Three New Scholarships Seek to Ease Tuition Cost for Students from New England and Tri-State Areas

Recognizing the unique benefit that students from neighboring New England states and the tri-state area of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey bring to its campus, Plymouth State University (PSU) has created three scholarships for residents of these states. Beginning in fall 2022, any full-time, first-year student from Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York or New Jersey is eligible for a $2,000 scholarship to help with the cost of tuition.

“Students from our neighboring New England states and the tri-state area make up a significant portion of our student body and we are thrilled to be able to extend this opportunity to them and their families,” said Matt Wallace, director of admissions at PSU. “Our  proximity to year-round outdoor recreation, our strong sense of community and our integrated education model make Plymouth State University a wonderful choice.”

In 2019, PSU created the North Woods Connection to pave an easier road for students from Maine and Vermont to attend the University. This program will be updated to align with the new offerings, which include:

North Woods Connection: Full-time, first-year students who are residents of Maine or Vermont are eligible for a $2,000 scholarship, renewable for three additional years for a total of $8,000.

Bay and Ocean State Scholarship: Full-time, first-year students who are residents of Massachusetts or Rhode Island are eligible for a $2,000 scholarship, renewable for three additional years for a total of $8,000.

Tri-State Scholarship: Full-time, first-year students who are residents of Connecticut, New York or New Jersey are eligible for a $2,000 scholarship, renewable for three additional years for a total of $8,000.

The North Woods Connection, Bay and Ocean State Scholarship and Tri-State Scholarship are open to incoming first-year undergraduate students, beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program for both the fall and the spring semesters.  

Learn more about our scholarship opportunities at Plymouth.edu/scholarships.