Vermon. Dairy Industry Associations scholarship applications due by March 7

The Vermont Dairy Industry Association proudly announces the availability of the 2014-2015 Memorial Scholarship. Applicants must be enrolling in any year at an accredited college or university and seeking a degree in dairy business, dairy science, or a related field. Only Vermont residents are eligible. Past recipients may re-apply each year they remain eligible.

The VDIA established this scholarship to further its commitment to assist students in their educational pursuits in the study of dairying. Selection is based on academic achievement, letters of recommendation and, in essay format, a commitment to a career path related to the dairy industry.

One to six scholarships will be awarded at levels ranging from $500 to $1000. March 7, 2014, is the Final Postmark Deadline for ALL VSAC-Assisted Scholarships. Only completed applications including all properly labeled required documents postmarked on or before March 7 will be reviewed.

The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) administers the application process for the VDIA Memorial Scholarship. For more information, please contact VDIA scholarship chair Bebe Zabilansky at bebe@brunsbros.com or contact VSAC at 888-253-4819 or visit www.vsac.org.

The Vermont Dairy Industry Association works for the mutual benefit of its members, dairy farm families, and the dairy industry; and encourages and promotes close cooperation with educational institutions and other agencies concerned with the dairy industry. For more information about the VDIA, its events, or the VDIA Memorial Scholarship please visit www.vdia.org. Scholarship opportunity announced

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Vermont announces the availability of scholarships for Vermont women who have been homemakers and who have lost their main means of support through separation or divorce from their spouse, or the death, disability or long term unemployment of their spouse.

Eligible women need education or training to enter the work force. Applicants must submit a specific plan for their education or training. The scholarships range from $500 to $1,500.

This is the 19th year of awarding this financial aid, which is funded through contributions from the state federated clubs and from individuals.

The scholarship is named for Barbara Jean Barker, late of Poultney, who served as state federation president, 1992-1994, and who was instrumental in establishing the program. Women receiving the awards over the years have come from a wide range of towns in the state.

Applications for the scholarship can be obtained from Ida Mae Johnson at GFWCVT@comcast.net. or call 802-287-9744. Completed applications are due to the scholarship committee Chairwoman, Margaret Tucker, president of GFWCVT, by March 15. Her contact information is listed on the application form.

The scholarships will be awarded at the GFWCVT annual meeting in late April.

VLI applications now being accepted

The Snelling Center for Government is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Vermont Leadership Institute Class of 2015. VLI was launched in 1995 in honor of Gov. Richard Snelling, an inspiring leader and advocate for citizen participation in government. Over 425 graduates of the Vermont Leadership Institute now serve Vermont, and elsewhere, in a variety of leadership roles, providing a valuable resource to the State and the nation. The Class of 2015 will be the 20th class of Vermont’s premier leadership development program.

The Vermont Leadership Institute consists of nineteen seminar days, over eight sessions and ten months, designed and facilitated by high quality, dedicated faculty. VLI engages 24 to 26 Associates each year, from the public, private and non-profits sectors, in a process of exploration, inspiration and growth. Graduates are making a difference leading innovative businesses, creating award-winning non-profits, serving in the legislature and state government, and as leaders in their communities.

Information about the Snelling Center, the Vermont Leadership Institute, the application process and more can be found at www.snellingcenter.org. The VLI Class of 2015 will begin their program in September.

Information sessions have been scheduled around the state (Montpelier, Feb. 18; St. Johnsbury, Feb. 19; Williston, Feb. 20; Brattleboro March 5; and Manchester, March 6).

To learn more, go to the Snelling Center web site or contact Linda Wheatley, director of the Vermont Leadership Institute and Network, at 802-535-8383 and linda@snellingcenter.org.

The application deadline is March 31.

The Snelling Center for Government is a non-partisan non-profit organization committed to fostering responsible and ethical leadership, encouraging public service by private citizens, and promoting informed citizen participation in shaping public policy in Vermont.

St. Mary’s Academy Announces Second Quarter Honor Roll

High Honors with Distinction: Maggie Brown, Benjamin Epler, Stephanie Merwin.

High Honors: Keelyn Bradley, Aidan Breese, Victoria Gorman, Jonathan Kempf, Samuel LaPell, Kayli Menneto.

Honors: Fred Adrion, Andrew Crawford, Carissa Hasbrouck, Eva Helft, Heather Hyde, Madison Jones, Mitchel Jones, Sarah Martin, Daisy Perez, Lachlan Rodgers, Dmitri Rose, Grace Wysocki, Merit List, Alyssa Hasbrouck, John Paul Loughlin, Noreen McAuliffe.

Arlington Memorial High School school choice

ARLINGTON -- School Choice is now a state-wide program for grades 9-12 and no longer limited to regions. Students from Vermont’s 61 high schools, beginning in March may apply to attend any other high school in the state.

The Arlington School District will be accepting ten new choice students. The deadline for registration to attend the Arlington Memorial High School as a school choice student is March 3 by 3 p.m.

You must first register for school choice at your school of residence. If necessary, a lottery for Arlington Memorial High School slots will be conducted on March 7 at 3:30 p.m. in the office of the superintendent. Students will be notified of their status no later than April 1. Students who will be attending Arlington Memorial High School will be expected to register for 2014-15 school year at the guidance office at AMHS no later than April 25. Applications may be obtained through the office of the superintendent.