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Endowed and Annual Gift Scholarships

Students who might not otherwise have a chance to attend college have the opportunity to do so through the dedication and support of alumni and friends who established these Scholarship Funds. The College and the student recipients deeply appreciate this generosity.

KSC Endowed Scholarships

The University System of New Hampshire (USNH) is a not-for-profit, educational institution organized in 1963 under the laws of the State of New Hampshire. It includes Keene State College, Granite State College, Plymouth State University, and the University of New Hampshire at both Durham and Manchester. The fund principal is invested in perpetuity by the Trustees of the University System of New Hampshire, and income is used in accordance with donor wishes.

Persons or organizations interested in establishing a fund, or adding to one of our list of funds are invited to contact the Office of Development at 603-358-2372.

Keene Endowment Association Scholarships

The Keene Endowment Association (KEA) was founded in 1957 as an independent charitable entity to provide assistance to deserving students at Keene State College. The KEA operates as a trust, separate from Keene State College and the University System of New Hampshire. The fund principal is invested in perpetuity by the Trustees of the KEA, and income is used in accordance with donor wishes.

Persons or organizations interested in establishing a fund, or adding to one of the existing funds, are invited to contact the Office of Development at 603-358-2372.

Annual Gift Scholarships

Annual gift scholarships are made possible by donors interested in supporting Keene State College students and recognizing their particular interests and abilities. Persons or organizations interested in establishing such scholarships may contact the Office of Development at 603-358-2372.

Application Process

The availability of Endowed and Annual Gift Scholarships varies from year to year, based on each individual fund’s market performance.

Returning students are eligible to apply for a number of select scholarships via an online application available in early March for the following academic year. Visit our home page in early March for more information. The scholarship application, which includes an essay, is typically due early April. Eligible recipients will be notified with communications from both the Advancement Office and the Financial Aid Office over the summer.

Other funds are awarded via department selections, unsolicited reviews of complete financial aid applications, and appeal requests.

Active Endowed Scholarship Application

The annual Endowed Scholarship Application for our returning students only typically opens for applications in mid-March and closes in April. More details can be found here.


Contact Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office
Keene State College
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435-2606

800-572-1909 * 603-358-2280
financialaid@keene.edu
Fax: 603-358-2794