Annual Gift Scholarships
Annual gift scholarships are made possible by donors interested in supporting Keene State College students and recognizing their particular interests and abilities. Persons or organizations interested in establishing such scholarships may contact the Office of Development at 603-358-2372.
603 Birch Realty Nursing Scholarship
This fund was created through a gift from 603 Birch Realty Broker/Founder Adam Gaudet ‘06 and Trevor O’Brien both whom attended Keene State College. The scholarship will provide recognition and financial assistance to students who are enrolled in the KSC Nursing Program.
AAUW - Keene Branch, 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.
AAUW Keene Chapter 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, 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; the student must be enrolled at least half-time in courses at Keene State College.
AGC Construction Safety Scholarship
This fund was created with a gift from Associated General Contractors Education and Research Foundation. The fund will provide scholarships to students in the construction safety sciences program. Applicants will provide a brief essay, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have a declared major of constructin safety science and show outstanding dedication to the safety profession and plans to maintain a career in construction safety.
Alice S. Ayling Annual Scholarship
Keene State College is the only New Hampshire institution chosen to participate in the Ayling Scholars Program. The Alice S. Ayling Foundation was established by bequest in 1988 to provide financial assistance to deserving men and women who would not otherwise be able to pursue a college education. Recipients must be New Hampshire residents with demonstrated financial need. They are expected to realize their academic potential and to involve themselves in significant ways in their community, on or off campus. The scholarships are renewable for a maximum of four years upon recommendation of the College’s faculty liaison officer. In a given year, there are ten to twenty Ayling Scholars on campus.
Ann Britt Waling Women’s Studies Recognition Award
This award was established in 2003 to honor Dr. Ann Britt Wailing, former Dean of Professional and Graduate Studies and founding member of the Women’s Studies Council. The purpose of this award is to honor a student who has demonstrated commitment to feminist and/or gender activism on campus or in the community. The student must also have completed 60 credits including a Feminist Theory course (or be enrolled in one) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be a major or minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.
Barnes and Noble Student Support Award
This fund was created through a gift from Barnes and Noble College Booksellers, LLC as demonstration of their support for the students of Keene State College. This fund will defray the cost of textbooks, material and supplies. Ten students will be selected each academic year. Consideration for this award shall be given to students who are enrolled/registed in a degree program. Financial need is not a consideration.
Business Partners Scholarship
Working in concert with a number of business partners, the college has created this pooled gift fund to hold and distribute current-use scholarship gifts.The purpose of this fund shall be to provide ongoing, merit-based financial aid for full time students pursuing careers in business or manufacturing. Students must be full time and may apply during either their sophomore or junior year. Working with a selection committee comprised of two faculty members and a member of the Academic and Career Advising staff will select recipients based on the follow criteria; cumulative, overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher as of the fall term of the academic year of the application; 500 word maximum essay explaining the applicant’s career goals and how the applicant plans to use his/her college experience to prepare for a career in business; applicant’s resume.
Carl Granquist History Award
This fund is named in honor of Dr. Granquist’s long and distinguished career at Keene State College upon his retirement in June 2014. As a historian of modern France with expertise in the French Revolution, Professor Granquist has inspired Keene State students for over four decades through his great gifts as a teacher and his deep and profound understanding of modern European history. The scholarship fund will be used to support academically outstanding students majoring in History in their sophomore, junior, and senior years.
Carroll Lehman Award for Excellence in Vocal Music
The Carroll Lehman Award for Excellence in Vocal Music 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. Consideration will be given to a student with a music major or minor who maintains at least a 3.0 GPA. Emphasis will be placed on the overall musicianship and contributions to the department.
Charles E. Scheidt Scholarship
The Charles E. Scheidt Scholarship provide recognition and financial assistance to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Atrocity Prevention program. The Charles E. Scheidt Scholarship is a merit scholarship open to all applicants to the Certificate in Atrocity Prevention program. Participants will be chosen based on their potential for contributions to the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities in their home countries and region. The fellows will be chosen by the Graduate Director of the Certificate in Atrocity Prevention program after consultation with Holocaust and Genocide Studies faculty. The management of this fund will be under the direction of the faculty director of the Certificate in Atrocity Prevention program with oversight from the Office of the Dean of Faculty Affairs or its successor.
