Arlington Memorial
Guidance Department

AMHS School Counseling Office

Joanna Lederer-Barnes, School Counselor ●  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 2022 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.  The same application may also make you eligible at the state and national levels.

Requirements:  High school senior and U.S. citizen.  Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

To Apply:  Online at enf.elks.org/mvs

 

● Berkshire Bank Scholarship

Deadline: March 15 at 11:59 p.m.

Amount:  TBA

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 (information sheet in Senior Google Classroom)

 

● Rutland Area Medical Community Scholarship

Deadline:  March 15 

Amount:  $2,000

Requirements:  Acceptance into an academic program in the healthcare field

To Apply:  Applications are available in the AMHS School Counseling Office.

 

● Daniel Maneely Scholarship Fund

Deadline:  April 8 

Amount:  $5,000

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

To Apply:  Applications are available in the AMHS School Counseling Office.

 

● Eagles Auxiliary

Deadline:  April 15

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 School Counseling 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 School Counseling Office. 

 

 

● Stratton Foundation College Scholarship

Deadline:  April 15

Amount:  $3,000.  Possibility of further funding in later years with documentation.

Requirements: Must qualify for free or reduced lunch or other fee waivers, demonstrate academic achievement, have a teacher recommendation, be planning to attend an accredited school full-time, and reside within the Stratton Foundation area.  

To Apply: The application is in the Senior Google Classroom.

 

● Miles Lumber Company Scholarship

Deadline:  April 25

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 School Counseling 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 School Counseling Office.

 

● Knights of Columbus Vocational and Community College Scholarship

Deadline:  April 26

Amount:  $1,000

Requirements:  Member of the Christ Our Savior Parish in Manchester and planning to attend a technical school or two-year community college.

To Apply:  Applications are available in the AMHS School Counseling Office.

 

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

Deadline:  April 26

Amount:  $1,000

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

To Apply:  Applications are available in the AMHS School Counseling Office.

 

● Heritage Family Credit Union

Deadline: April 29

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 

 

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

Deadline:  April 30 

Amount:  to be determined

Requirements:  All students are eligible.

To Apply:  Applications are available in the AMHS School Counseling 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 School Counseling 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 School Counseling Office.

 

● Arlington Nursing Service Memorial Scholarship

Deadline:  May 1

Amount:  $1,500 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 School Counseling 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 School Counseling 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 School Counseling 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 School Counseling 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 School Counseling 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 School Counseling Office.

 

● Stratton Foundation Todd Richter First-Generation Scholarship

Deadline:  May 1

Amount:  $2,000.  Possibility of further funding in later years with documentation.

Requirements: Must be a first-generation college student, qualify for free or reduced lunch or other fee waivers, and reside within the Stratton Foundation area.  

To Apply: The application is in the Senior Google Classroom.


 

● Stratton Foundation Wheeler First-To-College Scholarship

Deadline:  May 1

Amount: $7,500.  Possibility of also receiving the award in the second year of college, with documentation.

Requirements: Must be the first in their family to pursue post-secondary education, be in the top 20% of their class or a high-honors student, demonstrate financial need, attend a school within the Stratton Foundation area, and be planning to go to a tech/trade school, 2-year college, or 4-year college.  

To Apply: The application is in the Senior Google Classroom.

 

● Jack Quinn / Batten Kill Valley Runners

Deadline:  May 5 

Amount:  TBA

Requirements:  Participation in the school track or cross country team, community service, academic achievement.

To Apply: The application is in the Senior Google Classroom.

 

● Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship 

Deadline:  May 6 

Amount:  $500

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

To Apply:  Applications are available in the AMHS School Counseling Office.  

 

● Arlington Rescue Squad John Hannon Memorial Scholarship

Deadline:  May 6 

Amount:  $250

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

To Apply:  Applications are available in the AMHS School Counseling 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 School Counseling 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 School Counseling 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 School Counseling 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 School Counseling Office.

AMHS School Counseling Office

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

 

State & Regional Scholarship List

PLEASE BE AWARE that some of these deadlines are APPROXIMATE, as many of these organizations have not yet released their 2022 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 JCI Senate Scholarship

Deadline:  January 14 

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

Requirements:  Planning to attend a 2 or 4-year college.

To Apply: The application is available in the Senior Google Classroom.

 

● MENSA Scholarship

Deadline:  January 15

Amount:  varies

Requirements:  Planning to attend college.

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

 

● VSAC –Assisted Scholarships (in the VSAC booklet or at vsac.org)

Deadline:  February 11

Amount:  Varies by scholarship.  See VSAC booklet.

Eligibility:  Varies by scholarship.  See VSAC booklet.

To Apply:  The VSAC Scholarship Booklet is available in the AMHS School Counseling Office or go to vsac.org.

 

● American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship

Deadline:  March 1

Amount:  $5,000

Eligibility: The student must be a child, step-child, grandchild, or step-grandchild of a Veteran eligible for Legion membership.  

