Champlain College Endowed Scholarships

Endowed or "named" scholarships are funded by generous gifts from alumni and friends of Champlain College. The funds are awarded each year to students who meet the donors' designated criteria. Qualifications and award amounts vary, but the determination of the award is generally based on financial need. Endowed scholarships do not require repayment. Students applying for financial aid are automatically considered for these funds, based on the information provided in the student's application. Endowed scholarships not awarded by the Office of Financial Aid are noted within the award descriptions below.

Accounting Excellence Endowed Scholarship Fund

This permanent fund was established in 2007 as a tribute to Champlain's distinguished Accounting faculty who, at the time the fund was established, had over 200 collective years of experience. Funded by faculty, staff and primarily accounting alumni over the years, the scholarships awarded from this fund assist accomplished accounting students. Accounting Excellence Award recipients are selected annually by faculty members in the Stiller School of Business.

George I. Alden Scholarship Fund

This award was established in 1986 by a grant from the George I. Alden Trust, with a major addition in 1987. The fund provides scholarships for students with financial need.

John A. and Elyza C. Alexander Fund

This permanent fund was established in 1985 with a bequest from Mrs. Alexander, the mother of Louise Alexander Sjobeck '63, and provides funding for students with financial need.

James P. '67 and Christina Allen Scholarship Fund

Mr. and Mrs. James P. Allen '67 created this permanent fund in 1988 in loving memory of Harold S. Allen to provide assistance to Vermont students with financial need.

William Angell Memorial Scholarship Fund

In memory of friend and colleague William Angell, this fund was established in 1988 by Hackett, Valine & MacDonald, Inc. and others, and assists students with financial need who are interested in the insurance field.

John T. and Charlotte F. Bankus Endowment Fund

This fund was made possible by a gift from an anonymous corporate donor in 1983, with a major addition in 1995, and honors the College's long-time trustee, business officer and friend, John Bankus, and his wife, Charlotte. The scholarship provides funds for Vermont students with financial need.

Owen H. Becker Endowment Fund

The fund is in loving memory of Owen H. Becker, a longtime friend of Champlain College's Support-A-Student program. This permanent fund, established by Margaret Becker and her family in 2005, provides tuition assistance to at least one student each year that possesses the academic potential to succeed at Champlain, and requires significant levels of borrowing based on family financial circumstances. Preference is given to students from Connecticut and Vermont and those majoring in a business or human resources career area.

Phyllis Emmons Black and Edward J. Black Endowed Scholarship Fund

This permanent fund was established in 2007 and awards scholarships to an undergraduate student who is an orphan (both parents are deceased, and the applicant is not legally adopted) of United States citizenship. The recipient must have financial need and a GPA in high school or post-high-school education of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. If there are no eligible students, based on the criteria above, foster children who are wards of the state may be considered for the scholarship.

David M. and Joan Boardman Endowment Fund

David M. Boardman, former chairman of the Board of Trustees, created this fund in 1983 for students with financial need.

The Leland Brooks Endowment Fund

This fund was established in 1987 to assist both traditional and non-traditional students majoring in business, with a preference for those with financial need.

Burlington Drug Endowment Fund

Burlington Drug Company established this fund in 1988 to provide assistance to students with financial need.

George Burrill and Lola Van Wagenen Scholarship Fund

Established by trustee George Burrill and his wife Lola Van Wagenen in 2012, this permanent fund provides assistance to students receiving help from our New American Scholarship program. In any year where there might not be a New American in need, the funds will be used to provide assistance to students in our Vermont First Scholarship Program. And lastly, if none of the earlier preferences are in need, the fund will provide general scholarship support.

Champlain Endowed Award

This award was established in 1993 by faculty and staff at Champlain College with initial investments made in honor of Mary Sigler, Esq., a faculty member who had passed away. In 2012 a large addition was made by family and friends in memory of Deana Higgs-Gordon, a staff member who passed away suddenly. Ongoing additions by faculty and staff grow the endowment continually. This permanent fund provides scholarships to full-time students with financial need who show academic success in their field and demonstrate good citizenship in the classroom, residence halls, and social settings.

Rosemary Daley Claassen '67 Scholarship Fund

Made possible through a generous gift from Mrs. Rosemary Claassen '67 in 1988, this permanent fund provides scholarship assistance for Vermonters in need from the Northeast Kingdom.

