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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 the following funds are invited to contact the Office of Development at 603-358-2372.

Alfred W. and Elizabeth Harrison Thomas Scholarship

Established in 1988 by Alfred W. Thomas ‘50 M’54 and his wife, Elizabeth Harrison Thomas ‘27 ‘52 M’61, in recognition of the excellent education provided them and in reflection of their lifelong interest in the young people of New Hampshire. Applicants must be full-time students of junior or senior class standing, residents of New Hampshire, demonstrate outstanding promise as a teacher, and be accepted into the teacher certification program. Qualities such as financial need, academic excellence, leadership, and promise of future success in teaching will be considered.

Alta Lu Townes Memorial Dance Award

This award was established in 1997 in memory of Professor Alta Lu Townes, founder of the Dance program at Keene State College. Created by family, friends, colleagues and students, this award offers recognition and financial assistance to outstanding junior or senior Dance students, with special consideration given to seniors intending to further their education through graduate studies in Dance.

Anita Rawchuck Nestor ‘52 Nutrition Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was created by Anita Rawchuck Nestor ‘52, a 1952 graduate of Keene Teachers College as a Home Economics Major, whose undergraduate years were filled with school and job responsibilities. She created this endowment to enable students to more fully participate in campus life. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide recognition and financial assistance to students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition program with a Health Sciences option at KSC. Consideration for this scholarship will be given to undergraduate students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition program, are full-time traditional or non-traditional students, and are residents of New Hampshire. To be eligible, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Anna I. Rausch ‘28 Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in 1989 as a bequest of Anna I. Rausch ‘28 to provide scholarship assistance to full-time New Hampshire students who graduated from West High School in Manchester, N.H. Applicants must be Elementary Education majors with a specific goal of becoming teachers. Awards will be made based on merit and/or financial need. Additionally, applicants should exhibit characteristics of academic excellence and leadership.

Aubrey ‘62 and Satoko Thomas Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in 1991 as a gift of Aubrey Stephen Thomas Jr. ‘62, and his wife, Satoko Nagaoka Thomas. Full-time students who have demonstrated outstanding promise and who have been accepted into programs in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and closely related areas, including teacher certification in each of these areas, are eligible to receive this scholarship. Financial need may be considered but is not mandatory.

Barbara A. and Richard N. Peterson Scholarship

This endowment is established through the generosity of Barbara A. (Bohuslav) Peterson, Keene Teachers College (KTC) graduate of 1948, in memory of her husband, Richard N. Peterson, KTC graduate of 1950. It is created out of love and respect for her alma mater with the intent to provide an enduring source of support to Keene State College students. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need, who are part-time or full-time students, traditional or adult learners, and residents of any New England state.

Barbara J. Kirstein Nurse of the Future

This endowed scholarship was created through a bequest of Barbara J. Kirstein. The purpose of this endowment shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to a graduating student who is a nursing major and has excelled in her/his performance as a student at KSC. Consideration for this award shall be given to a nursing major who is a graduating senior and who best demonstrated the competencies of the Nurse of the Future. This curriculum and recognition specifics are found in the Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies as adopted in August 2010 by the Massachusetts Dept. of Higher Education Nursing Initiative upon which the nursing curriculum at KSC is based.

Charles A. Hildebrandt Holocaust Studies Award

This award was created in 1998 to celebrate the 30-year career of Charles A. Hildebrandt, professor of sociology, in recognition of his dedication to the creation of the Keene State College Holocaust Resource Center. During his tenure, Dr. Hildebrandt focused on humanistic sociology of religion and minorities. His strong interest in the Holocaust led to the founding of one of Keene State’s finest assets - The Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies. The award provides recognition and financial assistance to individual students or student groups who create an exceptional work related to the Holocaust.

Charlotte Marsh Ketcham ‘42 Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Charlotte Marsh Ketcham ‘42, who spent her professional life as a teacher in elementary and special education. This fund was created to encourage talented KSC students to pursue careers in special education. Full-time students of junior and senior status who have been accepted into the teacher certification program for elementary or special education are eligible to apply for this scholarship. In general, the selection committee will consider financial need, academic excellence, and promise of future success in teaching.

Cherylee VanRossum ‘81 Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in memory of Cherylee Van Rossum ‘81 by her family and friends. This fund will provide scholarships to full-time students who are members of the sophomore, junior, or senior classes. Recipients will be selected based on financial need, academic excellence, and service to the college community through active participation in campus activities.

