Scholarships & Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office administers all financial aid to incoming students.

Most scholarships for incoming students, including the Dean's Scholarship, are also administered by the Financial Aid Office.

Scholarships related to a particular program of study are administered by departments. For example, a scholarship related to music would be administered by the Music Department. Contact your department of interest for more information about the scholarships listed below.

The UNH Fellowships Office provides information, counsel, and editorial support to highly motivated students (undergraduates, graduate students, and UNH alumni) applying for national and international fellowships and scholarships. The Office also assists faculty members who serve as mentors/references, and coordinates campus interviews and nominations.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Malcolm and Virginia Smith Prizes
Awarded annually to a graduating senior in each department in the College of Liberal Arts who has demonstrated the most progress and growth academically in their major field of study during their undergraduate years.


Rebecca Lang Memorial Fund
In memoriam of Rebecca J. Lang, a fund has been set up in her name by her parents, Kathleen and Robert Lang of Canterbury, NH. Through this fund, the Department is able to offer yearly awards of up to $500 to help defer the costs of doing summer archaeological and/or anthropological fieldwork. Applications are due by April 1st each year. For more information, please speak to Professor Meghan Howey.

Art Fellowships

The department offers fellowships to highly-qualified full-time art majors.  In exchange for in-state tuition, the fellowship students will spend 15 hrs/week (225 hrs/semester) in the following areas:  photography studio, ceramic studio, the Visual Resource Center, or the Museum of Art.  Current students apply during the spring semester for the following academic year.

The UNH Office of National Fellowships, located in Hood House 207, provides information, counsel, and editorial support to highly motivated students (undergraduates, graduate students, and UNH alumni) applying for national and international fellowships and scholarships.


Bernice Gray Hanhisalo Art Scholarship

This scholarship provides awards to undergraduate studio or fine arts majors and/or MFA in Painting graduate students.


Corrine Trippetti Art Scholarship

This scholarship provides assistance to a junior or senior BFA candidate in recognition of achievement, talent, and commitment to excellence in the visual arts. The primary criteria for selection of a recipient is demonstrated talent in the visual creative arts. This award was established in memory of Corinne “Bunny” Trippetti who had achieved prominence in the NH art community for her watercolors of NH landscapes. She was the first female president of the NH Art Association.


Daniel Valenza Art Scholarship

This scholarship provides assistance to a junior or senior art major with a demonstrated concentration in woodworking or furniture making.  If there is no eligible student, the award may be given to a student with a demonstrated concentration in sculpture. This scholarship was established by UNH alumni to honor Professor Emeritus Daniel Valenza who taught woodworking/furniture design in the Department of Art and Art History from 1959 to 1999.


Edwin & Mary Scheier Ceramics Scholarship

This scholarship provides assistance to an undergraduate studio or fine arts major with a demonstrated concentration in ceramics.


Edwin & Mary Scheier Incoming Freshman Art History Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to incoming, accepted freshmen studio art majors based on their submitted admissions portfolio. All freshmen applicants are automatically considered.


Edwin & Mary Scheier Incoming Freshman Studio Art Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to incoming, accepted freshmen studio art majors based on their submitted admissions portfolio. All freshmen applicants are automatically considered.


Edwin & Mary Scheier Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship provides assistance to undergraduate studio, fine arts, or art history majors.


Elizabeth Jones Scholarship

The 1975 bequest of Elizabeth Jones, '22, of Milton, N. H., generates scholarships for either juniors, seniors, or graduate students, one male and one female, unmarried, studying in the Fine Arts. It is the donor's desire that the scholarships be for deserving students of good character and average intelligence who may thereby find the incentive and encouragement to pursue their chosen field of study. It is the donor's wish, though not direction, that these scholarships be awarded by a special scholarship committee comprised of a Professor of Fine Arts, the Dean of the Graduate School and a Member of the Board of Trustees. Established 1975.

This scholarship provides assistance to junior or senior studio, fine arts, or art history majors.


Grant Carlson Prize

This prize provides an award to a promising junior or senior studio or fine arts major with preference given to a student with exhibited native artistic talent and proven goal of the pursuit of a career in art. This award was established in memory of Grant Carlson who was an art major at UNH. He studied drawing, ceramics, watercolor and sculpture and contributed political cartoons to the student newspaper The New Hampshire.


Malcolm and Virginia Smith Prizes

Awarded annually to a graduating senior in each department in the College of Liberal Arts who has demonstrated the most progress and growth academically in their major field of study during their undergraduate years.

 

B. Thomas Trout Scholarship

Throughout his career, Professor B. Thomas Trout actively and tirelessly promoted international studies as a vital part of the college curriculum. He was equally dedicated to the development of study abroad programs for undergraduates, convinced that expanding the range of international study opportunities for American college students was integral to their understanding of a complicated world.

In Professor Trout’s honor, the College of Liberal Arts established the B. Thomas Trout Scholars Fund which supports annually up to five College of Liberal Arts undergraduate students with outstanding academic records and financial need, allowing them to participate in a UNH-managed study abroad program in the College.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • In-state residence
  • Undergraduate status
  • Demonstrated financial need (eligible for financial aid according to Financial Aid Office)
  • Strong academic record
  • Intent to participate in a College of Liberal Arts UNH-Managed study abroad program
  • Declared major in the College of Liberal Arts at UNH

Please visit the Center for Study Abroad Financial Aid and Scholarships page for deadlines and application.


Evelyn E. Handler Presidential Scholarship

By joint agreement of the UNH Foundation and the College of Liberal Arts, the College will award annually the Evelyn E. Handler Presidential Scholarship to that outstanding rising senior woman who has participated in the Justice Studies Budapest Program or the Humanities Budapest Program. The award is in recognition of Dr. Handler's career-long commitment to excellence in and the advancement of scholarly work, and her birthplace in Budapest, Hungary. Please visit the Center for Study Abroad Financial Aid and Scholarships page for deadlines and application.


Fund for Study in Italy

The COLA Fund for Study in Italy supports UNH COLA students with a demonstrated interest in art, art history, and Italian language who plan on studying abroad in Italy. Awards will be made to one or more selected students each spring and may range between $1,000 and $5,000 per award.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Be a full-time, matriculated undergraduate degree candidate at UNH with a declared major in the College of Liberal Arts.
  • Must have applied to (or planning to apply to) a UNH Managed, Approved or Exchange study abroad program taking place in Italy during the upcoming year.
  • Must have a demonstrated scholarly or creative interest in the study of Italian art, art history, or language. Preference will be given to students with an academic record reflecting interest in art and art history, though students with an established academic interest in Italian language are also encouraged to apply.

Please visit the Center for Study Abroad Financial Aid and Scholarships page for deadlines and application.

Captain Benjamin D. Keating '04 Memorial Stipend

This fund was established by family, friends, classmates, teachers, and colleagues of the late Benjamin D. Keating ’04, who died while serving with the U.S. Army in northern Afghanistan. The fund will provide a stipend to undergraduate Classics majors to cover research expenses, build a personal academic library, further academic development, or pursue service opportunities.


