Education - General
- William L. '57 and Barbara R. Brackett '57 Excellence in Teacher Education Scholarship
Bill and Barbara Brackett met, were married, and began their family while students at Keene Teachers College. Upon graduation from KTC, they moved to Plymouth, NH where Bill taught at the local high school. After two years in Plymouth, the Bracketts moved to Connecticut where both pursued their long and pleasant teaching careers. Upon retirement from the Connecticut Public School System, The Bracketts moved back to New Hampshire in 1994. And since volunteerism is one of their core values, they soon reconnected with Keene State College and could be seen all around campus lending a hand at a variety of KSC athletics and alumni events. Realizing the critical role of exceptional teachers in the classroom, combined with a deep desire to give back to the College that gave them each so much, Bill and Barbara Brackett chose to create a Teacher Education Scholarship to recognize and support Keene State College's brightest and most promising future teachers.
This scholarship shall provide recognition and financial assistance to students enrolled in the Teacher Education program at Keene State College. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to matriculated students of Junior or Senior status who have been formally admitted to the Teacher Education program at Keene State College. Eligible recipients must demonstrate financial need, have a GPA of 3.0 or better, and demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism and/or community service.
- The Edward and Margaret Bureau Education Endowed 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.
- Class of 1954 Education Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was created by the Keene Teacher's 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.
- Class of 1958 Endowed Scholarship for Teacher Education
The Class of 1958 Endowed Scholarship for Teacher Education provides recognition and financial assistance to students enrolled in the Teacher Education program. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to matriculated students of Junior or Senior status who have been formally admitted in the Teacher Education program. Eligible recipients must demonstrate financial need, have a GPA of 3.0 or better, and demonstrate a commitment to community service. Each scholarship shall be for one academic year and may be renewed according to the eligibility requirements outlined above.
- Class of 1960 Endowed Scholarship
The Class of 1960 Endowed Scholarship was created as a gift in celebration of their 50th anniversary of graduation from Keene Teacher's College. The endowment provides financial assistance to qualified full time students at Keene State College who have demonstrated financial need and with a preference for students majoring in education who are residents of New Hampshire.
- Class of 1961 Endowed Scholarship
The Class of 1961 Endowed Scholarship was created by gifts given from members of the Class of 1961 at the celebration of their 50th anniversary of graduation from Keene Teacher's College. The purpose of this endowment is to provide financial assistance to qualified fulltime students at Keene State College.
Consideration for this award shall be determined as follows:
- Awarded to a student(s) with demonstrated financial need in good academic standing
- Preference to a student majoring in education
- Preference to a student who is a resident of New Hampshire
- Would be awarded to a rising sophomore, junior, or senior
- This award may be repeated but must be applied for by the student
- Class of 1962 Endowed Scholarship
The Class of 1962 Endowed Scholarship was created as a gift in celebration of their 50th anniversary of graduation. The endowment provides recognition and financial assistance to full time Keene State students who show financial need, maintain good academic standing with at least a 2.5 GPA, and are or may be interested in becoming an education major.
- Costin Family Scholarship Endowment
In 1996 this scholarship was created with gifts from members of the Costin family in commemoration of the long-standing relationship between the family and the College. Scholarships will provide recognition and financial assistance to full-time education majors who have demonstrated academic achievement and financial need. Preference will be given to adult learner students who have overcome obstacles to return to school.
- Thomas J. Crowley Memorial Scholarship Endowment
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.
- Giovannangeli Family Scholarship Endowment
This endowment was established in 1988 by the Giovannangeli family and their friends, in commemoration of the long-standing relationship between the family and the College. Applicants must be full-time students of junior or senior standing who are New Hampshire residents and who have demonstrated outstanding academic promise. Preference will be given to students who have been accepted into the teacher certification program. The committee will consider such qualities as financial need, academic excellence, qualities of leadership, and promise of future success.
- Leona Day Henderson '18 Scholarship Endowment
This endowment was established in 1981 with a gift from Warren Henderson in memory of his wife Leona Day Henderson '18. Two scholarships are awarded annually to a junior and senior who are New Hampshire residents, show outstanding promise as teachers and have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 and be accepted into the teacher certification program. Given continued eligibility, a student may have this scholarship renewed.
- Paul J. Holloway Scholarship Endowment
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 full-tuition 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.
- Ruth Burnham Paige '45 Education Scholarship Endowment
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.
- 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
- Dorothy E. Potter '45 Memorial Scholarship Endowment
In 1958 Professor Ella O. Keene established the Dorothy Elizabeth Potter Award for Proficiency in English. In 1992 the award was developed into an endowed scholarship through a gift from the brothers and sister of Dorothy E. Potter, who graduated from Keene Teachers College in 1945 and taught in New Hampshire until her death in 1957. The scholarship will be awarded to full-time juniors or seniors who have chosen English as their major course of study and who intend to teach English after graduation. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and demonstrate financial need. Given continued eligibility, a student may have this scholarship renewed.
- Filomena Romano Raich '24 Scholarship Endowment
Established in 1989 by Filomena Romano Raich '24 to provide meaningful scholarship assistance to deserving students attending Keene State College. Awards will provide partial and full in-state tuition scholarships to students enrolled full time, who exhibit academic excellence and leadership. One half of the awards will be made to students accepted in the teacher education program, and one half to students accepted in any other course of study. Residents and non-residents are eligible, and awards will be made based on merit and/or need.
- Teacher Education Scholarship Endowment
This endowment, initially established by members of the class of 1941 at their fiftieth class reunion, has subsequently been "adopted" by the classes of '42, '43, '44, '49, and '51. Undergraduate students majoring in teacher education are eligible. Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated experience in student activities at the college, an ability to attain academic proficiency, an interest in and desire to work with school-age children, and financial need.
- Alfred W. '50 M'54 and Elizabeth H. '27 '52 M'61 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 reflecting 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, have demonstrated 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.
- Lydia Pellerin Tolman '47 Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This fund was established in 1987 to honor Mrs. Tolman, a member of the Class of 1947. It was given in recognition of her belief in quality education and her desire that a Keene State College education continue to be affordable for future generations of students. Applicants must be full-time students of junior or senior class standing who have demonstrated outstanding promise as teachers and who have been accepted into a program of teacher certification. In general, the committee will consider such qualities as financial need, academic excellence, and promise of future success in teaching.
- Travis-Grace Scholarship Endowment
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 Keene State College 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.
- Maynard C. Waltz Memorial Award Endowment
This endowment 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 and 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.
- The Yarosewick Family Education Award
The Yarosewick Family Education Award was created by Mary-Lou S. Yarosewick to recognize outstanding students who are pursuing a teaching career in elementary education. Mary-Lou served as a fourth grade classroom teacher in Downington, Pennsylvania for 25 years. She developed a deep respect for the department of education at Keene State during her husband's tenure as President (1994-2005). Consideration for this award shall be given to a full-time undergraduate student who is majoring in elementary or early childhood education; has achieved junior status; has a minimum grade point average of 3.2; has displayed devotion to community service/service learning; and has represented the education program with distinction and pride. Demonstrated financial need is not a criterion.
Alphabetical Listing of restricted funds
Restricted funds by category