The purpose of the Anonymous Scholarship in Small Business and Entrepreneurship is to provide annual scholarship assistance for tuition and fees of undergraduate students enrolled full-time in the College of Business Administration (COBA) and who demonstrate financial need.
Scholarship recipients will be selected by a committee chaired by the Dean of the College of Business Administration and including a representative of the Office of Financial Aid.
Specific selection criteria beyond full-time COBA student/s with financial need will be determined by the committee, as will the number and amount of annual awards. Preference should be given to COBA students following a small business track or entrepreneurial course of study, or demonstrating that interest in their academic program. No preference for athletics involvement may be considered. National Collegiate Athletic Association rules specifically restrict the selection committee from considering any criteria or applicant quality demonstrated through athletics.
The purpose of the Jane E. Babin Scholarship Fund is to support scholarships for students majoring in business and/or economics who have completed at least 60 credit hours and can demonstrate their knowledge and experience gained in the field of business and/or economics. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to apply for the scholarship. Applicants must submit a 500 word essay on a topic that will be chosen annually by the awards and functions committee of the business department. Applicants may use their portfolios in the development of their essay. The committee will narrow the field to a group of essays to be presented by the student authors at a program open to faculty and students of the business department. Students will be judged on the quality of their essay and their presentation.
The purpose of the Mark E. Bates Scholarship is to provide significant tuition assistance for PSU students who are seeking a bachelor’s degree in physical education or business and who meet the selection criteria. The recipient/s shall be full-time matriculated, returning student/s with declared physical education or business majors. The preference is for the Scholarship recipient/s to be graduates of Kearsarge or Hopkinton high schools or, if none are eligible, to have graduated from any New Hampshire school district. The Scholarship will be awarded through the PSU Office of Financial Aid.
This endowment funds scholarships for business majors who are residents of Merrimack County, based on financial need and academic standing. If there are no qualified applicants of said county in any given year, the awards may be made to other residents of the State of New Hampshire. Recipients are chosen by a committee. No application process is required.
This endowment honors John V. DeFortis ’77 and, in his memory, provides scholarships to outstanding students who are majoring in Business with an accounting concentration. The recipient must have completed his/her sophomore year of study, attaining a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Recipients are chosen by a committee. No application process is required.
This endowment honors Scott Descoteaux and, in his memory, funds scholarships. Awards are made to student/s majoring in Business. The recipient shall have graduated from Nashua Senior High School and, whenever applicable, preference shall be given to a student who is the child of a single parent. The scholarship is based on merit, with consideration given to financial need, and is $500 for each recipient. Recipients are chosen by a committee. No application process is required.
This Myrtle L. Grover Endowed Fund provides scholarships for worthy undergraduate students majoring in accounting or management. Recipients are chosen by a committee. No application process is required.
The purpose of this endowed fund is to create scholarships for students pursuing bachelors or masters degrees in Accounting. The scholarships should be awarded to students who have demonstrated financial need, maintained an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 and shown evidence of a strong academic work ethic and desire to succeed in the accounting profession.
The purpose of this endowed fund is to provide scholarships for students majoring in business. Recipients will be selected by the Business Department Scholarship Committee and will be based on merit with a preference for students in accounting, finance, or management. Recipients shall be full time students, attending for a full year of study for which this award is given.
This endowment funds scholarship honors the memory of the late Professor John V. Miller, Jr., by helping to defray direct expenses incurred by students and faculty to operate the Small Business Institute (SBI). John Miller was a beloved teacher and esteemed colleague who founded the SBI at PSU in 1978 and for fifteen years directed its student-consultants to perform excellent work in the service of New Hampshire businesses.
This endowment funds scholarships for Business majors who have attained at least second semester sophomore standing. Selection is based on merit and financial need as determined by the selection committee and the Office of Financial Aid. Recipients are chosen by a committee. No application process is required.
The purpose of the Sharon Rebecca Parish Memorial Scholarship in Business is to provide recognition and financial support for deserving, high-achieving students at Plymouth State University who are seeking a bachelor’s degree in business and have documented financial need with the Office of Financial Aid at PSU. The recipient shall be a full-time College of Business Administration (CoBA), matriculated student who will be a sophomore, junior or senior, with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, and has demonstrated his/her commitment to community. Preference, but not a requirement, may be given for a student interested in contract management and acquisitions.
This endowed fund supports scholarships for accounting majors, in good academic standing, with a preference for New Hampshire residents. Recipients shall be selected by the accounting department. Awards will be announced at the spring Business Convocation.
The purpose of this endowed fund is to provide scholarships to students who have completed three semesters or more and are majoring in business. The Fund is established to assist students who are not residents of New Hampshire, and who live in a single-parent home. Selection will be made by a committee of the Business Department and a representative of the PSUAA Board. Awards will be based on merit and financial need as determined by the selection committee and the Office of Financial Aid.
This endowment honors Regina E. Thornton and, in her memory, funds an annual scholarship given to one deserving Business major. The award recipient is chosen by the Business Department faculty on the basis of the following criteria: a needy student from the Manchester, NH area. Recipients are chosen by a committee. No application is required.
The purpose of the Bruce ‘74 and Susan Wiggett Annual Scholarship in Business is to provide a $2,000 scholarship for an undergraduate College of Business Administration student who is a returning, full-time, undergraduate student, who has financial need, is a declared business major, and has a GPA of 3.5 or above. Preference shall be given to military veterans who meet the stated criteria. The PSU Office of Financial Aid shall determine and award the recipient based on the outlined criteria. No application is required.
* Students who would like to be considered for scholarships that identify financial need as a criteria will need to complete the Federal Financial Aid Application before the March 1 deadline. Academic and Non-Academic Departments offering scholarships collaborate with the Financial Aid Office, therefore, it is imperative that students comply with PSU policy. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for further assistance.