Returning Undergraduate Students Scholarships

Applications for these scholarships require at least one essay.

ANNA LYKOS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must be a sophomore, junior or senior, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and plans to teach at the elementary or secondary level. Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

ATHLETIC TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP

Athletic Training major; minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; demonstrate need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The Athletic Training Scholarship, initiated by Dave Perrin ’76 and funded with the help of alumni, faculty, and friends, was established for the benefit of students majoring in athletic training.

BARBARA M. CAMPBELL

Recipient must have achieved a junior or senior status prior to the semester of the award. Applicant must be seeking a Music degree. Must have achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. 

BETTY HALE PERRIN SCHOLARSHIP IN NURSING

First consideration is given to a Nursing student from Rutland, VT or a Nursing student from Vermont. Enrolled full-time at Castleton University. Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Applicant has been recommended by at least two faculty/staff members from the University’s Nursing Department. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The Betty Hale Perrin Nursing Scholarship was initiated by Dr. David Perrin ’76 and with the help of his family. This fund was created to honor the memory of David’s mother.

CARRIE COLVIN PERRY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to students from Vermont or New York with family members who are Castleton alumni. If there are no applicants meeting these criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to a financially needy student who resides outside of Vermont or New York. Demonstrate need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The Carrie Colvin Perry Memorial Scholarship was established by Victor and Ethel Sevigny in memory of Ethel’s mother, a 1904 Castleton alumna. Their son and longtime alumni board member, Ray ’68, continues to fund the scholarship.

CASTLETON UNIVERSITY ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must have achieved senior status by the fall semester and be enrolled full-time. Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Applicant must have an immediate family member who is an alumnus of Castleton University (parent, grandparent, sibling or spouse). Please include name & relationship of the family member who is an alumnus in your essay.

CHRISTOPHER M. MOQUIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 

Recipient must be enrolled in the Criminal Justice Program, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, the recommendation of at least one faculty member from the Criminal Justice Program, be recognized as a dedicated Criminal Justice student and must be a legal resident of Vermont.

The Christopher Moquin Memorial Scholarship was established by the family and friends in memory of Christopher Moquin ’89.

CHRISTOPHER D. SCHNEIDER COMMUNICATION SCHOLARSHIP

Must have achieved at least junior status prior to the semester of the award. The recipient must be a Vermont resident majoring in Communication and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. Has demonstrated involvement in extra-curricular activities such as The Spartan, Student Association or campus radio, and has been recommended by at least one faculty member in the Communication Department. Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The Christopher D. Schneider Memorial Scholarship for Communication majors honors the memory of Christopher D. Schneider, Castleton graduate in the Class of 1987.

CHRISTOPHER D. SCHNEIDER NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

The recipient must be a Vermont resident and have at least a sophomore status and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. Must be a declared Nursing major and have the recommendation of at least one Nursing Department faculty member. Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

CLASS OF 1955 SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must meet the following criteria: be a junior or senior Education major when the award is used and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Recipient must be a Vermont resident for the last 4 years and must have graduated from a public Vermont high school. The recipient may only receive this scholarship once.

The Class of 1955 Scholarship was initiated by the class at their 50th reunion. This scholarship now joins other class scholarships to support students majoring in education.

CLASS OF 1956 SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must meet the following criteria: be of sophomore, junior or senior status at the time of the award, pursuing an education degree and planning to teach at the elementary or secondary level and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Recipient must be a Vermont resident and demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

CLASS OF 1957 SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must have junior or senior status by the date of the award and have a minimum GPA of 2.6. Must be enrolled in the Licensure in Education program at Castleton University, is not receiving any other scholarships, and has not received this scholarship before.

The Class of 1957 Scholarship was endowed through the generosity of members of the class of 1957. They began the fund at their 40th reunion. It is awarded annually to a student majoring in education.

CLASS OF 1959 SCHOLARSHIP

The recipient must demonstrate financial need, show community/university service through volunteerism and fully intend to seek licensure as a teacher. The recipient must have achieved junior or senior status and be enrolled full-time during the semesters the scholarship will be received. The student must be a legal resident of Vermont, however, if no Vermont resident is eligible for selection, residents of other states will be eligible. Must have a 3.0 or above GPA and complete an essay (min 250 words) describing their aspirations to teach. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The Class of 1959 Scholarship was endowed through the generosity of members of the class of 1959. They were the first class to join together to create a class scholarship.

