• The amount of the award will vary depending upon the institution and/or program in which the student enrolls.​

  • The award will cover courses at any Vermont State College institution or the University of Vermont at the in-state residence tuition rate. 

  • This tuition benefit may also be used for courses at any eligible Vermont private institution, certificate training, or continuing non-degree education program at the in-state tuition rate charged by UVM.

  • The Vermont National Guard Tuition Benefit Program (Interest-Free and Forgivable Loan) (VNGTBP) award is a LOAN that covers tuition. Soldiers must use Federal Tuition Benefits for payment first and the VNGTBP will cover the remainder of eligible tuition.

  • Become an active member, in good standing, of the Vermont National Guard.

  • Complete basic training.

  • Plan or continue attending a Vermont university, college, or an eligible training institution offering certificate training or continuing education programs.

  • Enroll in a program that leads to an undergraduate certificate or degree, masters, or is studying for relevant continuing education.

  • Demonstrate satisfactory academic progress.

  • Applicant has exhausted any post 9/11/2001 tuition benefits and other federally funded military tuition assistance.

  • Complete two years of service (after the scholarship is 1st disbursed) in the Vermont National Guard for each full academic year award disbursed.

  • ​​For members participating on less than a full-time basis, the service commitment is one month of service for each credit hour attempted not to exceed 12 months of service for a single semester.

  • For members participating in training programs, the service commitment is 6 months for each certificate earned. Each Guard member may enroll in up to two training program certificates per term, and up to two terms per year.

  • First OR second baccalaureate degree

  • Masters degree

  • Two certificate programs per term

  • Up to four certificates programs per year





  • Vermont State Colleges

  • University of Vermont

  • Vermont Private Colleges (Up to the in-state tuition rate charged by UVM)

  • Certificate Programs