The Annual Fund for Scholarships
Annually, Lyndon provides over $4 million in financial support to students. This accounts for almost the entire appropriation we received from the State of Vermont and approximately 15 percent of our total budget. In order to continue to grow scholarship dollars to support our students, we need your continued support!
Each year we ask our alumni and friends for a gift to the Annual Fund for Scholarships. Whether you have supported the Annual Fund many times before, a handful of times, or never before, we want you to know that when you support the Annual Fund you are helping Lyndon fulfill its mission of preparing every student for personal and professional success!
The Electronic Journalism Arts Department is seeking gifts to support the installation of two new studio cameras into our award-winning News7 Broadcast Facility. The television arm of the Vermont Center for Community Journalism (VCCJ), News7 is the Emmy award-winning college newscast that reaches 10,000 households across its 14-town coverage area. News7 prepares its graduates for the workforce by using industry standard equipment throughout their educational careers at Lyndon.
The Early Promise Scholarship Program
The Early Promise Scholarship helps to provides low-income students from the Northeast Kingdom who will be among the first in their family to graduate from college with a $2,500–$5,000 scholarship per year for four years. This program makes a difference in the lives of the students at Lyndon who otherwise would not be able to afford their college education.
Support our Student Athletes: Join the Hornet Club
The Hornet Club supports Lyndon’s NCAA III varsity sports teams. Your contribution will benefit our entire athletic program allowing our student athletes to succeed in and out of the classroom.
The Alexander Twilight Theatre Improvement Fund and Take A Seat Program
The Alexander Twilight Theatre is the heart of the Lyndon State College campus and has been a center of entertainment and education not only for the College, but for the greater Northeast Kingdom community for over four decades. In its glory years, the Twilight Theatre was the best of its kind from Montreal to Boston and acts headlining in NYC were also seen at Lyndon.
The theatre may not look so worn out at first glance, as the College has tried to keep up with basic repairs. However, the outdated features and fixtures become grossly apparent when the limitations of an aged theatre make the booking of performances, conferences, and outside groups a challenge. What used to be the College’s crown jewel has become its handicap. The theatre is in need of many upgrades. Without these upgrades, the College will be limited on how theatre can be used as a full 21st Century facility, which leads to a huge loss in revenue.
Take A Seat Program
Through donations of $100–$750, you will receive a seat or section of seats in the theatre that will have a plaque with your name (or chosen affinity dedication) affixed to it. It will be ‘your’ seat until the seats need to be replaced. You can purchase a seat as an individual (John Doe or Mr. and Mrs. Smith), through your company (Business & Business, LLC) or as part of a group (Class of 1995).
Support An Endowment
An endowment is an excellent way to provide a reliable source of revenue in support of student scholarships or another area of interest at Lyndon State College. There are over 40 individual endowments at Lyndon State College. When you support an endowment you enable awards to be given annually in perpetuity.
Support Our Veterans
Support our Veterans! Please consider giving to one of the following:
- Veterans Memorial Park & Veterans Donor Wall
- Ian Muller Memorial Scholarship
- NEK Veterans Summit
- LSC Veterans Club
Sara Lussier, Assistant Director of Annual Giving