Helping Students Succeed

At Plymouth State, we don’t want anything to stand in the way of our students reaching their dreams and goals. Annual scholarships are an opportunity for you to give a gift each year that provides critical financial resources for Plymouth State students.

Annually funded scholarships have an immediate impact, as they are disbursed to the student recipient in the fiscal year they are received. Annual scholarships can be named with a minimum pledge of $4,000 payable over four years. For more information or to establish an annual scholarship please contact Brenda Shively in annual giving, at (603) 535-2590.

To understand how your gift directly impacts the lives of students, listen to students tell you in their own words how scholarships have made a difference in their lives:

Student Success Stories

Benjamin Bacote ’13
BA in English, Teacher Certification 5-12
Norton R. Bagley Scholarship Recipient
Benjamin pursued a BA in English from Plymouth State University with a focus on teaching English to middle or high school students. Watch Benjamin’s video

Michelle Corliss ’15
BS in Childhood Studies
Morgridge Family Opportunity Scholarship Recipient
Michelle’s goal is to become a teacher, focusing on working with individuals with special needs. Watch Michelle’s video

Björn Ohlsson ’13
BS in Finance
Jane E. Babin Scholarship Recipient
Björn is a first-generation college student from Sweden who earned a BS in Finance at Plymouth State University. Watch Björn’s video

Jake Harris ’15
BS in Management
Sharon Rebecca Parish Scholarship
Jake earned a BS in Management at Plymouth State University with the goal of going into his father’s construction management business. Watch Jake’s video

Sherri Perry ’13
BS in Nursing
Crawford Martin Opportunity Grant Recipient
Sherri graduated with a BS in Nursing at Plymouth State University. She plans to pursue her master’s degree and become a nurse practitioner in New Hampshire. Watch Sherri’s video

Alyssa Boehm ’15
BA in History

Alyssa Boehm ’15 remembers vividly the moment she fell in love with Plymouth State… she was in middle school, on a White Mountains camping trip with her family when they passed through Plymouth. She remembers driving past the library, seeing the Mary Lyon green, and thinking that it looked like home.

Now, Alyssa is a second-year student pursuing a degree in history and dreams of working in a museum. She works as a student caller with the Annual Fund to help pay her tuition and because she sees it as an opportunity to give back to the University. Alyssa says the best part of the job is talking with alumni and learning about their experiences at Plymouth State (well, she is a history major!).

As as student who depends on financial aid and scholarships, Alyssa knows that every gift – whether it is $10 or $10,000 – provides immediate support to students. She’s learned that when alumni give back, they do it to make a difference in students’ lives and because they feel their alma mater gave them so much.