Green Mountain College offers several application based scholarships. If you are interesting in applying for one or more of these scholarships, please click the appropriate link to be taken to the specific application form. You must meet the requirements for the specific scholarship to be considered.
First in Sustainability Scholarship
This scholarship is for the full tuition, room, board and fees for four years of attendance at Green Mountain College. Any high school senior applying for admission to Green Mountain College’s class of 2022 is eligible to apply for this award. Applicants are required to complete an online application that includes an additional essay describing what change they would like to make for a better and more sustainable world. The essay (up to 800 words) should address these two topics:
- This is what you would change.
- This is how an education at Green Mountain College will prepare you to make the change.
Applications will be accepted starting September 1, 2017. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is February 15, 2018. Only completed applications submitted on time will be considered. One winner will be announced April 15, 2018. One scholarship will be granted and is not transferable. All decisions are final.
Paul and Marsha Fonteyn Full Tuition Make A Difference Scholarship
This scholarship is for the full tuition, room, board and fees at Green Mountain College. It is awarded to a student who demonstrates his/her significant contribution to a fellow human, to society or toward conservation and sustainability. The scholarship is renewed annually as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing.
Additional Application Based Scholarships
(click on each to learn more, click the link below to apply)
Please note: students may receive only ONE of these scholarships
Rachel Carson Scholar. For students interested in the sciences and preparing to lead communities and the world to a more sustainable future. Candidates will have scientific interests to define issues, determine the facts, establish solutions, assemble a persuasive argument, and be a leader for change. Students will be developing skills for careers in science, law, journalism, advocacy, government, or business.
For students with a demonstrated interest in farming and food and who are preparing to lead a generational change. Candidates are not pursuing a proscriptive agricultural education, they have more questions than answers and are ready for interdisciplinary exploration of farm practices, nutrition, research, the literature of farming, climate and other environmental issues. Students will be developing skills for a career in agricultural and food enterprise, research, policy, journalism and advocacy.
Primarily for future adventure or environmental educators, candidates will develop the literary, scientific, and practical skills to create purposeful outdoor learning and leadership experiences for citizens of all persuasions. Students will use the breadth of the liberal arts to inform their approaches to outdoor and adventure education and use these skills to break new ground in leadership development, mental health, environmental education and wilderness advocacy.
For students ready to connect the academic with practical exploration. Students will have an interest in defining problems and solutions for a more just and sustainable world and then use scientific, technological, artistic and hands on exploration to create prototype solutions. With hands on skills in the trades or technology, candidates will bring practical skills to the college as our learning community imagines and builds solutions for energy, food, transportation, construction, climate and other problems.
Awarded to students demonstrating exceptional creativity and craftsmanship in a portfolio of artistic work that shows a commitment to materials and concepts that are personal, expressive and relevant to today’s quickly changing world.
For students dedicated to proving the power of business can be used for good, and leading for-profit and not-for-profit organizations that contribute to a more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable society. You must major in Business or Resort and Hospitality Management.
Candidates for Personal Resilience Scholarships are attending college against the odds. Overcoming obstacles with imagination, hard work and persistence, these students exemplify the grit to succeed. Recipients will stimulate the overall metabolism of the GMC learning community with effort, curiosity and high integrity.
GMC students with fire fighting, medical and/or tactical rescue training, or other training for essential community services. They serve as Poultney community volunteers and receive an annual additional scholarship of $3,000. The award is contingent on successful service with either the Poultney Volunteer Fire Department or with the Poultney Rescue Squad.
For candidates with distinguishing achievements in the senior year of high school or later who in academia or life show they are on a trajectory of accomplishment worthy of a chance.
For candidates focused on building more sustainable and resilient communities.
Primarily for students majoring in Natural Resources Management or Animal Conservation and Care who are interested in forestry, wildlife management, or Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students should be able to articulate the importance of managing our natural resources for human and ecological benefits.
Primarily for students interested in the study of social issues through the lens of social justice. Students receiving this scholarship will demonstrate a passion for applying theoretical understanding through activities that create a more just world.
Primarily for students interested in studying global issues and applying their understanding of other cultures to proposals or activities that will enhance sustainability and peace around the world.
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