Humanities Program Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarship support to UNH undergraduate students enrolled in the Humanities program.


John Rouman Scholarship

The John C. Rouman Scholarship Fund is established through the generosity of friends and family of John C. Rouman, Professor Emeritus of Classics. The purpose of the fund is to promote the study of both Greek and Latin at UNH by providing scholarship assistance to students showing the greatest promise of excelling at both languages at the advanced level. Recipients should be first- or second-year students who are registered for both Greek and Latin at the time the awards are made. Financial need is not a criterion for this award.


Killam Humanities Scholarship

The Killam Humanities Scholarship was established through the generosity of Dr. Jane Killam Oyarzun (class of 1963), in honor of her parents Lydia Belle Chase Killam and Warren Elmer Killam and her sister and brother, Lydia Joyce Killam Sperry ’61 and Jonathan Bartlett Killam ’67. The recipient of the Killam Humanities Scholarship must be an undergraduate who is a Humanities major, and preferably a resident of the seacoast region of New Hampshire. The scholarship can go to the same student for up to four years. It is merit-based rather than need-based.


Koch Family Scholarship in the Humanities

The Koch Family Scholarship in the Humanities provides meritorious scholarship support to undergraduate students majoring in Humanities at the University of New Hampshire-Durham. The fund will continue to exist in perpetuity, to sustain and nurture the work of generations of undergraduates in the Humanities Program.


Locke Prize

Established in 1931 by Mary D. Carbee in memory of Mr. and Mrs. S. Morris Locke, the Locke Prize Fund provides an annual prize to the senior who has the highest rank in Latin.


Malcolm and Virginia Smith Prizes

Awarded annually to a graduating senior in each department in the College of Liberal Arts who has demonstrated the most progress and growth academically in their major field of study during their undergraduate years.


Patricia Woodbury Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of the Patricia Woodbury Memorial Fund is to provide scholarship support for students in the Classics Program. Awards will be based on financial need. When possible, students with a demonstrated interest in Latin will be given preference. 

Distinguished Communication Scholarship Award

Presented to a graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding academic work both within the communication major and in general.


Distinguished Service Award

Presented to a graduating senior communication major who has provided outstanding service to the department and/or university.


Malcolm and Virginia Smith Prizes

Awarded annually to a graduating senior in each department in the College of Liberal Arts who has demonstrated the most progress and growth academically in their major field of study during their undergraduate years.


Rosenfield Scholarship

$5,000 awarded to a meritorious junior communication major with financial need.


Tad Ackman/Robin Gorsky Scholarship

Students cannot apply for this award, and it is not given every year. When the account contains enough money, a recipient is selected from among students certified by the Financial Aid office. Tad Ackman graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1983 and returned to campus in 1985 to work for the News Bureau. As senior writer and editor for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Tad was known for his ability to translate technical jargon into readable prose. He was an active member of the Academic Senate and was co-chair of the PAT Council. Tad and his wife, Robin Gorsky, an associate professor of health management and policy at UNH, were starting a vacation trip when their single-engine plane crashed in upstate New York in 1996. Separate scholarships in Tad Ackman's name are awarded to a journalism and a communication major.


Wilburn Sims Memorial Award

The Communication Department's highest honor, this award is presented to an outstanding graduating senior communication major who has demonstrated excellence in scholarship, service to her/his fellow students and the community, and exemplary character.

Shatterly Fund for Education

The Luther and Ruth Cross Shatterly Funds are established at the University of New Hampshire through a generous bequest of Ruth Cross Shatterly, Class of 1941. The purpose of the Luther and Ruth Cross Shatterly Fund for Elementary & Secondary Education is to provide need-based scholarship and fellowship support to graduate and undergraduate students engaged in the study of Elementary and Secondary Education at UNH.


William & Laura Hooper Scholarship

The purpose of the William & Laura Hooper Endowed Fund is to provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students at the University who are seriously pursuing a career in teaching and who commute to campus in order to fulfill their degree requirements. While enrollment in the University 5-year teaching program is not a requirement for receiving an award, students who are enrolled or who have been accepted into the program will have preference. Further, the award shall be made of students who do not live on campus and do not live in or have a Durham address. Scholarship award criteria also includes financial need as a factor as well as academic performance. The award is renewable to the student as long as the student matriculating toward the desired degree and as long as the student is in good standing academically. The fund will be administered by the Department of Education.

Alfred Earnest Richards Award

This Fund was established by Mrs. Richards in memory of her husband, UNH Professor of English from 1919-1945. This award is given to a graduating senior(s) in the English Department who plans to teach and continue the study of literature.


Alice Margarette Mitchell Scholarship-English

This scholarship, established from the estate of Marion Edwina Mitchell Cutts, is awarded annually to one or more needy students of outstanding ability and good morals who are majoring in English. Preference will be given first to sophomores, then juniors, then seniors, then graduate students (recipient cannot be a graduating senior). This scholarship shall be known as the “Alice Margarette Mitchell Scholarship–English” in memory of her sister.


Ann Pazo Mayberry Award

Established by George Coan, a former poetry graduate student at UNH, in memory of his aunt, this annual award is made to an out-of-state graduate master's student in poetry who has financial need and has demonstrated excellence in poetry writing. The recipient is chosen by the professors of poetry and will receive a modest financial award.


Dick Shea Memorial Award

This award was established by friends and family in memory of Richard John Shea, Class of 1961, and will be granted to the undergraduate or graduate student showing creativity in writing poetry or fiction.


Don Murray Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Donald M. Murray, member of the Class of 1948 and esteemed professor of English, through the generosity of his family and friends. Provides need-based scholarship support to students majoring in English/Journalism who are in good academic standing and demonstrate a passion for nonfiction storytelling.


Edmund Miller Prize for Exceptional Essay in a Literature Course

This prize, established by a gift from Professor Emeritus Ted Miller, will reward outstanding writing on any aspect of literature and culture in a literature course. There will be one award annually in the amount of $200. Criteria for submission: the essay must have been an exceptional paper written as part of the requirements for an upper-level course in literature (i.e., 600 level and up); a professor in a literature class may only nominate 1 essay per 2 semester cycle (i.e., a previous spring and fall); the page limit for the essay is 10 pages; the nominating professor must obtain written permission from the student writer to submit her or his paper.


Elizabeth Jones Scholarship

Amount of scholarship varies each academic year. Only full-time, unmarried students in the M.F.A. in Writing program are eligible to applyNote: This scholarship may not be combined with a teaching assistantship, but may be combined with a tuition scholarship.


Fanny Delisle Award

Named for Dr. Fanny Delisle, who in 1972 earned the first English Ph.D. at UNH, this award is given annually for the best graduate essay in literary studies. In 2002, the UNH English Department established this award to honor Dr. Delisle and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its doctoral program. Any currently enrolled graduate student may compete, with the exception of previous winners of the award; the recipient is chosen by a committee of literature faculty and receives a modest financial award. The Delisle Award is supported in part by the Edmund G. Miller Fund for the Department of English.