CLASS OF 1960 SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior with a GPA of 3.0 or greater and financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Applicant must be declared as seeking Education Licensure and show leadership qualities and service to the community and/or university through volunteerismApplicant must submit an essay (min 250 words) answering one of the following questions: 1) Tell us about a particular individual who has influenced your life and why. 2) Write about a significant moment/achievement in your life and why it was significant. 3) Describe your aspirations upon graduation. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The Class of 1960 Scholarship was endowed through the generosity of friends and the members of the class of 1960. They are the fourth class to create their own scholarship.

DERRY P. SMITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must be a deserving resident of Vermont with the potential to become a successful and contributing member of his/her community.

The Derry P. Smith Memorial Scholarship was established by the family of Derry P. Smith who attended Castleton in 1966.

DR. DIANE M. WOLK SCHOLARSHIP FOR PROMISING EDUCATORS

Awarded to a student who is enrolled on a full-time basis at Castleton University. Applicant should have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, pursuing a career as an educator, and have potential to contribute to improving K-12 education. Financial need not required. Renewable if criteria are maintained during Senior year, and upon receipt of verification of first-year teacher employment, an additional award will be provided for school or educational purposes at the discretion of the recipient.

The Dr. Diane M. Wolk Scholarship was established to honor Diane's lifetime passion for education. The scholarship award will be helpful to them in completing their education, with a small stipend available to them in their first year of teaching to defray expenses for classroom supplies. The idea is to help promising educators who have demonstrated a strong commitment to helping young people to learn and become good citizens, just like the thousands of students who Diane served throughout her 34-year career as an educator and leader.

DOROTHY BEACH BARNOUW SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must be a matriculated student and have earned at least 60 credits by the beginning of the fall award semesterMust submit three letters of recommendation.

The Dorothy Beach Barnouw Scholarship was established from memorial gifts given by family and friends of Dorothy Beach Barnouw, a 1934 graduate.

DR. FRANK MORGAN SCHOLARSHIP

Intended to assist a full-time, non-traditional, matriculated student enrolled in Mathematics or Licensure Mathematics Education program.

The Dr. Frank Morgan ’62 Scholarship is funded annually by Dr. and Mrs. Dale Kreisler.

DR. VIRGINIA S. AND WESLEY C. LARRABEE SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must be a junior or senior at the time of the award; have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; declared Education major; must be a resident of Vermont; must be enrolled full-time and demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

DOROTHY GILLIGAN DUDLEY SCHOLARSHIP

Education major with GPA of 2.5 or higher. First consideration will be given to Vermont residents who demonstrate need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The Dorothy Gilligan Dudley Scholarship was established by family and friends in loving memory of Dorothy Dudley, class of 1928.

FORMER NURSING FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must be a sophomore level Nursing student. The recipient will demonstrate professionalism, outstanding clinical skills, a commitment to patient advocacy and good humor. Must be recommended by at least one member of the Nursing Department faculty.

The Former Nursing Faculty Scholarship was established by the family, many friends and colleagues, and former students in memory of Professor of Nursing Dennis Ross ’83.

FRIENDS FOR CASTLETON

Recipient must be a sophomore, junior or senior and have a minimum GPA of 2.0. Preference will be given to a student who is a Castleton alumnus from the class of 1986 or later or the family member of a Castleton alumnus from the Class of 1986 or later. Preference will be given to a student who demonstrates need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Please include name & relationship of the family member who is an alumnus in your essay. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The Friends For Castleton Scholarship was established in 2001 by Castleton alumnus, Jeff Bushey ’88.

GIBBS FAMILY/NELSON LYONS

Recipient must have achieved junior or senior status prior to the semester of the award and be enrolled on a full-time basis. Must be enrolled in the Licensure in Elementary Education program and have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0. Demonstrate need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The Gibbs Family and Nelson Lyons Scholarship was established through the generosity of Constance Gibbs Lyons ’34, Gerald E. Gibbs ’38, Harold B. Gibbs ’41 and the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation. 