Class of 1948 Fund

This permanent fund established by Mr. Richard Posey '48 honors his classmates. The fund received major additions in 1987 and thereafter. Income from the fund provides financial aid for deserving students in need.

Patricia Burns Conant Endowment Fund

The Patricia Burns Conant Endowment is a permanent fund established in 2013 to provide scholarship assistance to single parent students who attend Champlain College. Generously established by Donna and Remo Pizzagalli, this fund memorializes their dear friend and long-time Champlain employee, Patricia Conant, who worked at Champlain from 1958 to 2006 in a number of positions including professor, career counselor and admissions associate director. Pat was a constant mentor and advocate for students, and in particular nontraditional students like the single parents this fund supports.

E. L. Cord Foundation Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 1991 by the E. L. Cord Foundation to provide scholarship aid to juniors and seniors in need of financial assistance.

April Cornell Endowment Fund

This permanent endowment fund was established in 1999 by April Cornell, former member of the Board of Trustees, to provide assistance to motivated students, with a preference given to those with financial need.

James and Andrea Crook Endowment Fund

Jim and Andrea Crook funded this permanent endowment in 1999 to provide assistance to students, with a preference given to those with financial need. Jim is a former member of the Board of Trustees.

Robert S. Deane Scholarship Fund

Robert S. Deane, M.D. was instrumental in the development of Champlain College's Respiratory Therapy major. Established by physicians, friends and colleagues as a lasting memorial, this permanent fund was established in 1998 to provide assistance to students with financial need in a health-related program.

Lula Ducas '36 and Angeline Ducas Education Fund

Established by Angeline Ducas and Lula Ducas '36, friends and neighbors of Champlain College, this permanent endowment fund was established in 2003 and provides tuition assistance for business majors-with a preference toward students who concentrate their core courses in small business management and entrepreneurialism and hope ultimately to start their own businesses.

Dr. David S. Faigel Memorial Scholarship Fund

Friends and colleagues of David Faigel, the founder of Champlain's former Dental Assisting program, established this fund in Dr. Faigel's memory in 1977. It is a permanent fund awarded to the Radiography Program student with the highest GPA after his or her first year, or to a student with the highest GPA in one of Champlain's Healthcare programs.

Betty Fishman Scholarship Fund

Established in 2012 by the Herschel L. Seder Family, and added to by family and friends, in honor of his beloved sister Betty Fishman, who passed away in 2011. Betty was a longtime friend and benefactor to Champlain College and served for 22 years on the Board of Trustees. She was a visionary leader in the Vermont community, continually connecting the right people with the right initiatives to make things happen. She founded a group of courageous women who provided lead support for the Single Parents Program at Champlain College. In 2002, she received the Champlain College Distinguished Citizen of the Year award. This permanent fund provides tuition assistance to students, with a preference for single parents financially struggling with the rigors of their academic program and the challenges of raising children at the same time, and often working part-time as well.

Goodrich Endowment Fund

This endowment was established in 1986 by B.F. Goodrich, Inc., as a permanent fund for students with financial need.

Ellinor Hauke Memorial Scholarship Fund

This permanent endowment provides support to Champlain College's Single Parents Program and was established in 2008 in memory of long-time benefactor Ellinor Hauke.

William R. and Ellinor Hauke Scholarship Fund

This permanent endowment provides scholarships to deserving students with financial need. It was established in 1986 by Mr. and Mrs. William R. Hauke, Sr.

Emory Banker Heimark '03 Endowment Fund

Established by Mary Ann and Donald Heimark in 2003, parents of Emory Banker Heimark '03, who passed away unexpectedly soon after his graduation, this permanent scholarship provides tuition assistance to a second-, third- or fourth-year student enrolled as an Accounting major who demonstrates passion for financial literacy.

Walter Levering Scholarship Fund

Established by Walt and Les Levering in 2000, this permanent fund assists students with financial need who are enrolled in the Robert P. Stiller School of Business (formerly the Division of Business).

George J. Lumbra II '73 Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 1976 as a memorial to George Lumbra II '73 by his many friends. This permanent fund helps senior Accounting students from Chittenden County with financial need.

Merchants Bank Endowment Fund

Awarded to Vermont students with financial need, this permanent fund was established in 1985 by the Merchants Bank.

