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The Make A Difference Scholarship

Green Mountain College is conducting an ongoing search to find students who have somehow made a significant contribution to a fellow human, to society or toward conservation and sustainability. We want to encourage the leaders of tomorrow and reward this contribution with a scholarship  to Green Mountain -- a college that will foster their ideals and their desire to engage in and promote leadership practiced not for self-aggrandizement but for the greater good.

Why do we care?
GMC is a small environmental liberal arts college that has been creating leaders for 180 years. Through a variety of programs, the College emphasizes commitment to community, to the environment, and to service learning and volunteerism. We are looking for the next generation of leaders who have shown the dedication, determination and sacrifice to change the lives of those around them, save or improve lives, and/or make a significant contribution to conservation and sustainability. Our goal is to attract these students and help prepare them for caring, fulfilling, and productive lives in our rapidly changing world. The Make A Difference (MAD) Scholarship helps these inspirational people realize the dream of a college education at a significantly reduced cost.

How can you make a difference?
You can help us educate the next generation of leaders by nominating yourself or someone you know who is deserving of this full tuition scholarship to Green Mountain College.

Send us your nomination or application.
Community members, family members, guidance counselors and/or students are welcome to submit a nomination.  To submit a nomination, please fill out the nomination form.

A separate application is required. Applicants must present a portfolio that illustrates how they have made an exceptional difference. The portfolio must include two essays and at least three letters of recommendation, including one from a counselor, principal, or teacher and one from a community member or official. Download the application form (PDF).

Applications must be received by March 1. Students must be applying for Fall admission to be eligible.  For additional information please contact the Office of Admissions at (800) 776-6675 or via e-mail at

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