HUBBARDTON FORGE SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must be a non-traditional student, enrolled full-time, and must demonstrate a commitment to his/her academic career exemplified by a letter of recommendation from at least one faculty member. Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The Hubbardton Forge Scholarship is funded by a generous donation from Hubbardton Forge.

IDA WRIGHT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Ida Wright Memorial Scholarship is funded by the Castleton Women's Club, a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, and given to a non-traditional student with financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

JEANNE M. HARRINGTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 

Recipient must have achieved sophomore, junior or senior status prior to the semester of the award. Applicant must be pursuing a Special Education Endorsement and demonstrate need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Must have achieved a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be a Vermont resident. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The Jeanne M. Harrington Memorial Scholarship was established through the generosity of Brian Harrington and friends.

JOHN F. CROSS SCHOLARSHIP 

The recipient will be a full-time student entering their junior or senior year at Castleton University. They will have resided in Vermont for four years, two of which may be as a Castleton student, and the recipient will have graduated from a Vermont public or private high school. GPA of 3.5 or better is required.  Must be enrolled in a Liberal Arts program majoring in Art, Music, Theater Arts, Literature, or in Education. The applicant will provide evidence that demonstrates his or her talent publicly. This may include, but is not limited to, a musical solo, an art show, a theatrical cutting, a reading of an original work or a dance performance. Requires two letters of recommendation by faculty in the Art, Music, Theater Arts, Literature, or Education Departments. Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The John F. Cross Scholarship was established by Jane Marcell Cross ’56 and friends. It was created in memory of Jane’s husband, John, a member of the class of 1955.

KEITH JENNISON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must have achieved junior or senior status prior to the semester of the award and be enrolled on a full-time basis. Must have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0. Must be a major in Communication or English and possess a significant interest in writing or journalism. Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. 2019-2020  FAFSA Required.

The Keith Jennison Memorial Scholarship honors editor and humorist Keith Jennison, former Professor of English and Journalism.

LEONARD A. JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP

Two scholarships will be awarded annually. The first scholarship will be awarded to an Education major who has reached at least a junior status. The second scholarship is open to all majors who have reached at least a sophomore status. First consideration will be given to legal residents of Vermont. If there are no qualified Vermont residents, then consideration will be given to non-Vermont residents who would otherwise qualify. If there are no qualified Education majors, other majors will be considered for the first award. All applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The Leonard A. Johnson Scholarship honors Professor Emeritus Leonard Johnson ’45, teacher, colleague, friend, and guardian of the spirit of Castleton.

LESLIE ANN HOSKING SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must be a sophomore or junior at the time of the award. Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Must be a Science major and has demonstrated interest in human biology and recommended by at least one of the Natural Sciences faculty.

The Leslie Ann Hosking Scholarship was established by Leslie A. Hosking.

LUCY LANGDON WILLIAMS WILSON SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a Castleton student who has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, is enrolled and will be enrolled full-time, and has financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Preference will be given to candidates who have shown an academic interest in understanding the nature of women’s lives and experiences, gender as it relates to differences in power and social change. Academic interest may be displayed through written coursework, social practice or artistic creation. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

MARILYN CROSS MEMORIAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

The recipient is a resident of the area served by Castleton Family Health Center. Must be either a first-year student applicant who is ranked in the upper quarter of their high school graduating class or is a sophomore, junior or senior having a 3.0 or higher GPA. Demonstrate need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. If recipient continues as a Nursing major and maintains a GPA of 3.0, the scholarship will be renewed annually. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The Marilyn A. Cross Memorial Nursing Scholarship was initiated by Dr. Robert Cross in memory of his wife Marilyn Cross. With the generous support of family and friends, this fund was established in 2000. Marilyn was a beloved nurse and healthcare professionals.

MARTHA C. ALEXANDER SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient determined by the scholarship committee. No specific criteria. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The Martha C. Alexander Scholarship was established by former Assistant Business Manager Martha C. Alexander. Martha retired from Castleton in 1995 after 30 years of service.

THE MARTHA K. FARMER LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY SERVICE FELLOWSHIP

This fellowship is awarded to a junior or senior student in recognition of exceptional contributions to student leadership and/or community service. Recipients must have GPA of 3.0 or above. Renewed annually. 

