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Adult Learners
  • American Association of University Women, Elsa P. Ware Scholarship This scholarship was established in 1987 by the Keene Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to provide recognition and financial assistance to a non-traditional graduate student at Keene State College. Preference will be given to female students. This award is based on financial need with secondary consideration for merit based on the student's GPA or academic achievements. The recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Stephanie H. '62 M'78 and Joseph A. Baute Scholarship Endowment This fund was established in 2000 by Stephanie and Joseph Baute. The fund was designed to provide recognition and financial assistance to adult learners, with preference to females, who have overcome obstacles to return to school, who are enrolled at least half time, and who are planning to enroll in Elementary Education, ideally showing a strong interest in reading as an area of specialization. Matriculation is not a requirement.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Women's Educational Opportunity Grant This scholarship is intended for women whose educational goals are intended to improve their opportunities for career advancement, with resultant improved economic self-sufficiency. All candidates must meet two qualifications: demonstrated financial need and declared intent to pursue a program of studies which has the potential of enhancing the candidate's employability, earning power, career mobility or potential for career advancement. This program of studies need not lead to a college degree. Preference will be given to women who are working, single heads of households.
Architecture

Bruce LeVine Mellion '69 TDS Experience Award for Excellence in Architecture, Safety Studies, and SPDI

The Bruce LeVine Mellion '69 TDS Experience Award for Excellence in Architecture, Safety Studies, and Sustainable Product Design and Innovation annually recognizes three exceptional students majoring (one each) in Architecture, Safety Studies, and/or Sustainable Product Design and Innovation who have demonstrated superior academic achievement and a commitment to share one's experiences through mentoring and/or community service.

The award recognizes the rigors and commitment needed to be successful in these technical programs of distinction and serves to inspire student recipients to continue their educational pursuits and to share their knowledge in deliberate and meaningful ways with their student colleagues and others.

Awards shall be based on merit and achievement. Financial need may be considered but is not a prerequisite to receiving this award. Consideration for this award shall be given to three students annually with one each majoring in Architecture, Safety Studies, and Sustainable Product Design and Innovation.

Applicants must be full-time matriculated students and be on track to become seniors at the time the award is received. Applicants will be identified and encouraged to apply by members of the TDS Faculty. Students are also encouraged to self-nominate. Recipients will be selected annually by the academic chairs of the Architecture, Safety Studies, and Sustainable Product Design and Innovation programs in coordination with Keene State College's Financial Aid Office in accordance with all criteria outlined in this document.

Arts - Dance

This endowment 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.

Arts - General
  • John Michael Delehanty Arts Scholarship The John Michael Delehanty Arts Scholarship was created by Carolyn Delehanty to remember and celebrate the life of her son, John Michael Delehanty. John Michael was a kind and caring person, who always made time for others. He had an adventurous spirit and enjoyed skateboarding, snowboarding and art; as well as spending time with good friends and family. The purpose of this award shall be to provide financial support to a deserving Arts Major to assist in paying for art supplies and textbooks. Consideration shall be given to KSC students majoring in art who demonstrate financial need as well as a commitment to community service.

  • KSC Film Program Endowment This endowment was created in 2000 in recognition of Film Studies Professor, Dr. Larry M. Benaquist. The purpose of the endowment is to provide perpetual funding for the support and enrichment of the film program including equipment and film purchases.

  • Roberta F. Roos Annual Art and Theatre Arts Lecture Endowment This lecture was establish by Peter Roos, in memory and honor of his mother, who was an accomplished artist and expressed creativity in all aspects of her life. She spent 26 years in London, England where she became an avid theatre enthusiast. The purpose of this endowment is to establish and annual educational lecture to benefit the Art Department and Theatre Arts and Dance offered free and open to the public. Funds shall be used for speaker fees, room and board, transportation, publicity and other related expenses.

  • Thorne-Sagendorph Dublin Colony Art Colony Acquisition Fund This fund was established so that the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery would be able to collect artwork from the Dublin Art Colony as an educational and historical resource for the Monadnock Regions. The Gallery's collection of Dublin Art will remain a legacy for our community and illustrate the importance of our Region in the cultural history of America.

  • Thorne-Sagnedorph / Art Department Student Fellowship Endowment This fellowship represents a cooperative effort between the Art Department faculty and the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery staff to better facilitate faculty and student exhibits and other exhibitions. The purpose of this endowment shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to a selected art major to assist the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery for an academic year. This fellowship will provide a stipend for a student to work 150 hours for both fall and spring semester.

Arts - Music
  • Jesse F. Davis '37 Scholarship Endowment 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 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.
  • Danny Paul Hunter Memorial Scholarship Endowment 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. Each award shall be for one academic year and may be renewed.
  • Carroll Lehman Award for Excellence in Vocal Music The name of this gift fund shall be the Carroll Lehman Award for Excellence in Vocal Music. It was created in honor of the retirement of Dr. Carroll Lehman, Professor of Music and coordinator of vocal studies for 35 years at Keene State College, by his many friends, faculty, and students at KSC. During his career, Dr. Lehman served many roles including conductor, teacher, department chair, mentor and friend. His commitment to performance, music education and study has been instrumental in making the KSC Department of Music a vibrant program in the state of New Hampshire. The purpose of the fund is to provide recognition and give an award annually to a KSC student for excellence in vocal music study.
  • Music Department Scholarship Endowment This endowment was created in 2002 to provide new scholarship opportunities to attract, enroll and retain the Music Department's top recruits. The creation of this fund came from an initial gift from The Youth Chorus at KSC, founded and directed by Dr. Gladys Johnsen, Professor of Music at KSC. The purpose of this endowment is to provide recognition and financial assistance to students who demonstrate exceptional abilities and promise in the area of music. Consideration will be given to students who are matriculated and display musical talent and promise. To be eligible, entering freshman must have a high school 2.75 GPA and transfer students must have a college 2.75 GPA. Continuing students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 and a minimum of 3.0 GPA in music courses and will continue to be active participants in the musical life of Keene State College.
  • Doug Nelson Outstanding Concert Band Member Award This annual award was established in 2006 in honor of Doug Nelson's retirement. Doug had been with Keene State College for 35 years. In the 25 years that the Redfern Art Center has been open, over 350,000 people have attended performances, art exhibits, taken classes, view films, created works of arts etc. Doug was responsible for bringing many of those people to the Art Center. His dedication to the creative process and his commitment to excellence in teaching have been intrumental in making the Redfern a vibrant home for the arts on campus and in the region. This award will be given each spring to a concert band member selected by a ballot of his or her fellow musicians.
  • Mary E. Yelda '47 Endowed Scholarship in Music As a lifelong music enthusiast and a classical pianist the Mary E. Yelda '47 Endowed Scholarship in Music honors and memorialize 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. Recipients of this scholarship are selected by a committee of full-time faculty in the Department of Music.
Arts - Performing
  • Michael D. Keller Memorial Award Endowment This fund was established by faculty, students, and friends of Michael D. Keller, who was Dean of Arts and Humanities and a beloved teacher. The purpose of this fund is to support undergraduate students in the visual and performing arts such as dance, drama, and music.

  • Julia McHale Redfern Performing Arts Memorial Award Endowment This endowment was established in 1989 as a memorial to his mother by former Keene State College President Leo F. Redfern and his wife Edmonde to recognize and reward excellence and achievement in the performing arts. One award will be presented annually based on recommendations from any appropriate discipline and coordinated by the Dean of Arts and Humanities.

