Keene State College Grants & Scholarships
First-year student scholarships are available to certain students based on their academic performance and supporting materials. Awards are determined from a review of the admissions application; students do not need to fill out a separate application. These scholarships are awarded to all who qualify. These awards are renewable for up to four years (eight semesters) by maintaining the required grade point average. Merit scholarships are valued, over four years between $8,000 and $32,000. For renewal, the most prestigious of the scholarships require a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. Other awards require a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 for renewal.
The Keene Leadership Award is in recognition of outstanding commitment to a student's community. This is an award of $2,000 annually for four years provided the student maintains full-time enrollment, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 during the academic year, and shows evidence of significant involvement and leadership in the classroom, the campus, and/or the city of Keene. This will be determined by an annual review coordinated by the Chief Officer of Diversity and Multiculturalism.
Academic Talent Grants-In-Aid. Grant assistance may be available if you have exceptional performing, artistic, or other
academic talent. Recipients are selected by faculty committees within the Arts and Humanities
(in disciplines of art, theater, and music only),
Sciences and Social Sciences,
and Professional & Graduate Studies Divisions. Grants are for $3,000 each and are automatically
renewable provided the awardees have completed 24 credit hours of study in the previous academic year and have a cumulative grade point
average of 3.0 or better. There are 24 such $3,000 grants available.
Keene State College Scholarships. Awarded if you qualify on the basis of need. Eligibility is determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) analysis.