United Way rewards high school volunteers

United Way of Addison County fosters community service in all community members, but especially in our youth. In that spirit, the organization will honor local high school seniors through its “LIVE UNITED” Volunteer Scholarship Award.
On behalf of a generous donor, three students are chosen annually for the “LIVE UNITED” Volunteer Scholarship Award, recognizing students who volunteer in their community and who are interested in advancing their education. This award comes with a $1,000 cash award for each student, to be used for post-graduation education (college, trade school, adult education, etc.).
Eligibility for the award is based on several criteria.
Students must be an Addison County high school senior (or equivalent); must be 21 years old or younger and applying for the award voluntarily; have volunteered in Addison County within between July 1, 2020, and now; have seen their volunteer service make an impact on a non-profit organization, its clients, the community and their own personal learning; and be applying to or enrolled in an accredited post-graduation site — this could be college, trade school, adult education (minimum 6-credit semester or the equivalent).
Requirements for the “LIVE UNITED” Volunteer Scholarship Award:
1. Completed Scholarship Application which includes “Questions for Student” document
2. A student résumé of all applicable high school activities (sports, student government, activities, jobs, etc.)
3. Letter of reference from the organization where the student volunteers that answers the attached questions.
The scholarship funds will be made available to the educational institution in which the student is enrolled. Payment will be issued by the United Way of Addison County.
Please complete the application, “questions for students,” student résumé, and letter of reference, and send them to [email protected] or via U.S. Mail to: Erin Reed, United Way of Addison County, P.O. Box 555, Middlebury, VT 05753.
All application documents are due to United Way of Addison County by May 7. Winners will be notified no later than May 28.
Download an application online at
The 2020 LIVE UNITED Volunteer Scholarship Award were Kam Bartlett of Middlebury Union High School, Michael Davis of Vergennes Union High School, and Lexi Kouwenhoven of Mount Abraham Union High School.

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