Athletics
  • KSC Owls Athletic Department Endowment This endowment was established as a result of the dissolution of the scholarship endowment necessary due to KSC's move from Division II to Division III, and effective in fiscal year 1998. The principal purpose is to provide financial support to the athletic department with preference toward capital improvements.
Biology
  • Olive Frenette Jennison Award Endowment This endowment 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 student 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.

  • Science Academic Program The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary income to support academic initiatives and programs that advance the Sciences at Keene State College through guest speakers, workshops or other initiatives that promote academic excellence.

  • Aubrey S. Thomas '62 Biology Proficiency Award Endowment In 1990, Aubrey Thomas Jr. '62 established this endowed award. This award is to be made to a senior who has demonstrated scholastic proficiency in biology courses (including ecology and environmental sciences), has scholastic adequacy in the remainder of his/her academic pursuits, and has shown personal growth. Eligible students must have attended Keene State College for a minimum of six semesters and been a major in Biology, Ecology, or Environmental Science for a minimum of four semesters.

  • Aubrey '62 and Satoko Thomas Scholarship Endowment This endowment 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.

  • 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.

  • Benjamin Wise Annual Award in Microbiology The Benjamin Wise Annual Award in Microbiology recognizes a student who has a genuine interest in microbiology and a commitment to continuing that interest into future studies and career pursuits. The award was establishedb y Dr. BenjaminWise, Professor Emeritus and passionate advocate for microbiological awareness, upon his retirement in 2005. The award recognizes the critical role microbiology has in our society by providing recognition and financial support for biology majors who have chosen microbiology as an area of academic interest and who demonstrate a commitment to continuing that interest into future studies and career pursuits. Applicants must have obtained senior level standing based on Keene State requirements as of the spring semester in which they are applying; a GPA of 3.0 or above; be a Biology major with at least one course in microbiology; have a strong desire to continue that interest into future studies and career pursuits; complete the award application, and submit the writing requirement. All applicants will submit an application including a letter to the selection committee that addresses the sources of their interest in microbiology, a statement of their future education and career interests and how they relate to microbiology, a description of related experiences, and, if applicable, a brief description of independent research conducted in the area of microbiology. The application materials will be judged by the selection committee which will be composed of three faculty members - the primary instructor of microbiology courses, the chair of the biology department and a third faculty member, possibly from outside the department.

  • Dr. Y Scholarship Endowment This endowment 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.