Cheshire Kennel Club Veterinary Award

The Cheshire Kennel Club Veterinary Award Endowment was created by the Cheshire Kennel Club to recognize and advance the study of veterinary science. The purpose of this endowment is to provide recognition and financial assistance to a graduating senior who has expressed the intention to pursue post-graduate studies in the field of veterinary medicine. The student must be accepted and show proof of acceptance into a veterinary college or the UNH veterinary assistant program, demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.50.

Christine Young Chadwick ‘29 Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1989 with a gift from William L. Chadwick in memory of his beloved wife, Dr. Christine Young Chadwick ‘29. This fund will provide scholarships to full-time undergraduate students majoring in Elementary Education. Preference will be given to residents of New Hampshire and made on the basis of merit and/or need.

Clarke Distributors, Inc. Safety Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1999 to support the Safety Studies program at Keene State College by the Clarke family, proud distributors of Anheuser-Busch products in the Keene community since 1949. The scholarship, which provides financial assistance and recognition to Keene State College Safety Studies majors, is an expression of the Clarke family’s commitment to inspire the legal and responsible use of alcoholic beverages.

Class of 1939 International Education Endowment

This fund was created to promote international education at Keene State College and to support the College’s participation in the Occasional Lecturer Program of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars and the KSC/Fulbright International Exchange Program.

Class of 1954 Education Scholarship

This scholarship was created by the Keene Teachers College Class of 1954 in recognition of the anniversary of their 50th class reunion in 2004. The purpose of this endowment shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to freshmen who are enrolled in the Keene State Education Program. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to traditional fulltime freshmen undergraduate students enrolled in education who enter Keene State with a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0. Students must demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to New Hampshire residents.

Class of 1961 Scholarship

The Class of 1961 Endowed Scholarship was created through gifts made by members of the Class of 1961 at the celebration of their 50th anniversary of graduation from Keene Teachers College. The purpose of this endowment is to provide financial assistance to qualified fulltime students at KSC. This scholarship is awarded to a student(s) with demonstrated financial need and in good academic standing, with preference given to a student majoring in Education and/or a student who is a resident of New Hampshire. To be awarded to a rising sophomore, junior, or senior. This award may be repeated but must be applied for by the student each year.

Classes of 1990 & 1991 William T. Lessard Memorial Scholarship

This endowment was established by the Classes of 1990 and 1991 in recognition of their ten-year reunions and also to honor their friend and fellow classmate William (Bill) T. Lessard ‘90 who died in 1995. The purpose of this endowed scholarship shall be to provide financial support to as many Keene State College students as possible in order to assist with incidental expenses and the purchase of educational supplies. Consideration will be given to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in KSC. Applicants must demonstrate need. Grade point average is not a consideration, but recipients must meet the minimum requirements established by the Office of Student Financial Services.

Community Service Nutrition Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established with proceeds from "A Taste of Greater Keene". The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to Health Science / Nutrition Option majors, and it shall be presented at the Spring Honor’s Convocation. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to full time students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have demonstrated commitment to community service, and show a pattern of engaging in a life-long pursuit of professional development. Students who are pursuing a second degree in Health Science with Nutrition Option are also eligible.

Cornelius R. Lyle II Scholarship

The Cornelius R. Lyle II Endowed Scholarship was established in 2009 to celebrate the life and work of longtime Keene State College professor and Journalism department founder, Cornelius (Bud) R. Lyle II. The purpose is to provide recognition and financial assistance to a student who is a resident of the State of New Hampshire who qualify for financial assistance under the guidelines established by the University System of New Hampshire and administered by the Office of Student Financial Services at KSC. Each award shall be for one academic year and may be renewed according to the eligibility requirements outlined above.

Danny Paul Hunter Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created as a gift from Aubrey S. Thomas, Jr. ‘62 and his wife, Satoko N. Thomas in memory of Danny Paul Hunter, who exhibited great potential in music, and whose life was tragically cut short at age fifteen. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to full-time students who have demonstrated academic excellence, financial need and the promise of future success in the area of music. Candidates must have earned at least a 3.0 GPA overall or during the previous year on a minimum of 24 credit hours. Each award shall be for one academic year and may be renewed.