Frederick Hyde Hibberd '88 Scholarship

The purpose of the Frederick Hyde Hibberd ’88 Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarship support to undergraduate students at the University of New Hampshire. Recipients must be English majors with a concentration in creative writing. Awards will be based on financial need. The English Department shall be responsible for the selection of scholarship recipients and for administering all awards from this fund. The Frederick Hyde Hibberd ’88 Scholarship Fund is established at the University of New Hampshire Foundation, Inc., through the generosity of Lucy Reed Hibberd, in memory of her son, Frederick Hyde Hibberd, a member of the Class of 1988. In establishing this fund, family and friends strive to keep Hyde’s wonderful spirit alive on the Durham campus.


Gary Lindberg Scholarship
This Fund was established with a gift from friends and colleagues in memory of Gary Lindberg, UNH Professor of English. The purpose of this Fund is to provide a scholarship(s) to a full-time undergraduate student at UNH majoring in English. Outstanding ability and academic achievement are criteria in making this award. Preference shall be given to a student(s) in the junior class.


Gertrude Burnham Scholarship

A scholarship for Liberal Arts students with financial need who are graduates of NH public schools majoring in English. This scholarship is administered by the Financial Aid Office as part of the financial aid award process; students do not apply directly for this scholarship.


Graduate Student Teaching Awards

The English Department has established two annual awards that recognize the superior teaching of one of our Master’s candidates and one of our PhD candidates: the Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Master’s Degree Candidate in English, and the Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Doctoral Candidate in English. The recipients are chosen by the Graduate Committee in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Composition and, in the case of PhD students, faculty mentors for that year. Self-nominations and nominations by faculty and students are encouraged. The purpose of these awards is to acknowledge the often extraordinary work in the classroom carried out by graduate students on behalf of the department and the university.


Laura Rice Journalism Award

This award is given in memory of Laura S. Rice, a promising UNH journalism student who died during her sophomore year on October 21, 2000. The Rice Award is given to a senior journalism student for outstanding reporting and writing over the course of his or her career at UNH.

Each applicant should submit a portfolio of five to 10 stories along with a cover letter. Submit the application packet to the English department office with "Attention Journalism Director" on the envelope.

Deadline is in April each year.


Lt. Albert A. Charait Award

This Fund was established by Mrs. Charait in memory of her husband who died in action during WWII. This gift will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student who writes the best short story.


Lucinda and Melvin Smith Award

Lucinda P. and Melvin Smith bequeathed a sum to the University in 1964. Lucinda Smith was a member of the English faculty and Melvin Smith a member of the Chemistry faculty at UNH. The annual income is awarded to both an outstanding junior Chemistry and English major.


Malcolm and Virginia Smith Prizes

Awarded annually to a graduating senior in each department in the College of Liberal Arts who has demonstrated the most progress and growth academically in their major field of study during their undergraduate years.


Mary C. Petrella '57 Memorial Scholarship for English Literature

This scholarship, established through the generosity of Ann T. Petrella in memory of her sister, Mary C. Petrella, will reward students who are majoring in English Literature. Mary C. Petrella received a master's degree in English from UNH, and after graduating passed on her love of literature to students through her dedicated work as a high school teacher. This award honors Mary's passion for UNH and education. Preference will be given to students who are in good academic standing and have displayed enthusiasm for the study of English Literature.


Michael DePorte Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of the Michael DePorte Scholarship Award is to offer scholarship support to the most deserving undergraduate student in the English Literature major. Awards will be made by a small committee in the English Department and based on nominations from current English Department faculty. Preference will be given to seniors, then juniors, sophomores, and first year students.


Michael kelly Journalism Scholarship

Michael Kelly '79 was the first American journalist to die covering the war in Iraq, in April 2003. Mike Minigan '78 announced the creation of the Michael Kelly Journalism Scholarship Fund at the journalism reunion in October 2003. Kelly's widow, Madelyn, and sons Tom and Jack attended the event. By the following spring, alumni had donated enough to make our first award.

The Michael Kelly Journalism Scholarship provides support for a UNH sophomore or junior who shows high initiative, energy and potential to become a successful journalist -- a student who is passionate about journalism. The recipient need not be a journalism major. Preference will be given to students who are original thinkers and have tangible work and publishing experience. Application info is below.

The journalism faculty thanks all of you who contributed to this fund. Mike Kelly's work and life continue to inspire us all.

To apply to the Michael Kelly Scholarship:

Who's eligible: UNH sophomores and juniors who show high initiative, energy and potential to become successful journalists -- in other words, students who are passionate about journalism. You do NOT need to be a journalism major. Preference will be given to students who are original thinkers and have tangible work and publishing experience.

To apply, submit a cover letter and essay, and up to five published newspaper or magazine articles.

The cover letter should include the following information:

Name, school address, address where you can be reached over the summer, e-mail, telephone number, journalism classes taken, if any, in high school and college

The essay should be 750 to 800 words long. Please describe in the essay your journalism experience, your passion for journalism and your plans for any future work connected with journalism.

Drop your application packet in the English Department office with "Attention journalism director" on the envelope. The decision will be announced before the end of classes in May.

Application deadline is a date in April announced each year in journalism classes and on posters in Hamilton Smith, or check with the English department office.

To contribute to the Michael Kelly Scholarship:

If you or your company is interested in contributing to the Michael Kelly scholarship fund, the Donald Murray Visiting Journalist Program, or any other aspect of journalism at UNH, contact any of us on the journalism faculty or click here to make a gift online. Choose "Click to view additional giving opportunities," choose "Other Fund," type in Michael Kelly Journalism Scholarship Fund.


Natalie Salatich Jacobson Journalism Scholarship

The generosity of Natalie Jacobson '65 and her longtime former employer, WCVB-TV in Boston, established the Natalie Salatich Jacobson Journalism Scholarship in May 2008.


Nonfiction Prize Gift

This prize was established by a variety of sources, including the NH Press Women in memory of Ann Marie LeClair and the Charles Simic MacArthur fund, and rewards outstanding work in narrative nonfiction by a graduate student. Submissions may include research-based narratives, personal essay, or memoir.


Richard M. Ford Writing Award

This Fund was established by Mr. and Mrs. William J. Ford in memory of their son Richard M. Ford, a member of the Class of 1980. The Ford Memorial Fund provides one to three annual awards, one to a student majoring in Chemistry (and awarded by that department), and one to an undergraduate student involved in the writing courses (fiction, nonfiction, poetry) in the English Department. It is the donor’s intent to honor undergraduate scholarship, creativity, and academic achievement. Financial need is not to be considered as a factor in making this award.


Tad Ackman/Robin Gorsky Scholarship

Students cannot apply for this award, and it is not given every year. When the account contains enough money, a recipient is selected from among students certified by the Financial Aid office.