Charles Irwin Travelli Annual Scholarship
Keene State College is the only New Hampshire institution chosen to participate in the Travelli Scholars Program. The Charles Irwin Travelli Fund was established in 1913 by Mrs. Travelli, in honor of her late husband, to provide financial assistance for deserving men and women who would not otherwise have the opportunity to pursue a college education. Recipients must be New Hampshire residents with demonstrated financial need. They are expected to show academic potential, display good citizenship, and participate in extracurricular activities. The scholarships are renewable for a maximum of four years upon recommendation of the College’s faculty liaison officer.
Class of 2020 Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to undergraduate students who are involved in campus life and Student Government (or its successor) at KSC. The initial principal of this fund was contributed to Keene State College for the above-stated purpose by members of the Class of 2020. Consideration for this award shall be given to a student who meets the following criteria: A. A full-time student at KSC B. A member of Student Government C. A rising sophomore, junior, or senior D. Financial need E. Have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or above F. Additional consideration shall be given to the student who is actively involved in campus life and positively contributes to the college experience of their peers. Recipients of this scholarships shall be selected by a committee of student peers, designated annually by the Director of Student Involvement (or successor). Presentation will occur each spring at the annual Student Center Student Leadership Awards Banquet (or successor). The scholarship shall be disbursed to one student annually in the amount of $1,000 for the following academic year in which the student is enrolled. Should the scholarship fund balance fall below $1,000, the balance shall be disbursed and the fund shall be made inactive. Each award shall be for one academic year. Recipients may be considered for the award in subsequent years.
David Bonnette ‘92 Internship & Apprenticeship Experience Fund
This restricted gift fund was created through a contribution made by alumnus David Bonnette from the class of 1992. The purpose of this fund is to support the internship and apprenticeship experiences of Keene State College students. The fund will help prepare students for career success and expand professional relationships, options, and opportunities.
Dr. Benaquist Film Studies Awards
The Purpose of these awards shall be to provide financial assistance and recognition to students who have excelled in these two areas of Film Studies (Critical Studies in Film and Film Production). Consideration for this award shall be given to students with sophomore through senior standing, with a major in Film Studies. Awards shall be based on both merit and achievement. While financial need may be a consideration, merit and achievement will be the primary criteria. The nomination and selection process will be initiated by the Film Studies Faculty, including Contingent or Adjunct Faculty. Two awards shall be disbursed each year, one to a student whose focus is Critical Film Studies and one to a student whose focus is Film Production. Each award shall be for one academic year and may not be renewed.
Ella Brown Follmer Scholarship
This fund was established by Maryann and Robert Lindberg in memory of Maryann’s grandmother. Ella was extraordinarily bright and always wanted to attend college, but when her parents died young, she had to raise her siblings by herself. College was not an option for her, a void she felt for the rest of her life. This scholarship honors her memory by enabling other first-generation or non-traditional students to attend Keene State College, despite their own financial hardships. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to students with financial need, along with one of the following preferred criteria: preference to first-generation student, secondary preference to non-traditional students.
Ella O. Keene Teacher of the Future Scholarship
Freda Spiro ‘57, to demonstrate her appreciation to Keene State College for an exceptional education and to recognize the hurdles facing taday’s students, established the Ella O. Keene Teacher of the Future Scholarship. Ella Keene was a disciplined and highly respected geography professor who taught at Keene Teachers College from 1943-1967 and who always did everything she could to help her students succeed. She was a visionary who was never stalled by the barriers facing women at that time and this fund shall serve to honor and memorialize a professor who had a tremendous impact on her students. Consideration for this award shall be based on need and given to outstanding, full-time matriculated students who are: Rising, new or transferring juniors or seniors enrolled in Keene State College’s Teacher Education program; who have a declared major in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and/or Special Education; who are residents of New Hampshire; and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Emerson A. ‘35 and Ruth Hardy ‘35 McCourt Scholarship
Both Ruth and Emerson were graduates of Keene State College, Class of 1935. Emerson demonstrated a deep passion for the advancement of Vocational-Technical education during his many years of service to the New Hampshire Department of Education. 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.
