Education - Early Childhood Education
- 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.
- 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.
- Early Sprouts Garden Nutrition Program
This program will engage the Colleg's Child Development Center (CDC) children and our College students in a unique learning setting involving a gargen project. The children will cultivate vegetables in raised garden beds in the CDC playground, learning and sampling a variety of the vegetables they grow. Gardening has a positive inpact on the impressionable lives of children. Research demonstrates when children cultivate school-based gardens they recognize more vegetables, enjoy eating more vegetables and choose vegetables more frequently over less healthly choices. Consuming a life-long diet rich in vegetables plays a key role in combating obesity and other chronic diseases.
- Marjorie Paulsen Hilton '44 Scholarship Endowment
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.
- Charlotte Marsh Ketcham '42 Scholarship Endowment
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 Keene State College 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.
- Anna I. Rausch '28 Scholarship Endowment
This endowment 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.
- The David B. Staples Family Endowed Scholarship
This fund was established in 1983 by David B. Staples '55 and Elizabeth Walker Staples '51 in loving memory of their son. Awards will provide financial assistance to deserving students who have demonstrated outstanding promise as teachers and who have been accepted as majors into the elementary education program. Eligibility shall also be extended to students enrolled in a program leading to a degree in nursing. Applicants must be New Hampshire residents of junior or senior class standing who display academic excellence and leadership ability. Recipients are eligible to receive the award for two years provided they continue to achieve a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
Alphabetical Listing of restricted funds
Restricted funds by category