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The Anne Vaughan Memorial Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Anne Vaughan’s Education Trust has established a scholarship program to assist descendants of Edward Thomas Vaughan and Annie (Briggs) Vaughan who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible application are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

Applicants to The Anne Vaughan Memorial Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a descendant of Edward Thomas Vaughan and Annie (Briggs) Vaughan. The branches of the family are as follows.
    1. Alice (Vaughan) Kraps
    2. Nora Vaughan Hollett
    3. Edward C. Vaughan
    4. John Charles “Jack” Vaughan
    5. Ernest Leonard Vaughan
    6. Thomas Henry Vaughan
    7. Allan Vaughan
    8. Enos Paul Vaughan
    9. Iris (Vaughan) Morris
    10. Ralph Pearce Vaughan
    11. Helen (Vaughan) Craemer
      *Descendants need to be blood-related. Those who have been adopted into the family will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Be high school seniors or graduates or current postsecondary undergraduates or graduate/doctorate level students.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time, half-time, or part-time undergraduate or graduate/doctoral study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. All coursework must be toward a degree or certificate.


Award information

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award based on their school and enrollment status as indicated below. The authorized distribution for new awards is $187,500.

School Type Public/Private
4-Year School or Graduate School, Full-time $12,500
4-Year School or Graduate School, Part-time $7,500
2-Year School, Full-time $5,000
2-Year School, Part-time $2,500

Students will also receive a stipend toward books and supplies. The stipend will be $2,000 for the student’s first year in the program to accommodate the purchase of a laptop, then will be $1,000 for any additional years.

Awards may be renewed for up to seven additional years or until a degree is earned. If a student continues directly into further study following completion of their undergraduate degree, they may renew their award. In the case of a student choosing to take time off between undergraduate and further study, they would no longer be eligible for renewal but could reapply to the program when beginning further study. Additional studies may include graduate, doctoral, or vocational programs.

Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent in a full-time or part-time course of study. All graduate/doctorate degree majors will be subject for review.


Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Anne Vaughan’s Education Trust. Payment is made in early August.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Honors
  • Work experience
  • Statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • Online recommendation

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any descendant or family member of Anne Vaughan’s Education Trust play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.


One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 4, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Anne Vaughan’s Education Trust has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!