VRGA scholarships provide financial assistance to eligible students entering their first year at an accredited two or four-year school. Scholarships are currently closed but will reopen in the winter for 2019.
The applicant must:
be a Vermont resident or be affiliated with a VRGA Member in Vermont;
be a graduating high school senior planning to attend an accredited two or four year postsecondary school or;
plan to attend for the first time an accredited two or four-year postsecondary school in 2018 and have received a high school diploma;
file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than four weeks prior to the scholarship deadline listed below; and
Meet one or more of the following conditions:
be the dependent of an employee or owner of a VRGA member company. Company or Employee must be located in Vermont or have responsibility in Vermont;
be an employee of a VRGA retail or associate member company in Vermont. Employee must be located in Vermont or have responsibility in Vermont.
The employee must be employed a minimum of 15 hours per week or 750 hours per year; and have been employed at a VRGA retail member store or company for a minimum of one year at the time the student applies for this scholarship.