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Arlington Memorial High School

529  East Arlington Road, Arlington, VT 05250

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Arlington Memorial

Guidance Department

Local Scholarships

Please Be Aware that some of these deadlines are APPROXIMATE, as many organizations have not yet released their 2019 information. You MUST check the deadline as it gets closer. Most organizations use the same application from year to year, but some change parts of their application. 

Please check for updated versions of the applications in the spring.

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Deadline: Novemeber 9 (Ms. LB needs to certify your application before the final deadline of Nov. 15)

Amount: Varies. Same application may also make you eligible at the state and national level.

Requirements: High School senior and U.S. citizen.

To Apply: Go to enf.elks.org/mvs

Rutland Area Medical Community Scholarship

Deadline: March 15

Amount: $1,000

Requirements: Acceptance into an academic program in the healthcare field

To Apply: Applications are available in the AMHS Guidance Office

Berkshire Bank Scholarship

Deadline: January 31 by 12:00 PM

Amount: $1500

Requirements: GPA of 3.0 (85) or above, gross family income under $75,000

To Apply: Online at www.berkshirebank.com/scholorships

Heritage Family Credit Union

Deadline: March 29 by 5:00 PM

Amount: $1,000

Requirements: Attend a high school within the HFCU field of membership, plan to attend an accredited college or trade school, exhibit leadership 

To Apply: Online at www.hfcuvt.com/personal/youth-accounts/scholorship

Eagles & Eagles Auxiliary

Deadline: March 31

Amount: To be determined

Requirements: All students are eligible. Factors taken into consideration include personality, community service, academic accomplishments, and financial need.

To Apply: Applications are available in the AMHS Guidance Office

Federated Church Scholarship

Deadline: April 15

Amount: To be determined

Requirements: All AMHS seniors are eligible to apply. Applicant is chosen based on achievement, community service, educational goals, and financial need. 

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

Miles Lumber Company Scholarship

Deadline: April 15

Amount: $500 (awarded to two seniors)

Requirements: GPA of 80 or higher, extra-curricular activities, community service

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

Prospect Rehabilitation Scholarship

Deadline: April 15

Amount: $500

Requirements: AMHS or BBA senior planning to attend a four-year college with the intent to prepare for a career in a healthcare field. 

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

Daniel Maneely Scholarship Fund

Deadline: April 20

Amount: $5,000

Requirements: Must have been accepted into college in an Engineering Technology field.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) - Philip Kelleher and John West Scholarship

Deadline: April 20

Amount: To be determined

Requirements: All students eligible.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

Arlington Fire Department Auxiliary Scholarship

Deadline: April 30

Amount: $500 ($250 for the fall semester and $250 for the spring semester)

Requirements: Student must be a graduating senior at AMHS and must have participated in community service.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

Ed Sossi Memorial Scholarship Award (Knights of Columbus)

Deadline: April 23

Amount: $1000

Requirements: Applicants must be planning to attend a trade of technical school.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

Ted and Adeline Lenczowski Scholarship (Knights of Columbus)

Deadline: April 23

Amount: $1000

Requirements: Applicants must be members of the Christ Our Savior Parish in Manchester and planning to attend college.  

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

Rotary Club of Manchester

Deadline: April 30

Amount: $500

Requirements: 2.5+ GPA (80.) Character, effort, academics, community service, and financial need.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

Scott Thomas Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 30

Amount: To be determined

Requirements: Student must be planning to attend a tech school, trade school, or other job training instruction.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

American Legion Post #69 Auxiliary (Arlington) "Graduation Gift Award"

Deadline: May 1

Amount: To be determined

Requirements: All students are eligible to apply. Two seniors will be chosen.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

Arlington Nursing Service Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: May 1

Amount: $1,000 for each year of study

Requirements: Be a resident of Arlington, Sunderland, or Sandgate and be seeking further education in nursing or another health related field.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

Battenkill Grange #487

Deadline: May 1

Amount: $300

Requirements: Students must be a resident of Arlington, Sunderland, or Sandgate and be seeking further education in nursing or another health related field.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office. 

Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship

Deadline: May 1 

Amount: to be determined

Requirements: Students must be majoring in education and planning to become a teacher.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

Joe Corey Memorial Scholarship Award

Deadline: May 1

Amount: $2,500

Requirements: Must have received a varsity letter in any sport.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

John Wener Soccer Scholarship

Deadline: May 1

Amount: $100 awarded to one girl and one boy.

Requirements: Student must have played varsity soccer at AMHS and have shown a strong work ethic, academic success and good sportsmanship. The student does NOT have to play soccer in college.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

Red Mountain Lodge #63 F &AM

Deadline: May 1

Amount: $1,000 if awarded to one student; $500 if awarded to two students.

