Graduate Scholarships and Grants

Each year, the College of Graduate Studies awards a limited number of merit-based scholarships to admitted graduate students in the form of one-, two-, and three-credit tuition waivers for 5000- to 7000-level graduate courses. Selection criteria include academic and professional achievements, commitment to graduate study, and achievement or pursuit of personal or professional goals. Visit the Financial Aid Scholarship Web site for additional funding opportunities.

Graduate Scholarship

Completed applications and supporting materials must be submitted by April 1 for review by the College of Graduate Studies Scholarship Committee. Scholarship recipients will be notified of the award by June 15. Scholarship tuition waivers are non-transferable and must be used during the summer, fall, winter, or spring graduate terms or semesters within the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) after the scholarship is awarded. Apply now!

Graduate Research 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 by April 1. Apply now!

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.

Eligibility: Graduate student in education, New Hampshire resident
*** This scholarship is available to graduate students ***
Deadline: April 1 of each year
Download: Application (PDF)

NOTE: This scholarship is only open to NH residents

Apply now!

McCabe Leadership Scholarship Fund

The McCabe Leadership Scholarship Fund was established to honor David and Kathleen McCabe when they retired from lifelong careers in public education.  Kathy retired as the assistant superintendent of schools for the Governor Wentworth Regional School District in Wolfeboro, NH, and Dave spent 30 years as a teacher, coach, and guidance counselor with the Laconia School District, and then began a second career with Kingswood Regional High School as a guidance counselor. Dave and Kathy met as undergraduate students at Plymouth State College, and went on to pursue their graduate education at PSU, both earning a master’s degree, and Kathy earning a CAGS. Kathy continues to teach in graduate program today.

The fund provides an annual scholarship to a deserving school teacher or administrator enrolled in a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) or Doctor of Education (EdD) program at  Plymouth State University. Scholarship applicants should be  dedicated to the field of education and educational administration, and demonstrate exceptional character in pursuing their goals.

Eligibility: CAGS or EdD student in educational leadership programs, preference given to women desiring to become superintendents.

Deadline: April 1 of each year

Download: Application (PDF)

The Artelia and Olan Ray Historic Preservation Graduate Scholarship Fund

The fund was established to provide financial assistance to a returning student who may be re-training or entering the Historic Preservation Certificate Program to augment or redirect their career paths.

Eligibility: Graduate student in Historic Preservation Certificate program, preference given to New Hampshire residents
Deadline: April 1 of each year

DownloadApplication (PDF)

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Crawford Martin Opportunity Grants

The Crawford Martin Opportunity Grants (CMOG) were established in 2011 with the intent of providing degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students of Plymouth State University with funding to meet ordinary and extraordinary educational opportunities that enable them to persist in attaining their degrees. These funds are expressly for covering expenses related to educational activity and should be accessed only after other campus funding resources have been pursued.

Learn more about eligibility, application deadlines and how to apply.

Senior Citizen Grants for Study at Plymouth State

Residents of New Hampshire who are 65 years of age and older are eligible for a grant for tuition for one course per term at Plymouth State University. This policy applies only to credit courses, including graduate courses, and does not apply to students admitted into degree programs. Additional discounts do not apply to courses paid for by a senior citizen grant. Students are responsible for any additional mandatory fees.

Phi Delta Kappa Fellowships

Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) graduate fellowships annually support members who are pursuing graduate degrees at the master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels. Browse a list of available fellowships, as well as eligibility and submission requirements.

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