Scholarships for Transfer Applicants 17-18

Castleton Admissions reviews each applicant holistically; all application materials submitted are taken into consideration for initial acceptance. New Student Scholarships further recognize students’ commitment to and success in academic and extracurricular involvement.

Students who do not initially qualify for scholarship recognition and have reason for qualification can submit a request for reconsideration prior to enrollment. Castleton offers several additional scholarships to returning upperclassmen. Please visit the Financial Aid page to view the offerings.

Parameters for all New Student Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to full-time, first time bachelor degree seeking students regularly admitted by March 1, 2017 on a first come, first served basis for fall 2017 enrollment. Students may be awarded on a funds-available basis after March 1. Limited scholarships are available for spring 2018 enrollment as listed. Each scholarship is based on the eligibility criteria listed, and students must meet all eligibility criteria at the time of acceptance. Applicant GPA is calculated by Castleton Admissions using completed academic courses only on an unweighted 4.0 scale. Credits referenced include post-secondary college coursework. Students are offered the highest award for which they qualify. Amounts are non-negotiable and may be used for tuition only. Scholarships are renewable provided the student maintains the specified GPA.

Valedictorian Scholarship

Any individual who can provide proof of valedictorian status from a regionally accredited or state approved public or independent high school will be eligible for the full tuition Valedictorian Scholarship and may be invited to participate in honors programming. Students transferring from another institution of higher education with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible for the Valedictorian Scholarship. Class ranking must be provided on an official high school transcript. Students who enroll during the fall or spring semesters may be eligible. Conditions do apply. Contact admissions for details. 

Honors Program Scholarship

The Castleton Honors Program Scholarship is open to eligible transfer students who enroll during the fall or spring semester and have earned 18 credits or less with a cumulative college grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The eligibility criteria are:

Evidence Based Reading and Writing /Critical Reading and Math Combined SAT /ACT Composite Score

High School Grade Point Average

Scholarship Amount

1100 or higher / 24 or higher

3.3/4.0 or higher (88/100)

Up to $11,000

Eligible students are awarded upon acceptance to the college. Students who choose to accept this scholarship and matriculate at Castleton will be expected to participate in the Honors Program. Students in this program enroll in an Honors course every semester of the first and second years and have the option to live in Honors Housing every year. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years of full-time continuous enrollment at Castleton as long as the student maintains a 3.0/4.0 grade point average.

Academic Achievement Scholarship

The Academic Achievement Scholarship is awarded to transfer students whose permanent residence is in Vermont who have earned 18 credits or less with a cumulative college grade point average of 3.0 or higher and a recalculated high school grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (85/100). Recipients must have completed a rigorous college preparatory high school curriculum as determined by the Castleton Office of Admissions. This renewable scholarship of up to $4,000 per year will be awarded to eligible students enrolling at Castleton in the fall or spring semester. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years of continuous full-time enrollment at Castleton as long as the student maintains a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. International students may also qualify. 

National/International Scholars Award

Transfer students whose permanent residence is outside of Vermont who have a cumulative college grade point average of 3.0 or higher will be considered for the National Scholars Award in the fall or spring semester. Transfer students who have earned 18 credits or less must also have a recalculated high school grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (85/100). Recipients must have completed a rigorous college preparatory high school curriculum as determined by the Castleton Office of Admissions. Scholarships of $9,000 per year will be awarded to qualifying students. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years of continuous full-time enrollment at Castleton as long as the student maintains a 3.0/4.0 grade point average.

Citizenship Scholarship

Scholarships of up to $2,500 per year will be awarded to qualifying students. These scholarships will be awarded to new students entering Castleton in the fall or spring semester. Interested students are strongly encouraged to highlight their dedication to school and community involvement as well as other achievements on their application. All decisions will be based on information from the student’s admissions file. Students must meet the following criteria to be considered: 

  • a cumulative college grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • transfer students who have earned 18 credits or less must also have a minimum high school grade point average of 2.5/4.0 (80/100)
  • demonstrated longstanding dedication and/or leadership to a school or community based organization, volunteer program, or part-time employment

Scholarships are renewable for up to four years of continuous full-time enrollment at Castleton as long as the student maintains a 2.5/4.0 grade point average.

Transfer Student Scholarship

Transfer students who have earned more than 18 credits are eligible for the Transfer Student Scholarship. This competitive scholarship of up to $2,500 per year will be awarded to students entering Castleton on a full-time basis in the fall or spring semester. Considerations by the committee include: grade point average, academic rigor, dedication to a school or community based organization, volunteer program, or employment. Awards are renewable for up to three years based on number of prior credits earned. Recipients must maintain continuous full-time enrollment at Castleton and grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Transfer Success Scholarship

Castleton has several articulation agreements with two-year colleges* in the region that allow for a smooth transition to the university. Students who transfer to Castleton having earned an Associate’s Degree from one of these partner institutions will receive the Transfer Success Scholarship. This scholarship of $4,650 per year will be awarded to students entering Castleton on a full-time basis in the fall or spring semester. Awards are renewable for students making satisfactory academic progress towards their degree. Recipients must maintain continuous enrollment at Castleton and a grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Scholarship amounts will be prorated for part-time students.

*Partner Colleges include: Community College of Vermont, Community College of Rhode Island, Hudson Valley Community College (NY), Orange County Community College (NY), Quinsigamond Community College (MA), and Tompkins Cortland Community College (NY).

International Student Scholarship

The International Student Scholarship is open to all non-citizens and non-residents of the United States. Competitive scholarships of up to $2,500 per year will be awarded to deserving students who enter Castleton on a full time basis during the fall semester. The committee will consider both academic and extra-curricular credentials. Awards are renewable for up to four years of continuous full-time enrollment at Castleton as long as the student maintains a 3.0/4.0 grade point average. International students may also be considered for all other scholarships with the exception of the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship.

English Literature Scholarship

The English Literature Scholarship is open to all entering students in the fall semester majoring in literature. Recipients are selected by department faculty. The award of $2,500 per year is renewable for up to four years of continuous full-time enrollment at Castleton provided the student maintains a 3.0/4.0 grade point average, remains an English major, and contributes positively to the program.

Music Scholarship

The Music Scholarship is open to all entering students in the fall semester majoring in music. Recipients are selected by department faculty.An audition is required. The award of $2,500 per year is renewable for up to four years of continuous full-time enrollment at Castleton provided the student maintains a 3.0/4.0 grade point average, remains a music major, and contributes positively to the program.

Spanish Scholarship

The Spanish Scholarship is open to all entering students in the fall semester majoring in Spanish. Recipients are selected by department faculty. The award of $2,500 per year is renewable for up to four years of continuous full-time enrollment at Castleton provided that the student maintains a 3.0/4.0 grade point average, remains a Spanish major, and contributes positively to the program.

Yellow Ribbon Scholarship

Castleton is proud to be participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program that is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. There are five scholarships in the amount of $3,000 per year available on a first-come, first-served basis to non-residents of Vermont. Veterans who are 100% eligible under the Post-9/11 GI Bill will be considered for this scholarship. To find out if you are eligible, visit the GI Bill website. For consideration, your certificate of eligibility must be presented to Merle Bronson, Castleton's VA Certification Officer, upon acceptance to the college. Please contact Merle Bronson with questions by phone at (802) 468-1212.