Health and Human Performance

  1. Paul E. Arold Memorial Scholarship Fund *
  2. Mark E. Bates '75 Memorial Scholarship
  3. Julie N. Bernier Annual Scholarship
  4. Matthew S. Budrow '06 Memorial Scholarship
  5. Charles L. Currier Memorial Scholarship
  6. Donna L. Ford Memorial Scholarship Fund *
  7. Van A. Hartman/Vernon Kelly Scholarship
  8. Plymouth State University HHP Alumni Scholarship
  9. Class of 1944-Beatrice Hodgdon Award Fund *

Paul E. Arold Memorial Scholarship Fund *

The Paul E. Arold Memorial Fund recipient shall be full-time matriculated returning student/s who is/are majoring in physical education in the PSU Department of Health and Human Performance.  The scholarship award/s with consideration given to financial need, will be granted to outstanding individual/s as selected by the Health and Human Performance Scholarship Committee, or other committee so designated by the President of PSU.

Mark E. Bates ’75 Memorial Scholarship

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.

Julie N. Bernier Annual Scholarship

The purpose of the Julie N. Bernier Athletic Training Endowed Scholarship Fund is to support scholarship awards for outstanding PSU students who are seeking a degree in athletic training and hope to master the skills to become a certified athletic trainer.  The eligible recipient/s shall be at least junior status and seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training.  The award is made upon consideration of the applicant’s financial need and academic achievement, department involvement, community and/or campus activities, honors, and employment background.

The scholarship application and selection process will be determined by a committee comprised of members of the Health Human Performance faculty and staff.  Selection will be made by this same committee, and the scholarship award will customarily be presented at an annual department event.  Should no candidates meet the criteria or be deemed worthy, the funds shall be retained for awarding the following semester or academic year, according to the selection committee’s discretion.

Matthew S. Budrow ’06 Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of The Matthew S. Budrow ’06 Memorial Endowed Scholarship is to provide a scholarship for an outstanding student at Plymouth State University who is seeking a bachelor’s degree in a major of the Health and Human Performance department, has an interest in coaching, and who demonstrates financial need.    Eligible students shall be at least sophomore status, seeking a degree from the Health and Human Performance curriculum, attending full time, and are in good academic standing.  Eligible students also should demonstrate financial need with appropriate documentation filed in the Office of Financial Aid.    The recipient should have demonstrated involvement and/or leadership in the department or elsewhere at Plymouth State University and also possess an interest in coaching. The scholarship application will require an essay outlining the applicants teaching/coaching “mission.”  The recipient will be determined by a committee of members of the HHP department faculty and staff.  Recipients of the Budrow Scholarship who continue to meet the criteria may reapply for the scholarship award annually.

Charles L. Currier Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this endowed fund is to honor Charles L. and Frances F. Currier and, in their memories, to support grants for scholarships. The scholarships will be 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 for this scholarship will be evaluated on the basis of their academic record and their citizenship. In addition, a special emphasis will be placed on participation in extra-curricular activities.

Donna L. Ford Memorial Scholarship Fund *

This endowment honors Donna L. Ford and, in her memory, funds scholarships. The scholarship award, based on financial need, will be determined by the Health and Human Performance’s (HHP) Scholarship Committee. The award will be made to a deserving instate full-time upper-class student who has been actively involved in HHP functions and is a serious student with average or above average grades within the HHP major. The award will be made each spring and credited to the student’s account the following year. Recipients are chosen by a committee. No application process is required.

Van A. Hartman/Vernon Kelly Scholarship

This endowment funds a scholarship for a physical education major, enrolled in a four-year degree program, who exemplifies the finest in scholarship and citizenship. Recipients are chosen by a committee. No application process is required.

Plymouth State University HHP Alumni Scholarship

The purpose of this endowed fund is to provide a scholarship to one incoming student who intends to major in Athletic Training, Health Education, Adventure Education, or Physical Education. Eligibility will be restricted to incoming students who are identified as having strong high school scholarship. The following criteria will be used to assess scholarship candidates: admission as a full-time matriculated student to Plymouth State; intent to major in Athletic Training, Health Education, Adventure Education or Physical Education; proven leadership qualities; interest in serving and providing community service; along with involvement in extra curricular activities. The HHP Scholarship committee will assess candidates on the above criteria along with three letters of recommendation and a statement of the applicant’s goals. Students will be invited to apply to the Department of Health and Human Performance Alumni Merit Scholarship.

Class of 1944-Beatrice Hodgdon Award Fund *

This endowment provides funds to recognize a female student who has completed or is completing her junior year of study and who has made a significant contribution to any area of physical education. The scholarship is based on service to the University, scholarship and need. Recipients are chosen by a committee. No application process 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.

A student must be enrolled as a full time student at PSU to be eligible to receive scholarship awards listed on this page.