Tad Ackman graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1983 and returned to campus in 1985 to work for the News Bureau. As senior writer and editor for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Tad was known for his ability to translate technical jargon into readable prose. He was an active member of the Academic Senate and was co-chair of the PAT Council. Tad and his wife, Robin Gorsky, an associate professor of health management and policy at UNH, were starting a vacation trip when their single-engine plane crashed in upstate New York in 1996.

Separate scholarships in Tad Ackman's name are awarded to a journalism and a communication major. A scholarship in Robin Gorsky's name goes to a female student engaged in the sciences related to public health.


Tom Williams Award

This award, in memory of UNH English Professor Tom Williams, is given for the best short story produced at UNH in an academic year. Competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students. The recipient is chosen by the professors of fiction-writing and will receive a modest financial award.

Robert LeBlanc Prize

Awarded annually to the best all-around student in the Department of Geography. The LeBlanc Prize is named for Robert LeBlanc, a native of Nashua who was a faculty member in the Department of Geography from 1963 until 1999. He was killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York’s World Trade Center. He was on his way to a geography meeting aboard United Airlines Flight 175.


Robert G. LeBlanc Memorial Fund

Provides financial assistance to University of New Hampshire undergraduates participating in an international study experience through the Center for International Education. The fund is intended to support students studying human culture and place, with preference given to geography majors. Recipients are selected and awards administered by the director of the Center for International Education.

The Robert G. LeBlanc Memorial Fund is established at the University of New Hampshire Foundation, Inc., through the generosity of family and friends of Robert G. LeBlanc, Class of 1959 and Professor Emeritus of Geography. Bob was born on October 30, 1930, in a Franco-American neighborhood in Nashua. After graduating from Nashua High School in 1949, he enlisted in the Air Force, which allowed him to travel extensively. Upon completion of his tour of duty, he entered the University of New Hampshire, where he initially studied geology. While attending the University of Oslo Summer School in Oslo, Norway, in 1955, he worked on a glacier and then attended the University of London, in London, England. After spending two five-month tours with the Geophysics Research Directorate Terrestrial Sciences Division of the Air Force Cambridge Research Center in the summer of 1957 and the spring of 1958 as a research assistant on Ice Island T3 in the Arctic, he changed his major to history and graduated from UNH with a B.A. in 1959. He then pursued graduate studies at the University of Minnesota, specializing in historical geography, which, for him, was the synthesis of his interests in human cultures and their place in the physical world. Bob's master's thesis was on the Acadian migrations, and his doctoral dissertation looked at the development of manufacturing in New England in the 19th century. Bob joined the faculty at the University of New Hampshire in 1963 when the geography program was in its infancy and helped build the program. He remained active in research and teaching even after his official retirement in 1999, focusing his work on historical geography and Canadian studies and serving as an advisor in the Center for International Education at UNH. For 16 years, Bob was a UNH representative with Interhostel and shepherded groups to farflung corners of the globe. Travel was his passion and he availed himself of every opportunity to travel with fellow geographers, family, like-minded friends or on his own. He was active in a number of professional geographical and Franco-American organizations and was a founding member of the Eastern Historical Geography Association and an incorporator of the Franco-American Centre in Manchester, N.H. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the New England-St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society in 1988.

Bob spent his life pursuing a better understanding of people and the reasons they lived where they lived, spoke the languages they spoke, ate the food that they ate, engaged in the livelihoods that they did, and believed what they believed. He was insatiably curious and open. He delighted in the variousness of cultures. He was respectful and did not judge or condemn. He was forever eager to visit foreign lands, speak with the people, taste the food, hear the music, and stand in the holy places to better know his fellow human beings.

Bob celebrated the wondrous diversity he found in the world...AND he shared this wonder and excitement and respect with his students, family, and friends. He made a distinction between being a "tourist" and being a "traveler and student of culture". He chose the latter and tried to impress upon others the relevance of this distinction. Bob believed that meeting other people on their own ground with a willingness to try to know and understand the problems they struggle with and the joys they celebrate makes our common humanity more obvious and undeniable. He was so very pleased when he kindled the spark in others and encouraged them to go off on their own journeys of discovery. Bob was committed to his family and encouraged and supported his wife and five children in every possible way. He was a happy, kind and generous human being who gave much more than he took.

Bob died as a result of the tragic terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, while on his way to a geography meeting. He was aboard United Airlines Flight 175. It is ironic that this gentle and curious man, who devoted his life to understanding the nations and tribes of the world, and who believed we should too, should be silenced by those who didn't even try. Besides the very sad and personal loss those who knew Bob feel, the whole world is a poorer place for Bob's absence. However, it is a far richer and kinder place because he lived and shared his enthusiastic love of this world with us. It is the wish of all those involved with this scholarship that we may all seek understanding, proceed with patience, teach tolerance, act compassionately, live with respect, celebrate life and choose happiness...as Bob did.


Malcolm and Virginia Smith Prizes

Awarded annually to a graduating senior in each department in the College of Liberal Arts who has demonstrated the most progress and growth academically in their major field of study during their undergraduate years.

 

Angelo Kontarinis History Fellowship

The purpose of the Angelo Kontarinis History Fund is to provide financial support to students attending their first professional conference or needing travel funds in the early stages of their research. Recipients will be selected by a committee admnistered by the Chair of the Department of History and will receive awards in the range of $500.


Anita and Darrett Rutman Dissertation Fellowship

Because of a generous gift, the Department of History has been able to award a dissertation fellowship. Graduate students at any stage of the dissertation process may apply. Our ability to continue offering the fellowship will depend on future gifts.


Chesley Family Fund

The Chesley Family Fund was created in memory of Thomas and Mildred Chesley, New Hampshire natives who met at the University of New Hampshire and graduated in 1949 with degrees in history. Both became teachers, and Thomas also served as a school administrator in Vermont.  The purpose of the fund is to support graduate students studying History. The fund may be used for, but is not limited to, such purposes as providing stipends and covering research costs and associated travel expenses for graduate students who are conducting research necessary to complete their master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation.  The fund recognizes the Chesleys’ love of history and of UNH, their commitment to historical teaching and research, and the Chesley family legacy in New Hampshire.


Clark Paper Prize

The Clark Prize is awarded for the best research or essay paper submitted by an undergraduate history major in the History Department. It was named in honor of our retired colleague, Professor Emeritus Charles Clark. Professor Clark taught early American history and New Hampshire history. This prize is administered by the Department of History.


Greenleaf Paper Prize

The History Department offers a prize to recognize undergraduate distinction in historical study and scholarship by giving an award for the best senior colloquium paper. The prize may be given annually and is named in honor of our late colleague, Professor William Greenleaf. Eligibility: demonstrable accomplishment in the field of historical research and distinguished academic performance in history.


Gunst-Wilcox Grants

The Department of History supports research expenses of graduate students with income from the Gunst-Wilcox Fund, a small endowment. At present, support is limited to projects related to dissertation research. Applications are made in the late spring each year to the Graduate Committee.


Linden Senior Thesis Prize

The Department of History awards this prize to the undergraduate senior with the best senior honors thesis. The department instituted this prize in honor of Professor Emeritus Allen Linden who taught Chinese and Japanese history and retired from the department in 1995. 


