Recalculated GPA Scholarship Name In State/NEBHE (per year) Out of State (per year)
3.75 – 4.00 Presidential $6,000 $10,000
3.25 – 3.74 Dean’s $4,500 $8,000
2.75 – 3.25 Aspire $3,000 $6,000
2.25 – 2.74 Promise $2,000 $5,000
< 2.24 N/A $0 $0


Recalculated GPA Scholarship Name In State/NEBHE (per year) Out of State (per year)
3.50 – 4.00 Presidential $3,000 $6,000
3.25 – 3.49 Dean’s $2,000 $5,000
2.75 – 3.25 Aspire $1,000 $3,000
< 2.24 N/A $0 $0

STEM Scholarship – $1,000
Awards are made to accepted incoming New Hampshire students who have declared their major in Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Biology, Environmental Science & Policy, Information Technology, Mathematics or Meteorology. Awards are renewable for three additional years if a cumulative 3.25 GPA is maintained and the student remains enrolled as a full-time STEM major.

Talent Grants – $500 to $4500
All qualified, incoming, first-year students in Music, Theatre and Dance will be considered for a limited number of Talent Grants. These awards are renewable annually. Please note that an audition is required to be considered for one of these grants. For more information, email or visit their website.

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*PSU merit scholarships are awarded by the Admissions Office. Notification of eligibility is included in your acceptance letter. All merit awards are evenly split between fall and spring semesters, and in most cases are renewable for up to three additional years (total of eight full-time fall and spring semesters.)

**Only students with 24 or more transferable credits will be considered for transfer scholarships.

Outstanding Students

Dan Rattigan

Dan Rattigan


More About Dan

Why did you choose to come to Plymouth State?

“I chose to come to Plymouth State because of its beautiful location at the crest of the White Mountains. The small town and tight community that Plymouth offers also appealed to me! Every time I come back to Plymouth it is as if I can take a step back and be at ease…it’s like coming home.”

What do you like best about your major/academic program?

“I love being a part of the education program at Plymouth State. Since my teachers are teaching us how to teach, I feel that they truly understand the entire student/ teacher dynamics; what works and what does not. For example, it is rare that I ever have to take a formal exam, because my teachers understand the advantages to hands on approaches and the different learning styles of their students.”

How have you changed since you first arrived at PSU?

“I feel that I have fully discovered who I am and the person I strive to be. It was never until I went to Plymouth that I started counting down the days until summer ended!”