WINOOSKI - Scholarships that could fund education are currently available through the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC). But students need to act fast as the deadline for applying for the 2014-15 academic year is March 7.

VSAC administers more than 160 scholarships for Vermont organizations and individuals looking to help worthy students in their local communities or who share a common academic pursuit.

"VSAC is the one-stop source for students and their families when it comes to talking about and financing education and training after high school," said Scott Giles, president and CEO. "The scholarships that VSAC administers are a real benefit to accomplished students with academic goals in mind."

Information on available scholarships and eligibility can be found in VSAC's online brochure, Scholarships for Vermonters, available at vsac.org. VSAC also has links to complete the online unified scholarship application, or USA, and any required transcripts, recommendations or other documentation can be uploaded right at the VSAC website. For more information, call 888-253-4819.

About VSAC

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation is a public, nonprofit corporation created by the Vermont Legislature in 1965 to help Vermonters plan and pay for education or training beyond high school. VSAC administers Vermont's 529 college savings plan; outreach services to encourage low-income students to aspire to and complete college; college and career planning services for all Vermonters; need-based state grants for full-time, part-time and non-degree study; public and private scholarship programs; and private education loans.

For more information, visit the website at www.vsac.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VermontStudentAssistanceCorporation.