2017 Marlboro Alliance Scholarship Guidelines

Scholarships are available for all Marlboro’s K-12 students attending 2017 Summer Programs and students attending college! Read below for details.

The Marlboro Alliance Scholarship Fund supports our town’s students with financial aid to meet the costs of summer programs and expenses for higher education. In  2016, we awarded a total of $6350 in response to requests from 16 families, comprising 27 individual students. We gave $100 grants for summer programs to thirteen K-8 students, $200 grants to five High School students, and $450 scholarships to nine college students. We disburse the majority of the funds we raise each year.

The 2016-17 appeal letter brought in $4099 from 55 households. We are pleased to announce that this year our community’s generous donations will be supplemented by funds from the 21st Century Grants, which also enable the L’After Program at MES. Awards to this year’s recipients will be given in late May, or early June.

The Marlboro Alliance, is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 charitable corporation. Our non-profit umbrella shelters Marlboro Cares, the Marlboro Fair and the Marlboro Mixer. Our Community Events committee, Family Crisis Fund and Scholarship Fund continue the legacy of our predecessor, the Community Club.The 2016-17 Scholarship Committee: Sylvia Johnson, Gussie Bartlett, Francie Marbury and Michelle Holzapfel.

 

All applications must be postmarked or received by Friday, May 26, 2017.  Please send or deliver paper copies of your information: do not send emails. Late, emailed or Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Mail to: Sylvia Johnson, PO Box 2 Marlboro, VT 05344, 254-2885.  Or hand-deliver by Friday, May 26 to Michelle Holzapfel at 2802 Route 9, Applewoods Studio, Marlboro, VT, telephone 254-2908.

Award decisions will be announced at the end of May 2017.

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For Marlboro’s K-8 students attending 2017 Summer Programs:

Awards will be paid directly to the provider.

Eligibility: Student (K-8) must have been a Marlboro, VT resident during the 2016-17 school year.

Please furnish: A brief letter describing the program, its dates and cost. Include the program’s name, contact person, address, phone and a copy of the program’s registration or application form.

Parent/guardian: include your phone or email so we can inform you of your child’s award.

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For Marlboro’s High School students attending 2017 Summer Programs:

Awards will be paid directly to the provider.

Eligibility: Student must have been a Marlboro, VT resident during the 2016-17 school year.

Please furnish: A brief letter, written by the student, describing the program, its dates and cost and a brief description of your summer employment and/or volunteer activities. Include the program’s name, contact person, address, phone number and a copy of registration or application form.

Please include your phone number or email, so we can inform you of your award.

Graduating Seniors: You may apply for either this Scholarship or the College Scholarship, but not both.

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For Marlboro’s Students attending accredited Colleges or Vocational Schools:

Awards will be paid directly to the student enrolled as an undergraduate for 2017-18 academic year.

Eligibility: Graduating senior must have been a Marlboro, VT resident during the 2016-17 school year.

Student must be eligible for and seeking other financial assistance. 

First-time applicants: send one copy of all the following (PAPER) documents:

  1. A letter of recommendation from teacher, counselor, community member or clergy (not relatives).
  2. Evidence that you have been accepted to an accredited 2-4 year public or private college or vocational school; and that you will be enrolled for the 2017-18 academic year,
  3. A brief description of proposed area of study, community service, employment or volunteer work.

Our decisions will be based primarily on community service, secondarily on academic achievement.

 

Repeat applicants take note: If you have previously received an Alliance Scholarship, you may re-apply. Send (PAPER) documents indicating you are enrolled for the 2017-18 academic year and are in good academic standing. Must be received by the deadline above. Please include your full address!