Area High School Graduates

American Legion Drum and Bugle Corp Scholarship

- $500 award

- for a student who will be new to Vermilion in the fall of 2018, who is an Ely High School graduate with a strong GPA, an outstanding citizen with a demonstrated good attitude in the classroom, and possesses the ability to get along well with teachers, coaches, or other people in a supervisory role.

Mary Hutar Memorial Scholarship         

- $500 award

- for a male student with a good academic average who will be continuing at Vermilion in the fall of 2018 and is a graduate of Ely High School or Northeast Range High School (Babbitt/Tower).

Kiwanis Club of Ely Scholarship         

- $1,500 award

- for a student graduating from Vermilion in the spring of 2018 who is also a graduate of Ely High School or Northeast Range High School (Babbitt/Tower). Involvement in volunteer service activities is a selection consideration. The recipient must be attending a four-year college or university in the fall of 2018. Proof of enrollment will be required.

Lake Country Power Les Beach Memorial Scholarship         

- $1,000 award

- for a student new to Vermilion in the fall of 2018 or continuing at Vermilion in the fall of 2018. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate a commitment to the community through active involvement in civic affairs or volunteerism in community organizations or programs that enhance the quality of life for the citizens of our region. The student or their parent/guardian must be an active member of Lake Country Power (that they receive electricity from the cooperative). The applicant must complete the VCC Foundation’s scholarship application and the Lake Country Power Scholarship application that includes a short essay.

Joseph and L. Patrick Markovich Scholarship                  

- $1,000 to $2,000 award with number of awards to be determined

- for a student who will be new to Vermilion in the fall of 2018 or continuing at Vermilion in the fall of 2018, enrolled in Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice, Wildland/Wildlife Law Enforcement, or Seasonal Park Law Enforcement Ranger Training (SPLERT) and has incurred no drug citations. Preference will be given to students who are graduates of Ely High School or Northeast Range High School (Babbitt/Tower), however this is not a mandatory requirement and other applicants will be considered.

Father Mihelcic Memorial Scholarship

- $500 award

- for a student who will graduate from Vermilion in the spring of 2018 who is also a graduate of Ely High School or Northeast Range High School (Babbitt/Tower). The student must be attending a four-year college or university in the fall of 2018 pursuing a four-year degree in the medical field; including nursing, chiropractic, physical therapy, etc. Proof of enrollment will be required.

Herb Moline Fine Arts Scholarship

- $500 award

- for an outstanding student from the Iron Range enrolling at Vermilion in the fall of 2018 or continuing at Vermilion in the fall of 2018 who is planning a career in the Fine Arts and has demonstrated superior ability and talent.

Northshore Mining/Cliffs Natural Resources Scholarship         

- $250 award

- for a deserving student who will be new to Vermilion in the fall of 2018 or continuing at Vermilion in the fall of 2018 and is a graduate of Ely, Northeast Range (Babbitt/Tower), or Silver Bay High School.

Joseph and Theresa Popesh Scholarship

- $3,000 award renewable for a second year

- for a student who will graduate from Vermilion in the spring of 2018 who is also a graduate of Ely High School. The recipient must show financial need, be working to his or her academic potential, and be attending a four-year college or university in the fall of 2018 and continuing in the fall of 2019. The recipient must show proof of enrollment and meet the eligibility criteria each year of the award.

Anne Rozman Scholarship         

- $750 award

- for a deserving student who will be continuing at Vermilion in the fall of 2018 and is a graduate of Ely High School or Northeast Range High School (Babbitt/Tower).

Sam Swanson Memorial Scholarship         

- $500 award

- for an Ely High School graduate new to Vermilion in the fall of 2018 or continuing at Vermilion in the fall of 2018 who has a current GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Twin City Iron Rangers Association Scholarship         

- three $1,000 awards

- for students new to Vermilion in the fall of 2018 or continuing at Vermilion in the fall of 2018 who graduated from one of the Arrowhead region schools generally bounded by Grand Rapids, International Falls, Ely, Virginia, and Hibbing. The award may go to full-time or part-time students. If part-time, preference will be given to single parents, or non-traditional students who have been away from school and returning to earn a degree. The awards are based on financial need and academic achievement.

VFW Post 2717 Scholarship         

- $250 award

- for a student who is continuing at Vermilion in the fall of 2018 and is enrolled full-time (12 or more credits), a graduate of Ely High School (graduates of other high schools will be considered), an honorably discharged veteran, or has a parent or grandparent who is an honorably discharged veteran.  The applicant must complete the VCC Foundation’s scholarship application form and submit a 150 to 200-word essay on the topic “What I Think about Veteran’s Entitlements and Benefits.”