Werner F. W. Michaelis Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1999 by Audrey Michaelis Holm-Hansen '94 in memory of her father, this permanent fund provides assistance to non-traditional students who have had some work experience, with preference given to those with financial need.

Hinda and Joel Miller Scholarship Fund

Established by Hinda and Joel Miller in 2000, this permanent fund provides assistance to a female student in a Business major, with preference given to those with financial need.

Robert & Holly Miller Endowment Fund

Established in 2004 by Robert and Holly Miller, this permanent fund is used for student scholarships.

The Miller-Pierce Scholarship Fund

Named in honor of Holly D. Miller and Thomas H. Pierce, co-chairs of the Uncommon Ground Campaign, which was successfully completed in October 1997, this permanent endowment fund honors the duo's tireless efforts, unique talents and tremendous inspiration. Funded by the Board of Trustees and the campaign cabinet, this fund supports Champlain students according to criteria set by its honorees.

Eunice Silsby Morgan Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 1983 by gifts from T. Oliver Morgan, the Morgan family and friends of Mrs. Morgan. The endowment is a permanent fund for Vermont students with financial need.

Mount Mansfield Television Endowed Scholarship Fund

This permanent endowment provides scholarships to deserving students with financial need. It was established in 1988 by a gift from Mount Mansfield Television, Inc. /WCAX.

National Life Insurance Company Endowment Fund

Established by the National Life Insurance Company in 1984, this endowment provides funds to students with financial need.

Richard Wyckoff Newberry Scholarship Fund

This permanent fund was established in 1984 by the family, friends, colleagues and students of the late Mr. Newberry, a popular member of the Business Administration faculty. It provides financial assistance each year to deserving students in the Stiller School of Business, and students are eligible to receive it all four years they are enrolled.

Burton '38 and Celia Paquin Scholarship Fund

Established by Burton '38 and Celia Paquin in 2000, this permanent fund provides assistance to both traditional and non-traditional students, with preference given to those with financial need.

Paul Frank + Collins Scholarship Fund

The Burlington law firm of Paul Frank + Collins established this permanent fund in 1988 to aid Vermont students with financial need.

H. Dean Pearl Endowment Fund

This fund was established in 1968 by the many friends and colleagues of the late H. Dean Pearl, former Director of Admission. It is a permanent fund for Vermont students with financial need.

Raymond C. Pecor, Jr. Endowment Fund

Established by College trustee-emeritus Raymond Pecor in 1983, the fund provides aid to students with financial need.

People's United Bank Endowment Fund

Chittenden Bank, renamed People's United Bank, created this in 1983 as a permanent fund for Vermont students with financial need.

Patricia Pizzagalli Endowment Fund

The Patricia Pizzagalli Endowment Fund is a permanent fund established in 2002 to provide scholarship assistance, with a preference for a student referred by the King Street Youth Center who is continuing his or her education at Champlain College. In the event that there is no student from the King Street program, this scholarship may be awarded to a student from Chittenden County with financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office at Champlain College.

Remo and Donna Pizzagalli Endowment Fund for Single Parents

Established in 2003 by Remo and Donna Pizzagalli, long-time friends of the College and parents of two Champlain graduates, this permanent fund provides tuition assistance to students, with a preference for single-parent students financially struggling with the rigors of their academics and the challenges of raising their children, often while working full- or part-time.

Remo and Donna Pizzagalli Endowment Fund

Established in 2005 by Remo and Donna Pizzagalli, long-time friends of the College and parents of two Champlain graduates, this permanent fund provides tuition assistance to students who possess strong academic potential, require significant levels of borrowing based on family financial circumstances, and yet do not qualify for significant need-based state or federal grant assistance.

Frederick and Eleanor Pratt Endowment Fund

Established in 2010by Frederick and Eleanor Pratt, long-time friends of Woodbury College, now Woodbury Institute of Champlain College, this permanent fund provides tuition assistance to students whose presence on campus will measurably increase the diversity of the Champlain body and additionally may serve as an inspiration to a wide range of Champlain students. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be Vermont residents with a preference given to those who are the first in their family to attend college, or who reside in Vermont as New Americans.

Quaker Oats/Arden Organics Endowment Fund

This permanent fund established in 1981 by the Quaker Oats Foundation and Arden Organics, Inc. is dedicated for students from Windham County in Vermont with financial need.

