When you give to the Champlain Fund, you give the gift of opportunity to our students, allowing them to imagine endless possibilities and then dare to achieve them. Gifts to the Champlain Fund support every facet of the Champlain experience, from international travel to hands-on internships in their field of study. Thank you for entrusting us to use your gift to make the greatest impact for our students.
More than 90% of our students benefit from the Support-a-Student Scholarship. This vital grant program helps close the gap for students who have exhausted all other financial resources, including federal and state education loans, family contributions and jobs. It is often the deciding factor that determines whether a student will be able to attend Champlain College.
During the 2016-2017 academic year, $23.2 million was invested in 2,060 students. Vermont First Scholarships
This need-based scholarship program gives Vermonters broader access to higher education. The Vermont First scholarship provides financial assistance to qualified first-generation college students, those whose parents did not attend college.
In 2016, 67 students received $1.9 million in scholarship support. Single Parent Program Scholarships
The Single Parent Scholarship helps low-income single parents gain a post-secondary education in which they acquire marketable skills that will ultimately allow them to become more financially independent. 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 financial challenges far beyond traditional students.
In 2016, 41 Single Parent Scholars received $545,000 in scholarship assistance. New American Scholarships
The New American Scholarship is a need-based scholarship for Vermont’s refugee or asylum students. This scholarship not only makes it possible for refugee and asylum students in Vermont to pursue an education in a safe and supportive context, it also enriches the classrooms and campus for all of us.
In 2016, 18 New American students received $363,000 in scholarship assistance. Yellow Ribbon Program and Veterans Scholarships
Champlain College provides a significant tuition waiver for veterans who qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. This education benefit provides eligible veterans with financial assistance up to the total cost of tuition and fees, above and beyond the funds provided by the GI Bill.
In 2016, 27 students received $170,000 in scholarship assistance. Study Abroad Scholarships
At Champlain College, we hope that each student graduates as an engaged citizen with international experience and a global perspective. The Study Abroad Scholarship makes it possible for all interested and qualified students to participate in this life-changing opportunity regardless of their financial means.
Student Emergency Angel Fund
The Student Emergency Angel Fund is designed as a safety-net for students in need, covering vital expenses that fall outside the scope of tuition but pose a significant obstacle to a student’s academic and professional success. Your gift to the Angel Fund ensures that all students have what they need to grow and thrive in a safe environment.