Kids’ Chance of Vermont is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to children of workers who have been injured or killed on the job in Vermont. It is managed by a volunteer board of workers’ compensation professionals from the areas of law, insurance, vocational rehabilitation, and state government. Every dollar that Kids’ Chance of Vermont raises goes directly to funding scholarships. All administrative costs are absorbed by individual board members and their businesses
What has Kids’ Chance of Vermont Achieved? Since its formation in 2014, Kids’ Chance of Vermont has awarded three annual scholarships:
- 2017-2018: $12,000 to Andrea Tester of Orwell to attend Castleton University and major in education. Andrea’s dream of becoming a middle school English teacher was placed in jeopardy when her father suffered a severe work-related back injury that left him unable to work for four years.
- 2016-2017: $9,000 to Ashlyn Evans of Groton to attend Michael’s School of Hair Design, a Paul Mitchell Partner School in Bedford, NH. Ashlyn plans to open her own beauty salon. Her mother was injured while working as an LNA and was not able to go back to her job.
- 2015-2016: $10,000 to Lyndsey Cox of Rutland to attend Sage College in Albany, NY, and obtain a degree in physical therapy. Lyndsey aims to use her degree to work with children. Her father suffered a work-related injury that ultimately resulted in the loss of his leg.
Kids’ Chance of Vermont is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year.
If you know a child whose parent or guardian has been seriously injured or killed in a workers’ compensation accident, please let them know about this scholarship opportunity.
For more information about applying, please visit the Kids’ Chance website at http://kidschanceofvermont.com/apply.html.