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Boundless Possibilities ... Individual Journeys
Champlain College, founded in 1878, is dedicated to providing an innovative, hands-on education for its students to prepare for creative and productive careers. A powerful concept that represents the strength of a Champlain College education is that the classroom should be a gateway to the real world, not a sanctuary from it.
Champlain continually evaluates its curriculum to meet the needs of students and the demands of business and industry. Here are some of the areas and programs you may be interested in supporting:
The BYOBiz (Bring Your Own Business) program encourages our student-entrepreneurs to develop and run their own businesses while earning their degrees. The program serves as a learning laboratory for growing fledgling concepts and start ups into viable companies.
CENTER FOR DIGITAL INVESTIGATION
The Center for Digital Investigation brings the state-of-the-art tools, techniques and skills of the burgeoning field of digital investigation practice to our students. The Center brings national industry experts to campus, while simultaneously serving Vermont and the Northeast region as a source of information.
CENTER FOR FINANCIAL LITERACY
A new partnership between several Vermont financial institutions and Champlain College hopes to increase financial literacy in classrooms across Vermont, ensure college students graduate with the skills to make sound decisions about spending, credit and investments, and help adults navigate difficult financial situations like buying a home and saving for retirement. The Center will also advocate for more financial education opportunities at the local, state and national level.
CENTER FOR SERVICE AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
The mission of the Community Service and Civic Engagement Program at Champlain College is to provide the encouragement, resources and support that allow our students to become responsible, respectful and engaged citizens-locally, nationally and globally.
Gifts can be directed to support any of our divisions including: Robert P. Stiller School of Business, Division of Communication and Creative Media, Division of Education and Human Studies, Division of Information Technology and Sciences, the CORE Division, Continuing Professional Studies Division.
EMERGENT MEDIA CENTER
The Emergent Media Center is focused on education students in the emergent media fields, particularly electronic game development. The Center utilizes project-based learning, industry partnerships, academic exchanges, and promotion and development of 'serious games' with educational content. The Center will play a critical role in the establishment of a study-abroad campus in Montreal.
LEAD (Life Experience and Action Dimension)
Champlain College's Life Experience and Action Dimension goes well beyond educational theories to address the essential question: What traits and skills are required to live successfully—to manage your life and for it to have meaning? To that end, we've crafted a curriculum with programs, activities and experiences that teach those necessary life skills and inspire you to achieve a life of balance and substance. And, to enhance the personal meaningfulness of the activities, you can be involved in designing and planning these events and programs.
OFFICE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion helps Champlain's increasingly diverse community to engage in educational, social and inclusive practices with the goal of helping all members of the community to have a positive experience and to foster successful outcomes. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion's vision is to create a diverse and rich community which provides many opportunities for students, faculty and staff to be engaged, involved, supported, and celebrated. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion promotes and endorses institutional practices that support the development of an inclusive environment for all Champlain College stakeholders
Champlain College has a long-term commitment to providing as much financial assistance to its students as possible. Key scholarships include:
ACCOUNTING EXCELLENCE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
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 annually over 200 collective years of experience. The scholarships awarded from this fund assist accomplished accounting students.
Support-A-Student scholarships are often the deciding factor in whether or not a student is able to pursue his or her educational goals. This vital program helps fill in the gap for students who have exhausted all other financial resources, including federal and state education loans, family contributions and jobs.
VERMONT FIRST SCHOLARSHIP
Champlain College has created a need-based scholarship program that gives Vermonters broader access a bachelor's degree. This scholarship provides financial assistance to qualified "first-generation" college students-those whose parents did not attend college. Applicants must qualify for admission, plan to enroll as a full-time, undergraduate student, and be eligible for the Pell Grant Program. The Vermont First Scholarship is renewable for a student's four years at Champlain.
SINGLE PARENTS SCHOLARSHIP
The Single Parents Program helps low-income single parents get a post-secondary education in which they acquire marketable skills that will ultimately allow them to become more financially independent. One of Champlain's longest standing assistance programs, in addition to tuition scholarships, the program provides on-site advocacy and counseling to students trying to balance child-rearing, a full academic curriculum and often financial challenges far beyond traditional students.
NEW AMERICAN STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
This is need-based scholarship for Vermont's refugee or asylum students. Recipients must qualify for admission and enroll as full-time students. The scholarship is renewable for four years. This will be achieved through a review of family financial status, grant eligibility, and New American Student Scholarship eligibility.
YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM AND VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP
Champlain College is providing a significant tuition waiver for veterans who qualify for assistance under the Yellow Ribbon Program provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. This new education benefit, (also known as Chapter 33 benefits), provides eligible veterans with financial assistance up to the cost of tuition and fees, not to exceed the most expensive in-state undergraduate tuition at a public institution of higher learning in the state they are attending school. Additionally, as a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Champlain is entering into an agreement with the Veteran's Administration (VA) to fund tuition costs ABOVE the highest in-state undergraduate tuition rate. This agreement will allow Champlain College's additional tuition assistance to then be matched by VA benefits, resulting in free tuition for qualifying veterans.
STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP
The Office of International Education supports the College's goal to ensure that our students graduate prepared to be globally engaged citizens with international experience and global perspective. We know that students with international experience are getting higher paying jobs and have greater opportunities for career advancement. Our philosophy is to integrate international education into all aspects of the student experience through the curriculum, study abroad opportunities, foreign language, campus and community programming, internships and service learning.
You also have the option of designating your gift to the greatest area of need (The Fund for Champlain) which gives Champlain College the flexibility to use these funds where they are most needed. Your gift does make a difference! We encourage you to check out our Your Gifts At Work and Our Donors pages to see how gifts to Champlain College have been put to work to have a positive impact on our students lives.