Graduate Scholarships

  1. Graduate Research Endowed Fund
  2. Mary Rita Hyde ‘62 Memorial English Scholarship*
  3. Dennise Maslakowski Graduate Education Scholarship Fund
  4. McCabe Leadership Scholarship Fund
  5. Artelia and Olan Ray Fund
  6. Todd Trevorrow Endowed Fund for Library Interns

Please visit the College of Graduate Studies for more information and application information.  The Center for the Environment also has awards available for graduate students.

Graduate Research Endowed Fund

The purpose of the Graduate Research Fund is to provide stipends to graduate students to cover the cost of out-of-pocket expenses related to their research projects which are part of the requirements for completion of their degrees. Students must complete an application form and provide an abstract of their proposed research, budget, and other required information.  A committee will convene once per year, (in May), to determine funding for the following year.  The application deadline will be May 1.

Mary Rita Hyde ‘62 Memorial English Scholarship*

The Mary Rita Hyde ‘62 Memorial English Scholarship is to honor the contributions of Rita Hyde and to memorialize her life through a scholarship. The scholarship shall be awarded based on demonstrated financial need to a full-time English major planning to become an English teacher who will be at least a junior in standing for the academic year in which the scholarship is to be awarded, or to a current English teacher pursuing graduate education or certification; and who has an academic record demonstrating past success and promising future achievement.

Recipients shall be selected by a scholarship selection committee comprised of faculty and/or staff representatives of the English Department and the College of Graduate Studies. This committee shall determine the most appropriate application and selection process.  The scholarship will be presented at the yearly English Department awards ceremony if the recipient is an undergraduate, at the College of Graduate Studies awards or commencement ceremony if the recipient is a graduate student, or another appropriate time as determined by the selection committee.

Dennise Maslakowski Graduate Education Scholarship Fund

The Dennise Maslakowski Graduate Education Scholarship Fund honors Dennise’s commitment to teaching and to the encouragement and development of talented and motivated teachers. Dennise, the associate vice president for the College of Graduate Studies, passed away in 2008. Her extraordinary educational leadership spanned more than three decades, and her name is synonymous with graduate education throughout the state of New Hampshire.

The Fund provides a scholarship each year to a deserving New Hampshire resident enrolled in a master’s or doctoral education program in Plymouth State University’s College of Graduate Studies. Scholarship applicants should be striving to reach their full potential, display enthusiasm and dedication to the field of education, and demonstrate exceptional character in pursuing their goals.  Please visit the CoGS scholarship page for application information.

McCabe Leadership Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this endowed fund is to provide scholarships to school teachers or administrators seeking a CAGS in educational leadership or a Doctor of Education degree, with a preference for and to encourage women who desire to become superintendents or assistant superintendents.  Awards will be made through an application and review process determined by College of Graduate Studies.  Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 to be considered.  Please visit the CoGS scholarship page for application information.

Artelia and Olan Ray Fund

The purpose of The Artelia and Olan Ray Fund is to provide financial assistance to a returning student, who may be ‘retraining’ or entering the Historic Preservation Certificate Program to augment or redirect their career paths.

Eligible recipients should be post-baccalaureate, currently enrolled in master’s programs, or already have a master’s degree and are seeking a Certificate in Historic Preservation.  A preference will be given to applicants from the state of New Hampshire.

The application for The Artelia and Olan Ray Fund will include a 250 word essay articulating the candidate’s vision for their place in and their unique contribution to the field of Historic Preservation.

An award will be made annually by an interdisciplinary faculty selection committee under the supervision of the Historic Preservation Program Coordinator.  The award selection shall be based on the quality of the candidate’s essay, their academic and/or professional achievement, and the highest potential for significant contribution to the field of Historic Preservation.

Todd Trevorrow Endowed Fund for Library Interns

The purpose of the Todd Trevorrow Fund for Library Interns is to support scholarships for graduate interns who will work with library staff and undergraduate interns to use their expertise in the assessment, conservation, preservation of special collections and archives and to improve access to these artifacts by researchers and the general public.

* 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.