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First-Year Merit Scholarships

Fall 2019-20 Merit Scholarships

Keene State’s Merit Scholarships are designed to recognize your academic achievements and provide you with support for your college career. The following table can give you a sense of what Merit Scholarship you could receive. Once you file the FAFSA, additional need based aid may also be available.

Keene State College considers all first-year student applicants for merit awards. Eligibility for merit scholarships are considered at the time of application review and no additional application or essay is required. Notification of awards is included in your acceptance letter.

Scholarships are awarded to full-time, degree-seeking students on a first come, first served basis. Students may be awarded on a funds-available basis after May 1. Each scholarship is based on the eligibility criteria listed below, and students must meet all eligibility criteria at the time of acceptance. Students will be offered the highest award for which they qualify. Scholarships are to be used for tuition only.

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

*Minimum GPA calculated on academic courses.

Scholarships are awarded based upon your GPA at time of decision and are not adjusted upon receipt of final GPA.

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).

Contact Financial Aid

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

800-572-1909 • 603-358-2280
Fax: 603-358-2794