Deborah L. Morgan ‘89 Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created to perpetuate Deborah’s memory and the leadership qualities she exemplified. This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student who is pursuing a teaching career in Elementary Education and holds a minimum 3.0 GPA. The student must possess leadership qualities and be a caring and compassionate person, genuinely concerned with helping young children.

Dr. J. Duane Squires History Prize

This prize was established by th Constitutional Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire in 1986. The host institution for this award rotates between the three state colleges in New Hampshire. Recipients are full-time students majoring in history.

Dr. Y Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was created in honor of Dr. Stanley Yarosewick "Dr. Y" upon his retirement after 11 years of service to Keene State College. His commitment to public higher education and the students it serves is clearly the hallmark of Dr. Y’s career. This scholarship will give preference for first-generation college students who are enrolled in a science curriculum. If there is not an acceptable first generation student candidate, the scholarship shall be awarded to a first-year science major.

Eder Creative Writing Scholarship

The Eder Creative Writing Endowed Scholarship was established by Doris L. and Donald Gray Eder in 2006 out of love of and respect for creative writing and for Keene State College. The purpose of this endowment shall be to provide financial assistance and recognition to English majors or Writing minors who have organized their undergraduate studies around a passion for writing. The scholarship will be presented to a student for use during his/her senior year at the College.

Edward and Margaret Bureau Education Scholarship

The Edward and Margaret Bureau Education Endowed Scholarship was established in 2006 by Walter J. Douthwright, graduate of the Class of 1958, to provide a source of permanent support to Keene State College students and to recognize Edward and Margaret Bureau, two very influential and deeply loved individuals in his life. The purpose of this endowment shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to Keene State College students majoring in Secondary Education.

Filomena R. Raich ‘24 Scholarship

Established in 1989 by Filomena Romano Raich ‘24 to provide meaningful scholarship assistance to deserving students attending KSC. Awards will provide full and partial in-state tuition scholarship to students enrolled full time, who exhibit academic excellence and leadership. Residents and non-residents are eligible, and awards will be made based on merit and/or need.

Granite State Scholars Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2002 by KSC in partnership with the state of New Hampshire to benefit high-achieving students from New Hampshire high schools. Consideration for this award shall be given to undergraduate students who are residents of the state of New Hampshire, are in the upper 10% of their high school graduating class, have combined SAT scores of 1200 or above, and demonstrate need. Each award shall be for one academic year and could be renewable for students who continue to demonstrate need and make satisfactory progress.

Hollis B. Robbins ‘50 Memorial Award

This award was created by the friends and family of Hollis B. Robbins, a KSC graduate of the class of 1950 and will provide recognition and financial assistance to KSC students. Consideration for this award shall be given to students who attended Kennett High School in Conway, N.H., for four years and who participated in at least two extra-curricular activities while there.

Jesse F. Davis ‘37 Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1993 by Mr. and Mrs. Jesse F. Davis in gratitude for the excellent instruction they received at KSC. This scholarship provides financial assistance to full-time students who have chosen Music as their major course of study. Eligible candidates must be in their junior or senior year of study and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. This scholarship will be awarded based on merit first, with consideration for financial need of secondary importance. Given continued eligibility, a student may have this scholarship renewed.

John A. Waterhouse ‘65 Scholarship

A lifelong educator, John A. Waterhouse ‘65 was actively involved in leadership and service endeavors while attending KSC. He served Glastonbury High School (CT) as a history teacher and head teacher of the History Department. Consideration for the John A. Waterhouse ‘65 Scholarship endowment shall be given to graduates of Glastonbury High School who attend KSC as freshmen with no restriction to full-time, part-time, traditional, or non-traditional student status.

John K. Kontinos ‘53 Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1988 by John K. Kontinos ‘53 to provide recognition to full-time students who are residents of the State of New Hampshire and who have demonstrated financial need. Additional consideration may be given to those students who have demonstrated academic achievement and leadership ability.

Joseph H. Grilli Alpha Pi Tau Scholarship

As the Alpha Pi Tau fraternity no longer exists at KSC, the purpose of this endowment shall be to provide students who are active members of recognized KSC fraternities and sororities with funds to establish an ongoing financial assistance program. Students must apply annually through a letter of interest describing their level of involvement within their Greek-letter organization or the overall fraternity and sorority life community, and how this involvement enhances their life while a student at KSC.

