Former New Hampshire Governor Walter Peterson and his wife, Dorothy, have established a $25,000 endowed scholarship at PSU that will provide assistance to students of writing while promoting excellence in the teaching and practice of writing. The gift reflects the Petersons’ belief in the transformative power of higher education and their commitment to keeping such education accessible and affordable for all.
“We believe that helping young people reach their potential, especially with the written and spoken word, enriches all of us,” said the Petersons. “We are pleased to do our modest part to help worthy students of Plymouth State University.”
The Peterson Scholarship recognizes particularly the work and career of the Petersons’ daughter Meg Petersen, a professor of English at PSU and founder of the Plymouth Writing Project, which promotes access to high quality educational experiences as a basic right of all learners and thus a cornerstone of equity.