School Counseling for Seniors

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1 Cancer Unwrapped - High School Writing Contest
2 Post High School Paid Internships Available:
3 Reminder from VSAC - Don’t forget to apply for the Vermont Grant
4 Do You Need Help Completing the FAFSA?
5 Drive for Excellence:
7 Vermont Law Cadet Training Program
8 VSAC College Planning Link


Cancer Unwrapped - High School Writing Contest 

Several $500 cash prizes will be awarded. This writing contest invites students to submit essays about their experience with cancer. Deadline is April 15, 2019. More information can be found here.

Post High School Paid Internships Available:

Seniors in high school who are struggling with making meaningful plans for employment after graduation have another resource available. VT YouthWorks (information here) connects young people aged 18-24 with paid training and internships. Contact Kristen Andrews at VT Adult Learning at 388-4392 or [email protected] (posted 12/18/18)

Reminder from VSAC - Don’t forget to apply for the Vermont Grant

The Vermont State Grant can range from $1,000 to $12,200, depending on family income and where students plan to study. The average Vermont grant for a full-time student is $2,000! The Vermont Grant application can be accessed directly from the FAFSA confirmation page or students can also reach the application by going directly to

  • Log in to MyVSAC account, or click 'Register Now' to create a new MyVSAC account
  • Click on the 'Work with Grants' button
  • Click on Submit Application in the main menu, and follow the instructions.     (posted 12/5/18)

Do You Need Help Completing the FAFSA?

Do you need support completing the FAFSA—and can you get to VSAC easily? Go to the VSAC office in Winooski any Friday in January. VSAC will provide walk-in assistance with FAFSA completion between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Parents and students need to bring all necessary documents; you’ll find a list here. VSAC will set you up at a computer and help you complete the application. You are welcome to walk in or call for an appointment. Click here for more information. If you have questions, contact VSAC by phone (800-642-3177) or email ([email protected]). If you are unable to get to the VSAC Resource Center, you are welcome to call VSAC’s FAFSA helpline at 1-833-802-8722, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

For information with regard to which parents should complete FAFSA information (everyone's situation is different as some parents are married, some are divorced or separated, etc). Please click the included links for two versions - one is a PDF and one is a graphic flow chart with the same information.

Who is My Parent When I Fill Out the FAFSA

Graphic Flow Chart - Who is My Parent When I Fill Out the FAFSA

If your questions are not answered by either of the above links, please call VSAC's FAFSA Help Line.

Drive for Excellence

Qualifying students have the chance to win a new car or one of three $1,000 scholarships. Information regarding this opportunity can be found hereDeadline to register is April 30, 2019 and report cards are due on or before May 4, 2019. Students will need to bring a signed release to Mrs. Vincent in the School Counseling Office in order for report cards to be submitted. Students can pick up a release in the School Counseling Office or here. Requests for report cards are due no later than May 2nd to be sure the deadline is met. (posted 12/5/18)

College/ University Open Houses

This time of year there are many campus open houses. Just outside the School Counseling Office, there are multiple posters regarding upcoming open house dates. Click here to access a document containing open house information. Please stop in the School Counseling Office with any questions! (posted 9/12/18)

Vermont Law Cadet Training Program

This program is sponsored by The American Legion Department of Vermont and the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council. Students with a minimum age of 14 years and are currently a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in high school are eligible to apply/attend this program. This will be held June 16 - June 21, 2019 at the Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford, VT.  Applications for this program are available in the School Counseling Office. Interested students are encouraged to get a packet early so all requirements can be accomplished including sponsorship from the Vergennes American Legion.  Fully completed applications (including all required signatures and medical certificates) must be submitted by April 15, 2019 - specific instructions are included in the application packet. An information sheet can be found here.  (posted 11/2/18)

VSAC College Planning Link

VSAC has a great link with regard to college planning visit the link by clicking here.

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