Book Funds
  • Marion Frost Hudson '53 Memorial Book Fund Endowment This fund was established by faculty, students, alumni and friends in honor of Marion Frost Hudson. Marion was an instructor at Keene State College in the English Department for 35 years of which the Children's Literature course became her special interest. The books to be selected should be those winning awards such as the Caldecott, Newbury Prize and New York Times Award. The books are to be given to the College Library to be catalogued and used by student who are preparing to teach.
  • Earle Jenkins '27 Memorial Book Fund Endowment This fund was established in tribute to the excellent education provided Earle F Jenkins while he was a student at Keene State College and to provide support for acquisition of books and other resource materials that intend to become part of the permanent collection of the Mason Library.
  • Ruth and Malcolm Keddy Environmental Book Fund In 1999 the fund was created by alumni, faculty and friends in memory of Professor Malcolm H. Keddy and is for the purpose of purchasing books for the Keddy Environmental Library located at the Mason Library.
  • Harry Preston Book Fund Endowment This fund was created by a gift from Frederick J. Simmons to establish a fund in honor of Harry B. Preston, a member of the KSC Faculty from 1929 to 1949. This fund will be used to purchase books or other research materials dealing with New Hampshire and housed at Mason Library. This is in tribute to Harry Preston's great interest in New Hampshire Resources.
  • Franklyn C. Redfern Memorial Book Fund Endowment This endowment was established in honor of his father by Leo and Edmonde Redfern as an award to acquire books and other reference materials dealing with labor, labor law, work, unions, labor economics, history of labor, the sociology and psychology of labor, labor movements such as social democracy, socialism, mutual aid association, labor cooperatives and related materials. The Librarian shall coordinated the acquisitions.
  • Franklin C. Roberts '24 Geography Book Fund Endowment In 1962 the Class of 1926 established this fund to purchase geography books annually in the name of Franklin C. Roberts.
  • Bernice D. Turner '16 Memorial Book Fund Endowment This endowment in 1972 by members of the Turner family in recognition of Bernice A. Davis Turner's deep interest in children and in their education. The purpose of this fund is to purchase books in the general field of children's literature. These books shall be chosen by the instructor(s) of the Children's Literature course and be placed in the Mason Library for use by students and teachers.
Campus Facilities and Programs
  • Alternative Spring Break Each Spring close to 100 students spend their spring vacation traveling to southern US States working with Habitat for Humanity builds, inner city service or rural school projects, as well as environmental service trail maintenance. The expedition is being organized as part of Habitat for Humanity, which is designed to provide educational and spiritual experiences for participants within cross-cultural environments.
  • Alumni Center Building Fund This fund supports the construction and renovation of a facility on the southeast corner of the intersection of Main and Marlboro Streets. The facility will house the Barry Alumni Center, College and Media Relations and Development. Offering both function and design, a few of the exciting new features are a function hall, alumni archives and library, conference rooms and ample adjacent parking. The facility itself will be a conduit for connecting students with alumni for guest lectures, career connections, networking and other Alumni Association programming. A place where everyone can feel welcome.
  • Child Development Center The purpose of this fund is to provide funds that support the educational activities to be used with children ranging in age 4 months to 6 years as well as provide materials to be utilized for children by KSC students in training at our lab school as early childhood teachers.
  • Children's Literature Gallery The Festival Gallery Collection, which began in November 1990, is a permanent collection of original illustrations, working drawings, and pieces related to children's book illustration. It currently contains over 200 works by 75 artists. Funds shall be used to enhance the collection, to frame new acquisitions, and to strengthen the Gallery's educational mission.
  • Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies Funds received for this fund provide general support to the Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies to include the purchase of books, videos, etc. to preserve the historical record of the Holocaust and to provide a rich material resource for students, faculty and the public.
  • College Camp Enhancement Endowment This endowment was established in 1999 to provide an annual source of financial support that may be used to purchase new equipment for the College Camp and / or to make enhancements deemed appropriate by an oversight committee compromised of members from the Alumni Association Board of Directors.
  • Counseling Center The Counseling Center The Counseling Center at Keene State College offers a full range of mental health services to all KSC students. The Counseling Center is staffed by counselors who are sensitive to the many issues affecting college students today. They provide individual and group counseling to KSC students who would like help dealing with personal (including relationship) issues and crisis situations.
  • Keene Endowment Association (KEA) Redfern Arts Center Endowment This endowment was created as part of a tribute to the Arts Center in 1996, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its opening. The Arts Center was renamed to Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond in honor of the fifth President of Keene State College, Dr. Leo F. Redfern. The purpose of this endowment shall be to support the Arts Center by providing new opportunities for students and faculty, to subsidize public performances and to support residencies by visiting and guest artists.
  • Keene Endowment Association (KEA) Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery Endowment This endowment was created to support and enrichment of the annual Gallery programs.
  • KSC Redfern Arts Center Endowment The Arts Center on Brickyard Pond Endowment was created in 1989 as a goal of the Investment in Quality Capital Campaign. The purpose of this endowment shall be to provide new opportunities for students and faculty, to subsidize public performances open to the entire community, and to support residencies by visiting and guest artists.
  • KSC Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery Endowment This campaign was created in 1992-1993 to construction of new gallery facility and a new endowment. The purpose of this fund is to provide assistance for the support and enrichment of the annual gallery programs.
  • Mason Library Mason Library's mission is to provide the Keene State College community with resources, and user-centered support and instruction necessary for accessing and evaluating information. As part of this mission, Mason Library Administration supports and provides staff development information and opportunities for growth. The purpose of this fund is to support the needs of the Library - books, resource materials, supplies, furnishings etc.
  • Media Arts Center Program To be established in the former Zorn Dining Commons in 2006, the Media Arts Center will house communication/journalism, film studies and graphic design. The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary income to support the programs housed in the Media Arts Center through facility enhancements, equipment purchase, guest speakers or other initiatives that promote greater collaboration among students and faculty on media projects
  • Francis C. Oliver Campus Beautification Endowment The purpose of this endowment shall be to provide financial assistance: 1) to enhance campus beauty by nurturing the flowering plants, trees, and shrubs, with preference to the grounds surrounding the Redfern Arts Center; and 2) to support the updating and printing of the "Walking Tour of the Arboretum and Grounds of Keene State College" brochure.
  • Orang Asli Archive Endowment In 2000, an Orang Asli Archive was established in the Mason Library at KSC to be the repository for scholarly research on the Orang Asli people of Malaysia. The archive will include ethnographic and historical materials on Orang Asli, the Peninsular Malaysian indigenous people. Gifts received for this endowment will provide permanent financial support for the Archive.
  • Science Center Program Fund The new Science Center houses research and teaching facilities for biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, geography, geology, physics, and science education. The 32 new labs - with equipment worth more than $1 million - will extend Keene State's well-established ability to involve undergraduate students in research projects. The Science Center also houses an outdoor courtyard that doubles as a "living" classroom, a greenhouse full of tropical plants, an herbarium, a lecture hall that will be outfitted with teleconferencing and distance-learning technology, many class and seminar rooms, a map room, and a geology collection. This campaign is to support the construction of the building along with the equipment, furniture and maintenance of the Science Center.
