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At Champlain, we are committed to recognizing and supporting students' academic achievements.
Each year, Champlain invests more than $36 million toward scholarships. These scholarships, which do not have to be repaid, support more than 95% of students in paying part of their educational costs.
Students will be reviewed for a variety of institutional scholarships that recognize superior academic achievement, student financial need, or both.
All applicants admitted into a Champlain degree program will automatically be considered for one of Champlain's merit-based scholarships. These scholarships focus on students who exemplify excellence in academics as well as engagement outside the classroom—traits that reflect our outstanding students and faculty.
All admitted applicants who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be considered for Champlain's need-based scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, which allows the College to enroll the brightest, most engaged students regardless of family income.
Our financial aid staff awards scholarships that match the student's level of achievement, need, and other characteristics. To make the process easy to navigate, there are no separate scholarship applications to complete.
Our scholarships are renewed annually as long as the student remains enrolled full time. No minimum GPA is required for scholarship renewal and awards do not need to be repaid. Champlain College scholarships are applied towards the student's cost of attendance.
Champlain scholarships are generously supported by individuals and organizations that believe deeply in Champlain's mission and are committed to recognizing student academic achievement and need.
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.
More detailed information on each Champlain College Endowed Scholarship can be found here.
For the most detailed and up-to-date information on the federal aid programs listed below, visit the Department of Education's website at studentaid.ed.gov.
State grant programs offer assistance based on residency, financial need, and academic performance.
For students from Vermont, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) offers the Vermont Incentive Grant to families with financial need and VSAC-assisted scholarships to students who meet eligibility criteria. For more information, visit vsac.org.
For students from other states, Champlain recommends checking with your state agency for funding opportunities. Residents of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania who are eligible for a state grant can use it to attend Champlain, so be sure to follow the application process to receive state funds.
Champlain encourages and rewards students for seeking outside funding to help meet their college expenses. Many organizations outside of the College, as well as federal and state governments, award scholarships to students. For more information, contact your local civic, professional, religious, and other community organizations. High school guidance counselors may also have a list of available local scholarships.
Students who receive an outside scholarship will not have their Champlain College scholarship reduced, in most cases. Tuition benefits, tuition exchange, and military and veterans' benefits are not considered outside scholarships and will impact the student's eligibility for Champlain scholarships.