Sarah E. Ramsey '12 Strong Endowment Fund

This permanent fund was established in 2013 in memory of Sarah Elizabeth Ramsey by her family and friends after she passed away unexpectedly. In honor of her inspiring and passionate creativity and zest for life, and her love of travel abroad, this fund supports a rising sophomore, junior or senior marketing major who exemplifies Sarah's qualities including drive, determination, creative and critical thinking, individuality, a passion for advertising and branding, and a thirst to experience all life has to offer. This need-based scholarship is awarded annually and given to a student, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, who has plans to travel or immerse themselves in an internship with the power to be transformative. Award recipients are selected annually by the Sarah Ramsey Strong Advisory Council. More information about this endowed scholarship fund can be found here.

Anthony M. Romano '69 Scholarship Fund

Established by Anthony M. Romano '69 in 1988, this scholarship helps a student with financial need majoring in Business.

Jacqueline A. Roy '63 Endowment Fund

Established in 1994 by College trustee-emeritus and alumna Jacqueline A. Roy '63, this permanent fund provides assistance to students with financial need.

Mary J. Sigler Scholarship Fund

Established in 1993 through a bequest from Mary Sigler, former faculty member, this permanent fund provides assistance to full-time students with financial need who show academic success in their field and demonstrate good citizenship. The Sigler Fund provides one or more non-renewable scholarships to first-year Stiller School of Business, majors who have demonstrated financial need, strong academic success in high school, outstanding citizenship and a desire to continue their leadership in College, and a "spirit of giving back" through community service activities.

Smith, Bell & Thompson Inc. Endowment Fund

This permanent fund was established in 1988 by Smith, Bell & Thompson, Inc. and provides assistance to students from Vermont with financial need enrolled as a Business or Accounting major.

Sodexo Endowment Fund

Established by Sodexo in 1984, this fund provides assistance to students with financial need.

Edward and Jane Sommers Endowment Fund

Established in 1987 by former Vice President for Development Edward Sommers and his wife, Jane, this fund supports student scholarships with a preference for students with financial need from Middlebury Union High School.

S.T. Griswold Endowment Fund

This fund, established by S.T. Griswold & Co., Inc. in 1988, is for Vermont students with financial need who are enrolled in the Stiller School of Business.

Stracke/Reid Cultural Immersion Scholarship Fund

This permanent fund was established in 2008 by Alan Stracke (former Champlain College professor) and his wife Lynda Reid (former Champlain College employee). This is the first Champlain College permanent endowment to provide financial assistance to Champlain College students studying at a Champlain Abroad campus for a semester or more. This fund is awarded by the Office of International Education.

Sullivan Family Scholarship Fund

The Sullivan Family, many of whom are graduates of Champlain College, including Michael Sullivan, Sr. '67, Raymond Sullivan '68, Peggy Sullivan '68, and Michael Sullivan, Jr. '90, established this permanent fund in 2010 to provide financial assistance to at least one student each year enrolled in the Stiller School of Business or a related entrepreneurial curriculum, with a preference for a student who might be involved in the BYOBiz program at the College. The student recipient must maintain a GPA of 2.7 and have the potential to succeed in business.

Support a Student Endowment

This fund was established in 1980 to provide funds to students with financial need.

TD Bank Endowment Fund

Established in 1983 by the Howard Bank (renamed TD Banknorth and then TD Bank), this permanent fund is for Vermont students with financial need.

Webster S. Thompson Family Endowment Fund

Established by Webster S. and Barbara Thompson in 1997, this permanent fund provides assistance to students with financial need, with preference given to Vermont students.

Vermont Association of Broadcasters Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established by the Vermont Association of Broadcasters in 2007, this permanent endowed fund is to be used for students enrolled in broadcast-related majors, who maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have the potential to succeed in the broadcast profession. A committee of faculty members from the Division of Communication & Creative Media will select the recipients of this scholarship.

Woodbury Institute Fund

Brought over from Woodbury College when they joined with Champlain College in 2008, these endowed funds had been generously donated to Woodbury by three friends of the institution from 2002 to 2006, with a recent addition in 2008. The income earned continues to support the type of students or programs originally intended by the donors and carried out by Woodbury College, now the Woodbury Institute at Champlain College


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