  • Barbara J. Seelye Memorial Endowment In 1994 a memorial fund honoring the sixth president of Keene State College, Dr. Barbara J. Seelye, was established by her friends and colleagues. The purpose of this fund is support of the Alumni Center and Barry Alumni House, specifically to be used for hospitality purposes.
  • Small Business Institute This fund was established in 1996 to be used to support the Small Business Institute Program.
  • Thorne-Sagendorph Dublin Colony Art Colony Acquisition Fund This fund was established so that the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery would be able to collect artwork from the Dublin Art Colony as an educational and historical resource for the Monadnock Regions. The Gallery's collection of Dublin Art will remain a legacy for our community and illustrate the importance of our Region in the cultural history of America.
  • Thorne-Sagnedorph / Art Department Student Fellowship Endowment This fellowship represents a cooperative effort between the Art Department faculty and the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery staff to better facilitate faculty and student exhibits and other exhibitions. The purpose of this endowment shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to a selected art major to assist the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery for an academic year. This fellowship will provide a stipend for a student to work 150 hours for both fall and spring semester.
  • Marion Wood '26 Room Endowment This fund established in 1992 through a generous gift by F. Marion Tebbetts Wood '26 will provide financial assistance for the purchase of books, other resource materials, furnishings, and equipment which will be used exclusively in the Wood Room located on the first floor of the Wallace W. Mason Library at Keene State College.
Chemistry
  • Environmental Studies and Chemistry Annual Award The purpose of this award shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to a current student at Keene State College who is either a Chemistry major and Environmental Studies minor OR an Environmental Studies major and a Chemistry minor. Consideration for this award shall be given to a current student at Keene State College who with a GPA of at least 3.0. This award will be renewable for up to four years.
  • Markem-Imaje Scholarship: Supporting Exceptional Promise in Chemistry and TDS This award was established in 2012 to commemorate the creation of the Technology, Design, and Safety Center at Keene State College, and recognizes outstanding students who demonstrate excellence and passion in Chemistry, Sustainable Product Design & Innovation, or Safety Studies. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and foster excellence in the fields of chemistry, sustainable product design & innovation, and safety studies by providing scholarship support to students demonstrating distinction in their respective fields during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic years. During each of these academic years, three recipients will be selected, with one recipient majoring in chemistry, one recipient majoring in sustainable product design & innovation, and one recipient majoring in safety studies.
  • Emerson and Ruth McCourt Annual Scholarship This annual scholarship will provide tuition assistance for KSC students. To be eligible, students must be a resident of New Hampshire and have completed at least 50% of the coursework required to attain their diploma, associate or bachelors degree. Priority will be given to students majoring in Mechanical, Electrical, and Nursing programs; students majoring in Mathematics, Physics, or Chemistry will also be considered.
  • Science Academic Program The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary income to support academic initiatives and programs that advance the Sciences at Keene State College through guest speakers, workshops or other initiatives that promote academic excellence.
  • Aubrey '62 and Satoko Thomas Scholarship Endowment This endowment 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.
  • 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.
  • Dr. Y Scholarship Endowment This endowment 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.
Computer Science
  • Science Academic Program The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary income to support academic initiatives and programs that advance the Sciences at Keene State College through guest speakers, workshops or other initiatives that promote academic excellence.
  • Margaret Ellen Siegert '84 Memorial Scholarship Endowment This endowment was established in 1989 by family and friends of "Meg" to assist students who wish to study for a semester or a year abroad. Applicants must be juniors or seniors with at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average, be majoring in computer science, management (with a concentration in marketing), and/or psychology, and who displays academic excellence, leadership ability and self motivation. The award committee will look with favor upon applicants who have demonstrated interest in travel, new cultures, improving interpersonal skills, expanding awareness of international business, etc.
  • 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.
  • Dr. Y Scholarship Endowment This endowment 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.
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.
Education - Special 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.
  • 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.
Education - Elementary Education
  • Stephanie H. '62 M'78 and Joseph A. Baute Scholarship Endowment This fund was established in 2000 by Stephanie and Joseph Baute. The fund was designed to provide recognition and financial assistance to adult learners, with preference to females, who have overcome obstacles to return to school, who are enrolled at least half time, and who are planning to enroll in Elementary Education, ideally showing a strong interest in reading as an area of specialization. Matriculation is not a requirement.
  • 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.
  • Christine Young Chadwick '29 Memorial Scholarship Endowment 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.
  • 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.
  • Sandra E. Ellison '67 Memorial Scholarship Endowment 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.
  • Mary C.E. Hamilton '44 and Erik H. Hamilton Scholarship Endowment 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.
  • Deborah L. Morgan '89 Memorial Scholarship Endowment 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. The student must possess leadership qualities and be a caring and compassionate person, genuinely concerned with helping young children.
  • 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.
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 each year
  • 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 students.
  • 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.
English
  • Eder Creative Writing Endowed 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.
  • Marion Frost Hudson '53 Memorial Scholarship Endowment This endowment was established in 1975 through a bequest made by Doris Frost Hudson in memory of her sister Marion, an instructor in the English Department at Keene State College for 35 years. Students who are enrolled in an English-related curriculum are eligible for this scholarship.
Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies and Chemistry Annual Award The purpose of this award shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to a current student at Keene State College who is either a Chemistry major and Environmental Studies minor OR an Environmental Studies major and a Chemistry minor. Consideration for this award shall be given to a current student at Keene State College who with a GPA of at least 3.0. This award will be renewable for up to four years.
  • Olive Frenette Jennison Award Endowment This endowment 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 student 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.
  • Science Academic Program The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary income to support academic initiatives and programs that advance the Sciences at Keene State College through guest speakers, workshops or other initiatives that promote academic excellence.
  • Aubrey S. Thomas '62 Biology Proficiency Award Endowment In 1990, Aubrey Thomas Jr. '62 established this endowed award. This award is to be made to a senior who has demonstrated scholastic proficiency in biology courses (including ecology and environmental sciences), has scholastic adequacy in the remainder of his/her academic pursuits, and has shown personal growth. Eligible students must have attended Keene State College for a minimum of six semesters and been a major in Biology, Ecology, or Environmental Science for a minimum of four semesters.
  • 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.
  • Dr. Y Scholarship Endowment This endowment 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.
Fraternities and Sororities
  • Joseph H. Grilli Alpha Pi Tau Endowment The purpose of this endowment shall be to provide Alpha Pi Tau with funds to establish an ongoing financial assistance program for members of the Alpha Pi Tau Fraternity.

