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Champlain College offers a variety of merit-based and need-based scholarships to help students cover the cost of tuition.
Our financial aid staff awards scholarships that match the student's level of achievement, need, and other characteristics. You will automatically be considered for most scholarships when you apply. We just need your FAFSA in order to calculate any need-based aid, which allows the College to enroll the brightest, most engaged students regardless of family income. Only the Pathways Scholarship requires the submission of a supplemental nomination form.
With our Count-On-It Financial Aid Guarantee, Champlain 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 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.
If you have notable academic achievement and/or extracurricular accomplishments, you may be offered one of our many merit scholarships. In 2022/2023 Champlain awarded over $28M in Merit Scholarships that do not need to be repaid.
You will be automatically considered for these scholarships and do not need to apply for them separately:
Champlain College understands that educational goals and financial capabilities aren't always aligned. Our need-based scholarships offer prospective students the possibility of achieving their goals removing financial concerns from the equation.
New American Student Scholarship is a need-based scholarship for Vermont's refugee and asylum students. Recipients must be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. This scholarship covers tuition, less the student's expected family contribution and any federal and state grants the student receives. Learn more about the New American Scholarship.
Pathways Scholarship is aligned with Champlain's goal to create an inclusive, equitable, and diverse community. This scholarship aims to empower students who strive to live out these values, enhancing their exploration and pursuit of academic and professional interests by covering the full cost of attending Champlain College when combined with federal and state assistance. Learn more about the Pathways Scholarship.
Single Parents Scholarship is a scholarship for Pell-eligible, Vermont residents who are single parents participating in the Champlain College Single Parents Program. Learn more about the Single Parents Scholarship.
Vermont First Generation Scholarship is targeted at first-generation college-bound high school seniors from Vermont. Recipients must be full-time traditional students and eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. This scholarship, in combination with the expected family contribution, federal and state programs (to include work-study, student loans, grants, and other gift aid), will provide funding up to the full cost of attendance at Champlain College. Vermont First Generation Scholarship recipients must remain in campus housing to qualify for the full award. Learn more about the Vermont First Generation Scholarship.
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.
View the full list of Champlain's endowed scholarship funds.
Often created for students with particular interests, backgrounds, or goals, scholarships can be based on merit (academic excellence or extracurricular achievements) or demonstrated financial need. Contact your local civic, professional, religious, community organizations, or your high school guidance counselor to ask about available scholarships.
If you receive an outside scholarship, your Champlain College scholarship will not be reduced, in most cases. However, tuition benefits, tuition exchange, and military/veterans' benefits are not considered outside scholarships and could impact your eligibility for additional Champlain scholarships.
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