Erika Glickman Greenwald ‘74 M Ed ‘91 Mathematics Scholarship
This fund was created by Mrs. Greenwald in celebration of ther 50th wedding anniversay and 50th year as a resident of Keene NH. The fund is to encourage students to pursue degrees in Mathematics or Secondary Education with a second major in Mathematics.
F. Burton Nelson Holocaust and Genocide Studies Memorial Award
This award was created to honor the life of F. Burton Nelson and to provide recognition and financial assistance to an outstanding Student who has demonstrated a commitment to Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Consideration for this award shall be given to an outstanding graduating senior at Keene State College who, as either a major or minor in Holocaust & Genocide Studies, has demonstrated a commitment to pursue further studies related to the Holocaust or genocide in 201h-century Europe at the graduate level.o A minimum GPA of 3.25 in one’s junior and senior years is required and, except under extraordinary circumstances, the student must be able to attend the annual Spring Awards Ceremony to accept the award.
Fenton Family Dealership Automotive Design Award
This fund was created by Fenton Family Dealerships to celebrate the pioneering work in the SPDI program. The purpose of this award will be to provide financial support of two students in the SPDI program who are focusing on automotive design projects.
Fenton Family Dealerships Half-Court Shot Award
This fund was created by Fenton Family Dealerships to celebrate the excitement of the KSC Basketball season. The purpose of this fund shall be to provide financial support to full time students. The student recipients must make a shot from the half-court line of the basketball court in order to receive the award. If there are no winners by the end of the basketball season, then the financial award will be donated to the general operating budget of the KSC Athletics Department.
First-Year Research & Writing Award
This award has been funded by Credo Reference, a research database company that promotes knowledge building, problem solving, and critical thinking to give people the information skills necessary for success throughout their academic, professional and personal lives. The purpose of this fund is to honor excellence in research and writing of first year students. Students are invited to submit papers that represent their best research and writing from any 100 level Integrative Studies Program course.
Judith G. and John H. Moody Scholarship
This scholarship was created by John and Judith Moody to provide financial assistance to students attending Keene State College. The scholarship may be given to any student with financial need. Each award shall be for one academic year and may be renewed as long as the recipient remains eligible and in good academic standing.
The KSC Fund was created as an unrestricted fund used primarily to support scholarships and financial aid for Keene State College students. Donations to this fund are made by alumni, friends, parents, faculty, staff, and current students to support need base scholarships to our students.
KSC Student Sustainabiltiy Innovation Fund
This fund was created to provide financial awards for student projects and Office of Sustainability student educational programs or other activities that promote sustainability among KSC students and the College. Revenues to the fund will be generated from Move-Out and Move-In sales as well as donations. The fund balance of KSC Rocks will be transfered to this fund.
Keene State Promise Scholarship
Unrestricted scholarship funds collected during President’s Challenge. Fund will be utilized to support students so they are able to focus on studies and participate in real-world projects without being overly burdened by too much part-time work or worry of unreasonable debt. Scholarship will be awarded for merit and financial need.
Koenig Siddall First Generation Scholarship
The purpose of this fund will be to provide recognition and financial assistance to Keene State College students who are first generation students and residents of the United States. Other factors in considering the recipients include financial and other barriers blocking their pathway to higher education, being in good academic standing, and demonstrating an interest to take full advantage of an immersive college experience. Recipients must have demonstrated financial need. All applicants will submit an essay of up to 300 words describing why they chose Keene State College and how their college experience will be enhanced by receiving the Koenig Siddall First Generation Scholarship. Consideration for this award shall be given to outstanding full-time matriculated students who are U.S. residents and are among the first: ” in their family to arrive in the United States (and/or); ” in their family to be born in the United States. Two scholarships shall be awarded to first year students and two scholarships shall be awarded to a rising, new or transferring sophomore, junior or senior. Awards are for two semesters only, but prior recipients may re-apply. Recipients of this scholarship shall be selected through the college’s scholarship application process as administered by the Office of Financial Aid, along with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Office of Financial Aid will determine final selection. Beginning in Fall 2022, four eligible students will each receive an annual scholarship of $3,000 with $1,500 distributed each semester. If the award cannot be given in any particular year, the funds will be retained for awarding in the next academic year.
Kyle Barnett ‘10 Memorial Scholarship
This fund was created in honor of Kyle Allen Barnett ‘10. The award shall provide recognition and financial assistance to deserving students with a declared major or Safety and Occupational Health Applied Science or Construction Safety Sciences.