Joseph H. Grilli Scholarship

The Joseph H. Grilli Scholarship Endowment provides at least two annual scholarships to deserving students at Keene State College. Established in 1999, this gift was made possible through a bequest to Keene State College made by Joseph H. Grilli, Class of 1943. Consideration for the scholarship shall be given to students based upon academic achievement, and may be given to full-, part-time, traditional, or returning adult students.

KSC General Scholarship

This endowed scholarship represents pooled funds from various sources, including the Friendship Fund and the Keene State College Athletic Scholarship Fund. The purpose of this endowment is to provide recognition and financial assistance to Keene State College students who display academic promise. Each award may be for one semester or academic year and may be renewed.

KSC Parents Association Scholarship in Honor of Ernest Gendron

This endowment was established in 1989 by the Keene State Parents Association in honor of Ernest O. Gendron ‘60 M’ 63, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, who conceived the idea of establishing a Parents Association in 1973 and served as its college liaison through 1989. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need and satisfactory academic standing.

Kalich Family Outstanding Nutrition Student Award

This endowment award was created by Judy and Richard Kalich out of respect for the College’s Nutrition program and to provide awareness of the excellence in the Health Sciences. Consideration shall be given to a junior or senior majoring in Health Sciences with a Nutrition option who has a minimum 3.2 GPA, displays devotion to community service, and who represents the Nutrition program with distinction and pride. Demonstrated need is not a criterion.

Kendall C. ‘60 and Carlene W. ‘62 Menard Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Kendall by family members, former classmates and friends. Ken was highly respected in the community and retired from a 32 year teaching career of which the last 30 were at the Keene Middle School. He coached high school basketball and baseball, umpired for over 15 years, and worked tirelessly to promote youth sports programs. The purpose of this endowment is to provide recognition and financial assistance to students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Education program or a teacher certification. Consideration shall be given to part-time, full-time, traditional or non-traditional students with preference to individuals who are interested in coaching a sport. Entering freshman must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0. Transfer students and returning students must have a minimum college GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to students with financial need but this is not an absolute criterion.

Leslie S. Hubbard Scholarship

This endowment was established in 1988 by Mr. Leslie S. Hubbard to provide scholarship assistance for students who are residents of Cheshire and Sullivan counties in New Hampshire, or Windham County in Vermont. Added consideration will be given to adult learner students, including continuing education students registered for as little as a single course, whose education has been interrupted or who are pursuing a college education while working or fulfilling family and other obligations. The selection committee will consider such qualities as financial need, academic excellence, qualities of leadership, and promise of future success.

Lucille Plante Davis ‘38 Scholarship

This endowment was established in 1993 by Mr. and Mrs. Jesse F. Davis in gratitude for the excellent instruction they received at Keene State College. This scholarship provides financial assistance to full-time students of Keene State College who have chosen French as their major course of study. Eligible candidates must be in their junior or senior year of study and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. This scholarship will be awarded based on merit first, with consideration for financial need of secondary importance. Given continued eligibility, a student may have this scholarship renewed.

Marjorie Paulsen Hilton ‘44 Scholarship

Established in 1999 by Marjorie Paulsen Hilton, Class of 1944, the endowment is a tribute to her wonderful years at Keene State College, as well as her lifelong commitment to educating young people. This endowment was created to provide recognition and financial assistance to juniors or seniors who are New Hampshire or Connecticut residents majoring in Home Economics or Early Childhood Development and demonstrate strong promise in their field of study and financial need.

Mary C. E. Hamilton ‘44 and Erik H. Hamilton Scholarship

This scholarship was created by Mary to honor the memory of her beloved brother, Erik Hamilton. This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time, traditional student who is a New Hampshire resident enrolled in the Elementary Education Teacher Education program. Recipients must have successfully completed at least 60 credits.

Mary E. Yelda ‘47 Scholarship in Music

As a lifelong music enthusiast and a classical pianist, the Mary E. Yelda ‘47 Endowed Scholarship in Music honors and memorializes Mary E. Yelda ‘47 and provides recognition and financial assistance to a music student at Keene State College. Consideration for this scholarship is given to full-time undergraduate students enrolled as a declared Music major.

Matthew T. Paul Resident Assistant Memorial Award

The Matthew T. Paul Resident Assistance Memorial Endowed Award was established in 2005 by Matt’s parents, Robin and Terry Paul to honor Matt and recognize his commitment to Keene State College and, in particular, the role of Resident Assistant. Matt highly valued his involvement in student activities at Keene State, which included Student Government, Amnesty International, Alternative Spring Break, the Judicial Review Committee, the Academic Review Board, and Residence Life. The purpose of this award shall provide financial assistance to a Resident Assistant or Administrative Resident who demonstrates exemplary leadership through his / her involvement in student activities.

