New Full-Time Students

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.

Bob and Lil Cary Memorial Scholarship         

- $500 award

- for a student who will be new to Vermilion in the fall of 2018 or continuing at Vermilion in the fall of 2018, carrying a minimum of 12 credits, with a GPA of at least 2.5, and studying in one of the following fields: environmental studies, language studies, or journalism. Preference given to students of Native American heritage, however this is not a mandatory requirement and other applicants will be considered.

Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness Scholarship         

- $1,000 award

- for a student who will be new to Vermilion in the fall of 2018 or continuing at Vermilion in the fall of 2018 studying environmental or wilderness coursework and whose philosophy is consistent with the mission of the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness: “to protect, preserve, and restore the wilderness character of the BWCAW and the Quetico-Superior ecosystem.”

IDEA Drilling LLC Scholarship                  

- $500 award

- for a student who will be new to Vermilion in the fall of 2018 or continuing at Vermilion in the fall of 2018, that has and maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0, and is majoring in geology or related field (such as geoscience, hydrology, soil science, natural resources, etc.). The student must demonstrate potential for success in their chosen field of study, be of good character with a record of good citizenship and school and/or community involvement, and show that their educational opportunities will be enhanced as a result of receiving this scholarship. In the scholarship application, the student needs to write about their education and career goals and how these goals will have a positive impact on society.

Everett Laitala Memorial Scholarship         

- two $750 awards

- for deserving students working to their potential who will be new to Vermilion in the fall of 2018 or continuing at Vermilion in the fall of 2018. Must be pursuing studies in the environmental sciences or related field, and show financial need.

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.

Living the Dream Scholarship

- $400 award

- for a student who will be new to Vermilion in the fall of 2018 or continuing at Vermilion in the fall of 2018, pursuing a degree in business with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicants must be actively involved in student activities and community service projects and have a strong passion for the outdoors.

Merle Lunceford Scholarship         

- two $500 awards

- one award for a female student who will be new to Vermilion in the fall of 2018 or continuing at Vermilion in the fall of 2018 and is involved in women’s basketball, in good academic standing, able to demonstrate teamwork and leadership, and working to potential. An application is not required.

- the second award for a male student who will be new to Vermilion in the fall of 2018 or continuing at Vermilion in the fall of 2018 and is involved in baseball, in good academic standing, able to demonstrate teamwork and leadership, and working to potential. An application is not required.

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.

Darlene McDonald Memorial Scholarship

- two $250 awards

- for new students entering Vermilion in the fall of 2018 or continuing at Vermilion in the fall of 2018 who are in good academic standing and participating in college activities.

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.

New Student Achievement Scholarship

- four $500 awards

- for new students entering Vermilion in the fall of 2018 who graduate in the spring of 2018 from a Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Manitoba, Canada high school. Priority will be given to two male and two female students with ACT composition scores of 24 or greater or SAT composite scores of 1040 or greater. Other applicants will be considered. Applicants must submit official notification of their ACT or SAT scores with their scholarship application.

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.

Barbara and Bill Rom Scholarship         

- $1,000 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 who is majoring in the field of natural resource protection (Wilderness and Park Management, Outdoor Leadership, or Water Resources) and who writes the best paper on “Wilderness and Its Importance to Humanity.” Applicants must also complete the VCC Foundation’s scholarship application form.

Michael S. and Janice Smith Scholarship         

- $1,500 award

- for a student who will be new to Vermilion in the fall of 2018 or continuing at Vermilion in the fall of 2018 and studying environmental or wilderness coursework leading to a career in one of those fields.

Steger Environmental Science Award         

- $2,000

- for a student who will be new to Vermilion in the fall of 2018 or continuing at Vermilion in the fall of 2018, majoring in environmental sciences/studies, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and demonstrating financial need. Both scholarship recommendations must be completed by the applicant’s instructors. In the scholarship application, students need to write a short essay about their commitment to environmental issues.

Roger and Mary Jane Stubbins Scholarship

- $500 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.

Sam Swanson Memorial Scholarship         

- $500 award

- for an Ely High School graduate who will be 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 awards 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.

Vermilion Veterans Scholarship

- two $500 awards

- for students enrolled at Vermilion who have served in the U.S. military and/or spouses, parents, or children of those who have served in the U.S. military. Preference will be given to those who served in the Middle Eastern theater of operations. Applicants must be in good academic standing. Incoming and returning Vermilion students are eligible to apply.

Women in the Woods Workforce Development Scholarship

- four $2,500 awards with each award split between fall and spring semesters of the 2018-19 academic year

- for incoming female students enrolled full-time (12 or more credits) in Vermilion’s Natural Resource Technology (NRT) Program. Preference will be given to students with financial need and applicants must have their FAFSA completed by the scholarship application closing date. Applicants need to complete the VCC Foundation’s scholarship application form and submit a short essay on the following topic: A Natural Resource Professional is often driven by an individual’s personal connection with nature through either family, school experience, scouts or 4-H. Write about your connections to the natural world that led you to choose NRT as a profession. The funding, which is provided by the Minnesota State Legislature through a Workforce Development Scholarship Pilot Project for the 2018-19 academic year, specifically targets certain sectors of Minnesota’s economy.

Gary A. Zaverl Memorial Scholarship         

- $500 award

- for a student who will be new to Vermilion in the fall of 2018 or continuing at Vermilion in the fall of 2018. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5; advancing to a degree in business, accounting, or teaching; active in school activities; and involved in sports.