  • Phi Lambda Chi Scholarship Endowment This scholarship was established by the Keene State College chapter of the Sigma Lambda Chi (now Sigma Pi) fraternity in 1986. The name of the organization was changed to Phi Lambda Chi in 2012. The purpose of the fund is to provide meaningful scholarship assistance to deserving undergraduate students who are active members of the Sigma Pi community. Eligible students must be enrolled full time, have completed one full semester of active membership (including dues), and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Preference shall be given to students who demonstrate outstanding participation in Sigma Pi.

French
  • Frank H. Blackington Jr. Memorial Scholarship Endowment Established in 1987 by the family and friends of Frank H. Blackington Jr., a member of the KSC faculty who specialized in foreign languages. Consideration for this annual scholarship shall be to students who are a junior class standing or higher and have demonstrated proficiency in foreign language studies. Preference will be given to foreign language majors.
  • Lucille Plante Davis '38 Scholarship Endowment 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.
General Scholarships
  • 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 each year
  • 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 students.
  • 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 status.
  • 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.
Geography
  • Science Academic Program The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary income to support academic initiatives and programs that advance the Sciences at Keene State College through guest speakers, workshops or other initiatives that promote academic excellence.
Geology
  • Science Academic Program The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary income to support academic initiatives and programs that advance the Sciences at Keene State College through guest speakers, workshops or other initiatives that promote academic excellence.
  • 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.
  • Dr. Y Scholarship Endowment This endowment 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.
Graduate Studies
  • American Association of University Women, Elsa P. Ware Scholarship This scholarship was established in 1987 by the Keene Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to provide recognition and financial assistance to a non-traditional graduate student at Keene State College. Preference will be given to female students. This award is based on financial need with secondary consideration for merit based on the student's GPA or academic achievements. The recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Fred L. Barry '36 Graduate Fellowship Endowment In 1996, this fellowship was created in memory of Fred L. Barry '36 HD'80, who served in many capacities at the College during his long tenure (1948-77). Fellowships will provide recognition and financial assistance to students enrolled in a graduate level program at Keene State College who display a strong interest in administrative leadership or innovative approaches to their graduate field of study. The award will provide financial support for special projects which may be incorporated in, but are not restricted to, the culminating activities of a student's graduate program.
Health Sciences
  • 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.
  • Kalich Family Outstanding Nutrition Student Award Endowment 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 junior or senior majoring in Health Sciences with a Nutrition option, have a minimum 3.2 GPA, display devotion to community service and who represent the Nutrition program with distinction and pride. Demonstrated need is not a criterion.
  • Anita Rawchuck Nestor '52 Nutrition Scholarship Endowment This endowment was created by Anita, a 1952 graduate of Keene Teachers College, 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 endowment is to provide recognition and financial assistance to students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition program, an option of the Health Sciences at KSC.
  • Community Service Nutrition Scholarship Endowment The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to Health Science / Nutrition Option majors and 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.
  • Suzan Schafer Meiszner Endowed Fund for Early Sprouts The purpose of this endowment is 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. She started a gifted and talented program for middle school children at Texas Tech University, as well as summer programs at Pittsburg State University and at Daniel Webster College for various pre-college age students. The Early Sprouts program is another example of the non-traditional educational programs that Suzan loved to support. She worked to develop funding sources to create and sustain the Early Sprouts program and believed in it to the point of creating an endowment to provide long term support for the program.
  • Science Academic Program The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary income to support academic initiatives and programs that advance the Sciences at Keene State College through guest speakers, workshops or other initiatives that promote academic excellence.
Holocaust Studies
  • Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies Funds received for this fund provide general support to the Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies to include the purchase of books, videos, etc. to preserve the historical record of the Holocaust and to provide a rich material resource for students, faculty and the public.
  • Norma and Lester Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies Endowment In 2001, Jan and Rick Cohen established an endowment out of respect for Norma and Lester Cohen. The mission of the endowment is to support the full-time employment of a coordinator for educational outreach and materials to facilitate that outreach with primary emphasis for New Hampshire and Vermont schools.
  • Susan Herman Award for Leadership in Holocaust & Genocide Awareness The Susan J. Herman Award for Leadership in Holocaust and Genocide Awareness 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. The Award is presented in two categories each year. One honors a student at Keene State College, accompanied by a monetary award to assist the student with her/his studies. The second award is presented to an individual or group who has made a difference in Holocaust and genocide awareness through acts of leadership and personal commitment. Preference for the second award will be given to qualified nominees from New Hampshire, but inspirational candidates from around the world will be considered. This second award does not carry any monetary value. 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.
  • Charles A. Hildebrandt Holocaust Studies Award Endowment 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 Holocaust Resource Center. The award provides recognition and financial assistance to individual students or student groups who create an exceptional work related to the Holocaust.
  • Holocaust Memorial Lecture Series Endowment The purpose of this endowment shall be to provide permanent financial support to Keene State College for the annual Holocaust Memorial Lecture Series.
  • Holocaust Summer Institute Keene State College and the Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies were proud to be in partnership with the New Hampshire Humanities Council and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation in presenting the Summer Institute on the Holocaust. The participants of the Summer Institute have a deeper knowledge of the Holocaust and with new ideas for teaching the subject. This fund is to give the opportunity to students to be personally engaged by having them examine both the horrific scale and the individual dimensions of the Holocaust by participating in graduate-level lectures on the history of the Holocaust and group discussions about applying the lessons to the classroom.
  • Kristallnacht Event Fund The Kristallnacht Fund will assist with expenses for the annual Kristallnacht Remembrance ("Night of Broken Glass) and to further the mission of the Center "to remember... and to teach." This event is sponsored by Keene State's Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies located in the Wallace B. Mason Library.
  • The Lewy Family Fund The Lewy Family Fund at Keene State College supports the continuation of teaching regarding the Holocaust and other occurrences of genocide. This fund provides support for presentations at the annual Kristallnacht Remembrance celebrations organized and presented each year by the Cohen Center at KSC in the Keene community and to continue the educational initiatives of the Cohen Center.
  • F. Burton Nelson Holocaust Studies Memorial Award This award recognizes annually a student who has demonstrated a commitment to Holocaust Studies. Through a generous gift Paul and Nancy Vincent, the award honors the late F. Burton Nelson, Professor of Theology at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. In 1965, while completing his dissertation on "The Ecumenical Movement and the Problem of World Peace," Nelson enrolled in a doctoral seminar and was asked to select a contemporary ethicist for a research paper. As chance had it, he selected Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Bonhoeffer, a German theologian murdered by the Nazis, became Nelson's theological companion for the remainder of his life. Recipients of this award shall be nominated by the members of the Holocaust Studies Council and selected by a committee of at least three Holocaust Studies faculty. Consideration for this award shall be given to an outstanding sophomore or junior at Keene State College, full or part time, with a major or minor in Holocaust studies. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required and the student must be able to attend the annual Spring Honors Convocation to accept the award.
  • Suzan Schafer Meiszner Endowed Fund for The Cohen Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies The purpose of this endowment is 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. 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 Center has an important message of tolerance to deliver and does so with traditional classroom teaching, summer institute programs, and lectures. She found this program to be especially meaningful personally since it helped her reconnect with her heritage. Suzan also believed that worthwhile programs should have secure funding and that endowment funds are the best route to ensure the long term funding of this valuable educational program.
  • James H. White '84 / Sibylle Sarah Niemoeller-von Sell Fellowship for Clergy In 2005, a fellowship was created by the Tom and Jenny white to provide financial assistance for at least one clergyperson to attend the biennial Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches. The fellowship honors the late James H. White and Sibylle Sara Niemoeller von Sell. James was deeply committed to his Roman Catholic faith tradition and his family. He had an uncompromised sense of justice and as a teacher wanted people to honestly confront prejudice and injustice. Sibylle, writer, lecturer and widow of anti-Hitler pastor Martin Niemoeller. Her family was staunchly and uncompromisingly anti-Nazi even before Hitler came to power. After the war, Sibylle immigrated to the US where she and Niemoeller were reacquainted and eventually married. After his death, she converted to Judaism and took the name Sarah, a meaningful gesture, because it is the name used by the Nazis as a derogatory reference to Jewish women. James and Sibylle share a common, unwavering dedication to confronting evil and seeking truth. They symbolize the search for reconciliation, dignity and justice through their faith traditions.
Home Economics
  • 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.
Humanities
