Vermont is home to countless teachers, principals, superintendents, specialists, and support staff who make the difference each day that allows students to succeed in their learning. The Vermont Agency of Education manages some award programs that recognize great educators and schools, and acts as a liaison between the sponsors of other award programs and the award recipients.
Presidential Scholars Program
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is in its 51st year of existence. The Program recognizes and honors high school seniors who demonstrate outstanding scholarship. This year, Secretary Holcombe will be nominating ten outstanding students from the state of Vermont - five female and five male - based on recommendations and applications from participating schools. Schools can decide their own process for the selection and recommendation of one female and one male for nomination. For detailed information on the Program and for a nomination form, click on the links below:
Expanding the Presidential Scholars Program to Honor Students in Career and Technical Education
In 2015, President Obama signed an Executive Order expanding the United States Presidential Scholars program to establish a new category of outstanding scholars in career and technical education (CTE).