Malcolm and Virginia Smith Prizes

Awarded annually to a graduating senior in each department in the College of Liberal Arts who has demonstrated the most progress and growth academically in their major field of study during their undergraduate years.


 

Evelyn E. Handler Presidential Scholarship

By joint agreement of the UNH Foundation and the College of Liberal Arts, the College will award annually the Evelyn E. Handler Presidential Scholarship to that outstanding rising senior woman who has participated in the Justice Studies Budapest Program or the Humanities Budapest Program. The award is in recognition of Dr. Handler's career-long commitment to excellence in and the advancement of scholarly work, and her birthplace in Budapest, Hungary. Visit the College of Liberal Arts Center for Study Abroad for more information.


Coe-Hall Dean's Scholarship

The Fred W. Hall, Jr. and Jane Coe Hall Dean's Scholarship Fund is established at the University of New Hampshire Foundation through the generosity of Fred W. Hall, Jr.,'41, and Jane Coe Hall, '39. The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarship support to undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts. Awards will be based on academic merit, and shall be made to recruit and retain meritorious students at the Dean's discretion. The Dean of the College of Liberal Arts will be responsible for administering all awards from this fund. Financial need is not a criterion for selection; however, all awards will be made in keeping with the policies of the Financial Aid Office of the University.


Outstanding Justice Studies Senior Award

Each spring, the Justice Studies faculty recognizes one or more seniors for their outstanding academic record and activities in the major.

Alexander Danoff Endowed Scholarship

Alexander P. Danoff served as a Professor of German at UNH from 1948 to 1969. In recognition of his outstanding career and his admiration for UNH, members of the Danoff family established this fund to assist full-time undergraduate or graduate German majors. The primary criterion of the annual scholarship(s) is academic excellence; financial need is not a requirement. Recipients will be known as Danoff Scholars.


Foreign Language Study Abroad

Established with gifts from alumni and other interested friends, these scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduates who are foreign language majors or who participate in a recognized University foreign language sequence of courses. Recipients must have been accepted into an approved program for study abroad. Financial need is a consideration.


German Society of Manchester Scholarship

The German Society of Manchester Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support to students of German ancestry from Manchester, New Hampshire.


Malcolm and Virginia Smith Prizes

Awarded annually to a graduating senior in each department in the College of Liberal Arts who has demonstrated the most progress and growth academically in their major field of study during their undergraduate years.


Pitavy Scholarship

The French Department established this scholarship for the Junior year in France program in honor of Professor Francois Pitavy, who has served as on-site director for UNH students over the past three decades. The scholarship(s) will be administered by the UNH French Department. Recipient(s) will be chosen each spring for the following academic year based upon need or merit as determined by faculty members of the UNH French Department. The amount of scholarship and number distributed will be determined by the availability of funds.


Timothy Rogers Scholarship

The Timothy J. Rogers Memorial Scholarship Fund is established in memory of Timothy J. Rogers, Class of 1959, through a generous gift from his wife, Elizabeth S. Rogers. The purpose of the Fund is to provide financial support to undergraduate students majoring or minoring in Spanish who spend a semester or an academic year participating in a study abroad program in Spain. Student support shall include, but is not limited to, tuition, room and board, travel expenses, and books. The Spanish Study Abroad Committee in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures shall be responsible for the selection of student recipients, based on academic merit, a Spanish essay written by the student, and other application materials the Committee may require from year to year.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Undergraduate status
  • Strong academic record
  • Declared Spanish major or minor in the College of Liberal Arts at UNH 

 

Malcolm and Virginia Smith Prizes

Awarded annually to a graduating senior in each department in the College of Liberal Arts who has demonstrated the most progress and growth academically in their major field of study during their undergraduate years.

Adaline W. Paul Scholarship

The income earned on the 1966 bequest of Adaline W. Paul of Concord, N.H., is awarded to individuals engaged in the study of the piano, preferably as a major course, at the Paul Creative Arts Center of UNH, under the direction of its Trustees.


Arthur J. Mirabile Scholarship

The Arthur J. Mirabile Award is established at the University of New Hampshire Foundation through the generosity of the friends, family, colleagues, students of Arthur J. Mirabile, and a challenge grant from the Frederick Smyth Institute of Music ("Smyth Trust"). The purpose of the Arthur J. Mirabile Award is to provide an annual scholarship to a student enrolled full-time at the University who had previously attended the Summer Youth Music School and has the potential to be or is a high level contributor to a musical ensemble(s) at UNH. It is intended that the award recipient be a musician of the highest caliber. Preference is given to students who are from the greater Manchester area. The recipient need not be a music major. A committee made up of faculty from the Department of Music shall be responsible for the selection of the award recipient(s).

Arthur Mirabile was a music educator in the Manchester School System beginning in 1961 where he was responsible for the vocal and instrumental programs. He graduated in 1959 from UNH, receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a concentration in music composition. He received his Masters in Music Education from the University of Connecticut in 1970.


Blanche C. Bailey Fund

The Blance C. Bailey Fund is established at the University of New Hampshire. Income from the fund shall be used to provide student aid to be paid to worthy students who are residents of New Hampshire and who are majors in the Music Departmentat the University. The head of the Music Department shall select the student or students who shall receive said aid.


Bunny Bryant Class of 1927 Scholarship

Established with gifts from the Class of 1927, this renewable scholarship is awarded to members of the UNH Marching Band who demonstrate excellent character, loyalty to the University, and a sincere interest in the success of the University Bands. Financial need is a requirement for candidates for this scholarship. Should a recipient discontinue participation in the UNH Marching Band, the award will be withdrawn for that year with the potential to make a new award to a Marching Band participant.


Cleveland L. Howard Choral Music Fund

Established through the generosity of family and friends of Cleveland L. Howard Jr. who served as professor of music at UNH for thirty years. The Fund supports student-based research in African American choral music.

In addition, the Fund may support activities of the concert choir that foster exposure to music of varying cultural traditions and choral outreach workshops and performances that enhance the choral music experience of choir members and that encourage greater choral participation from non-music majors.

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Daniel Heartz '50 Endowed Fund

The purpose of the Daniel Heartz '50 Endowed Fund is to provide scholarship support to undergraduate students who are music majors. Recipients must demonstrate a financial need and be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The Chair of the Department of Music and/or his/her designee shall be responsible for the selection of scholarship recipients and for administering all awards from the fund.


Donald Steele Classical Music Scholarship

This fund is to be used toward a scholarship for a piano major most notable for talent, industry, and high professional goals.


Frederick Gates Music Scholarship

The purpose of the "Frederick Arthur Gates Music Scholarship Quasi Endowment" is to provide a music scholarship.


J.H. Hanhisalo Music Scholarship

This fund has been established by the Rev. John Henry Hanhisalo of Dover, NH. The purpose of this fund is to provide renewable awards to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in music. Financial need is not a factor; more preferable is the potential for originality and integrity of music shown by the student. Definite preference, should this occur, willbe given to former piano pupils of Rev. Hanhisalo. The Scholarship Committee of the Department of Music will determine the recipients for this award in keeping with the financial aid policies of the University. 