  • Dr. J. Duane Squires History Prize The Dr. J. Duane Squires History Prize was established within the institutions of the University System of New Hampshire as a gift from the United States Constitutional Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire. Those eligible for the prize shall be any history major (in-state or out-of-state) who is a full-time student at one of the residential campuses within the University System. The prize will be awarded beginning with the academic year 1986-87 in the following rotation: Keene State College, spring of 1987; Plymout State College, spring of 1988; University of New Hampshire, spring of 1989. This rotation will be followed in subsequent years. The recipient of this prize will be determined by the history faculty of the institution that will be making the award for the given year.
International Education
  • Ivana Giovannelli Scholarship The Ivana Giovannelli scholarship offers a full tuition waiver to attend the Lorenzo de Medici study away program in Florence, Italy for a semester. This scholarship was established by the Lorenzo de Medici Institute in the memory of Ivana Giovannelli, a beloved host mother in the Florence program who passed away in 2008. She was passionate about literature and history, especially as it related to the Mediterranean region. Preference given to a candidate that meets the following criteria: In-state student who would have junior or senior status while studying away; financial need; not travelled to Europe before and interest in literature and/or the humanities. The recipient would need to follow the application process of the Global Education Office upon award of the scholarship.
  • Delina R. Hickey and David B. Andrews International Fund Endowment This endowment was created in recognition of the long and devoted service of Del and David to Keene State College and the Keene Community. The purpose of this endowment shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to Keene State College students, faculty and staff who desire to travel internationally for educational/professional purposes. Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and all applications must include an essay which outlines their proposed activity and ways it will improve international understanding and support their educational / professional development.
  • KEA 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 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.
  • Lorenzo de Medici Tuition Scholarship A full tuition waiver to attend the Lorenzo de Medici study away program in Florence, Italy for a semester is available for the selected KSC student. Preference given to a candidate that meets the following criteria: Junior or Senior status while studying away; demonstrated financial need; strong record of academic achievement at KSC and other institutions of higher learning; not travelled extensively and/or to Europe before; and demonstrate in their life activities and experiences and the scholarship essay a passion for philosophical and creative inquiry. The selected recipient would need to follow the application process of the Global Education Office upon award of the scholarship and have a letter submitted by their major advisor.
Leadership/Service
  • Dr. Lila C. Murphy '52 Women and Leadership Lecture Series The subject matter for this lecture series shall be Women and Leadership. Dr. Lila Murphy received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Keene State College and worked for the New Hampshire Department of Education for 15 years. She was an active member of the KSC Alumni Association, participated frequently in Reunion and Golden Circle events and was the 1972 recipient of the KSC Alumni Achievement Award. She had a distinguished career as professor and chairwoman of the Department of Individual and Family Studies at the University of Delaware, where she was responsible for the creation of the first Ph.D. program in the school's history. Her teaching and research focused on women and leadership and she was a lifelong advocate for students wherever she taught.
  • Kiwanis Club of Keene Circle K Scholarship Consideration will be given to students who have completed their freshman year, have a minimum of 2.5 GPA, display outstanding citizenship and are actively involved in Circle-K activities at Keene State College for at least one year
  • LeVine Mellion Parent of the Year Award Endowment In 1982, three KSC graduates, Bruce, Paul and Joan LeVine Mellion, along with their brother Dan, established the LeVine Mellion Parents Award to honor their parents, Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert LeVine Mellion in appreciation of their parents' love, encouragement, and commitment towards their children's education. This award is presented annually to selected parents of students with disabilities or who participate in the ASPIRE program or equivalent at KSC.
  • Matthew T. Paul Resident Assistant Memorial Award Endowment 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.
  • Hollis B. Robbins '50 Memorial Award Endowment This endowment was created by the friends and family of Hollis B. Robbins, a Keene State College graduate of the class of 1950. In tribute to Hollis, this award is to provide recognition and financial assistance to Keene State College 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.
  • 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.
  • Student Conference Fund This fund was initially funded by Bruce LeVine Mellion to provide financial assistance for students to attend and / or present at academic and professional conferences. This fund is to support the development of knowledge and skills relevant to the student's discipline and academic and professional interests. [Learn more][2].
  • Cherylee Van Rossum '81 Memorial Scholarship Endowment This endowment was established in memory of Cherylee Van Rossum '81 by the 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.
  • Veterans Memorial Fund The purpose of this fund is to establish a monument to honor all Keene State alumni, staff, faculty, past, present and future , who defended our country.
  • Voluntary Service Endowed Scholarship Endowment 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.
  • Captain Michael J. Watters '86 Memorial Scholarship Endowment This fund was established by family and friends to perpetuate the memory and qualities of Michael J. Watters '86, who was lost at sea on June 10, 1990, while on a training flight with the Strike Fighter Squadron 106. This award shall be given to a junior who is able to influence others through his or her example to achieve positive goals which are beneficial to the spirit of community at Keene State College. Preference will be given to full-time students with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or greater.
Lectures
  • Dr. Lila C. Murphy '52 Women and Leadership Lecture Series The subject matter for this lecture series shall be Women and Leadership. Dr. Lila Murphy received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Keene State College and worked for the New Hampshire Department of Education for 15 years. She was an active member of the KSC Alumni Association, participated frequently in Reunion and Golden Circle events and was the 1972 recipient of the KSC Alumni Achievement Award. She had a distinguished career as professor and chairwoman of the Department of Individual and Family Studies at the University of Delaware, where she was responsible for the creation of the first Ph.D. program in the school's history. Her teaching and research focused on women and leadership and she was a lifelong advocate for students wherever she taught.
  • James D. Ewing World Affairs Lecture Endowment From 1954 to 1993, James D. Ewing was the owner and publisher of "The Keene Sentinel", an award-winning daily newspaper of the Monadnock region. During his years as publisher, he successfully campaigned for a wide range of local and state-level causes including environmental protection, freedom of information, and public services for the poor. He displayed a lifelong dedication to raising the standards of journalism at home and abroad, advocating for strong news coverage, open-meeting laws and fairness in reporting. The purpose of this endowment shall be to provide permanent financial support to Keene State College for the annual James D. Ewing World Affairs Lectures, which will bring a speaker to the College each year to address current public or world affairs issues. In keeping with Jim's strong interest in linking the Monadnock community to the wider world, the Monadnock community will joining the College community as audience and public for the speaker.
  • KEA 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 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.
  • Roberta F. Roos Annual Art and Theatre Arts Lecture Endowment This lecture was establish by Peter Roos, in memory and honor of his mother, who was an accomplished artist and expressed creativity in all aspects of her life. She spent 26 years in London, England where she became an avid theatre enthusiast. The purpose of this endowment is to establish and annual educational lecture to benefit the Art Department and Theatre Arts and Dance offered free and open to the public. Funds shall be used for speaker fees, room and board, transportation, publicity and other related expenses.
Management
  • Peter H. Jenkins Memorial Scholarship Endowment This endowment was established by colleagues, friends, and family of Peter H. Jenkins, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Management, in honor of his 25 years of service to the College. This scholarship is to recognize a student whose major course of study is management or some individualized major which includes management. This full- or part-time student must be entering his/her senior year as an undergraduate or be a graduating senior who plans to continue on with graduate studies. Criteria is based on merit and financial need. The issue of merit will include grade point average as well as those qualities which Dr. Jenkins taught and lived - commitment to excellence, integrity, concern for humanity, and his famous "do something even if it's wrong" philosophy.
  • Melvin Rosensaft Scholarship Endowment This scholarship was established in honor of Melvin Rosensaft by family members, colleagues, friends and the Markem Corporation. Melvin taught at Keene State College in the early 1980s. He made an outstanding contribution to the College and the community by providing a strong leadership program within the Management Department at Keene State College. This scholarship will provide recognition and financial assistance to juniors or seniors majoring in management who have demonstrated academic achievement.
  • Science Academic Program The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary income to support academic initiatives and programs that advance the Sciences at Keene State College through guest speakers, workshops or other initiatives that promote academic excellence.
  • Margaret Ellen Siegert '84 Memorial Scholarship Endowment This endowment was established in 1989 by family and friends of "Meg" to assist students who wish to study for a semester or a year abroad. Applicants must be juniors or seniors with at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average, be majoring in computer science, management (with a concentration in marketing), and/or psychology, and who displays academic excellence, leadership ability and self motivation. The award committee will look with favor upon applicants who have demonstrated interest in travel, new cultures, improving interpersonal skills, expanding awareness of international business, etc.
Mathematics
  • Emerson and Ruth McCourt Annual Scholarship This annual scholarship will provide tuition assistance for KSC students. To be eligible, students must be a resident of New Hampshire and have completed at least 50% of the coursework required to attain their diploma, associate or bachelors degree. Priority will be given to students majoring in Mechanical, Electrical, and Nursing programs; students majoring in Mathematics, Physics, or Chemistry will also be considered.
