BC Scholarships

Burlington College Institutional Aid is awarded to full-time students who meet specific need or merit criteria. If an institutional aid program is designated as a grant or a scholarship, then it is “gift aid” and although there is no requirement to repay these funds, continued eligibility may be contingent upon academic, financial need, community service or other conditional criteria.

BC Merit Awards
Recognizing that the cost of college is an obstacle for many Vermont families, Burlington College is proud to announce two Vermont First Scholarships. In an effort to make higher education a tangible goal, Burlington College is contributing more than $23,000 towards the scholarship fund for two students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to their communities, to service and leadership, and to their academics.

The Burlington College Presidential Scholarship of $20,000 is awarded to select first-year students who reflect the values of our College: a commitment to learning, civic engagement, creativity and leadership. The scholarship is disbursed at $2,500 per semester, and once enrolled, recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to maintain the scholarship.

The Burlington College Trustee Award focuses on the traits and qualities a student displayed in high school as well as future potential. This grant is renewable provided that the student maintains good academic standing and makes a positive contribution to the Burlington College community. These awards range from $500 - $5,000 for full-time students depending on the availability of funds.

Burlington College Endowed Scholarships are awarded in the spring semester and applied to the subsequent fall tuition. Recipients must be in good academic standing and have at least one year’s enrollment at the college. Students may apply for these awards or be nominated by faculty, staff, or other students. Award recipients are selected in mid-April and students are notified of their awards through the Financial Aid office at that time. Award recipients are publicly recognized at Convocation in September. Awards are generally $500-$1,000 per year.

Stone's Throw Scholarships are awarded to students from New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, and Quebec annually. There are two awards — one for community service and one for leadership. Students must apply for these scholarships with a brief essay. The award is renewable for up to four years, provided continued eligibility is maintained. Learn more about these scholarships.

"Next Step" Transfer Student Scholarship awards up to $4,000 to students who have graduated with an Associates of Arts Degree from a Community College and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and enroll in Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees.

BC Financial Need Awards
The Burlington College Grant is an institutional aid program that exists to bridge the difference between tuition cost and financial aid eligibility. BC Grants are awarded to students with financial need who meet specific criteria. These awards may be as much as $5,000 for full-time students depending on the availability of funds.