Jani Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established by an anonymous friend, the Jani Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support to undergraduate students who major in music and who exhibit academic achievement and ability.


Jessie Potter Beck Endowed Scholarship

The Jessie Potter Beck Endowed Fund for Music is established at the University of New Hampshire Foundation with a gift from Martha Beck Burton and David M. Burton. The fund supports a memorial scholarship in honor of Jessie Potter Beck. The purpose of the fund is to award scholarships to graduate or undergraduate students studying music. Financial need may be considered but is not a requirement for support from the fund. The Fund will be administered by the Chair of the Department of Music in keeping with the specifications outlined in this document.


Louise Harwell Rogers Piano Scholarship

The Louise Harwell Rogers Piano Scholarship Fund is established at the University of New Hampshire by her family, friends, and colleagues to aid deserving piano students. Louise Harwell Rogers was a member of the faculty of the UNH Music department from 1967 to 1976 and was especially well known for her interpretations of contemporary music. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship assistance to undergraduate or graduate students who are studying piano. First consideration will be given to piano majors, but the award may be given to music majors studying--but not majoring in--piano, or to gifted non-majors who are studying piano. The award recipient will be chosen on the basis of merit by the Chair of the Music Department; financial need is not to be a factor in making this award. All awards will be made in keeping with the financial aid policies of the University.


Malcolm and Virginia Smith Prizes

Awarded annually to a graduating senior in each department in the College of Liberal Arts who has demonstrated the most progress and growth academically in their major field of study during their undergraduate years.


Presser Scholarship

Sponsored annually by the Presser Foundation, this award is made to an outstanding senior majoring in music. The award consists of $500 from the foundation which is matched by the University with a tuition credit of $500 for the student's senior year. Financial need is not a consideration. As provided in Mr. Presser's will, the subjects studied by the student selected must not be confined to music but "must include, at least to the extent of one-third, other academic subjects." Selection is made by the UNH President and the Chair of the Music Department.


Professor Donald E Steele Music Research Award

The purpose of the Professor Donald E Steele Music Research Award is to support the travel expenses of undergraduate and graduate students and faculty members conducting research in music history. The Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, in consultation with the Chair of the Music Department will be responsible for administering all expenditures from the Fund.

The Fund was created in 2014 through a generous gift from Daniel Heartz, professor emeritus in musicology at the University of California, Berkeley and an alumnus of the University of New Hampshire. Heartz has published widely on topics including Classical music and the sixteenth-century printer Pierre Attaingnant. He also taught UNH professor emeritus Keith Polk (formerly chair of the Department of Music at UNH) when Polk took his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley. Donald Steele, professor of music at UNH from 1946 to 1979, taught a number of music department faculty including Paul Verrette, Mary Rasmussen, and Michael Annicchiarico.


Raitt-Wilson Music Scholarship

The Raitt-Wilson Music Scholarship is established at the University of New Hampshire through the generosity of Lorraine Raitt Kimball of Derry, New Hampshire. Mrs. Kimball received a bachelors degree in French from UNH in 1935 and a masters degree in English in 1936. She was a piano teacher in the Derry public schools and after her retirement continued her interest in teaching piano through private lessons to many local students. The purpose of the Raitt-Wilson Music Scholarship is to provide financial support to undergraduate students from New Hampshire with a major field of study in music. Preference will be given to students concentrating on piano as their primary instrument. Awards from the fund will be made on the basis of financial need. The award is renewable to a recipient or recipients throughout their undergraduate matriculation as long as the award criteria continues to be met. The Fund will be administered by the Chair of the Department of Music. Recipients of the Raitt-Wilson Music Scholarship will be made aware of the source of aid. The name of each recipient together with a brief biographical sketch will be provided to Lorraine Raitt Kimball during her lifetime and to another person/persons she may designate thereafter, by the Chair of the Department of Music.


Sally Pike Edelman Memorial Award

Established by family and friends in memory of Sally Pike Edelman '68 '77G, the Sally Pike Edelman Memorial Award is presented each semester to sophomores or upperclass students with demonstrated musical ability or to freshmen with potential as music majors. Preference is given first to French horn majors.


Study of Music Scholarship

The Scholarship for the Excellence in the Study of Music is established at the University of New Hampshire with a gift from Malinda E. Seiler and Mark R. Seiler. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship support to a full time UNH junior or senior of good character and in good academic standing, with a average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale, and a 3.0 GPA in Music. Preference will be given to a student preparing to teach at the elementary or secondary level, or to a student specializing in woodwinds. There shall be no discrimination in the use of Fund's earnings on the basis of sex, race, religion, or age. This fund will be administered by a Selection Committee that will consist of David E. Seiler, and two other faculty members from the Department of Music.


Tommy Gallant Scholarship Fund

The Tommy Gallant Scholarship Fund is established at the University of New Hampshire Foundation through the gifts made in memory of Thomas Leo Gallant (1935-1998), professional jazz pianist, educator, and friend of the University, from family, friends, colleagues, and admirers of his music. The purpose of the Tommy Gallant Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarship support for students at UNH. One or more scholarships shall be awarded annually to undergraduate or graduate students, preferably pianists, who are deemed to have the potential to reach a high level of achievement as performers, demonstrating the values of jazz feeling, imagination, historical awareness, and commitment which were exemplified by Tommy Gallant. In the absence of a qualified pianist, another rhythm section member (guitarist, bassist, percussionist) may be recommended. All scholarship recipients must demonstrate financial need. The UNH Music Department shall be responsible for the selection of recipients and for the administration of the Fund. Selection shall be made by a committee chaired by the director of the UNH Jazz Band or other individual responsible for jazz programs at UNH, and as possible, shall include individuals familiar with the nature of Tommy Gallant's musical accomplishments and contributions to the local jazz culture, and the need for preservation and perpetuation of traditional jazz music.

Tommy Gallant, through the scope of his musical activities, as well as his personal integrity, enthusiasm, and unselfishness, was for decades the qualitative reference point for jazz and its practitioners in the Seacoast area. Primarily self-taught, his musical career was influenced by his work with a virtual "Who's Who" of jazz artists representing a variety of stylistic ranges. Tommy was widely recognized for his performances as a solo pianist as well as with his two ensembles, the Tommy Gallant Trio and the Tommy Gallant All-Stars. A selfless educator, Tommy taught at the Berklee College of Music from '71 to '76 at Phillips Exeter Academy for 30 years, and as a private instructor for scores of students. Though Tommy was not formally affiliated with UNH, he studied piano briefly at the University early in his career, and had significant influence on both students and faculty through courses, workshops, and informal events he actively participated in.


