Scholarship Opportunities

The future is a student's wisest investment.

We invest in our students and recognize their academic achievement each year through our financial aid programs. Champlain awarded almost $20 million in College-funded scholarships based on academic strength and financial need for the 2013-2014 academic year. More than 85 percent of students received scholarship funds, which do not have to be repaid, to help pay their educational costs.

All applicants accepted into a Champlain degree program will automatically be considered for one of our merit-based scholarships, and those who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be considered for need-based scholarships. For more information about Champlain's endowed scholarships, federal grant opportunities and state aid programs, visit Financial Aid.

Additionally, Champlain offers two scholarships to incoming first-year students. Please nominate your students for the Women in Technology scholarship and encourage any student entrepreneurs you know to apply for the Build Your Own Business (BYOBiz)® Scholarship when they submit their college application.

Scholarship Opportunities for Specialized Interests

  • Women in Technology Scholarship: The Women in Technology scholarship was established to support women pursuing careers in technology fields. Nominated students will be eligible to win one of two platinum $10,000 merit-based scholarships. Selected students will be notified of their award upon acceptance to Champlain College.
  • Build Your Own Business (BYOBiz)® Scholarship: The BYOBiz Scholarship Program was established to support incoming first-year students that either have developed and launched their own business or have an aptitude for entrepreneurship. Submissions will be evaluated based on the thoroughness of the business plan and the potential for success as evaluated by the scholarship committee.

Scholarship Opportunities for Special Populations

  • New American Student Scholarship is a need-based scholarship for Vermont's refugee and asylum students.
  • Single Parents Scholarship is a scholarship for Pell-eligible single parents participating in the Champlain College Single Parents Program.
  • Vermont First Scholarship is targeted at first-generation college-bound high school seniors.