Brattleboro, Vt. — 32 Community College of Vermont (CCV) students were recently chosen by the Edward A. Lyon Trust to receive scholarships to help finance a career-oriented associate degree or certificate program. To be eligible for the scholarship, students had to be 30 years old or younger, live in Windham County, qualify for need-based financial aid, and be enrolled in a degree or certificate program designed to lead to a specific career.
Windham County resident Edward A. Lyon, who passed away in 1966, left a portion of his estate to establish a trust that would provide scholarships to local young people to help in their pursuit of vocational education.
“We are proud to work with the Edward A. Lyon Trust to help make a college education more affordable for these 32 promising students in Windham County,” said CCV Executive Director Tapp Barnhill. “It is critical that Vermonters have the opportunity to get the training and skills they need to prepare for today’s careers. We are thankful to Edward Lyon for recognizing the value of career-oriented education and for establishing these scholarships for Vermont students.”