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Education & Research Foundation


The Vermont Society of Engineers Education & Research Foundation is a tax-free, non profit corporation established to administer and award scholarships to Vermont students pursuing engineering careers. The Foundation may also give grants to institutions of higher education for the support of engineering education and research.

Read letter from scholarship recipient Tim Macke.

 In 1958, the VSOE initiated a program to award annual scholarships to Vermont engineering students attending the University of Vermont and Norwich University. In 1974, a similar scholarship was established for Vermont Technical College. The Education and Research Foundation was established in 1982 with the approval of its membership.


The Vermont Society of Engineers Education and Research Foundations' mission is to foster the growth of the engineering profession in Vermont by awarding annual scholarships to Vermont engineering students attending the University of Vermont, Norwich University and Vermont Technical College.


The Vermont Society of Engineers Education and Research Foundations' vision is the continued growth of its scholarship endowment to ensure a substantial award can be donated to students in order to help offset the ever increasing costs of education.


To accomplish our mission, we will work towards the following goals:

    1.    Seek adequate and stable funding to support mission requirements;

    2.    Stimulate interest among Vermont students in Engineering as a career;

    3.    Foster communication between all Engineering disciplines in Vermont; and

    4.    Encourage social interaction that cultivates and stimulates the  growth 
           of engineering.


The Vermont Society of Engineers, seeking to encourage the development of Vermont’s next generation of talented and dedicated professionals, welcomes scholarship applications from deserving students enrolled in an Engineering curriculum at Norwich University, University of Vermont, and Vermont Technical College. Applicants must have graduated (or will have graduated) from a Vermont high school and must be in good academic standing.

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Education and Research Foundation
Board of Government
2019 - 2020

Erin Parizo

Past President
Gary Santy      

First Vice President
Branden Martin

Second Vice President 
Jeremy Rathbun       

Chairperson (2019)
Christopher Benda

Secretary (2020)
Jennifer Fitch

Treasurer (2020)
Carolyn Cota                                 
Director (2020)
Callie Ewald               

Director (2021)
Ken Robie

Director (2019)
Gary Sweeny      

Director (2020)
Kenneth Valentine