Vermont Scholarships for Children of Injured Workers

Free Financial Aid for Higher Education

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Vermont students who are thinking about continuing their education after high school should know about this opportunity for free financial support.

Any high school graduate who plans to attend college, vocational school, or technical college, and has a parent with a significant work injury, can apply for a scholarship from Kids' Chance of Vermont. They are currently taking applications for scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year.

Kids’ Chance is a national nonprofit supported by Biggam Fox Skinner and many others. It funds scholarships to help children of injured workers afford a post-high-school education. Since 2014, Kids' Chance of Vermont has awarded more than $95,000 in scholarships to young Vermonters. Areas of study include engineering at Vermont Technical College, physical therapy at Sage College, nursing at Colby Sawyer, education at Castleton University, and cosmetology at Paul Mitchell Hair Design.

Heidi Groff, partner at Biggam Fox Skinner and Vice President of Kids' Chance of Vermont, said, “When a parent gets injured on the job and can’t return to work right away, their family often suffers a dramatic drop in income. Paying for education becomes impossible or a real struggle. We want to make our clients and our community aware of the fantastic opportunity that Kids’ Chance offers for families to afford higher education for their kids."

How to Apply For a Scholarship

Application forms and further information can be found on the Kids' Chance of Vermont website. The deadline to apply for next year is March 31, 2021. If you have any questions at all, please get in touch with Heidi at info@bfslaw.com or 802-229-5146.

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About Kids' Chance

Kids’ Chance is a nonprofit organization that helps children of injured workers pay for higher education when their families cannot. Since 1988, Kids’ Chance organizations across America have awarded over 8,000 scholarships totaling more than $27 million dollars. Nationally, the average award in the 2018-2019 school year was $4,591.

Our team at Biggam Fox Skinner is proud to support the excellent work of Kids' Chance.

"Dealing with Biggam Fox Skinner was a very professional experience. I had the pleasure to have Heidi Groff as my lawyer. She is very dedicated to purpose, which for me was a rewarding outcome. She was very patient and helpful when we would meet during my case. She would return your calls and/or e-mails in a very timely fashion. She was compassionate and would take the time to get to know you as a person. I highly recommend their service."
- William, Barre, VT
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