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 and out-of-county students enrolled in Rutland County schools. Rutland County 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

  • Attendance in selective, challenging programs for the gifted (our Resources page can give you some ideas; programs of similar caliber are acceptable)
  • Green Across the Pacific, a U.S./Asian cultural exchange program
  • Local or regional programs of study such as the summer Bread Loaf Young Writers Program for high school students
  • Individual instruction in specific skills for academically advanced students.
  • Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) summer programs
  • The Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) at various campuses across the U.S.
  • Concordia Language Villages summer camp programs in Minnesota 
  • The Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School in New Hampshire
  • Village Harmony summer singing camps and workshops
  • Kinhaven Music School in Weston, Vermont
  • The Great Books Summer Program at Amherst College  ​

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

Summer Study GRANTS

It's never too early to start planning—many programs fill up well before summer.
We accept grant applications on a rolling basis.
Please see our application instructions and checklist
before you submit your application.
The Hayes Foundation’s Summer Study Grants are awarded to help highly capable students attend intensive and selective programs of summer study. Grant amounts vary according to program cost, family need, and the strength of the written application. 

Programs and activities for which grants are requested should be intensive learning experiences requiring study and performance. Programs must be willing to provide written evaluations of participants’ achievement in the program. We do not fund junkets or "student ambassador" programs.

​Effective January 1, 2015, ALL grant requests are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Some examples of Summer Study Grants awarded in past years include: