Champlain College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

By SAGE Scholars — December 2, 2021

Champlain College, home of the nationally-recognized Sen. Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity, has become the 4th Vermont private college to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.

Champlain’s “upside-down” curriculum allows the 2,100 undergraduates to dive into their major on the first day of freshman-year classes. For cyber forensics and counter-terrorism majors, this means immediate hands-on experience performing actual digital investigations and threat mitigation. SC Magazine has cited Champlain as the nation’s best cybersecurity higher ed program. Niche ranks Champlain as one of the nation’s top 30 colleges in information technology. Other popular majors include accounting, business, game design and hospital management.

The Champlain campus, located on a hilltop in the innovation-rich city of Burlington, provides a spectacular view of Lake Champlain and, on a clear day, the distant Adirondack Mountains. The College’s Center for Communication & Creative Media is a state-of-the-art, 75,000-square-foot facility that features game and graphic design labs, a film and broadcast media production stage, sound studios, an art gallery, exhibit areas and a collaborative media hub.

Founded in 1878, Champlain has become a leader in career-focused education, allowing students to gain relevant experience through internships, field work and on-campus job opportunities. 90% of students complete at least one internship. 57% of students take advantage of study-abroad opportunities - often at the College’s campuses in Montreal, Canada and Dublin, Ireland.

Champlain is listed in “The Best 387 Colleges” by The Princeton Review. 31 New England private colleges now participate in the SAGE Enrollment Consortium.

Champlain College

Champlain College supports the academic achievements and college planning efforts of SAGE Scholars with an additional annual scholarship guarantee of up to $1,000 per year. Offered only to students participating in the SAGE Scholars program, scholarships are based on the number of Tuition Rewards Points submitted prior to an official offer of admission (in accordance with SAGE Scholars policy).

  • 0 - 9,999 Tuition Rewards Points = $500 scholarship per year ($2,000 over 4 years)
  • 10,000 or more Tuition Rewards Points = $1,000 scholarship per year ($4,000 over 4 years)

Overlooking Lake Champlain in beautiful Burlington, Vermont — with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland — Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college founded in 1878.

Champlain’s small size and engaged community attract relentlessly inquisitive and open-minded individuals who are looking for an education that will allow them to make a real difference in the world. From its beautiful hilltop campus in the heart of Burlington, Champlain’s students thrive and make the most of all the ideal location has to offer.

With more than 110 professional areas of study — and career-relevant work experience built into every program — a Champlain degree offers a huge advantage to students when marketing themselves to prospective employers. Champlain’s rigorous, career-focused learning model includes:

  • Professionally focused majors in high-growth career fields;
  • A unique Upside-Down Curriculum that allows students to dive into their major on day one;
  • An innovative liberal arts Core curriculum that deliberately develops critical thinking and leadership skills;
  • A four-year InSight program that helps students gain skills in three areas essential to living an effective life: career positioning, personal finance, and well-being; and
  • A commitment to experiential learning: 9 out of 10 students complete at least one internship or experiential learning opportunity; and, 60% complete multiple experiences.

At Champlain College, we’re focused on directly preparing students for success in their chosen careers. With hands-on majors, a beautiful location, award-winning resource centers, and tons of available majors and internship options, we provide students with all of the tools necessary for career success and a unique college experience.

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