Scholarships

UNDERGRADUATE MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Spring 2018Fall 2018
FIRST YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS
GPA Scholarship Name In-State/NEBHE (per year) Out-of-State (per year)
3.75 – 4.00 Presidential $5,500 $10,000
3.25 – 3.74 Dean’s $4,500 $8,000
2.75 – 3.24 Aspire $3,500 $6,000
2.25 – 2.74 Promise $2,000 $5,000
Scholarships are awarded based upon your GPA at the time of decision and are not adjusted based upon final GPA. Merit scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years, at the awarded amount (for a total of eight full-time fall and spring semesters). Notification of eligibility is included in your acceptance letter. All merit awards are evenly split between fall and spring semesters. A specific cumulative GPA is required annually to renew merit scholarships, as follows: Presidential and Dean’s: 3.0; Aspire: 2.5; Promise: 2.25.
TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS
GPA Scholarship Name In-State/NEBHE (per year) Out-of-State (per year)
3.50 – 4.00 Presidential $3,000 $6,000
3.25 – 3.49 Dean’s $2,000 $5,000
2.75 – 3.25 Aspire $1,000 $3,000
Scholarships are awarded based upon your GPA at the time of decision and are not adjusted based upon final GPA. Merit scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years, at the awarded amount (for a total of eight full-time fall and spring semesters). Notification of eligibility is included in your acceptance letter. All merit awards are evenly split between fall and spring semesters.A specific cumulative GPA is required annually to renew merit scholarships, as follows: Presidential and Dean’s: 3.0; Aspire: 2.5.
INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
GPA Scholarship Name First-Year Transfer
3.75 – 4.00 Presidential $10,000 $10,000
3.25 – 3.74 Dean’s $8,000 $8,000
2.75 – 3.24 Aspire $6,000 $6,000
2.7 – 2.74 Promise $5,000 $5,000
Scholarships are awarded based upon your GPA at the time of decision and are not adjusted based upon final GPA. Merit scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years, at the awarded amount (for a total of eight full-time fall and spring semesters). Notification of eligibility is included in your acceptance letter. All merit awards are evenly split between fall and spring semesters. A specific cumulative GPA is required annually to renew merit scholarships, as follows: Presidential and Dean’s: 3.0; Aspire: 2.5; Promise: 2.25.
FIRST YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS
GPA Scholarship Name In-State (per year) Out-of-State/NEBHE* (per year)
3.75 – 4.00 Presidential $6,000 $10,000
3.25 – 3.74 Dean’s $5,000 $8,500
2.75 – 3.24 Aspire $4,500 $7,500
2.25 – 2.74 Promise $2,000 $5,000
Scholarships are awarded based upon your GPA at the time of decision and are not adjusted based upon final GPA. Merit scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years, at the awarded amount (for a total of eight full-time fall and spring semesters). Notification of eligibility is included in your acceptance letter. All merit awards are evenly split between fall and spring semesters. A specific cumulative GPA is required annually to renew merit scholarships, as follows: Presidential and Dean’s: 3.0; Aspire: 2.5; Promise: 2.25.

* NEBHE students will also receive a $3,000 tuition waiver.

TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS
GPA Scholarship Name In-State (per year) Out-of-State/NEBHE* (per year)
3.50 – 4.00 Presidential $4,000 $6,000
3.25 – 3.49 Dean’s $3,000 $5,000
2.75 – 3.25 Aspire $2,000 $3,000
Scholarships are awarded based upon your GPA at the time of decision and are not adjusted based upon final GPA. Merit scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years, at the awarded amount (for a total of eight full-time fall and spring semesters). Notification of eligibility is included in your acceptance letter. All merit awards are evenly split between fall and spring semesters.A specific cumulative GPA is required annually to renew merit scholarships, as follows: Presidential and Dean’s: 3.0; Aspire: 2.5.

* NEBHE students will also receive a $3,000 tuition waiver.

 INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
GPA Scholarship Name First-Year Transfer
3.75 – 4.00 Presidential $10,000 $10,000
3.25 – 3.74 Dean’s $8,500 $8,500
2.75 – 3.24 Aspire $7,500 $7,500
2.25 – 2.74 Promise $5,000 $5,000
Scholarships are awarded based upon your GPA at the time of decision and are not adjusted based upon final GPA. Merit scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years, at the awarded amount (for a total of eight full-time fall and spring semesters). Notification of eligibility is included in your acceptance letter. All merit awards are evenly split between fall and spring semesters. A specific cumulative GPA is required annually to renew merit scholarships, as follows: Presidential and Dean’s: 3.0; Aspire: 2.5; Promise: 2.25.

*PSU merit scholarships are awarded by the Admissions Office.

ADDITIONAL AWARDS

STEM Scholarship – $1,000
Awards are made to accepted, incoming, first-year New Hampshire students who have declared their major in Biochemistry, Biology, Cell & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Biology, Environmental Science & Policy, Information Technology, Mathematics, or Meteorology. Awards are renewable for three additional years if a cumulative 2.25 GPA is maintained and the student remains enrolled as a full-time STEM major.

Talent Grants – $500 to $4500
All qualified, incoming, first-year students in Music, Theatre and Dance will be considered for a limited number of Talent Grants. These awards are renewable annually. Please note that an audition is required to be considered for one of these grants. For more information, e-mail mtd_dept@plymouth.edu or visit their website.

Outside Scholarships
Private foundations, civic organizations and others are a great resources for additional scholarship monies. In our experience, over 90 percent of the outside scholarships received by students, specifically first-year students, are obtained from organizations within their home communities. For this reason, we encourage you to check with your high school guidance office, employer, local civic organizations and religious institutions to see what scholarships are available. Many scholarship search engines are also available online.