The Martha K. Farmer Leadership and Community Service Fellowship was established through the generosity of friends and family to honor former Castleton President Martha Farmer.

MOLLIE BEATTIE SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must have achieved junior status during the semester of the award. Must have declared a major in Environmental Sciences and a minor in Environmental Studies, have completed at least 30 credit hours at Castleton University, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Must be recommended by a member of the faculty of the Natural Science or History, Geography, Economics or Politics departments. Must be a Vermont resident. However, if there is no eligible VT residents meeting these criteria, the scholarship committee will award the scholarship to a non-Vermonter who meets all the other criteria. Preference will be given to any student who plans a career in public or non-profit service in a field related to environmental protection or management and who is also a candidate for a non-Castleton grant, scholarship or fellowship. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The Mollie Beattie Scholarship was established by retired Professor Peter Anthony in honor of Mollie Beattie, a nationally recognized leader in the field of natural resources and the environment.

NEW GENERATION SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must be a Vermont resident who has earned an Associate's Degree from the Community College of Vermont or Vermont Technical College and is continuing on for a Bachelor's Degree at one of the four Vermont State Colleges. Recipient must have a college transcript on file at the award granting institution, as need is determined by the Financial Aid Office. This award is renewable for a second academic year as long as the student is making Satisfactory Academic Progress. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

PAGE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

First consideration will be given to an applicant who is enrolled full-time majoring in Social Work and is a resident of Castleton, Orwell, Fair Haven, Benson, Hydeville or Hubbardton. Second consideration will be given to an applicant who is enrolled full-time majoring in Nursing, Education or Criminal Justice and is a resident of Castleton, Orwell, Fair Haven, Benson, Hydeville or Hubbardton. Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Applicant must have reached sophomore status and have a GPA of at least 2.75. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The Page Memorial Scholarship was established by Martha Nelson in memory of her mother, Shirley Page, to recognize a student pursuing a community-based career in Social Work, Nursing, Education, or Criminal Justice.

PER KRISTIANSEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Sophomore standing at the time of award; minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2; demonstrate need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The Per Kristiansen Scholarship was established in memory of Per Kristiansen ’81 by his family and friends. Per graduated from Castleton with a “Degree with Great Distinction.”

ROBERT F. AND BARBARA M. FOREST MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The recipient must be enrolled in the Licensure in Elementary Education program, be a senior at the time the scholarship is used and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. Recipients must be recommended by at least two members of the University's Education Department who believe the applicant has the potential to be an outstanding teacher, has demonstrated enthusiasm for teaching and learning, has an ability to motivate students, a commitment to the teaching profession, and an understanding of child development and evolving society. All qualified applicants will be considered, regardless of financial need.

The Robert Forest Memorial Scholarship was established with memorial gifts from the family, many friends and colleagues, and students of Professor of Education Robert Forest; and now is now also in memory of his wife, Barbara.

RUTH M. BEST SCHOLARSHIP

The recipient will have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. First consideration will be given to applicants who are legal residents of Vermont; demonstrate need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The Ruth M. Best Scholarship was established by family, friends, and fellow alumni in memory of Ruth Scofield Best, an alumna from the class of 1932 and 1959. Many remember Ruth as their beloved elementary school teacher and dedicated alumni board member. 

RUTLAND COUNTY GRAMMAR SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must have achieved junior or senior status during the semester of the award and be enrolled on a full-time basis. Must have achieved a minimum 2.5 GPA. Must be a resident of the State of Vermont for five (5) consecutive years previous to the award year.

The Rutland County Grammar School Scholarship was derived from special activities of the Rutland County Grammar School. The grammar school, founded in 1787, was a predecessor of Castleton University.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP AND INVOLVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

First consideration will be given to applicants who are involved in two or more qualifying campus clubs or organizations including but not limited to Student Government Association, Student Orientation Staff, Community Advisor, Class Officer, or a member or leader of a campus-recognized club. Preference will be given to members of the men’s or women’s Rugby Club and/or SOS Leaders. Preference will also be given to students who hold an executive position within the club/organization. Applicants must be at least a sophomore, be enrolled full time and have at least a GPA of 3.0.

THEODORE MANNING STEELE FELLOWSHIP

Recipient must be a declared major in Literature with a minimum GPA of 3.0. This fellowship is renewable for up to 4 years provided the recipient maintains full-time enrollment, a 3.0 GPA, and majors in Literature.