Maynard C. Waltz Memorial Award

This endowed award was created to perpetuate the memory and qualities of the life of Maynard Waltz, who was a faculty member of Keene State College from 1930 to 1965. He taught both educational psychology and Latin, served as a member and chair of both the Education and Foreign Language departments, and retired as professor emeritus. This award endowment shall provide recognition and financial assistance to full time traditional students with junior or senior status who are pursuing a teaching career in secondary science or math education. The student must possess strong academic qualities in science and math, have high motivation to become a teacher, and exhibit qualities of compassion, integrity, citizenship and fairness.

NH Primex Safety Studies Leadership Award

This award, established in 1997 as part of the creation of the National Grange Mutual (NGM) Safety Center at Keene State College, honors outstanding New Hampshire Safety Studies students. New Hampshire Public Risk Management Exchange (Primex) is an organization that develops innovative risk management solutions in partnership with public employers and other interested parties.

Olive Frenette Jennison Award

This endowed award was established in 2005 by Edward Jennison in memory of his mother, Olive Frenette Jennison. The purpose of this endowment shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to students who display scholastic proficiency with a penchant for environmental science. The award will be presented at the annual Spring Honors Convocation. A preference will be given to students who have achieved junior standing, at least a 3.0 GPA, major in Environmental Studies or Biology and displays a concern for the environment through their course selection, enrollment in a related minor, or an activity that provides evidence of such interest.

Operating Staff Dependents Scholarship

The Operating Staff Dependents Scholarship Endowment provides financial assistance for tuition and educational expenses to Keene State College Operating Staff children who are attending Keene State College. Eligible recipients for this scholarship must be matriculated full- or part-time students who have achieved at least sophomore status and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Outstanding Resident Assistant Award

This award is named to honor all past, present and future undergraduate residential life staff members who have unselfishly dedicated their time, energy and compassion in assisting students living in the residence halls to become successful students and well rounded individuals at Keene State College. The purpose of this endowment shall be to provide both recognition and financial support for the academic pursuits of outstanding resident assistants. Consideration shall be given a to full time sophomore student who is a resident assistant, returning to serve on the residential life staff for a second year, has a minimum of 2.75 GPA and show achievement in the areas of student leadership, programming, community development and campus involvement.

Paul J. Holloway Scholarship

This fund was established in 1988 by the family and friends of Paul J. Holloway, upon his retirement from the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees, to honor his long-term service to Keene State College, the University System of New Hampshire, and the State of New Hampshire. This fund provides a scholarship to a New Hampshire student who is enrolled full time and who exhibits characteristics such as academic excellence and leadership. Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding promise as a teacher and who has been accepted in the teacher education program.

Peerless Insurance Company Excellence in Mathematics Award

This award shall provide recognition and financial assistance to exceptional Keene State College students majoring in mathematics. Consideration for this award shall be given to the graduating senior receiving a B.A. in Mathematics who possesses the highest grade point average in all required math courses.

People’s United Bank Scholarship

This endowment was established in 1987 by the Peterborough Savings Bank (now People’s United Bank) in order to provide scholarships to KSC students who are graduates of Conval, Mascenic Regional, Conant, and Milford high schools. The committee will consider full-time students with qualities such as academic achievement and leadership ability. Financial need shall be the primary consideration. Awards will be made annually, and the committee may decide to renew the scholarship for recipients who have demonstrated academic achievement.

Peter H. Batchelder Scholarship for the Humanities

The Peter H. Batchelder Scholarship for the Humanities provides recognition and financial assistance to be awarded annually for a maximum two year period to a Keene State College student enrolled in a School of Arts and Humanities major, with preference given to students enrolled in French, German or Philosophy majors.

Ruth Burnham Paige ‘45 Education Scholarship

Established in memory of Ruth Burnham Paige, a 1945 graduate of Keene Teachers College, by her husband Maurice C. Paige. Ruth was an honor student, a member of the Nu Beta Upsilon Home Economics Sorority, which was famous for providing food for the popular tea dances, and played on the Ping Pong team. This scholarship shall be awarded each year to New Hampshire residents who are seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in education. The award shall be dispersed for the academic year in which the student is enrolled and may be renewed.

