2014 VSEA Scholarship Winners

Hugh Bradshaw IV
Son of VSEA member Hugh Bradshaw; Employment Services Manager with the Department of Aging and Independent Living in Williston.
Accepted to: American University – Washington, DC  
Focusing on: Foreign Diplomacy and International Relations 
From Hugh’s Essay: “After college, I hope to pursue a career in either the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer or as a Defense Analyst for the Department of Defense.”


Kaylee Herring 
Daughter of VSEA member Joanne Herring; Financial Administrator III for the Department of Aging and Independent Living in Williston.  

Attending: Bay Path College – Longmeadow, MA
Pursuing degree in: Forensic Science
From Kaylee’s Essay: “My goal is to obtain a job at the Vermont State Crime Lab and specialize in DNA testing, fingerprinting and ballistics.”


Catrina Hood
Daughter of VSEA member Jodie Wright; Administrative Assistant B with the Department Of Buildings and General Services in Montpelier.
Attending: Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH
Pursuing degree in: Biology with minor in Chemistry, Pre-med track
From Catrina’s Essay: “Becoming a pediatrician will allow me to apply my scientific passion toward the health and wellbeing of young people.”


Anastasia Kanishcheva
VSEA member working as a Mental Health Specialist for the Department of Mental Health in Berlin. Previously worked as a Corrections Officer.
Attending: Community College of Vermont
Pursuing degree in: Criminal Justice

From Anastasia’s Essay: “After I receive my associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, I hope to start in UVM’s Bachelor’s Degree program in Psychiatry.”


Kyley Lavigne
Son of VSEA member Michelle Lavigne; Environmental Technician IV with the Department of Environmental Conservation in Montpelier.
Accepted to: University of Vermont

Pursuing degree in: Business Administration
From Kyley’s Essay: “I have always been a problem solver, looking for different ways to approach a situation and providing strategies that lead to a successful result.”


Kelley Lawrence
VSEA member working as a Financial Specialist II with the Department of Motor Vehicles in Montpelier.
Attended: Community College of Vermont
Accepted to: Norwich University in Northfield
Pursuing a degree in: Criminal Justice
From Kelley’s Essay: “It was challenging for me at times, trying to juggle a full-time job, being a single mom and trying my hand at college, but at the same time it was also very rewarding.”


Maegan Moran
Daughter of VSEA member Robert Moran; Probation and Parole Officer in St. Johnsbury.
Attending: University of New Haven, CT
Pursuing degree in: Criminal Justice: International Justice and Security
From Maegan’s Essay: “At this point in my education and life, I feel as though I am at a crossroads because I am unsure if I want to follow the path of Corrections or Law Enforcement.”


Matt Moulten
Son of VSEA member Patrick Moulten; Maintenance Worker at Johnson State College.
Attending: Vermont Technical College in Randolph
Pursuing degree in: Mechanical Engineering
From Joshua’s Essay: “I think that I have the chance to help many people with the skills that I am learning at Vermont Tech, and this is what matters to me most.”