Lindberg-LaCroix Veterans Scholarship
The scholarship was established by Robert and Maryann Lindberg to honor the military service of Robert, who served as a combat engineer in Viet Nam, and both Robert’s and Maryann’s fathers, who served as pilots in World War II. Understanding how difficult it can be for returning combat veterans to successfully pursue their educational goals, the Lindbergs hope that this scholarship can help in some small way. Preference will be given to veterans who have served at least 3 months in an active combat zone. Secondary preference to individuals who have served at least 1 year on active duty in the military, including any branch. Third preference will be to non-traditional students.
Risk Solutions Scholarship
This fund was created with a gift from the Hanover Insurance Company in recognition of the outstanding contributions of Keene State College Professior Brian Bethel to the field of Safety and Occupational Health Education. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial aid to a student in the safety studies program. When the fund is depleted, the scholarship shall be make inactive.
Robert J. Owen, Sr Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to students who have lost a parent. The fund is established by Robert J. Owen ‘80 in memory of his father, Robert J. Owen, Sr. The donor wishes to acknowledge the particular challenges faced by young adults who have experienced the death of a parent. Consideration shall be given to a full-time matriculated student who has experienced the death of a parent while enrolled at KSC, has demonstrated financial need and has a GPA of 2.7 or higher.
Robert S. Neuman Art Award
The Fund was created for two purposes. First, to receive contributions to support the “Robert S. Neuman: Impulse and Discipline” retrospective exhibition at the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery in the fall of 2017, including but not limited to expenses related to borrowing works of art from galleries, museums and private collectors; the publication of an exhibition catalogue; and publicity for the exhibition and second, to apply funds raised in excess of what is required for above-mentioned expenses to an endowed fund in memory of Robert S. Neuman, “The Robert S. Neuman Art Award”, that specifically enables art students to acquire the highest-quality art supplies for their work. Consideration for the Robert S. Neuman Art Award shall be given to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors who have been formally accepted into the Art Program at Keene State College, and who maintain a 3.0 GPA in art-related courses.
Stelray Plastic Products Incorporated SPDI Scholarship
Lawrence David Saffran, Class of 1984, demonstrates his appreciation for the hands-on learning and career-specific knowledge he acquired as a student in the Industrial Technology program. This award recognizes the commitment and perseverance needed to be successful in the College’s Sustainable Product Design and Innovation program, and serves to inspire student recipients to pursue a product design career. Consideration for this award shall be given to outstanding full-time matriculated students who are: Rising, new, or transferring sophomores, juniors or seniors enrolled in Keene State College’s Sustainable Product Design and Innovation program as majors or Minors; who have a demonstrated financial need, and who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Stephen P. Brighton ‘85 Excellence in Business Management Scholarship
Stephen P. Brighton, Keene State College alumnus from the Class of 1985, wishes to demonstrate his recognition and financial support of the College and its students by pledging at least $1,200 annually to establish the Stephen P. Brighton ‘85 Excellence in Business Management Scholarship. This award recognizes the commitment and perseverance needed to be successful in the College’s Business Management program, and serves to inspire student recipients to pursue a management career. Awards shall be based on financial need. Consideration for this award shall be based on need and given to outstanding, full-time matriculated students who are: rising, new or transferring juniors or seniors enrolled in Keene State College’s Business Management Program; who have a declared major in Business Management; and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Tim ‘66 and Carol Holbrook ‘66 Brown Award
This fund was established in 2018 by Tim ‘66 and Carol Holbrook ‘66 Brown to provide recognition and financial aid to KSC students and to inspire future generations of alumni to give back to the next generation of students.
Vincent D Russell ‘50 Experiential Learning Fund
The fund is created to enhance the learning experience of students at Keene State College by providing support for experiential learning opportunities, included but not limited to study away, alternative break, immersion experiences, and cross-discipline classroom projects.
William L. ‘57 and Barbara R. Brackett ‘57 Excellence in Teacher Education Scholarship
Bill and Barbara met, were married, and began their family while students at Keene Teachers College. 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 KSC. Eligible recipients must demonstrate financial need, have a GPA of 3.0 or better, and demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism and/or community service.