Alumni Association Scholarships

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 Alumni Association Scholarship FAQ

 
What is the Alumni Association?

The mission of the Franklin Pierce Alumni Association is to engage and foster strong lifelong bonds between the University and its alumni body. The Alumni Association works to promote, maintain and establish networking and social events & programs that will represent the interests of all alumni.

Each graduate is part of a diverse, ever growing, worldwide community of nearly 25,000 alumnus. The Alumni Association understands the importance that tradition plays on and off the variety of campuses and values the past and those who have come before us while building for the Pierce's future.

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Why do we Award Scholarships?

We believe that it is necessary, as alumni devoted to the efforts of the University, to be supportive of the students who contribute to the Franklin Pierce community. Thus, we award scholarships in an effort to:
1) Recognize students who are leaders.
2) Recognize students who demonstrate a commitment to their community.
3) Commend students who have demonstrated academic excellence.
4) Help in lessening the financial burden for students who demonstrate need.

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What Scholarships are Available?

The Alumni Association receives royalties on your purchases from our affinity partnerships, such as Liberty Mutual, that goes to help fund the alumni scholarship program, which are awarded to selected undergraduate and graduate students. You get great discounts on services and products you use, and supporting these partners helps ensure the future of the Alumni Scholarship program at Franklin Pierce.

Undergraduate Studies 
The Alumni Association awards seven (7) scholarships of $2000* each, contributing $1000 over two (2) semesters:

These scholarships are awarded to students who meet the following criteria:

  1. Are enrolled as a full time matriculated student making satisfactory academic progress for the 2019-2020 academic year. CGPA must equal 2.8 or higher.
  2. Demonstrate financial need, with information provided by the Office of Student Financial Services of Franklin Pierce University (confidential information will not be released to members of the Scholarship selection committee).
  3. Demonstrate participation in leadership and community service either on campus or off campus.

Graduate Studies (Formerly College of Graduate & Professional Studies)
The Alumni Association awards a total of six (6) scholarships:


These scholarships are awarded to students who meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be enrolled in a degree program at a center or online in the current academic year.
  2. Candidate must demonstrate financial need, with information provided by the Office of Student Financial Services of Franklin Pierce University (confidential information will not be released)
  3. Applicant must have a have successfully completed a minimum of two (2) courses toward their current degree and carry a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at Franklin Pierce University

*amounts are subject to changed based on available funds.

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The Decision Process

Who is Involved?

Members of the Scholarship Committee volunteer to review the scholarship applications. The committee is comprised of members and non-members of the board of directors. The Committee is chaired by the Vice President of Academics Relations. Each member of the committee reviews each of the applications on his or her own and submits his or her votes to the committee chairperson.

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What are we looking for?

The Scholarship Committee is looking for students who best exemplify the Franklin Pierce University vision. This includes your role as an "Individual in the Community," and your understanding of "intellect and character" and "leader of conscience" in the context of your life at Franklin Pierce.

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Where can I get an application for this scholarship?

Applications can be downloaded from the table below. 

Scholarship Due Date
Alumni Association Scholarship - Undergraduate February 24, 2020
Alumni Association Scholarship  - Graduate February 24, 2020 


Contact Alumni Relations: or call 877-372-2586 (toll free U.S. only) or 603- 899-4030 (Country Code 011 for International Calls).


CONTACT

 Katie Copeland, Director of Alumni & Parent Relations

Alumni & Parent Relations(603) 899-4030

Office Hours

Mon - Fri:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.