Who Can Apply:
- John Sherman lived in Vermont most of his life from childhood and was proud to return back to Vermont to settle and succeed.
- John was able to pursue education across the world, attending high school in England in the 1970’s and then returning back to the US to study Business with a Minor in Film studies at both Johnson State College and the University of Vermont.
- John began his career as a financial advisor, where he believed the greatest challenge and pursuit was to help people get where they needed to go. His single greatest achievement was to see it through to the end, until pancreatic cancer forced him to retire in 2021.
- John married the love of his life in 2009, which amplified his commitments to his family, friends, and his community. A year later, he was diagnosed with Progressive Relapsing MS, but he never lost his positive outlook on life and his conviction to live life to the fullest. He fought both MS and Pancreatic cancer, which earned him the moniker “Sherman Tank”.
- His warm spirit, kindness, courage and gratitude left a lasting impact on everyone that knew him.
- This scholarship aims to honor the legacy of John D. Sherman by supporting low-income or students with financial instability who live in Vermont and have MS or other disabilities.
Submission: To apply, tell us how you have persevered through your disability or other obstacles to get to this point in your education for the pursuit of your goals and interests that you are passionate about.
Deadline: April 1, 2023