David Starbuck (Anthropology) delivered a paper entitled “Robert Rogers: The Frontier Warrior We Love to Hate” in the series “Woodland Paths and River Highways: The History of New Hampshire’s Abenaki People” at the New Hampshire Historical Society on March 28. Robert Rogers is honored today as the originator of the tactics used by U.S. Special Forces.
As a graduate of Plymouth State College, Class of 1967, John recognized that Plymouth State College provided him with many opportunities to further his education and allowed him to pursue a career teaching geography. The purpose of this endowed fund is to provide a scholarship to a deserving geography major who is planning to seek certification in teacher education. The award recipient will be chosen by the Social Science Department, Geography Scholarship Committee on the basis of the following criteria: the student must be at least a sophomore with a 3.0 overall grade point average.
This endowment honors the memory of Professor James J. Hogan and, in his memory, funds scholarships for worthy undergraduate students pursuing study in international affairs. Recipients are selected based on their academic achievement in areas related to international affairs, their intention to pursue further study in the discipline, the degree and quality of their community and civic service, and their contributions to PSU activities. The donor prefers one award. Recipients are chosen by a committee. No application process is required.
The purpose of this endowment fund is to support awards or stipends for social science students majoring in geography, anthropology, sociology, or political science. Funds may be used by students for travel related to particular social science or interdisciplinary courses. Funds may be applied to the course credit fee or to travel expenses (i.e., accommodations, airfare, food, etc.) for study away from PSU campuses. Please contact Professor Sheryl Shirley, MSC 39 for application information.
The purpose of The Okrant Family Annual Scholarship in Tourism Studies is to further the higher education and professional development of a deserving Plymouth State University student who will make a significant contribution as a professional in the field of tourism and hospitality. Eligible students shall be seeking a bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management and Policy, be a full-time junior or senior in excellent academic standing with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0, be of exemplary integrity, and hold the potential for significant future impact on the field of tourism. Preference will be given to applicants from the state of New Hampshire. The application for the Okrant Family Scholarship will include a 250 word essay articulating the candidate’s vision for their place and their unique contribution to the field of tourism and hospitality. Recipients of the Okrant Family Scholarship may reapply each year if they continue to meet the criteria.
This endowment funds scholarships for worthy undergraduate students majoring in geography. The recipient shall have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours in geography. Selection is based on academic achievement as well as contributions to geography at Plymouth State University, i.e., the degree and quality of participation in geography-related activities. Recipients are chosen by a committee. No application process is required.
The purpose of the Dr. Thomas O. Schlesinger Memorial Scholarship in Political Science is to provide recognition and financial support for deserving, high-achieving students at Plymouth State University who are seeking a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. The recipient shall be a full-time matriculated returning student who is a declared Political Science major, will be a junior or senior in the year the award is disbursed, and has a minimum 3.0 GPA.
William Taylor Memorial Fund
This endowment provides scholarships for outstanding students majoring in one of the Social Science disciplines. Criteria is determined by the faculty members of the Social Science Department. 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.
The National History Day in New Hampshire (NHDNH) program continues to thrive, now in its 7th year. May and Krueckeberg continue to serve as co-coordinators for the state educational program that brings nearly 100 middle and high school students to PSU for the state competition every April. This year-long program is truly a team effort, thanks to Rebecca Noel, Whitney Howarth, and a cast of several committed student volunteers. The 2008 theme Conflict and Compromise in History brought topics that took us back to events such as the Titanic disaster, the Salem Witch Trials, and the Trail of Tears, as well as Scopes Trial, the Battle of Moscow, and the 1863 New York Draft Riots. While these don’t appear at the surface to be uplifting subjects, the students inspired us all through their analysis of primary and secondary sources and exhibited the fine quality of research of our future young historians. PSU President Steen was present at the state competition again this year to announce the top finalists in the state and award medals. May and Krueckeberg once again accompanied the state finalists to the four-day national competition at the University of Maryland. In addition to the competition, the students had the opportunity to tour the Capitol and had very nice meetings with Congressman Paul Hodes and Congresswoman Carol Shay-Porter. We look forward to seeing the program continue to strengthen in upcoming years as our presence and partnerships throughout the state grow. If you know of any teachers or students who might be interested in participating in the program, please contact us!
The political science faculty have some innovative plans to set in motion this academic year. Here are three highlights:
We really do care about how you’re doing in your courses, and about how we can make your time at PSU as valuable to you as possible. If you have other suggestions on what you’d like to see happening in our program, join Pi Sigma Alpha, dream up ways to contribute such as the political analysis manual, and by all means, come take a break with your professors.