School Year Grants

School Year Grants are awarded to highly motivated students for participation in partial or full-year academic enrichment courses, live or online, and selective visual and performing arts programs.


The Hayes Foundation provides two types of grants to individuals wishing to pursue areas of interest: School Year Grants and Summer Study Grants. In addition, Hayes makes competition Team Grants (such as for Odyssey of the Mind or First Lego League, for example) for teams meeting certain criteria.

For general procedures or to download applications, go to our
Forms & Info page.

Hayes also partners with two Vermont camps to provide scholarships for Rutland County campers. Campers request such scholarships directly through the participating camps. To learn more, visit our Camp Scholarships page.


Learn more about how Hayes Foundation-funded summer 
Camp Scholarships work, and about the two camps we partner with to provide vista-broadening experiences for Rutland County youth. 

summer Study grants

Summer Study Grants give motivated young people the opportunity to delve deeply into an area of personal interest in a wide range of academic programs and selective visual and performing arts programs.


P.O.Box  1257 • Rutland, VT 05701 • 802-417-2170

Hayes Foundation grants, including team grants, are available ONLY to residents of Rutland County, Vermont, which comprises the following cities and towns:  Benson‎ • Brandon‎‎ • Castleton‎‎ • Chittenden‎‎ • Clarendon‎‎ • Danby‎‎ • Fair Haven‎‎ • Hubbardton‎ • Ira‎‎ • Killington‎ • Mendon‎‎ • Middletown Springs‎ • Mount Holly‎ • Mount Tabor‎ • Pawlet‎‎ • Pittsfield‎‎ • Pittsford‎‎ • Poultney‎‎ • Proctor‎‎ • Rutland‎ • ‎Shrewsbury‎‎ • Tinmouth‎ • Wallingford‎‎ • Wells‎‎ • West Haven‎‎ • West Rutland‎

TEAM grants

Team Grants help elementary, middle- and high-school teams that have specific goals or achievements in a variety of sanctioned competitions. All team members must reside in Rutland County, Vermont.