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Why your donation is important

“The scholarships that you provide reduce the costs and debt loads of thousands of Vermont students, helping them achieve their education goals and dreams.”


Scott Giles
President, VSAC



Read the stories of students who have overcome adversity to pursue higher education, and of donors who have marshaled resources sometimes beyond their own means to establish scholarships.

Choosing his own path Travis Orr

“Scholarships and grants have put me in a position to be successful in a way I want to be, not in a way that financial conditions would have dictated.”

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A fresh start at 50 Susan Alden

“There were jobs I was qualified for, but I would look ahead six months and think, ‘No, I'm gonna bail.’”
Susan began to realize it was time to do something she enjoyed and believed in.

Read Susan's story >>

Quiet determination Jeffery Anderson

There is no obvious hardship about him, but the fact is that Jeffery has been the breadwinner in his family since he was in eleventh grade.

Read Jeffery's story >>

Eric & Kitty Davis

Pianoforte: strengthening
music education

The threads running through the Davises' life together include a passion for education and a deep connection to Vermont.

Read the Davises' story >>

Vermont Foster/Adoptive
Family Association

Teeing off
for brighter hopes

"Many of these kids have spent their lives in transition, with no one to talk to about their long-term hopes and dreams."

Read their story >>

Hill Family Scholarships
for Dental Hygienists

Dental professionals
go grassroots

The challenge was great, but the vision was clear, so Vermont's dentistry community coalesced into a grassroots fundraising machine.

Read their story >>