  • Peerless Insurance Company Excellence in Mathematics Award Endowment 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.
  • Ann C. Peters Scholarship Fund The Ann C. Peters Scholarship Endowment Fund was established as a gift of Ann C. Peters, Ed.D., Professor Emerita of Mathematics and first recipient of the KSC Alumni Association's Distinguished Teaching Award, in rememberance of her twenty-five years of service to the College. This scholarship is established to provide financial assistance to full-time students of Keene State College who have chosen mathematics as their major course of study or have chosen elementary education with mathematics as a minor.
  • Science Academic Program The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary income to support academic initiatives and programs that advance the Sciences at Keene State College through guest speakers, workshops or other initiatives that promote academic excellence.
  • Aubrey '62 and Satoko Thomas Scholarship Endowment This endowment 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.
  • 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.
Modern Languages
  • Frank H. Blackington Jr. Language Proficiency Award Endowment This endowment was established in 1964 by the family and friends of Frank H. Blackington Jr., who was a member of the Keene State College faculty for 41 years and who specialized in foreign languages. Consideration for this award shall be given to seniors who demonstrate exceptional foreign language proficiency. Recipients of this award shall be selected by the Keene State College Modern Language Department faculty in consultation with the Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Office of Student Financial Services.
  • Frank H. Blackington Jr. Memorial Scholarship Endowment Established in 1987 by the family and friends of Frank H. Blackington Jr., a member of the KSC faculty who specialized in foreign languages. Consideration for this annual scholarship shall be to students who are a junior class standing or higher and have demonstrated proficiency in foreign language studies. Preference will be given to foreign language majors.
Nursing
  • Barbara J. Kirstein Nurse of the Future 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.
  • David C. Staples Excellence in Nursing Scholarship Endowment The David C. Staples Excellence in Nursing Endowed Scholarship was established at Keene State College through the Keene Endowment Association with a gift from David Boynton Staples, Class of 1955 and the late Elizabeth (Betsy) Walker Staples, Class of 1951, of Concord, NH and Hernando, FL to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the graduation of their son, David C. Staples, from Concord High School. This scholarship is a memorial tribute to David Charles Staples who was a practicing certified nursing assistant studying to be a licensed practical nurse-with the goal of becoming a registered nurse-until his tragic death in 1983 at the age of twenty-four. The scholarship provides recognition and financial assistance to deserving students of Keene State College who are New Hampshire residents and have been accepted into the College's Nursing program. Annually, at least two recipients are identified: one based on academic excellence, selecting the student with the highest GPA; and the other based on clinical acumen, nominated by the Nursing director and faculty. In both cases, preference shall be given to graduates from Concord High School in Concord, NH. Recipients will be selected annually by the Nursing Director and Faculty in coordination with Keene State College's Office of Student Financial Aid in accordance with all criteria outlined in this document. The amount of each David C. Staples Excellence in Nursing Scholarship shall be determined by the Trustees of the Keene Endowment Association based on the Fund's annual earnings. The Academic Excellence Award and the Clinical Acumen Award will be of equal amounts and shall not exceed the cost of in-state tuition. Recipients of The David C. Staples Excellence in Nursing Scholarship are eligible to receive the award for one year and it may not be renewed.
Physics
  • Emerson and Ruth McCourt Annual Scholarship This annual scholarship will provide tuition assistance for KSC students. To be eligible, students must be a resident of New Hampshire and have completed at least 50% of the coursework required to attain their diploma, associate or bachelors degree. Priority will be given to students majoring in Mechanical, Electrical, and Nursing programs; students majoring in Mathematics, Physics, or Chemistry will also be considered.
  • Science Academic Program The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary income to support academic initiatives and programs that advance the Sciences at Keene State College through guest speakers, workshops or other initiatives that promote academic excellence.
  • Aubrey '62 and Satoko Thomas Scholarship Endowment This endowment 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.
  • 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.
  • Dr. Y Scholarship Endowment This endowment 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.
President's Discretionary Fund
  • Hazel S. Hamilton '35 Memorial Endowment This bequest was given by Hazel S. Hamilton '35, a gifted teacher of Home Economics, in recognition of her wonderful years at Keene Normal School and of her lifelong commitment to educating young people. The monies from the interest of this fund shall be used at the sole discretion of the President of the College, to meet priority needs as he/she see fit.
  • Ann C. Peters Endowment This fund was established in 1987 by Dr. Ann C. Peters, KSC Professor Emeritus of mathematics and the first recipient of the KSC Alumni Association's Distinguished Teaching Award, to provide discretionary income for the College President to address special needs on campus.
Professional Studies
  • Jane C. Ahrendt Batts '67 and James L. Batts Professional Studies Endowment This endowment was created by Jane and James Batts to provide recognition and financial assistance to the Division of Professional Studies.
  • Markem-Imaje Scholarship: Supporting Exceptional Promise in Chemistry and TDS This award was established in 2012 to commemorate the creation of the Technology, Design, and Safety Center at Keene State College, and recognizes outstanding students who demonstrate excellence and passion in Chemistry, Sustainable Product Design & Innovation, or Safety Studies. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and foster excellence in the fields of chemistry, sustainable product design & innovation, and safety studies by providing scholarship support to students demonstrating distinction in their respective fields during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic years. During each of these academic years, three recipients will be selected, with one recipient majoring in chemistry, one recipient majoring in sustainable product design & innovation, and one recipient majoring in safety studies.
  • Bruce LeVine Mellion '69 TDS Experience Award for Excellence in Architecture, Safety Studies, and SPDI The Bruce LeVine Mellion '69 TDS Experience Award for Excellence in Architecture, Safety Studies, and Sustainable Product Design and Innovation annually recognizes three exceptional students majoring (one each) in Architecture, Safety Studies, and/or Sustainable Product Design and Innovation who have demonstrated superior academic achievement and a commitment to share one's experiences through mentoring and/or community service. The award recognizes the rigors and commitment needed to be successful in these technical programs of distinction and serves to inspire student recipients to continue their educational pursuits and to share their knowledge in deliberate and meaningful ways with their student colleagues and others. Awards shall be based on merit and achievement. Financial need may be considered but is not a prerequisite to receiving this award. Consideration for this award shall be given to three students annually with one each majoring in Architecture, Safety Studies, and Sustainable Product Design and Innovation. Applicants must be full-time matriculated students and be on track to become seniors at the time the award is received. Applicants will be identified and encouraged to apply by members of the TDS Faculty. Students are also encouraged to self-nominate. Recipients will be selected annually by the academic chairs of the Architecture, Safety Studies, and Sustainable Product Design and Innovation programs in coordination with Keene State College's Financial Aid Office in accordance with all criteria outlined in this document.
Program Support
  • Academic Service Learning Program The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary income to support the Service Learning initiatives at the College that give Keene State students workplace experience in non-profit community organizations that tie their course content to practice, covering expenses such as coordinator's salary, promotional material, meeting expenses, etc.
  • American Democracy Project for Civic Engagement at Keene State College The American Democracy Project for Civic Engagement is a national, multi-campus initiative that seeks to foster informed civic engagement in the United States. The project seeks to create a greater intellectual understanding and commitment to participate in the civic life of the United States. Focused on undergraduates at public colleges and universities, the American Democracy Project has created a collaborative network of 199 public colleges and universities, representing more than 1.7 million students, that are member institutions of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). The ADP provides opportunities for participating campuses to engage in activities and projects designed to increase the number of undergraduate students committed to and engaged in meaningful civic action. The project's goals connect directly with Keene State's commitment to educate students for global citizenship and are congruent with Keene State's commitment to promote learning that leads to engaged citizenship. Participation in the ADP additionally supports Keene State's goal of becoming an exemplar in these areas, engaging in both the national and regional discussions around these crucial issues. Keene State has been a member of the ADP since 2008, and participates in multiple action groups within the ADP.
  • Asperger Resource Group A Keene State College collaborative faculty and student resource group was formed in Fall '97 to discuss the clinical problem called "Asperger's Syndrome". Out of this effort the Asperger Resource Group was formed and expanded its resources to both local and international audiences. Asperger's Syndrome is often described as a high-functioning form of autism. Affected individuals are characterized by social isolation and eccentric behavior in childhood, including obsessions with facts. The Group is a web of support for children and young adults with Asperger's, and their parents.
  • Community Service Program Initiatives The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary income to support the Community Service Learning initiatives at the College.
  • Diverse Voices from the Field Assisted by funding from the KSC Alumni Grants Program the past two years, the Diverse Voices from the Field project brings speakers who represent diversity in education to Keene State College, with the goal of helping prepare teachers for the multicultural world of public education in the United States. The project is organized and overseen by a group of education/special education/early childhood (ESEC) faculty members. Events are free and open to the public. Visiting speakers have discussed Mexican culture, the Hispanic experience in public education, a multicultural curriculum in rural elementary schools, and a Native American model for teachers, parents, and community members.