Requirements: Any student who has not already received a full scholarship is eligible to apply.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

Arlington Rescue Squad John Hannon Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: May 11

Amount: $250

Requirements: Student must be pursing further education in a medical field.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

Arlington Garden Club Scholarship

Deadline: May 10

Amount: $1,000

Requirements: All AMHS seniors are eligible to apply. Preference is given to students seeking further education in an environmental field, but anyone may apply. 

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

Resourceful Recycling Clean Up Services Scholarship

Deadline: May 14

Amount: $250

Requirements: Students must be pursuing further education in a field related to science and/or the environement.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

American Legion Post #69 (Arlington)

Deadline: May 15

Amount: To be determined

Requirements: All students are eligible to apply. One boy and one girl will be chosen.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

Rizio- Wood Memorial Golf Scholarship

Deadline: June 1

Amount: To be determined

Requirements: Applicants MUST plan to pursue further education in golf and/or agronomy (greens keeping, etc.)

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

Sandy Casey Scholarship

Deadline: June 2

Amount: $2,500

Requirements: Intent to pursue a career in education or in service to children, excellence in achievement, financial need.

To Apply: Go to Benningtonbanner.com and click on Sandy Casey Scholarship.

State Scholarships                        

Please Be Aware that some of these deadlines are APPROXIMATE, as many organizations have not yet released their 2019 information. You MUST check the deadline as it gets closer. Most organizations use the same application from year to year, but some change parts of their application. 

Please check for updated versions of the applications in the spring.

Vermont MENSA Scholarship

Deadline: January 15

Amount: Varies.

Requirements: Planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college

To Apply: Submit an application and an essay explaining your goals. Applications are available at www.mensafoundation.org

Vermont JCI Senate Scholarship

Deadline: January 

Amount: $500; more if you are chosen at the national level

Requirements: Planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college

To Apply: Download application at www.usjcisenate.org. Application is also available in the Guidance Office. The Vermont chapter has extended it's deadline beyond the deadline listed on the national website.

Vermont - NEA (National Education Association) Maida F. Townsend Scholarship

Deadline: February 1

Amount: $1,000 (merit-based)

Eligibility: You must be the son or daughter of a Vermont-NEA (teachers' union) member.

To Apply: Applications are available in the AMHS Guidance Office

Vermont (and National) Garden Club

Deadline: February 1

Amount: 

Eligibility: 

To Apply: 

VSAC - Assisted Scholarship (in the VSAC booklet)

Deadline: February 15

Amount: Varies by scholarship. See VSAC Booklet.

Eligibility: Varies by scholarship. See VSAC Booklet.

To Apply: The VSAC Scholarship Booklet is avaiable in the Guidance Office.

The St. Andrew's Society of Vermont Academic Scholarships

Deadline: February 23 at 5 PM

Amount: Three $1,000 scholarships

Eligibility: Vermont resident (merit and need based)

To Apply: Go to www.standrewsocietyofvermont.org

American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors National Presidents Scholarship

Deadline: March 1

Amount: $5,000

Eligibility: Student must be a child, step-child, grandchild, or step-grandchild of a Veteran

eligible for Legion membership.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office. Please note that this is a national scholarship.

American Legion Auxiliary Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members

Deadline: March 1

Amount: $5000

Eligibility: Applicant must have been a Junior Member Legion Auxilary for the past three years, and must remain a member for the current year and all four years of the scholarship period. Applicant must have a 3.0 GPA and be of good character.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office. Please note that this is a national scholarship.

Vermont Lions Club Hart Memorial Award

Deadline: March 8

Amount: one $1,000 scholarship; two $500 scholarships.

Requirements: Student must have a disability or debilitating illness (physical or psychological) and have financial need.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

Alice Angney Scholarship for Leadership and Service

Deadline: March 18

Amount: $2,000 to one senior in Vermont

Eligibility: academic achievement, leadership, service to the community, and initiative in overcoming a specific challenge

To Apply: go to www.vtvsa.org/#!scholarship-and-awards/c1g2z

Amy Bindelglass Memorial Scholarship (regional scholarship)

Deadline: March 29

Amount: $750

Eligibility: All high school juniors and seniors are eligible. You must complete a project on organ donation, as described in the application.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

The American Legion of Vermont

Deadline: April 1

Amount: Charles N. Barber Scholarship - $1,000

               Ray Greenwood Scholarship - $1,500

               Ten $500 Scholarships

Eligibility: Seniors who are Vermont residents or are attending a Vermont high school.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office. (One application for all three scholarships.)

