About the Fund

The Fund has tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

We conducted a one-time fundraising appeal that collected more than $80,000. This allowed the Fund to make more frequent and larger awards than we could from a perpetual endowment.

Our final scholarship winners were selected in 2019. The last renewal awards will be available in the 2022-23 academic year, after which the Fund will wind up operations.

Trustees

Matthew Brush

Randall Odell

David Tatlock

Timothy Robinson

Kenneth Perine

James Needham

Recognizing and supporting youth
who support their communities

From 2010 through 2019, Brush Memorial Scholarships were awarded annually to graduating Vermont and New Hampshire high school students who demonstrated the same values that Buster did: compassion, hard work, community service, school spirit, leadership, and the desire to challenge themselves.

At least two scholarships were awarded each year, one to a Vermont student and one to a New Hampshire student. Each scholarship recipient received $1,000, and the award was renewable annually for up to four years if the recipient continued to meet the qualifying criteria.

In awarding these scholarships, we honored Buster's memory by cultivating and rewarding active, well-rounded young citizens, much as Buster did.

We have retired the awards program, though renewals to previous winners are available through 2022.

Learn how you can apply for a scholarship.

Past winners


2019
Anabel Hernandez
Middlebury UHS
Middlebury, VT


2018
Michaela Ur
Gorham HS
Gorham, NH


2017
Luke Eldred
Montpelier HS
Montpelier, VT


 
 



 
2016
Bethani Winchester
Woodsville HS
Woodsville, NH

2015

Maria Hendrickson
Kingswood Regional HS
Wolfesboro, NH

2014

Caroline Rose
Essex HS
Essex, VT

2013

Matthew Cole
Lebanon HS
Lebanon, NH

2012
Brittany Little, Inter-Lakes High School.
Brittany Little
Inter-Lakes HS
Meredith, NH

2011
Kevin Lacourse, Pinkerton Academy.
Kevin Lacourse
Pinkerton Academy
Derry, NH

2010
Abigail Foster, Hazen Union HS.
Abigail Foster
Hazen Union HS
Hardwick, VT


2019
Lilly Grodt
Londonderry HS
Londonderry, NH


2018
Andrea Boe
Middlebury UHS
Middlebury, VT


2017
Chloe Watts
North Country UHS
Newport, VT


2017
Isabella Behm
Pinkteron Academy
Derry, NH


2016
Jared Lehouillier
Lake Region UHS
Barton, VT

2015

Aidan Saunders
Woodstock UHS
Woodstock, VT

2014

Julia Bowman
Woodsville HS
Woodsville, NH

2013

Harley Davis
Blue Mountain Union HS
Wells River, VT

2012
Hannah Curler, Vergennes Union HS.
Hannah Curler
Vergennes Union HS
Vergennes, VT

2011
Marjorie Mason, Enosburg Falls HS.
Marjorie Mason
Enosburg Falls HS
Enosburg Falls, VT

2010
Shyanne Millette, Woodsville HS.
Shyanne Millette
Woodsville HS
Woodsville, NH

Scholarship recipients

2018

Anabel Hernandez
Middlebury UHS
Middlebury, VT

Lilly Grodt
Londonderry HS
Londonderry, NH

 

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c/o Co-operative Insurance Companies, PO Box 5890, Middlebury, VT 05753   |   brushscholarship@ciui.net

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