  • Faculty Interdisciplinary Studies Fund This fund will provide financial support for the advancement of interdisciplinary studies at Keene State College
  • Golden Circle In 1986 Marion Wood '26 founded the Golden Circle, which represents Keene State Alumni who have graduated more than 50 years ago. This fund is used to help keep these alumni keep in touch and build relationships with each other and the College in addition to keeping this population active with the College and each other.
  • Faculty Development Endowment This fund was established in 1989 by former president Judy Sturnick for the purpose of faculty development.
  • KSC Film Program Endowment This endowment was created in 2000 in recognition of Film Studies Professor, Dr. Larry M. Benaquist. The purpose of the endowment is to provide perpetual funding for the support and enrichment of the film program including equipment and film purchases.
  • Media Arts Center Program To be established in the former Zorn Dining Commons in 2006, the Media Arts Center will house communication/journalism, film studies and graphic design. The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary income to support the programs housed in the Media Arts Center through facility enhancements, equipment purchase, guest speakers or other initiatives that promote greater collaboration among students and faculty on media projects
  • Science Academic Program The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary income to support academic initiatives and programs that advance the Sciences at Keene State College through guest speakers, workshops or other initiatives that promote academic excellence.
  • Student Conference Fund This fund was initially funded by Bruce LeVine Mellion to provide financial assistance for students to attend and / or present at academic and professional conferences. This fund is to support the development of knowledge and skills relevant to the student's discipline and academic and professional interests. [Learn more][2].
  • Math and Science Teacher Workshop Fund This fund was initially funded by a donation from Bank of America to support workshops for Teachers in the area of Math and Science. These workshops may include some combination of teachers, student teachers, Keene State faculty and science education students. In addition to classic workshops that are held for a specified short time, longer term project might be built on the introductory workshops. In working with the schools, the most common request from cooperating teachers is more knowledge on content and teaching pedagogy. Teachers attending the workshop will be provided materials and the knowledge for the practical use of those materials that they will actually apply to their teaching.
  • KSC Undergraduate Research Fund The KSC Undergraduate Research Fund was established to support KSC students and faculty in their participation in research initiatives across all disciplines and in all schools. It was created by colleagues and friends of Emile Netzhammer in honor of Mel's dedication to and support of undergraduate research at KSC. Mel served as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at KSC from 2006-2012.
  • World (Public) Affairs Symposium This fund supports a biennial symposium for the purpose of strengthening our communities by providing public programs that encourage reflection and discussion between scholars and diverse public audiences on topic of complex national / international issues.
Psychology
  • Margaret Ellen Siegert '84 Memorial Scholarship Endowment This endowment was established in 1989 by family and friends of "Meg" to assist students who wish to study for a semester or a year abroad. Applicants must be juniors or seniors with at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average, be majoring in computer science, management (with a concentration in marketing), and/or psychology, and who displays academic excellence, leadership ability and self motivation. The award committee will look with favor upon applicants who have demonstrated interest in travel, new cultures, improving interpersonal skills, expanding awareness of international business, etc.
Reading
  • Norma W. Walker '51 Scholarship Endowment This scholarship endowment was established in 1997 by Norma Wright Walker '51, MEd '59 as an expression of her strong devotion to the importance of reading education. Consideration will be given to matriculated students enrolled in a graduate program in education at Keene State with preference given to students who have completed at least six credits in their program. The scholarship can be applied toward the tuition for an appropriate KSC graduate level course related to reading, children's literature, or language arts (if the focus of the course is on reading); or it can be applied to an independent study internship or graduate project with a primary focus on reading.
Resident Assistant
  • Matthew T. Paul Resident Assistant Memorial Award Endowment 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.
  • Outstanding Resident Assistant Award Endowment 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.
Safety Studies
  • Clarke Distributors Inc. Safety Studies Scholarship Endowment 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.
  • Markem-Imaje Scholarship: Supporting Exceptional Promise in Chemistry and TDS This award was established in 2012 to commemorate the creation of the Technology, Design, and Safety Center at Keene State College, and recognizes outstanding students who demonstrate excellence and passion in Chemistry, Sustainable Product Design & Innovation, or Safety Studies. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and foster excellence in the fields of chemistry, sustainable product design & innovation, and safety studies by providing scholarship support to students demonstrating distinction in their respective fields during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic years. During each of these academic years, three recipients will be selected, with one recipient majoring in chemistry, one recipient majoring in sustainable product design & innovation, and one recipient majoring in safety studies.
  • Bruce LeVine Mellion '69 TDS Experience Award for Excellence in Architecture, Safety Studies, and SPDI The Bruce LeVine Mellion '69 TDS Experience Award for Excellence in Architecture, Safety Studies, and Sustainable Product Design and Innovation annually recognizes three exceptional students majoring (one each) in Architecture, Safety Studies, and/or Sustainable Product Design and Innovation who have demonstrated superior academic achievement and a commitment to share one's experiences through mentoring and/or community service. The award recognizes the rigors and commitment needed to be successful in these technical programs of distinction and serves to inspire student recipients to continue their educational pursuits and to share their knowledge in deliberate and meaningful ways with their student colleagues and others. Awards shall be based on merit and achievement. Financial need may be considered but is not a prerequisite to receiving this award. Consideration for this award shall be given to three students annually with one each majoring in Architecture, Safety Studies, and Sustainable Product Design and Innovation. Applicants must be full-time matriculated students and be on track to become seniors at the time the award is received. Applicants will be identified and encouraged to apply by members of the TDS Faculty. Students are also encouraged to self-nominate. Recipients will be selected annually by the academic chairs of the Architecture, Safety Studies, and Sustainable Product Design and Innovation programs in coordination with Keene State College's Financial Aid Office in accordance with all criteria outlined in this document.
  • NH Public Risk Management Exchange Safety Studies Leadership Award Endowment 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.
  • Safety Center NGM Safety Center at Keene State College was established in 1996 to enhance our national reputation as a leader in safety management education. Occupational and consumer product safety are integral components for the survival of companies in today's world economy. With the facilities provided in the Safety Center, students work with the latest innovations in safety technology. The Safety Center at Keene State College houses Industrial Hygiene labs and Research facilities, Driving Simulators that can be programmed for industrial training, a Ergonomics Lab, a Ventilation Lab and Construction Safety Lab containing a Drager Confined Space Training Gallery. This will be used to fund materials, equipment, provide state of the art technology and ensure the department consists of only the most skilled safety professionals.
  • Safety Studies Program Endowment This endowment was created during the Safety Simulation Center capital fund effort. The purpose of this fund shall be to provide financial support to the Safety Studies Program.
Spanish
  • Frank H. Blackington Jr. Memorial Scholarship Endowment Established in 1987 by the family and friends of Frank H. Blackington Jr., a member of the KSC faculty who specialized in foreign languages. Consideration for this annual scholarship shall be to students who are a junior class standing or higher and have demonstrated proficiency in foreign language studies. Preference will be given to foreign language majors.
Technology
  • Bruce LeVine Mellion '69 TDS Experience Award for Excellence in Architecture, Safety Studies, and SPDI The Bruce LeVine Mellion '69 TDS Experience Award for Excellence in Architecture, Safety Studies, and Sustainable Product Design and Innovation annually recognizes three exceptional students majoring (one each) in Architecture, Safety Studies, and/or Sustainable Product Design and Innovation who have demonstrated superior academic achievement and a commitment to share one's experiences through mentoring and/or community service. The award recognizes the rigors and commitment needed to be successful in these technical programs of distinction and serves to inspire student recipients to continue their educational pursuits and to share their knowledge in deliberate and meaningful ways with their student colleagues and others. Awards shall be based on merit and achievement. Financial need may be considered but is not a prerequisite to receiving this award. Consideration for this award shall be given to three students annually with one each majoring in Architecture, Safety Studies, and Sustainable Product Design and Innovation. Applicants must be full-time matriculated students and be on track to become seniors at the time the award is received. Applicants will be identified and encouraged to apply by members of the TDS Faculty. Students are also encouraged to self-nominate. Recipients will be selected annually by the academic chairs of the Architecture, Safety Studies, and Sustainable Product Design and Innovation programs in coordination with Keene State College's Financial Aid Office in accordance with all criteria outlined in this document.
Writing
  • Eder Creative Writing Endowed 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.
  • Fred Fosher Excellence in Writing Award This Award recognizes annually a student who has shown excellence in writing. Through a generous gift by Bruce LeVine Mellion ('69), the award honors the work of Professor Emeritus of English, Fred Fosher, whose masterful teaching promoted the value of clear, purposeful, and persuasive writing from 1967-1992 at Keene State College. The award recognizes the critical role that writing plays across the curriculum, and the inspired work of students who rise to the formidable intellectual challenge of writing clear, purposeful, and persuasive prose. Applicants must be full-time matriculated students with junior or senior status and will submit a portfolio, which will be judged by a faculty committee of at least five members.

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