Whitlock Music Scholarship

The John B. Whitlock Music Education Scholarship Fund is established at the University of New Hampshire with gifts from the family and friends of John B. Whitlock. The purpose of the John B. Whitlock Music Education Scholarship Fund is to provide an annual scholarship to an outstanding music major who plans a career in music education. If there are no eligible students planning a career in music education in any given year, the award will be given to an outstanding music major. The chair of the Music Department, in consultation with appropriate members of the Department Faculty, shall be responsible for the selection of scholarship recipients.

Dr. John B. Whitlock was an Associate Professor Emeritus of Music Education at UNH. He served in a supervisory role of the music education curricula at UNH from his arrival in 1958 until his retirement in 1981. He is remembered as a teacher, colleague and friend. After earning his B.Ed. degree from Southern Illinois University, he taught in public schools in Illinois and Iowa, at Loyola University in New Orleans, and at the State University of Iowa from which he received both the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. In addition to his extensive duties at UNH over almost a quarter-century, he was consistently active in the NHMEA, serving as president, director, and committee chair.


William Nicol Scholarship 

The William Nicol Memorial Fund is established at the University of New Hampshire with gifts from friends of the Nicol Family. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to full-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at the University of New Hampshire. The recipient of the scholarship must have a satisfactory academic record and must show promise in the areas of choral conducting or organ. Preference will be given to students majoring in music. Financial need is not necessarily a factor, but may be considered. 


Winchester Wood Memorial Scholarship in Music

This scholarship was established by friends and family in memory of Winchester R. Wood, '30 (MS, 1938). Mr. Wood worked for the General Electric Company, was an avid skier with an interest in all sports, and enjoyed music, having played the trumpet in the UNH Band. He enjoyed and maintained friendships with people from all walks of life. At least one scholarship will be awarded each year to a student who is a member of any of the University bands (presently the University of New Hampshire Symphonic Wind Ensemble, University Band and University of New Hampshire Marching Band). Preference shall be given to students in any of the University bands who are pursuing music as an avocation, but the music major who is a member of one of the bands, and who shows exceptional talent, industry and participation shall not be excluded. Recipients must be upperclass students with a grade-point average of at least 2.0. The scholarship shall be awarded based on need. Applications and recommendations for the scholarship must be made from the Music Department to the Financial Aid Office.

Malcolm and Virginia Smith Prizes

Awarded annually to a graduating senior in each department in the College of Liberal Arts who has demonstrated the most progress and growth academically in their major field of study during their undergraduate years.


Neil Lubow Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Neil Lubow Scholarship Fund is established at the University of New Hampshire Foundation in loving memory of Dr. Neil Lubow through the generosity of friends, family and colleagues. Neil died in 1998 in a tragic skiing accident.

The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarship support to students majoring in philosophy at the University of New Hampshire. Awards will be based on academic merit and financial need, with preference given to students who demonstrate free, open, and clear thinking, as exemplified by Neil. The chairperson of the Philosophy Department, in consultation with department faculty and the Financial Aid Office, shall be responsible for the selection of scholarship recipients. (from "Memo of Understanding" - written 1999)


Paul Michael Barlow Memorial Prize

The Paul Michael Barlow Memorial Prize is an annual award given to the best written undergraduate philosophy paper at UNH. The award was established in 1979 by the late Professor Robert Barlow, former Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Whittemore School of Business and Economics. Professor Barlow, before his death in 1986, granted the prize in remembrance of his son, Paul Michael Barlow, an undergraduate student at UNH. Paul Barlow died in an unfortunate auto accident when he was a sophomore in 1975. Due to Paul's interest in philosophy and religious studies, his father stipulated that:

The purpose of this Fund is to provide recognition to undergraduate students enrolled in the University of New Hampshire majoring in philosophy. This prize is to be awarded to the student that is recognized as writing the most outstanding essay. The Chairman of the Philosophy Department of the University of New Hampshire in concert with the faculty of the Department is responsible for selecting the recipient/s of the Paul Michael Barlow Prize. (from "Memo of Understanding" - written 4/4/79)

In accordance with the contract, the Philosophy Department has only awarded the prize in years when there have been enough submissions worth such an honor. The prize is comprised of a monetary award, name engravement on the plaque (in room 8, Hamilton Smith), award certificate, and award banquet.


Rudy Dusek Essay Prize in Philosophy of Art

Rudy Dusek was a prominent commercial artist with broad interests in the arts and philosophy. His professional career was as Art Director at J. Walter Thompson Co., for whom he composed artwork for many prominent clients. He was also a watercolorist, specializing in landscapes. He had broad interests in the psychology of creativity in art and in science. He studied color and theories of color, and constructed his own theory of the pallets of the great artists. Late in his life he also became interested in philosophy of science. This interdisciplinary essay prize competition in philosophy of art was established in his memory and honor.

Caroline L. Gross Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Political Science

This award has been established to Caroline L Gross, the first woman to be selected as majority leader of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Two political science students are selected each year and the award is a book in the field of Political Science not to exceed $50 from the UNH Book Exchange. The award is made annually to senior status, New Hampshire residents majoring in Political Science and demonstrating academic excellence. The Political Science department faculty determines the award recipient.


Luther and Ruth Cross Shatterly Fund for Political Science

This is a need-based scholarship and fellowship to both graduate and undergraduate students studying political science. This award was created in memory of Amelia Holmes Cross, a former state representative of New Hampshire. Awards are determined by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, or his/her representative.


Malcolm and Virginia Smith Prizes

Awarded annually to a graduating senior in each department in the College of Liberal Arts who has demonstrated the most progress and growth academically in their major field of study during their undergraduate years.


Political Science Department Faculty Award

For outstanding political science undergraduates, this awards consists of a $50 gift certificate for use at the Durham Book Exchange.


Political Science Graduate Student of the Year Awards

A $50 gift certificate to the Durham Book Exchange is offered to the M.A. Graduate Student of the Year, the M.P.A. Graduate Student of the Year, and the M.P.A. Part-time Graduate Student of the Year.

Fuller Foundation Scholarship

Gifts from the Fuller Foundation of New Hampshire provide financial assistance to juniors and seniors studying clinical psychology. One annual award recognizes outstanding academic achievement and personal leadership. Financial need is not a consideration. Recipients are recommended to the Financial Assistance Center by the Chairperson of the Department of Psychology. Recipients must have at least a 3.00 GPA. Income not used for scholarships in any fiscal year will be accrued so that when sufficient funds are available, the department may use these funds to invite a visiting lecturer to campus.


George M. Haslerud Award

Given to an outstanding junior in psychology.


Herbert A. Caroll Award

Given to an outstanding senior in psychology.


Malcolm and Virginia Smith Prizes

Awarded annually to a graduating senior in each department in the College of Liberal Arts who has demonstrated the most progress and growth academically in their major field of study during their undergraduate years.

Malcolm and Virginia Smith Prizes

Awarded annually to a graduating senior in each department in the College of Liberal Arts who has demonstrated the most progress and growth academically in their major field of study during their undergraduate years.


