Green Mountain College offers a wide range of scholarship and grants awarded based on merit and demonstrated financial need. New students enrolling at GMC for the 2016 fall semester, and afterwards, the following scholarships and programs are available.
All of GMC’s grants and scholarships are awarded for pursuant of your first bachelor’s degree up to four years or eight semesters. For scholarships and/or grants to be renewed each year, one must always maintain full-time enrollment and continue to make satisfactory academic progress. Certain scholarships and grants have additional requirements and deadlines—see details below.
MERIT AND NEED BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
Authentic Sustainability 2020 Grant. Eligibility for this grant is based on demonstrated financial need and a FAFSA must be filed. These need-based grants are awarded to all eligible applicants.
The Food Project Scholarship. This $5,000 per year scholarship is available to students who have already completed a minimum of 50+ hours of community service at The Food Project, a Massachusetts-based organization, and 50+ hours at another registered non-profit organization at the time of application. Eligible students should submit The Food Project Make A Difference Application with the application for admission by January 1. The scholarship is renewed annually as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing.
GMC Legacy Grant. This grant of $2,500 annually is awarded to incoming students who have had a parent/grandparent or sibling graduate from Green Mountain College. The grant is not based on need or merit. Applicants must list GMC relatives on the application.
Make A Difference Full Tuition Scholarship. This scholarship awarded to a student who demonstrates his/her significant contribution to a fellow human, to society or toward conservation and sustainability. Applicants should submit this nomination form by February 15. The scholarship is renewed annually as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing.
Methodist Heritage Grant. Historically tied to the United Methodist Church, the College community reflects a vital respect for spiritual values, individual conscience, and interfaith dialog. A $2000 annual need-based grant is awarded to all eligible applicants. Please State religious affiliation when filling in your application.
Vermont Tuition Match Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to Vermont high school graduates or graduates of Vermont Community College. GMC will match the currently advertised in-state tuition rate of the University of Vermont. Students receiving the VT Tuition Match Scholarship are not eligible for Academic Merit Scholarships.
Welsh Heritage. Green Mountain College is located in the Vermont-New York Slate Valley, a region rich in Welsh heritage. A $2000 annual need-based grant is awarded to all eligible applicants.
Native American Scholarship. This scholarship honors the indigenous peoples of the United States. It is available to all U.S. citizens who are a registered tribal member with the Bureau of Indian Affair. The award amount is currently $20,500. Students receiving the Native American Scholarship are not eligible for Academic Merit Scholarships
FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS
Federal Pell Grants. U.S. citizens (or permanent residents) pursuing a first bachelor’s degree, admitted academic year (and subsequently enrolled), must demonstrate high financial need for this grant as determined by the FAFSA. The award amount varies from up to $5,730. The FAFSA must be filed to be considered for a Pell Grant.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants. U.S. citizens (or permanent residents) pursuing a first bachelor’s degree, admitted academic year (and subsequently enrolled), must demonstrate high financial need for this grant as determined by the FAFSA. Award amounts vary depending on the level of financial need and funding availability. The FAFSA must be filed.
Federal Stafford Loans. For U.S. Citizens (or permanent resident) admitted (and subsequently enrolled), subsidized loans are determined by FAFSA results and financial need; unsubsidized loans are available when need is not demonstrated. The first year award is: $5,500, for sophomores: $6,500, and for juniors/seniors: $7,500.
Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS). The loan is available to the parent of a dependent student who is enrolled at least half time. Parents may borrow up to the cost of attendance minus any other financial aid. To apply, obtain PLUS application from the GMC Office of Financial Services. The FAFSA must be filed.
STATE FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS
Refer to the education office within your home state to determine grant availability and eligibility.
Federal and Campus Employment
Opportunities are provided to students based on need. Estimated earnings are $1,700 ($850 per semester). To apply, a FAFSA must be filed.
Students who are enrolled in the Resort & Hospitality Management Program participate in a Winter or Summer Co-Op. Estimated earnings are $4,310 per student.
Payment through Tuition Management Systems (afford.com)
Available for all enrolled students, this program is interest-free with a participation fee; amounts may vary and are budgeted over 10 months. Brochures are available from the GMC Office of Student Financial Services.
Students may borrow up to the cost of attendance minus other aid. Applications are available from your lender’s website.