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.
Vermont Presidential Scholars Program
The Vermont Presidential Scholars Program is a statewide recognition of academic, service, and leadership excellence. Outstanding students from the state of Vermont are selected based on nominations from teachers and administrators.
U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
The 25 Vermont Presidential Scholars will be invited by the U.S. Department of Education to apply for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, which recognizes some of the country’s most distinguished high school seniors. The program honors students who show exceptional academic achievement, 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. Learn more about the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
The YoungArts competition includes ten disciplines across the visual, literary, design and performing arts. Learn more information about the national program.