- AAUW Annual Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2005 by the Keene Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to provide recognition and financial assistance to a Keene State College undergraduate student from diverse or under-represented populations. Preference will be given to a female student. This award is based on financial need, merit and recipients must have a minimum high school
GPA of 3.0, if an incoming first-year student, or a minimum GPA of 2.5 if a current KSC student, and be enrolled at least half-time in courses at Keene State College.
- David Hatch Battenfeld Memorial Award Endowment
This award was established by the family and friends of David H. Battenfeld, a distinguished humanist and teacher at Keene State College. The purpose of the fund is to provide recognition and financial support to a student who demonstrates a serious interest in the humanities. Applicants must be of junior, senior, or graduate standing. Preference shall be given to returning adult learners.
- 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
- Classes of 1990 and 1991 William T. Lessard Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This endowment was established by the Classes of 1990 and 1991 in honor of their friend and fellow Keene Stater Bill T. Lessard '90, who died in 1995. In additional to receiving the Student Leader of the Year Award in 1989-90, Bill served one year as a University System Student Trustee, President of the KSC Student Assembly, and President of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. This endowment shall also serve as a memorial to all classmates who have passed away, but who will remain forever in the thoughts of their friends and loved ones. The purpose of this endowment shall be to provide modest 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.
- Granite State Scholars Scholarship Endowment
This endowment was created in 2002 by Keene State College 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.
- Joseph H. Grilli '43 Scholarship Endowment
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 to students based upon academic achievement and may be given to full- or part-time, traditional or returning adult students.
- Winona Vincent 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 Winona K. Vincent 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.
- Leslie S. Hubbard Scholarship Endowment
This endowment was established in 1988 by Mr. Leslie S. Hubbard to provided 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.
- Dorothea A. Kitlan Scholarship Fund
The Dorothea A. Kitlan Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to Keene State College Students who need assistance to complete their education, provided that no child of any member of the faculty or administration shall be eligible for the scholarship.
- John K. Kontinos '53 Scholarship Endowment
Established in 1988 by John K. Kontinos '53 to provide scholarships to full-time students who are residents of New Hampshire. Financial need shall be the primary consideration for selection and the committee may choose to renew scholarship awards to students who have demonstrated academic achievement.
- KSC Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established with funds from the Keene State College Alumni Association. The purpose of this endowment is to provide scholarships up to the cost of in-state tuition. These scholarships are available to students who demonstrate financial need and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. Preference will be given to the children of Keene State College alumni.
- Family Assistance Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was developed to provide financial assistance to Keene State College students who show academic promise. Preference will be given to those applicants who have family members also enrolled at the College in the award year.
- KSC General Scholarship Endowment
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.
- KSC Parents Association Scholarship Endowment in honor of Ernest O. 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.
- Student Memorial Endowed Scholarship Endowment
This endowment was established in 1976 by the Student Life Committee in memory of Valarie Shank and all other students who have died while attending Keene State College. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to worthy students with demonstrated financial need. Students must have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average, have been an active member of a recognized student organization for one year, and at some time held an office in that organization.
- Cornelius R. Lyle II Endowed 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 endowment provides recognition and financial assistance to a student who is a resident of the State of New Hampshire. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to students who are residents of the State of New Hampshire and 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 Keene State College. Each award shall be for one academic year and may be renewed according to the eligibility requirements outlined above.
- People's United Bank Scholarship Endowment
This endowment was established in 1987 by the Peterborough Savings Bank (now People's United Bank) in order to provide scholarships to Keene State College 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Frederick J. Simmons Scholarship Endowment
This endowment was established in 1977 by Joanna S. Richardson, in honor of her brother, who taught at Keene State College for many years. Eligible students must have demonstrated excellence in academics and have financial need.
- Tyler John Smith Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship has been created to remember the life of Tyler John Smith, Class of 2013, and his deep connections to Keene State College. As a Keene State College sophomore, Tyler quickly and deeply planted firm roots within the L.P. Young Student Center and Student Involvement programs. Tyler made the most of his time on campus, serving in an executive board position on the Social Activities Council board and working as a motivated member of the student staff within the Student Center. Tyler was engaging, enthusiastic and incredibly outgoing, easily making strong connections with students and staff alike. Tyler's volunteering and work positions were the perfect match for his own gregarious personality, as he was known as the gatherer of family and friends. He was as big in stature as he was in personality - "the Big Friendly Giant." This scholarship is established to provide recognition to a deserving student who will lead by example to promote student involvement, encourage positive peer interactions and give back to the campus community. This award will ensure that Tyler's easy laugh, warm smile, and generous personality will never be forgotten.
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.
- Harry C. Tebbetts Scholarship Endowment
In 1971 this endowment was created with a generous gift from F. Marion Tebbetts Wood '26 HD'90 in memory of her father. Students who have demonstrated excellence in scholastic achievement and who have financial need are eligible for this scholarship.
- 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 Keene State as freshmen with no restriction
to full-time, part-time, traditional, or non-traditional student
- Maxfield L. Young Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This endowment was established in 1957 in memory of Maxfield L. Young, son of President and Mrs. Lloyd Young, who was killed in an automobile accident. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship aid to worthy, full-time students who need financial assistance to continue in college.
Alphabetical Listing of restricted funds
Restricted funds by category