Education

Applications for consideration are available in the Office of Educator Preparation and need to be completed before the March deadline. Please contact the Office of Educator Preparation for further assistance.

  1. Norton R. Bagley Scholarship Fund
  2. Maureen Shine Bateman Memorial
  3. Class of 1946 Endowment Fund*
  4. Class of 1951 Scholarship Fund
  5. Class of 1952 Scholarship
  6. Class of 1957 Scholarship Fund
  7. Class of 1962 Scholarship Endowment Fund
  8. Plymouth Teachers College Class of 1963 Panther Scholarship in Education
  9. Marie Connelly Scholarship Fund
  10. Irving Willard Jones Scholarship Fund*
  11. Janet Sanford Kelliher Endowed Scholarship Fund
  12. Margaret "Peg" Rock Kenyon Memorial Fund*
  13. Emma Paulsen Knapp '17 Scholarship Fund*
  14. John P. Lewis and June Estelle Ryan Lewis '44 Scholarship
  15. Ruth Birch Marzec ’48 Scholarship
  16. Jessie Barnes Metcalf Memorial Fund*
  17. Michelle Morse Memorial Scholarship Fund
  18. Isabel Murray Natural Science Education
  19. Kelly A. Nester Memorial Scholarship
  20. Barbara Boyce Oakes Scholarship Fund*
  21. Doris Dean Palmer '30 Endowed Scholarship Fund
  22. Gary K. Richey Scholarship
  23. Eugene '58 and Joan Doyon '56 Savage Education Award
  24. Bernice Goodwin Spaulding Memorial Fund*
  25. Blanche Colby Stacy Fund
  26. Emma Yeaton Wheeler Scholarship Fund
  27. Dorothy E. Whiting Scholarship Fund*

Norton R. Bagley Scholarship Fund

This endowment funds a scholarship to a student majoring in education. Preference will be made to male students.  Additional criteria may be determined by the president in consultation with the education department.

Maureen Shine Bateman Memorial

This endowment honors Maureen Shine Bateman and, in her memory, funds a scholarship to be given to one deserving childhood studies major who is seeking certification in elementary education. The award recipient is to be chosen by the education department scholarship committee on the basis of the following criteria: full-time status; 2.0 or above overall grade point average; sophomore or above class standing; displays attributes of enthusiasm, warmth, dedication to teaching, and willingness to learn and try new teaching techniques; celebrates all children; can serve as a role model for children; and is well spoken and reads widely.

Class of 1946 Endowment Fund*

This endowment funds scholarships for worthy undergraduate students majoring in Education. These awards are based on academic achievement and financial need and are granted to upper-class students who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5. Recipients are selected by the education department scholarship committee.

Class of 1951 Scholarship Fund

This endowment fund supports a Junior or Senior student in good academic standing, majoring in education, and in need of financial aid. The recipient is to be chosen by the education department scholarship committee.

Class of 1952 Scholarship

The purpose of this endowed fund is to support a scholarship for a worthy sophomore, junior, or senior student who is enrolled in the teacher education curriculum. The recipient is to be chosen by the education department scholarship review committee of PSU. The committee will select a candidate who has a GPA of 3.0 or better, and who has shown positive characteristics of high integrity, leadership, and service to the college community.

Class of 1957 Scholarship Fund

This endowment funds scholarships for a worthy undergraduate student majoring in Education.  Recipients are chosen by the education department scholarship committee.

Class of 1962 Scholarship Endowment Fund

The purpose of the Class of 1962 Scholarship Endowment Fund is to support scholarships for students majoring in Education who have completed at least three semesters at Plymouth State College, have maintained a GPA of at least 3.0, are active in leadership roles on campus, and are involved in community service.

Plymouth Teachers College Class of 1963 Panther Scholarship in Education

On the occasion of their 50th reunion, the Plymouth Teachers College Class of 1963 Panther Scholarship in Education was established by members of the class of 1963 as an annual scholarship at Plymouth State University of the University System of New Hampshire.  Additionally, it is the Class’ intent to endow this scholarship before their 60th reunion.  The Class established this Scholarship as a tribute to their class, the last to graduate from Plymouth Teachers College and the class which selected the panther as the mascot of Plymouth State.  The class wishes to honor their education at Plymouth Teacher’s College by assisting future educators.

The purpose of the Scholarship is to provide an annual scholarship to a returning student majoring in education who is in good academic standing, has a demonstrated financial need, and is from New Hampshire.  The recipient will be determined by Plymouth State University’s Office of Financial Aid scholarship selection committee.

Marie Connelly Scholarship Fund

This endowment honors Marie Connelly and, in her memory, funds scholarships for worthy nontraditional undergraduate students majoring in education.  Selection is determined by the education department scholarship committee.

Irving Willard Jones Scholarship Fund*

This endowment funds scholarships for students majoring in music education. The scholarship is based on merit, with consideration given to financial need. Recipients are chosen by a committee. Recipients are determined by the music, theatre, and dance scholarship selection committee.  No application process is required.

Janet Sanford Kelliher Endowed Scholarship Fund

This endowed fund honors Janet Sanford Kelliher (1945-2007) and, in her memory, provides scholarship/s for students majoring in elementary education, who are in good academic standing, and are from Nashua, NH having graduated from any Nashua, NH high school. The student selected should be involved in sports, work part-time and/or be involved in other organized activities. Recipients must be full-time, undergraduate students, attending for the full year of study for which this award is given. Recipients shall be selected by the education department scholarship committee and awards will be presented at the annual fall Education Convocation.