VT EPSCor Center for Workforce Development and Diversity

Deadline: April 1

Amount: $5000

Eligibility: You must be a first-generation college student or a Native American, and you must be planning to attend a Vermont College or University to study science, technology, engineering, or math.

To Apply: Go to www.uvm.edu/~cwdd/scholarships

Vermont Association of Educational Office Professionals

Deadline: April 1

Amount: $500 for the first semester, $500 for the second semester

Requirements: Must have taken four semesters of high school computers or business courses. Must plan to pursue office-related business education.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

American Legion Auxiliary Past Presidents Parley Nurses Scholorship

Deadline: April 6

Amount: $500 

Requirements: Must have a child, grandchild, or great-grandchild of a veteran. You must be enterin gcollege for a degree in nursing (RN or LPN.)

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

Sons of the American Legion

Deadline: April 15

Amount: Two scholarships are awarded in southern Vermont (one for $1,000 and one for $500.) 

Eligibility: You must be planning to attend a technical college or trade school. You must also be related (biologically or by legal adoption) to a member of the American Legion Family (American Legion, Ladies Auxiliary, or Sons of the American Legion.) The relatives must be a parent, grandparent, step-parent, brother, or sister.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary Department of Vermont Youth Incentive Scholarship

Deadline: April 15

Amount: Varies.

Eligibility: Open to all senior girls who are VFW Auxiliary members or related to a VFW Auxiliary member in good standing. The applicant must be in the top third of the graduating class and be able to show proof to an accredited college, vocational, or technical school.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office.

Vermont Retail & Grocer's Association

Deadline: April 26

Amount: Ten $1,500 scholarships

Eligibility: You must be an employee or the dependent of an employee/ owner of a company that is a member of the VRGA. The employee must work a minimum of 15 hours per week or 750 hours per year and have been employed at a VGA retail membrr store for a minimum of one year.

To Apply: Applications are available at the AMHS Guidance Office. 

Vermont Golf Association

Deadline: May 1 

Amount: $1,000 per year of college

Eligibility: You must have a current active affiliation with the game of golf and demonstrate financial need.

To Apply: Applications are available at www.vtga.org

The Stephan Phillips Memorial Scholarship (a New England-wide Scholarship)

Deadline: May 1 at 12 PM (special early deadline of April 3 at 12 PM)

Amount: $3,000 - $10,000 annually

Requirements: 3.0 GPA or higher, be enrolled in demanding courses, demonstrate skilled writing ability, work part-time, demonstrate financial need, be involved in school and community activities.

To Apply: Online at www.philips-scholarship.org starting in mid-January. Info sheet in the Guidance Office.

League or Women Voters of Vermont

Deadline: May 1

Amount: $1000

Requirements: Vermont resident, demonstrated interest in civic participation and community service, financial need, teacher recommendation

To Apply: Go to: my.lwv.org/vermont/winona-smith-scholarship-application-2019

Graduate Information

Typically 80% of AMHS students are college bound. Of that 80%, 60% enroll at four-year colleges and 20% attend a two-year college. The non-college bound students begin military services, enroll in specialized employment programs (trade schools) or enter the world of work.

In recent years, AMHS graduates have been accepted to many fine colleges and universities including:
  • Albany College of Pharmacy

  • Amherst College

  • Boston College

  • Boston University

  • Castleton University

  • Clarkson University

  • Elms College

  • Elmira College

  • Hofstra University

  • Ithaca College

  • Marist College

  • MCLA

  • Merrimack College

  • New England Culinary Institute

  • Northeastern University

  • Norwich University 

  • Ohio State University

  • Ohio Wesleyan University

  • Old Dominion University

  • Paul Smith College

  • Quinnipiac University

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • Roger Williams University

  • Southern Vermont College

  • St. Lawrence University

  • University of Connecticut

  • University of New England

  • University of Vermont

  • Vermont Technical College

  • Villanova University

School Awards

2018 - Named a " Best High School in America" by U.S. News & World Report (Silver Medal)

2017 - Named a "Best High School in America" by U.S. News & World Report (Silver Medal)

2016 - Named a "Best High School in America"  by U.S. News & World Report (Silver Medal)

2016 - 4th Highest Academic Achieving High School in Vermont

2013 - Named a "Best High School in America" by U.S. News & World Report (Silver Medal)

2010 - 3rd Highest Academic Achieving High School in Vermont

2009 - Named a "Top School" by The Johns Hopkins University for academic achievement

2009 - 3rd Highest State scores for NECAP Reading and Writing

2009 - 5th Highest State scores for NECAP Science 

2009 - AP Scores Above State & National average

2008 - Named a "Best High School in America" by U.S. News & World Report (Bronze Medal)

2007 - Named a "Best High School in America" by U.S. News & World Report