Lift As We Rise Scholarship Fund

Dedicated to ensuring that any woman who wants to run for office has access to our essential training opportunities.

Emerge Vermont is committed to increasing the number of Black, Brown, and Indigenous women, women of color, young women, LGBTQ+ women, and unmarried women—the New American Majority—who train with us, run for office, and get elected at every level of Vermont government. We are creating a “lift as you climb” culture: as our alumnae ascend to higher office, we want to ensure other women fill the pipeline behind them.

Women who train with Emerge Vermont often experience financial challenges not just in affording tuition, but also in taking time off work, paying for childcare, and traveling. We believe no woman accepted into our program should be prevented from participating due to lack of resources.

Emerge Vermont Cabinet Members created the Lift As We Rise Scholarship Fund to support emerging women leaders by providing tuition assistance to program members in need. Our goal is to raise $10,000 by January 31st, 2022 to enable us to remove financial barriers for future women leaders to get the training they need to run and win.

Please help us eliminate barriers for women to help them become leaders. Please make a contribution to the Lift As We Rise Scholarship Fund today.

Thank you for your generosity and support of women’s leadership, and for enabling Emerge Vermont to reach our goal that our signature training program’s tuition cost is not a barrier to any woman wishing to participate.