Please also review the Student Affairs scholarship listing for other general awards.
The PSU Alumni Association endowment funds scholarships with criteria determined by the PSUAA scholarship committee and published annually. Applications are available in the Alumni office and need to be completed by the end of March. Qualified candidates are contacted for interviews and the PSUAA scholarship committee determines the recipient.
This endowment funds scholarships for outstanding non-traditional PSU undergraduate women. The scholarship award shall be made on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Applications are available at the front office in Holmes House and need to be completed during the month of March. Qualified candidates are contacted for interviews and the PSUAA scholarship committee determines the recipient.
This endowment fund provides an annual scholarship for tuition and fees to one undergraduate student enrolled in a full time degree granting program, who has demonstrated the capacity to succeed at Plymouth State University, has maintained a GPA of 3.2 over at least three semesters, and has a need for financial assistance that is incremental to their own contributions toward the cost of their University education. Preference may be given to students who are the first in their family to seek a baccalaureate degree. Application
The Mary Elizabeth Campbell ’91 Annual Scholarship is created for the benefit of undergraduate, transfer students, most in need of scholarship support. The award is available to an undergraduate student who has transferred to Plymouth State from another institution of higher education, is of any class year or major, who is in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5, and is in need of additional financial support as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. The recipient should be a full time student, attending for a full year of study for which this award is given. The recipient shall be selected by the financial aid scholarship selection committee, based on documented financial need.
This endowment funds scholarships, based on merit with consideration given to financial need, and is granted to worthy Plymouth State University students. Recipients are chosen by the financial aid scholarship selection committee, based on documented financial need. No application is required.
The Class of 2012 scholarship was created as their senior class gift to Plymouth State upon their graduation in May of 2012. The Class of 2012 wishes to honor a PSU student who has been dedicated to giving back to the University and their surrounding community throughout their years at PSU. The Class of 2012 Annual Scholarship shall provide an award in the amount of $500 to an undergraduate matriculated student, with documented financial need, who will be full-time, and attending for a full year of study. The recipient should be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and who have demonstrated service to the University and surrounding community. Selection will be determined by the Student Affairs Scholarship Awards Committee of PSU.
This endowment honors Charles L. and Frances F. Currier and, in their memories, supports scholarships. The scholarships are granted to qualified graduates of Plymouth Regional High School who are admitted and intend to enroll or who are currently enrolled in a full-time capacity at Plymouth State University. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their academic record, citizenship and participation in extra-curricular activities. Recipients are chosen by a committee. Please apply here.
The purpose of this scholarship fund is to honor Robert J. Doherty, Jr. ’86 and, in his memory, provide scholarships to outstanding Plymouth State students. The prospective recipient must initially meet two criteria: (1) be a sophomore successfully completing his/her freshman year, and (2) be a current resident of Rochester, NH. In the event that a qualified candidate is not available from Rochester, the selection committee may consider candidates first, from towns and communities adjacent to Rochester, and second from towns and communities in New Hampshire’s seacoast region. The scholarship award shall be made on the basis of three criteria: (1) academic merit, (2) demonstrated leadership ability, and (3) financial need. As long as the recipient maintains an acceptable cumulative grade point average, the scholarship will be renewed annually until the recipient has completed his/her undergraduate work. Application
The purpose of this endowed fund is to provide a scholarship to a Plymouth State, need based undergraduate, with a preference, should two candidates be equally qualified, for first-generation students. Application
The purpose of this fund is to support an award for a student who has achieved a 2.8 or higher GPA, and is a leader on campus in student government, student organizations, or the classroom. The annual recipient or recipients shall be selected by the Scholarship Committee of the PSU Alumni Association Board joined by a representative of the PMK/TKE alumni. Applications are available in the Alumni office and need to be completed by the end of March.
The Jonathan ’79 and Cornelia Hall Annual Scholarship was established by Jon and Cornelia Hall in the Spring of 2013. The purpose of this fund is to provide two $2,500 scholarships for dedicated PSU students. The recipients must be returning, full-time students, who have financial need, and have a GPA of 2.75 or above. The PSU’s Office of Financial Aid shall determine the recipients based on the stated criteria. No application is required.
The purpose of this endowed fund is to provide a scholarship to a student who demonstrates a strong record of academic achievement. Criteria includes an exemplary record of leadership and service, and a commitment to activities whose purpose is to further the cause of international understanding. The endowment also has an interest in students majoring in education administration, though this is not a requirement for eligibility. Application
The purpose of the Imagine A Way Scholarship Endowment is to support scholarships for students who have financial need or who may be among the first generation in their family to attend college. Application
Cindy Kilzen, sister of PSU alumna Kathryn Kilzen Barnett, was the first student with a handicap to graduate from Fair Haven High School. Because Cindy suffered from spina bifida and other medical conditions, she was confined to a wheel chair for most of her life. Despite her illness, Cindy displayed remarkable courage. She strove to do her best and to make those around her comfortable with her circumstances. Cindy died at the age of 20. The purpose of this endowed fund is to present a scholarship to a full-time student entering their senior year who has displayed great courage in overcoming a disability or handicap in earning a degree. The Dean of Student Affairs, or the appropriate designated official, shall appoint a committee each year to select a recipient.