THIESER/MANOVILL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must have achieved senior status prior to the semester of the award and be enrolled on a full-time basis. Must have achieved a minimum 2.75 GPA. Have demonstrated leadership qualities during his/her enrollment at Castleton University including, but not limited to, one or more of the following areas: Student Life, Community Service, Volunteerism, Academics. Demonstrate need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The Thieser/ Manovill Scholarship was established in 1997 through the generosity of Bryan Dieter ’81 and his wife Sarah in honor of his Castleton soccer and lacrosse coaches Jim Thieser and Tom Manovill ’79.

THOMAS KEITH MEIER SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must have achieved senior status prior to the semester of the award and be enrolled on a full-time basis. Must have achieved a 3.0 or above cumulative GPA. Must obtain the recommendation of at least one member of the faculty.

TONY R. GARMELLA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Recipient must have a GPA of at least 2.7 and have a declared major or minor in Environmental Science. Applicant must demonstrate need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Applicant must have performed community service during the year. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The Tony R. Garmella Memorial Scholarship was funded by his mother Patricia, along with friends Bob Wallace and Patricia Logalbo. Tony attended Castleton in the early 60's and because of his love for Castleton his mother created this tribute to him.

VERMONT ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must be a declared Communication major with interest in broadcasting. Must have completed two years of study, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. This scholarship may be awarded to two students, one of whom must be a Vermont resident. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The Vermont Association of Broadcasters Scholarship was established by the Vermont Association of Broadcasters for students enrolled in broadcasting, including radio and television production, announcing, news reporting, sales or advertising.

VIOLA & JOHN AHEARN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must have achieved junior status prior to the semester of the award and be enrolled on a full-time basis. Must be a declared major in Music or Art. Must have achieved a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

The Viola E. Ahern & John J. Ahern Memorial Scholarship was endowed by retired biology Professor Anne Hampton and her family in honor of her parents.

WILHELMINA SAVERY GAGNIER & VICTOR GAGNIER

Recipient must be a legal resident of Vermont, with Bennington County residents receiving first consideration. Must have achieved junior or senior status prior to the semester of the award and be enrolled on a full-time basis. Must be enrolled in the Licensure in Elementary Education program and have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0. Demonstrate need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The Wilhelmina Savery Gagnier ’27 and Victor J. Gagnier Scholarship was established by Linda and Richard Rendine in memory of Linda’s parents.

WILLIAM H. FEASTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR NATURAL SCIENCES

The student must be enrolled as a major in the Natural Sciences. Applicants must have the recommendation of at least two faculty members from the Natural Sciences. The recipient will be determined based on his or her dedication to the Natural Sciences without regard to GPA. Recipient must be at junior or senior level status. Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

The W.H. Feaster Memorial Scholarship for Natural Sciences was established by Mrs. Yvonne Feaster in memory of her husband Professor William Feaster, a longtime member of Castleton’s faculty.

Scholarships Selected By Academic Departments & Others

ACADEMIC RECOGNITION SCHOLARSHIP

To acknowledge first-year students for outstanding academic achievement, the Academic Recognition Scholarship allows up to five deserving students to receive: an annual scholarship of up to $4,000, renewable for up to three years of full-time continuous enrollment at Castleton providing the student maintains a GPA of 3.0; admission to the Honors Scholarship Program (which entails enrollment in Honors courses during the sophomore year, the option to live in Honors housing, and the opportunity to serve on the Honors Council). Eligibility: candidates must be first-year students pursuing a bachelor's degree for the first time, who are not currently receiving an Honors Scholarship or a Valedictorian Scholarship; candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.75 on a minimum of 15 graded credits during the fall semester at Castleton; must have financial need as determined by the Dean of Enrollment and Director of Financial Aid. FYS instructors will submit nominations to the Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Faculty Mentoring. Students selected will be notified by the Academic Dean and will be required to actively notify the Dean of her/his acceptance of the scholarship. Upon notification of those accepting the scholarship, the Director of Financial Aid will award the scholarship and notify each student via her/his Castleton email. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required. 

