Awards and Recognition

Vermont is home to countless teachers, principals, administrators, and support staff who help Vermont students to succeed. We support award programs that recognize great educators and schools. At times, we act as a liaison between the sponsors of award programs and the award recipients. We also recognize and support students in their educational effort and strides to excellence. 

Presidential Scholars Program

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program recognizes some of our most distinguished high school seniors. The program honors students who show exceptional academic acheivement, talent in the visual, creative and performing arts, and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.

Nomination Process for Vermont Student

Outstanding students from the state of Vermont are selected based on recommendations and applications from participating schools.  High schools can nominate up to one female and one male, and CTE centers can nominate up to two students. Students may also nominate themselves (with the endorsement of a qualifying adult). Deadline for submissions was November 4, 2016.  Learn more about the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Contact Us

Vermont Agency of Education
Secretary Rebecca Holcombe
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641

(802) 479-1030 | aoe.edinfo@vermont.gov
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