Internship programs at Plymouth State University are an opportunity for students to work intensively, mentored by an internship advisor to craft an off-campus learning experience that not only brings their degree program into focus but gives them a road map for their remaining semester/s at the University and their transition to the world of work after graduation. Internships prepare the student for the reality of the career environment in their chosen field and often lead to paid employment. There are basic costs to an internship that are prohibitive for students of modest financial means. The purpose of the Morgridge Family Internship Scholarship Fund is to grant stipends or honorariums to qualified Plymouth State University students to ease the financial burden to the students by supporting the basic costs of an internship. More information.
The purpose of the Morgridge Family Opportunity Scholarship Endowment is to provide renewable scholarships for incoming freshman who are academically promising and who are Pell-eligible to reduce the amount borrowed for educational purposes. Preference will be given to students from Belknap, Coos, Grafton, Strafford, Sullivan and Carroll counties of New Hampshire and those who are first generation in their families to attend university. Students who receive Morgridge Family Opportunity Scholarships will be assigned to the Morgridge Learning Community. The MLC will be advised by a member of the faculty. Students will be chosen by the MFOS scholarship committee. On-line application
This endowment provides funds for New Hampshire residents transferring to Plymouth State University. Criteria includes current full-time student status, 3.0 GPA and application for full-time status at PSU. The financial aid scholarship committee will determine the award recipient. No application process is required.
This scholarship is provided by the Operating Staff of the university to a student who is a returning PSU student, who is a New Hampshire resident, and who is in good academic standing. Recipient nominations are solicited from PSU faculty and staff. Recipients are selected by the Operating Staff fundraising/scholarship committee. The application deadline is March 31. Application / Nominating Form
These scholarships are provided by the Professional-Administrative-Technical staff of the University to students entering their junior or senior year, who are in good academic standing, and who are actively involved in both university and community activities. Recipient nominations are solicited from each principal administrator, each PAT staff member, and each academic department chair. Students may also apply and request a nomination form from an appropriate PAT member. Recipients are selected by the PAT scholarship committee. PAT Application
The purpose of the Forrest Martin and Opal Marie Steen Scholarship is to provide a scholarship to a need-based undergraduate Plymouth State student, with a preference, should two candidates be equally qualified, for first-generation students. The award may be renewed for up to four years total if overall GPA is 3.0 or above. Application
The purpose of the Patricia Stips Scholarship Endowment is to support scholarships for students of Plymouth State University who have completed at least one semester. Recipients should be full time students, attending for a full year of study for which this award is given. Recipients shall be selected by the financial aid scholarship selection committee. No application process is required.
The S-O-S Faculty Scholarship Fund was created by the faculty of Plymouth State University including all professors (full- or part- time, tenure track or adjunct status) who have the honor of instructing students, as an expression of support for those students and in gratitude for the unique academic community that is Plymouth State. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to the most needy among students.
The S-O-S Faculty Scholarships are available to undergraduate students of any class year or major who are in good academic standing and in need of additional financial support, as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Students receiving awards should be full time students, attending for a full year of study for which this award is given. Recipients shall be selected by the financial aid scholarship selection committee, based on documented financial need.
The John K. Walsh Scholarship was established in June 2001 by Professor Billy Bussell Thompson in memory of his partner and colleague John “Jack” K. Walsh. A remarkable educator, Dr. Walsh knew the value of scholarships for college students. He was born and raised in New York City and received his undergraduate degree in Spanish from Notre Dame, a Masters from Columbia University and his PhD from the University of Virginia. He taught at the University of Virginia and retired from the University of California at Berkley after an illustrious career. A proud and openly-gay man, Jack Walsh supported the struggle for equality under the law and for recognition of the rights and responsibilities for all citizens. Dr. Walsh knew and loved New Hampshire and the PSU campus. This scholarship benefits a student who has shown leadership in his/her school community with regard to the rights and activities of gay or lesbian individuals. The scholarship award will be determined by a committee of the University based on the established criteria. Application
The Ann L. Wharton Scholarship is awarded to a student who is completing his or her junior year and will be returning to PSU for his/her senior year of study. The scholarship should be used to offset tuition costs incurred during the senior year. A full year of study remaining is preferred in order to be considered for this award. The award should support a student who has demonstrated superior academic performance after overcoming a substantive obstacle or personal challenge. Such obstacles or challenges include, but are not limited to initial academic disappointment or failure; a physical challenge; or financial or economic obstacles. In each case, recipients should have demonstrated in their lives and University careers those qualities exemplified by Ann L. Wharton: courage, hard work, persistence, and generosity to others. Application
Barbara M. Willey, world traveler and elementary educator, made provisions for Plymouth State University in her will. Her bequest was used to establish the Barbara M. Willey Endowment to provide support for Plymouth State undergraduate students pursuing study abroad in relation to their degree. Interested students may apply through the Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Studies located on the 2nd floor of the Speare building.
* Students who would like to be considered for scholarships that identify financial need as a criteria will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before PSU’s March 1 priority 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 Team for further assistance.
A student must be enrolled as a full-time student at PSU to be eligible to receive scholarship awards listed on this page.