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Fall 2018-19 Merit Scholarships

We have recently changed the way we calculate our merit scholarships. This grid can give you some sense of what merit scholarships you’re likely to be eligible for. You’ll hear about any additional need-based financial aid after we receive FAFSA.

GPA* SAT** Scholarship Name New Hampshire Out of state
3.50 – 4.0 880 Presidential $5,500 $9,000
3.0 – 3.49 880 Dean’s $4,500 $7,000
2.5 – 2.99 880 Enrichment $3,500 $6,000
2.5 880 Leadership $2,000 $2,000

*Minimum GPA calculated on academic courses.

**All merit scholarships require a minimum 880 Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing combined score.

All first-year student applicants are considered for merit scholarships at the time of application review and no additional application or essay is required. Notification of awards is included in your acceptance letter. Students must meet all criteria to be awarded a merit award.

Scholarships are awarded based upon your GPA at time of decision and are not adjusted upon receipt of final GPA. A student’s subsequent higher test scores will be considered and a decision changed when applicable up until the application deadline.

Scholarships are renewable for up to 8 consecutive semesters of full-time coursework at KSC. Student must make appropriate progress toward their degree, meet all GPA requirements and be in good disciplinary standing. GPA required annually to renew merit scholarships is: President’s and Dean’s (3.0); Enrichment and Leadership (2.5).

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Financial Aid Office
Keene State College
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435-2606

800-572-1909 • 603-358-2280
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