Arlington Memorial

Guidance Department

AMHS Guidance Office

Joanna Lederer-Barnes, Guidance Director ●  375-2589 ext. 106  ●  lederer-barnesj@bvsu.org

 

Local Scholarship List

PLEASE BE AWARE that some of these deadlines are APPROXIMATE, as many of these organizations have not yet released their 2021 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:  November 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:  Online at enf.elks.org/mvs

 

● Berkshire Bank Scholarship

Deadline:  January 31 by 11:59 p.m.

Amount:  $2,500

Requirements:  GPA of 3.0 (85) or above, pursuing a two- or four-year degree from an accredited non-profit college or technical school, gross family annual income under $100,000

To Apply:  Online at berkshirebank.com/scholarships 

 

● 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.

 

● Heritage Family Credit Union

Deadline:  March 26 by 5:00 p.m.

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 hfcuvt.com/Personal/Youth-Accounts/scholarships 

 

● Eagles & Eagles Auxiliary

Deadline:  March 31

Amount:  to be determined

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

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

 

● Daniel Maneely Scholarship Fund

Deadline:  April 1

Amount:  $5,000

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

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 in the AMHS Guidance Office. 

 

● VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) – Philip Kelleher and John West Scholarships

Deadline:  April 16

Amount:  to be determined

Requirements:  All students are eligible.

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

 

● Miles Lumber Company Scholarship

Deadline:  April 19

Amount:  $500 (awarded to two seniors)

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

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

 

● Ed Sossi Memorial Scholarship Award (Knights of Columbus)

Deadline:  April 23

Amount:  $1,000

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

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

 

● Ted and Adeline Lenczowski Memorial Scholarship (Knights of Columbus)

Deadline:  April 23

Amount:  $1,000

Requirements:  Member of the Christ Our Savior Parish in Manchester and planning to attend college.

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

 

● Prospect Rehabilitation Scholarship

Deadline:  April 25

Amount:  $500

Requirements:  Planning to attend a four-year college to prepare for a career in a healthcare field.

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

 

● Scott Thomas Memorial Scholarship

Deadline:  April 30

Amount:  to be determined

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

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

 

● Battenkill Grange #487

Deadline:  May 1

Amount: $500

Requirements:  Students must be a resident of Arlington, Sunderland, or Sandgate and be seeking further education in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, nursing, or teaching.

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

 

● John Werner 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 in 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 in the AMHS Guidance Office.

 

● William H. Burrington Scholarship / Bennington County Farm Bureau

Deadline:  May 1

Amount:  TBA

Requirements:  Student must reside in Bennington County and have been accepted at a college or other school to study agriculture, forestry, agronomy, or an environmental program.

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

 

● Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship 

Deadline:  May 8

Amount:  $500

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

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






 

● Arlington Garden Club Scholarship

Deadline:  May 10

Amount:  $1,000

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

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

 

● Arlington Rescue Squad John Hannon Memorial Scholarship

Deadline:  May 11

Amount:  $250

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

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

 

● Resourceful Recycling Clean Up Services Scholarship

Deadline:  May 14

Amount:  $250

Requirements:  Must be pursuing further education in a field related to science and/or the environment.

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

 

● Paul LaFountain American Legion Post #69 Auxiliary (Arlington) “Graduation Gift Award”   

Deadline:  May 15

Amount:  to be determined

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

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

 

● Paul LaFountain American Legion Post #69 (Arlington)     

Deadline:  May 15

Amount:  to be determined

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

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

 

● Paul LaFountain Sons of the American Legion Squadron #69 (Arlington)     

Deadline:  May 15

Amount:  to be determined

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

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

 

● Sandy Casey Scholarship

Deadline:  May 21

Amount:  $2,500

Requirements:  Pursuing a career in education or in service to children. Achievement, financial need.

To Apply:  TBA

AMHS Guidance Office

Joanna Lederer-Barnes, Guidance Director ●  375-2589 ext. 106  ●  lederer-barnesj@bvsu.org

 

Local Scholarship List

PLEASE BE AWARE that some of these deadlines are APPROXIMATE, as many of these organizations have not yet released their 2021 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:  November 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:  Online at enf.elks.org/mvs

 

● Berkshire Bank Scholarship

Deadline:  January 31 by 11:59 p.m.

Amount:  $2,500

Requirements:  GPA of 3.0 (85) or above, pursuing a two- or four-year degree from an accredited non-profit college or technical school, gross family annual income under $100,000

To Apply:  Online at berkshirebank.com/scholarships 

 

● 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.

 

● Heritage Family Credit Union

Deadline:  March 26 by 5:00 p.m.

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 hfcuvt.com/Personal/Youth-Accounts/scholarships 

 

● Eagles & Eagles Auxiliary

Deadline:  March 31

Amount:  to be determined

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

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

 

● Daniel Maneely Scholarship Fund

Deadline:  April 1

Amount:  $5,000

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

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 in the AMHS Guidance Office. 

 

● VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) – Philip Kelleher and John West Scholarships

Deadline:  April 16

Amount:  to be determined

Requirements:  All students are eligible.

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

 

● Miles Lumber Company Scholarship

Deadline:  April 19

Amount:  $500 (awarded to two seniors)

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

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

 

● Ed Sossi Memorial Scholarship Award (Knights of Columbus)

Deadline:  April 23

Amount:  $1,000

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

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

 

● Ted and Adeline Lenczowski Memorial Scholarship (Knights of Columbus)

Deadline:  April 23

Amount:  $1,000

Requirements:  Member of the Christ Our Savior Parish in Manchester and planning to attend college.

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

 

● Prospect Rehabilitation Scholarship

Deadline:  April 25

Amount:  $500

Requirements:  Planning to attend a four-year college to prepare for a career in a healthcare field.

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

 

● Scott Thomas Memorial Scholarship

Deadline:  April 30

Amount:  to be determined

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

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

 

● Battenkill Grange #487

Deadline:  May 1

Amount: $500

Requirements:  Students must be a resident of Arlington, Sunderland, or Sandgate and be seeking further education in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, nursing, or teaching.

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

 

● John Werner 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 in 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 in the AMHS Guidance Office.

 

● William H. Burrington Scholarship / Bennington County Farm Bureau

Deadline:  May 1

Amount:  TBA

Requirements:  Student must reside in Bennington County and have been accepted at a college or other school to study agriculture, forestry, agronomy, or an environmental program.

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

 

● Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship 

Deadline:  May 8

Amount:  $500

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

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






 

● Arlington Garden Club Scholarship

Deadline:  May 10

Amount:  $1,000

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

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

 

● Arlington Rescue Squad John Hannon Memorial Scholarship

Deadline:  May 11

Amount:  $250

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

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

 

● Resourceful Recycling Clean Up Services Scholarship

Deadline:  May 14

Amount:  $250

Requirements:  Must be pursuing further education in a field related to science and/or the environment.

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

 

● Paul LaFountain American Legion Post #69 Auxiliary (Arlington) “Graduation Gift Award”   

Deadline:  May 15

Amount:  to be determined

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

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

 

● Paul LaFountain American Legion Post #69 (Arlington)     

Deadline:  May 15

Amount:  to be determined

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

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

 

● Paul LaFountain Sons of the American Legion Squadron #69 (Arlington)     

Deadline:  May 15

Amount:  to be determined

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

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

 

● Sandy Casey Scholarship

Deadline:  May 21

Amount:  $2,500

Requirements:  Pursuing a career in education or in service to children. Achievement, financial need.

To Apply:  TBA

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