Scott Campitelli Memorial Scholarship

Scott Campitelli speaks at the 2017 Producer's Party

Scott Campitelli was the long-time Executive Director of Media Factory co-founding organization RETN, and spent his entire career in the greater Burlington area as an educator and media professional. 

This scholarship was created to honor Scott's deep passion for community media, lifelong learning, and free speech. It is offered to any Vermont High School Senior who is pursuing an education in radio, television, broadcasting, or film. 

The ideal candidate will represent the qualities that Scott exhibited in his daily life: a commitment to community, a love of story, and a strong belief that all communities need to have access to accurate and unfiltered information.



  • Reside in Vermont
  • Graduating from high school or receiving a GED by June 2024
  • Seek secondary education in communications, media, or related field
  • Demonstrate school/community involvement
  • Demonstrate academic achievement

Required Documents

  • Application
  • Personal essay
  • Short video or audio submission of your work
  • Official transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation (non-relative and one focused on community involvement)


Amount: One scholarship up to $2,000

Application Deadline: February 15, 2024. This is a VSAC-assisted scholarship. Application instructions are available on the VSAC website. 

Award: May 2024


This scholarship may not be used to offset a student's financial aid award.


Applications are open!



The Media Factory plans to permanently endow this scholarship in Scott’s honor. Please consider contributing to this fund and support a graduating Vermont Senior.



Previous Scholarship Recipients

2020: Maia Vota (Burlington High School)
2021: Abby Dixson-Boles (Lamoille Union High School)
2022: Khellmar "OJ" Daring (Winooski High School)
2023: Caleb Giah (Bellows Falls Union High School and River Valley Technical Center)