Sandra E Ellison ‘67 Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was a bequest from Sandy Ellison. Sandy taught for 37 years in elementary education, second and forth grade. Sandy was a Silver Sister and past President of Alpha Delta Kappa of the Alpha Chapter. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance and recognition to students enrolled in the Elementary Education program. Each award shall be for one academic year and can be renewed.

Stephanie Heselton ‘62 & ‘78 and Joseph A. Baute Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2000 by Stephanie and Joseph Baute. The purpose is to provide recognition and financial assistance to Elementary Education students. Consideration for this scholarship sharll be given to Elementary Education majors who are enrolled at least half time and demonstrate financial need.

Susan Herman Award for Leadership in Holocaust & Genocide Awareness

This award provides recognition and financial assistance to individuals who have, through personal leadership and actions, stimulated greater understanding of genocide, increased activism on behalf of the victims of crimes against humanity, or inspired community engagement in educating people about genocide both historically and in our contemporary world. Recipients of these awards shall be selected each year by a committee named by the director of the Cohen Center. Nominations will be promoted and requested via the Cohen Center website and through other means such as faculty referrals. The award to the Keene State College student will be available for rising sophomores through seniors. Annual nominations will be promoted or encouraged. A student may receive this award no more than twice.

Suzan Schafer Meiszner Endowed Fund for Early Sprouts

This endowment shall be to provide funding for continued research through, and expansion of, the program known as Early Sprouts: Gardening and Nutrition Experiences for the Young Child. Dr. Suzan Schafer Meiszner believed that a college’s mission should be expanded to reach out to students of any age. With that vision, she developed several educational programs for children.

Suzan Schafer Meiszner Endowed Fund for The Cohen Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

As a lifelong educator, Dr. Suzan Schafer Meiszner was a great believer in delivering learning opportunities through a variety of channels. The Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is an excellent example of this type of educational program. The purpose of this endowment shall be to provide funding for any programs or uses within the Cohen Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at Keene State College that support outreach programming, including the summer institute.

Thomas Crowley Memorial Scholarship

This award was established in loving memory of Thomas J. Crowley, Keene State College Professor of Education from 1974 to 1992. Recipients must be Education majors who have attended Keene State College for a minimum of six semesters, have been admitted to the Teacher Education Program, and have distinguished themselves as exceptional future teachers.

Travis-Grace Scholarship

Established as a gift to Keene State College from Elizabeth Travis Grace ‘41 and her husband, John W. Grace, in tribute to the excellent education provided to Mrs. Grace at Keene State College and in memory of her mother, Elizabeth Law Travis. This fund provides scholarship assistance to full-time members of the junior or senior class at KSC who have demonstrated outstanding promise as a teacher, and who have been accepted into a program of teacher certification. Particular consideration will be given to students seeking to broaden their educational preparation through an educational program abroad of at least one semester in duration. Financial need is not a factor.

Tyler John Smith Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created to remember the life of Tyler John Smith and his deep connections to Keene State College. This scholarship provides recognition and financial assistance to deserving students who are actively involved in campus life and the Social Activities Council. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to a student who meets the following criteria: a full-time student at KSC; has financial need; a resident of New Hampshire; a minimum GPA of 3.0; a rising sophomore, junior, or senior; and an active member of the Social Activities Council. Additional consideration shall be given to the student who is actively involved in campus life and L.P. Young Student Center programs or employment. Recipients shall be selected by a committee of student peers, designated annually by the Director of Student Involvement. Each scholarship award shall be for one academic year and may be renewed. Annual application is necessary for consideration.

Voluntary Service Scholarship

This endowment was established by an anonymous donor to Keene State College to assist students who have demonstrated concern for humankind through active involvement in voluntary community service. These scholarships are for students who are entering their junior or senior year at Keene State College and who have a demonstrated and documented commitment to community service. Additional factors to be considered may include academic achievement and financial need. Scholarships are non-renewable.

Winona V. Hubbard ‘25 Memorial Scholarship

This endowment was established in 1985 by Mr. Austin Hubbard to honor his wife, Winona Vincent Hubbard ‘25, in recognition of the excellent education provided to her while she was a student at Keene Normal School. This fund provides scholarship assistance to full-time students who are New Hampshire residents. This scholarship is based on financial need. However, in the event of equally deserving candidates, such qualities as academic performance or promise and quality of contributions to campus life may be considered.


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