Margaret “Peg” Rock Kenyon Memorial Fund*

This endowment honors the memory of Margaret “Peg” Rock Kenyon and, in her memory, funds scholarships for worthy non-traditional students pursuing careers in education, social work, environmental studies, journalism, or medicine. Candidates are older than their classmates and they are contributing to their own educational expenses through part-time or full-time employment. Selection is based on the applicant’s latent potential for achievement and maturity; recommendations of faculty, University or home community members, or peers; and financial need. Recipients shall have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. Candidates are nominated by the PAT Scholarship Committee and other faculty. As part of the screening process, candidates are required to complete an application. Recipients are chosen by the PAT Scholarship Committee.

Emma Paulsen Knapp ’17 Scholarship Fund*

This endowment honors the memory of Emma Paulsen Knapp ’17 and, in her memory, provides scholarships to undergraduate students majoring in education. Criteria: minimum grade point average of 3.5 for most recently completed semester and a cumulative grade point average of no lower than 3.0 for a minimum of 3 semesters; secondary preference, based on New Hampshire residence and financial need, shall be given to break a tie if needed.

John P. Lewis and June Estelle Ryan Lewis ’44 Scholarship

The purpose of the John P. Lewis and June Estelle Ryan Lewis ’44 Fund is to support scholarships for education majors at Plymouth State University.

Ruth Birch Marzec ’48 Scholarship

The purpose of the Ruth Birch Marzec ‘48 Scholarship Endowment is to support scholarships for students who have financial need, with a preference for those who live in Grafton County and/or who are majoring in elementary education or English education.  Recipients should be:  a sophomore or higher level; exhibit determination and dedication to college work; and are full time students, attending for a full year of study for the year in which the award is to be applied.  If the chosen recipient does not complete the year, the unused portion of the scholarship award will be returned to the fund payout account.

Jessie Barnes Metcalf Memorial Fund*

This endowment honors the memory of Jessie Barnes Metcalf ’35 and, in her memory, funds scholarships for worthy Plymouth State University students from New Hampshire who are majoring in elementary education. Selection is based on financial need and potential for academic achievement at Plymouth State University.

Michelle Morse Memorial Scholarship Fund

This endowed scholarship is established in honor of Michelle Morse, PSU Class of 2005. The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who is a childhood studies major. This person would have to have overcome some type of adversity/obstacle and found childhood studies to be their calling. The recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3, a love for students and a tremendous work ethic. Award recipients will be selected by faculty of the childhood studies department.

Isabel Murray Natural Science Education

This endowment provides funds to recognize and reward student achievement in science courses. It is intended that all students meeting the criteria receive equal shares of the available funds. Awards are determined based on the following criteria. The student must be a full-time undergraduate, formally enrolled in Biological Science with an option in Education or Physical Science Education; have taken at least 12 credits of natural science courses at PSU; have completed the sophomore or junior year; have a grade point average in the science courses required by the major of at least 3.0 at the completion of the year for which the award is given; be a continuing student who has met the criteria upon completion of the previous school year. Recipients are chosen by the biological science scholarship selection committee and a decision is made before the end of June of each year. No application process is required.

Kelly A. Nester Memorial Scholarship

The Kelly A. Nester Memorial Scholarship awards $1,000 annually to an early childhood studies major who displays attributes of enthusiasm, warmth, and dedication to teaching and who celebrates all children.  Recipients will be determined by the Office of Educator Preparation scholarship committee.

Barbara Boyce Oakes Scholarship Fund*

This endowment funds at least one scholarship of at least $2,500 for female students majoring in elementary education. The scholarship is based on merit, with consideration given to financial need. It is further restricted to New Hampshire residents.

Doris Dean Palmer ’30 Endowed Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this endowment is to honor Doris Dean Palmer and to support scholarships for full time students needing help to become a primary grade teacher.

Gary K. Richey Scholarship

The purpose of the Gary K. Richey Endowed Scholarship is to fund a scholarship for an undergraduate senior in the PSU Education Department’s Special Education option.  This scholarship award is to be based on academic achievement at Plymouth State University. Recipients shall be full time students, attending for a full year of study for which this award is given, and shall be selected by the Office of Educator Preparation scholarship committee.

Eugene ’58 and Joan Doyon ’56 Savage Education Award

This endowment funds a scholarship that will be presented annually to a New Hampshire student who has completed at least their first year at Plymouth State University and who aspires to pursue a career in education.

Bernice Goodwin Spaulding Memorial Fund*

This endowment honors Bernice Goodwin Spaulding and, in her memory, funds scholarships for worthy students enrolled in the music education curriculum. The scholarship awards, based on merit with consideration given to financial need, are granted to outstanding individuals having an academic average of 3.0 or better. Recipients are chosen by a committee. No application process is required.

Blanche Colby Stacy Fund

This endowment funds scholarships for worthy students obtaining an education as a teacher.

Emma Yeaton Wheeler Scholarship Fund

This endowment provides funds for one scholarship for a New Hampshire resident who is either: 1) earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in childhood studies and who hopes to teach at the elementary school level, or 2) earning a Master of Education (elementary education) degree.  In the event that there are no recipients meeting these qualifications, the scholarship may be awarded to an education major, and criteria for the award will be determined by the President of Plymouth State University or the appropriate designated official, in conjunction with the department of education and
other appropriate offices.

Dorothy E. Whiting Scholarship Fund*

This endowment honors the memory of Dorothy E. Whiting and, in her memory, provides scholarships. Awards are made to undergraduate student(s) majoring in the field of education. The selection is based on merit and financial need; when applicable, preference is given to a student who is a resident of Dover, N.H.

* 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 visit the PSU Financial Aid Team website for additional information.