Scholarships, Graduate Assistants, and Residency Program

Graduate Assistants

Graduate assistants are an important part of Plymouth State’s collaborative learning community. They work alongside faculty, staff, and students to help achieve the University’s goals, while gaining valuable experience as assistants, researchers, and teachers.

At this time, our Graduate Assistant positions are limited and available only for certain graduate programs or within specific departments. Please contact your program coordinator or the Graduate Admissions Office for more information on available positions and the application process.

Current open positions

-Residential Life and Dining Services – Graduate Assistant Position Description

Graduate Scholarships

Each year, Plymouth State offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships to admitted graduate students. Selection criteria include academic and professional achievements, commitment to graduate study, and achievement or pursuit of personal or professional goals. Visit the Financial Aid Scholarships for additional funding opportunities.

PSU students who apply for and are admitted into one of approved our bachelor’s to master’s programs are eligible for the $2,000 Panther +Plus Scholarship. Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office for more information at or (603) 535.2237

Graduate Residency Program

The Littleton School District (SAU 84) is cooperating with Plymouth State offering an opportunity for students who are looking to deepen their understanding of rural education communities and special education practices through immersive teaching fellowship in Littleton NH. Qualified students will be able to earn their MEd in Special Education, K-12 Certification in one year with a full tuition scholarship, a $10,000 living stipend, and paid housing in Littleton through a grant provided by the Littleton School District. The 2022 cohort has been filled, we will begin accepting applications for the 2023 cohort in October.

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Experience the life of a Special Educator inside the classroom!

Plymouth State University has partnered with SAU #84 to offer a one year intensive residential program for students interesting in pursuing a Master’s Degree in Special Education.

Live, study, and work in Littleton, New Hampshire. Residents will spend four days a week in a classroom team teaching with a experienced teacher and supported by a mentor. The other day will be dedicated to coursework. You will experience it all with the support of a cohort!

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This is a highly competitive process and spaces are limited. Accepted teacher residents will receive a full scholarship for tuition, a $10,000 stipend, and access to free housing in Littleton. To learn more about the program and its offerings please contact the Graduate Admissions Team.

Our cohort for the 2023-24 academic year is full. Applications for the 2024-25 academic year will open in September 2023.