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Sterling College offers four-year, full-ride scholarship

Nov 30 2021, 3:44 PM

Funding will support four years of tuition, room and board.

CRAFTSBURY COMMON, VT (November 30, 2021) – Thanks to the generosity of a Vermont couple, Sterling College is pleased to announce the application window for the Hermit Thrush Scholarship—a four-year, full-ride scholarship— is now open for students interested in joining Sterling College in Fall 2022. Named after Vermont’s state bird, the Hermit Thrush Scholarship will support a student to earn their Bachelor of Arts degree at Sterling College, Vermont’s higher education leader in ecological thinking and action. The scholarship will support four years of tuition, room and board.

“We are grateful to the donors of the Hermit Thrush Scholarship,” said Moxie Mehegan, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid. “New students are coming in after a year of changes, stressors, and huge lifestyle shifts as they have finished high school during a global pandemic. The Hermit Thrush Scholarship provides hope, financial access, and more importantly, the security of a four-year commitment to the student who is awarded the scholarship.”

The Admission Office will select the Hermit Thrush Scholarship recipient, who will have a strong academic record and demonstrate financial need. To be considered, prospective students must have completed a Sterling College application and a 2021/2022 FAFSA. This scholarship opportunity is open to U.S domestic students only, and open to applicants from any major of study. Preference for Vermont students will be given. Applications must be received by April 15th, 2022.

Sterling College is committed to accessibility and affordability, as demonstrated by its status as a federally-recognized Work College where nearly 100% of its student body receives Sterling grant funding.

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Founded in 1958 in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, Sterling College advances ecological thinking and action through affordable experiential learning, preparing knowledgeable, skilled, and responsible leaders to face the ecological crises caused by unlimited growth and consumption that threatens the future of the planet. Sterling College is home to the School of the New American Farmstead, the Wendell Berry Farming Program, and EcoGather; is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education; and is one of only nine colleges and universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a “Work College.” Sterling acknowledges that the land on which it gathers is the traditional and unceded territory of the Abenaki people on its Vermont campus, and the Shawnee, Osage, and the Eastern band of the Cherokee on its Kentucky campus. For more information, visit:

Moxie Mehegan
Dean of Admission & Financial Aid
Sterling College
(802) 586-7711 x124
[email protected]


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