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Apply for a Kids’ Chance of Vermont College Scholarship

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Photo: Ashlyn Evans (second from left) receives a check for her college tuition from attorney Heidi Groff, vice president of Kids’ Chance of Vermont; Ron Fox, attorney at Biggam Fox Skinner who represented Ashlyn’s mother in her workers’ compensation claim; and attorney Keith Kasper, president of Kids’ Chance of Vermont.

Do you need help paying your child’s college tuition? Kids’ Chance of Vermont provides need-based college scholarships to children of injured workers. They’re taking applications right now and are actively looking for families who need help to send a child to college.

How to Apply

Applications for a scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year must be in by March 31. You can request an application form by calling the BFS front desk at 802-229-5146 or by e-mailing Chris O’Neill at

Two Previous Scholarship Winners

With a mission to provide scholarships to children of workers who have been injured or killed at work in Vermont, Kids’ Chance of Vermont has awarded two annual scholarships since its formation in 2014:

  • 2016: $9,000 to Ashlyn Evans of Groton to attend Michael’s School of Hair Design, a Paul Mitchell Partner School in Bedford, NH, starting in September 2016. 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: $10,000 to Lyndsey Cox of Rutland, to attend the Sage College in Albany, New York, 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.

Investing in the Future

Attorney Heidi Groff, vice-president of Kids’ Chance of Vermont, said: “We believe that investing in the educational future of children affected by a family workplace injury will make a difference in their lives and subsequently help others. Read more here about why Heidi supports Kids’ Chance.

Nationwide, Kids’ Chance has helped more than 5,500 young people attend college. You can read their stories on the Kids’ Chance web page, Faces of Kids’ Chance. Their hard work and determination to overcome truly tough obstacles that have changed their families is inspiring and BFS is proud to support them.