To Apply:  Go to: legion-aux.org/Scholarships/Children-of-Warriors  (Please note that this is a national scholarship.)

 

● American Legion Auxiliary Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members

Deadline:  March 1

Amount:  $5,000

Eligibility:  Applicant must have been a Junior Member of the American Legion Auxiliary 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: The application is in the Senior Google Classroom.  (Please note that this is a national scholarship.

 

● New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (NEACRAO)

Deadline:  March 1

Amount:  $2,000

Eligibility:  Plan to attend a NEACRAO member college; Strong academic performance, perseverance, and a compelling personal story or unique achievement.

To Apply:  Go to: neacrao.org/scholarship-information

 

● Vermont Lions Club Hart Memorial Award 

Deadline:  March 8

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

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

To Apply: The application is in the Senior Google Classroom.

 

● The Knights of Columbus Vermont State Council Scholastic Achievement Awards 

Deadline:  March 10

Amount:  five $1,000 scholarships available (two are merit-based)

Eligibility:  You must be the child (paternal or legally adopted) of a member of the VT KOC.  Children of deceased members are also eligible.  Seniors who belong to the VT KOC themselves are also eligible.

To Apply: The application is in the Senior Google Classroom.

 

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

Deadline:  March 15

Amount:  $1,000 (merit-based)

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

To Apply:  Go to: vtnea.org/maida-townsend-scholarships

 

● Alice Angney Scholarship for Leadership and Service

Deadline:  March 14 at noon

Amount:  $2,000 to one senior in Vermont

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

To Apply: The application is available in the Senior Google Classroom and is also available at: vtvsa.org/alice-angney-scholarship-info

 

● The St. Andrew’s Society of Vermont Academic Scholarships

Deadline:  March 28 at 5:00 p.m.

Amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:  Vermont resident (merit and need-based)

To Apply: The application is in the Senior Google Classroom.

 

● 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: The application is in the Senior Google Classroom.
 

● 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 Vermont high schools

To Apply: The application is in the Senior Google Classroom.

 

● VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity

Deadline:  April 1

Amount:  $5,000

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 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: The application is in the Senior Google Classroom.

 

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

Deadline:  April 1

Amount:  varies

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

To Apply: The application is in the Senior Google Classroom.

 

● Sons of the American Legion Dennis Comai Scholarship

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 relative must be a parent, grandparent, step-parent, step-grandparent, brother, or sister.

To Apply: The application is in the Senior Google Classroom.

 

● American Legion Auxiliary Department of Vermont Award 

Deadline:  April 15

Amount:  $1,000

Requirements: The student must be a child, step-child, grandchild, or step-grandchild of a Veteran eligible for Legion membership.  

To Apply: The application is in the Senior Google Classroom.
 

● Vermont Federal Credit Union

Deadline: April 18

Amount:  $2,000

Eligibility:  Be a member of the Vermont Federal Credit Union (or join by April 18), be accepted to a full-time program at a college, trade school, or university.

To Apply:  Go to:  vermontfederal.org/scholarships

 

● Red Sox Foundation New England Service Scholarship

Deadline: April 22

Amount:  $1,000

Eligibility: Be planning to attend a two- or four-year institution, demonstrate financial need, and a strong commitment to making a positive community impact.   

To Apply:   https://www.redsoxfoundation.org/servicescholarships/

 

● Vermont Retail & Grocers’ Association

Deadline:  April 23

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 member store for a minimum of one year.

To Apply: The application is in the Senior Google Classroom.

 

● League of Women Voters of Vermont

Deadline:  May 1

Amount:  $1,500

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

To Apply:   Go to:  lwvofvt.org/winona-smith-scholarship.  More info in Senior Google Classroom.

 

● Members Advantage Community Credit Union/River Valley Credit Union

Deadline:  May 3

Amount:  $500 - $1,000 

Eligibility:  You (or a relative) must be a member of Members Advantage Community Credit Union or River Valley Credit Union.

To Apply: The application is in the Senior Google Classroom.

 

● Vermont Golf Association

Deadline:  May 3

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 vgasf.org.

 

● The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship (a New England-wide scholarship)

Deadline:  May 3 at 12:00 p.m. (special early deadline of April 2 at 12:00 p.m.)

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:  Go to: phillips-scholarship.org (info sheet is in the Senior Google Classroom)

 

● American Legion Auxiliary Past Presidents Parley Nurses Scholarship

Deadline:  May 6

Amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:  You must be the child, grandchild, or great-grandchild of a veteran.  You must be entering college for a degree in nursing (RN or LPN).

To Apply: The application is in the Senior Google Classroom.


 

● Scott Campitelli Memorial Scholarship

Deadline:  May 10

Amount:  up to $2,000

Eligibility:  You must reside in VT and be pursuing higher education in communications, media, or a related field.  You must demonstrate academic achievement and school/community involvement.

To Apply:  Go to:  mediafactory.org/scholarship

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