Castleton Participates in "Choose Vermont" Scholarship

Castleton University is one of 13 Vermont colleges to be partnering with the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development and Vermont Student Assistance Program for the Choose Vermont Scholarship program.

The program will award 11 $5,000 scholarships to students who commit to attending Castleton University or another Vermont college by June 1. Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) will also offer an additional $5,000 scholarship. In total, the Choose Vermont Scholarship program will award approximately $60,000 to Vermont and out-of-state students who commit to attending any of the 13 participating colleges and universities.

The inaugural Choose Vermont Scholarship was launched in 2019, giving away two $5,000 scholarships. Castleton student Brandon Ryan, who is currently studying Political Science at the University, was one of the recipients. In its first year, more than 1,400 students committed to continuing their education in Vermont.

“As we work to grow our workforce and help Vermonters in their careers, our higher education system plays a critical role,” said Governor Phil Scott. “These institutions, however, are feeling the effects of Vermont’s demographic crisis and declining enrollment. It’s a testament to Vermonters’ ingenuity and collaboration that public and private partners are willing to work together to pool marketing resources and highlight the state as an ideal location for higher education.”

To be eligible to win a $5,000 Choose Vermont scholarship from Castleton University, students must commit by June 1, 2020, and register online at  

The Choose Vermont Scholarship program is made possible by the support of the Vermont Assistance Corporation, the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges, and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development.