CHRISTOPHER C. WHITE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must be a junior or senior demonstrating strong academic qualities in math; pursuing either a Mathematics secondary education degree or Mathematics elementary education degree and planning to teach; a GPA of 3.4 or higher; display qualities like compassion, honesty, integrity, and citizenship.

FACULTY FEDERATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Castleton Chapter of the VSC Faculty Federation has established annual scholarships to be awarded to qualified students. A subcommittee of Faculty Federation members will determine who shall receive these scholarships and they reserve the right to withhold the scholarships if no students are thought sufficiently eligible. 

Criteria: Applicants must submit a 500-word essay which covers the following three areas: 1. A description of the applicant’s involvement in the campus and/or community working towards improving the quality of life for others; 2. A discussion about how higher education is helpful in promoting solutions to social issues and improving the quality of life locally and/or in the global community; and 3. How and why the awarding of this scholarship would help the applicant financially. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

FOLEY-SCHILL SCHOLARSHIP

Nominated by the Business department, selected by the scholarship committee, the recipient must be a Castleton student in their junior or senior year of study, enrolled in one of the Business Administration concentrations and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to a candidate who demonstrates the greatest financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.

PAUL ALBRO BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Paul Albro Business Administration Scholarship was established by family, friends, colleagues, and alumni in honor of Paul's 33 years of service to Castleton and was initiated at the time of his retirement in the fall of 2010. This award will recognize a senior Business major who has a minimum GPA of 3.25, has performed community service and is a first-generation college student. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required. 

PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Recipients must be matriculated students enrolled on a full-time basis. Must have a declared major. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Castleton Fellows/Honors recipients are not eligible for this scholarship. Each academic department chair selects a recipient for their department.

ROGER G. BROWN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must be at a grade level of sophomore or higher prior to the semester of the award. The recipient will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have a strong character and desire to achieve. Recipient must be a Business major and a Vermont high school graduate. It is the donor's intention that the scholarship be renewed annually for the duration of a recipient's academic program if the recipient continues as a Business major and maintains the minimum GPA of 3.0. It is the donor's intention that the recipient demonstrates need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required. 

ROBERT G. CLARKE SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT

The Robert G. Clarke Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student at one of the Vermont State Colleges who is in their final year of a degree program, has a GPA of at least 3.0, is a first-generation college student, and is a Vermont resident, and has demonstrated financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Applicants must explain in a brief essay how they meet the criteria and why they should receive the scholarship. Each college can nominate up to one student per year for the scholarship; the donor and/or the designee will select the recipient. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required. 

SHOREY-HARVEY SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must be a Vermont resident student enrolled full-time at a Vermont State College and whose interest is in the field of Education. Need not be an Education major. At Castleton, nominations are made by the Chief Academic Officer. We submit the name of the nominee to the VSC Chancellor's Office. One recipient is chosen by the Chancellor's Office from the nominee's of all the VSC institutions.

ROBERT L. PATTERSON & WARREN L. COOK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must be a junior or higher at the time of award. The student is a History major and will be a GPA of 3.25 or higher and has shown promise in scholarly research and who seeks to ultimately teach History at the college level. This is to be awarded to a student based on merit. The student will be selected by the History faculty. 

The Drs. Robert L. Patterson and Warren L. Cook Scholarship was established by Timothy J. Politis.

Scholarships Selected by Academic Departments and Others with Funding Determined by the VSC Chancellor's Office

AGNES LINDSAY TRUST SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must be a rural New England resident (population less than 5000). Must be in good academic standing in accordance with University policy and be enrolled on a full-time basis. Demonstrate need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Funding of this scholarship is determined by the VSC Chancellor's Office. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required. 

BANK NORTH

Recipient must be a Vermont resident with a strong financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. 2019-2020  FAFSA Required. 

CV STARR

Recipient must be a Vermont resident who demonstrates financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Academic performance may also be a consideration. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required. 

HACKETT, VALINE AND MACDONALD SCHOLARSHIP

Vermont resident who demonstrates need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Funding of this scholarship is determined by the VSC Chancellor's Office. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required. 

SAMM FORREST SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must have achieved sophomore status prior to the semester of the award and be enrolled full-time with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Preference will be given to a student receiving federal work-study. Demonstrate need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. 2019-2020 FAFSA Required.