The Yestermorrow Design/Build School offers a number of scholarship, work trade and discount opportunities for students. Our goal is to make our classes affordable for students who may need financial assistance and would otherwise be unable to attend. We encourage all scholarship applicants to participate in our work trade program, although we can make exceptions for people who can demonstrate that work trade is not a viable or adequate option for them.
Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis and are considered on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funding is available.
- Applicants will be notified of their scholarship award within 4 weeks of application
- If eligible for a scholarship, the amount awarded to the student is calculated based on the student’s financial need and the cost of the course (and expenses if applicable). Students can apply for scholarship for a maximum of 3 courses per year.
- A deposit ($100 – weekend workshop, $300 – 1-week course, $500-2-week course, $1000 certificate program) is required to hold your space in a course. We will refund your deposit if we are unable to offer you a scholarship.
- If you are approved for a scholarship, you will be notified by email and your online account will be adjusted accordingly and be reflected in your balance. Any outstanding balance will need to be paid in full at least two weeks before the first day of class.
- If approved for work trade, all hours must be completed before the start of your class. Any outstanding balance will need to be paid in full at least two weeks before the first day of class.
Who is eligible?
Applicants who demonstrate financial need.
Vermont residents are encouraged to apply through the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) non-degree grant program before seeking a Yestermorrow scholarship. They can be reached at 800-882-4166 or www.vsac.org.
Work trade students are involved in various activities that range from office support to campus maintenance and clean up. Duties can vary from organizing a mailing or cleaning the woodshop, to cutting the grass or building shelves for the studio. We try to find projects that match an individual's skills and experience but we cannot make any guarantees about the kind of work a student might be asked to do. Flexibility, initiative and a sense of humor are required.
Work trade must be performed between 8:30-5:00 Monday through Friday, but working times are flexible within those hours. Each hour of work trade completed equals a ten dollar tuition reduction (ex. 10 hours worked equals $100 tuition reduction). Standard maximum levels are up to 10 hours for a weekend course, 30 hours for a one-week course, and 50 hours for a two-week course.
If you are applying for work trade, please remember to indicate the dates you are available on your application.
Scholarships are available for tuition, travel, child care and room and board. Please indicate which type(s) you are applying for on the application.
Other Registration Discount Information
60-day pre-payment discounts (see discounts for details)
Contact us at 802-496-5545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Financial Aid Information
GI Bill Eligibility Veterans of the U.S. military are now eligible to use their GI Bill benefits for tuition expenses. The Vermont State Approving Agency has approved Yestermorrow’s Certificate in Sustainable Building and Design and Natural Building Certificate for the education and training of eligible military personnel, veterans and their dependents.
More information: http://www.gibill.va.gov/apply-for-benefits or call 888-442-4551
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Eligibility The United States Department of Labor and the Employment and Training Administration have established the Workforce Investment Act (http://www.doleta.gov/USWORKFORCE/WIA/) to provide education, training and grant funding to Americans who are unemployed and qualify for their services. Individuals must apply for eligibility through their local Career One-stop Provider. Yestermorrow's Certificate Programs are approved for WIA funding.
More information: http://servicelocator.org/
Vermont Residents Residents of the State of Vermont may be eligible for assistance through the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) Non-Degree Grant Program. Many Yestermorrow students have received generous grants for tuition, materials and books. The application process takes two weeks to a month, and funds are limited. Please contact VSAC in Winooski, VT at 800-642-3177 or at http://services.vsac.org/wps/wcm/connect/vsac/VSAC for more information.
Americorps Recipients of an Americorps Education Award can use those funds to take classes at Yestermorrow if they go through a college or university and are receiving college credit from a Title IV institution. Currently we are offering a limited selection of courses for college credit through VTC in Summer 2013 which can be taken with Americorps funds. For more information on how Americorps Education Awards can be used, see Using Your Segal Education Award.