NOTCH Scholarship Fund

NOTCH Scholarship Application – General Information

The Northern Tier Center for Health (NOTCH) Scholarship Fund supports individuals in Northwestern Vermont who are pursuing continuing education to initiate, advance, or retain expertise in their career field. Four scholarships are awarded annually up to $2,500 each.

This scholarship program is for anyone who is interested in advancing their career, whether they are a high school senior, or have an existing degree and/or workforce experience. The scholarship program aims to encourage continuing education for individuals interested in building or elevating their professional skills and expertise in a variety of fields that serve our local community.

The scholarship award may be used to finance college tuition fees, certification training and/or programs, professional licensing programs (e.g., commercial driver’s license), and other continuing education pathways for any field of employment. Scholarship awards will be disbursed directly to the recipients’ educational institutions, which may trigger overpayment and credit or refund to those who paid in full prior to award notification.

Eligibility for the NOTCH scholarship includes meeting the following criteria:

  • Must be a resident of Northwestern Vermont
  • Scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria:
  • Applicant’s academic record
  • Applicant’s extracurriculars and/or community involvement
  • Applicant’s career advancement objectives

The following will be given preference:

  • First-generation students*
  • NOTCH employees or child of a NOTCH employee

All applications received on or before the deadline will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation), marital status, veteran status, national origin, language, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including personal and family medical history), political affiliation, or any other legally protected categories.

NOTCH Board members, key management staff and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply.

All information is kept confidential.

*Being a first-generation student means your parent(s) did not complete a 4-year college or university degree, regardless of other family member’s level of education.

How to Apply

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025 academic year. There are two ways to apply to the NOTCH Scholarship program:

    1. Complete the downloadable application packet and return it by mail to the following address:Richford Health Center, Inc.
      Attn: Director of HR
      44 Main Street, Suite 200
      Richford, VT 05476
    2. Complete the online application form.

Applications must be received by 11:59PM June 30th, 2024 in order to be considered for the current scholarship period. Applications received after June 30th will not be reviewed.

If you have questions or require technical assistance with your application, please call NOTCH administration at (802) 255-5515.