning to school after leaving last year.

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