Miriam Carlson Memorial Fund

The Miriam Carson Memorial Fund is established at the University of New Hampshire Foundation in memory of Miriam Holman Carlson, '52, through the generosity of her husband, Louis E. Carlson. The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarship assistance for undergraduate students majoring in sociology. Awards will be based on financial need with preference given to students with high academic standing and interests in education and human service. The Chair of the Sociology Department shall be responsible for the selection of scholarship recipients. The Sociology Department will be responsible for administering all awards from this fund.


Raymond E Bassett Memorial Prize

In 1957, friends established a fund in memory of Dr. Raymond E. Bassett, Chairman of the Department of Sociology from 1949 to 1956. The interest supports an annual award for the purchase of textbooks to a deserving sociology major with a GPA of at least 2.0, who has demonstrated a strong desire to complete an education. 

Elizabeth Jones Scholarship

The 1975 bequest of Elizabeth Jones, '22, of Milton, N. H., generates scholarships for either juniors, seniors, or graduate students, one male and one female, unmarried, studying in the Fine Arts. It is the donor's desire that the scholarships be for deserving students of good character and average intelligence who may thereby find the incentive and encouragement to pursue their chosen field of study. It is the donor's wish, though not direction, that these scholarships be awarded by a special scholarship committee comprised of a Professor of Fine Arts, the Dean of the Graduate School and a Member of the Board of Trustees. Established 1975.

This scholarship provides assistance to junior or senior studio, fine arts, or art history majors.


Fellowship in the Arts for Undergraduates

Undergraduate Fellowships, established by the Board of Trustees in 1961, are awarded each semester on a competitive basis to students in good standing who have been free from disciplinary action. Over $20,000 toward tuition is awarded to up to 12 Theatre and Dance students.


Gary R. O'Neal Musical Theatre Scholarship

The Musical Theatre Scholarship Fund is established at UNH by Gary O'Neal of Ashuelot, NH of the class of '73. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship aid to undergraduate student(s) enrolled at UNH with an interest in musical theatre. This scholarship will be awarded in recognition of recipient/s achievements in performance and/or production in the programs of musical theatre, dance and music. One or more awards may be made from available income. Financial need is not a criteria for this award. The award is to be made annually. A committee made up of the teacher of musical theater, serving as chair, and faculty members from dance and/or music is reponsible for selecting the recipients of this scholarship.


Gilbert B. Davenport Theatre Scholarship

The purpose of the 'Gilbert B. Davenport Theatre Scholarship' is to provide scholarship awards to junior and senior theatre majors at UNH who most embody the collaborative theatrical spirit of Gil Davenport through department curricular and core-curricular activities. Financial need is not a factor in the award. The Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance sahll be responsible for overseeing the selection of scholarship recipients and the Financial Aid Office will be responsible for administering all awards from this fund.


Hennessey Scholarship

In 1963, a fund was established in honor of Professor Emeritus William G. Hennessy (hon. Litt.D., 1967), the income of which is awarded to students interested in drama, on the basis of talent, academic achievement, and financial need. After a brief career as a professional actor, Hennessy came to UNH in 1923 as an English instructor, Director of Dramatics, and Debating Coach. Until his retirement in 1961, he was the chief factor in the founding and development of the University's dramatics activities. The experimental theater-in-the-round arena in the Paul Creative Arts Center was named for him in 1962. The Financial Assistance Center receives recommendations from the Chairperson of the Department of Theater and Dance.


Jean Mattox Memorial Scholarship

The Jean Mattox Memorial Scholarship in Dance is established at the University of New Hampshire, with gifts from family, friends and faculty members. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to full time undergraduate students enrolled in the University of New Hampshire. The Scholarship will be awarded in recognition of the recipient's outstanding talent in dance. The recipients must be entering their junior or senior year and have been a member of the UNH Dance Theatre for a minimum of two years. Financial need is not to be considered.


Joseph D. Batcheller Memorial Fund

The Joseph D. Batcheller Memorial Endowed Fund is established to commemorate Professor Dr. Joseph D. Batcheller's life-long contribution to theatre at UNH. The Fund will enable an annual award to be given to an undergraduate Theatre major who displays outstanding performance ability in theatre or musical theatre.


Malcolm and Virginia Smith Prizes

Awarded annually to a graduating senior in each department in the College of Liberal Arts who has demonstrated the most progress and growth academically in their major field of study during their undergraduate years.


Mask & Dagger Achievement Award

In 1940, the UNH Mask and Dagger Society began providing awards to Theatre and Dance students. Awards are given to majors who have the potential to make outstanding artistic contributions in: Acting, Dance, Design and Theatre Technology, Musical Theatre, and/or General Theatre.


Raymond J. Bernier Scenic Arts Scholarship

Professor Raymond J. Bernier was a long-time faculty member and scenic arts designer/technical director for the University Theater. His friends and colleagues wish to honor him through the establishment of this fund. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance to full-time, undergraduate students. Preference will be given to theater majors who are serious students of the scenic arts. Faculty members within the theatre/dance area will make annual recommendations of qualified candidates to the Financial Aid Office.

Barbara A. White Social Justice Leadership Award

The UNH Women’s Studies Program offers an award for women’s studies majors who have demonstrated feminist and social justice leadership. The award honors Women’s Studies Program co-founder Barbara A. White, who passed away in 2014. The award is made possible by generous donations made on behalf of Dr. White. $500 awards are made to two students with financial need.  Students must has a FAFSA on file. Applicants cannot be graduating seniors and must be women’s studies first or second majors who have demonstrated feminist and social justice leadership while at UNH.


Barbara Anne White Scholarship

The purpose of the Fund is to provide need-based scholarship support to students concentrating their studies in Women's Studies. Recipients must be juniors or seniors who are majoring in or minoring in Women's Studies. Preference will be given to students who embody Barbara's legacy and lifelong commitment to higher education.


Malcolm and Virginia Smith Prizes

Awarded annually to a graduating senior in each department in the College of Liberal Arts who has demonstrated the most progress and growth academically in their major field of study during their undergraduate years.


Ursula Daley '93 Women's Studies Scholarship

The purpose of the 'Urusula Robinson Daley '03 Women's Studies Scholarship Fund' is to provide scholarship support to students majoring in women's studies. Recipients must demonstrate a financial need and be in good academic standing. The Coordinator of the Women's Studies Program or a designee assigned by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts shall be responsible for the selection of scholarship recipients, and for administering all awards from the fund.


Women's Studies Best Feminist Theory Paper Contest

The Women’s Studies Program seeks submissions, yearly, by January 1st for the Best Feminist Theory Paper Contest. Scholarly essays theorizing gender and/or sexuality from a feminist perspective are welcome. A $500 cash prize will be awarded to the best essay, and the awardee will be recognized at the Women’s Studies graduation celebration in May of that same year. Winners will present their work at the UNH Undergraduate Research Conference. This award is made possible through the generosity of a UNH women’s studies alumni donor.

Graduate Scholarships

Bernice Gray Hanhisalo Art Scholarship

This scholarship provides awards to undergraduate studio or fine arts majors and/or MFA in Painting graduate students.

B. Thomas Trout Scholarship

Throughout his career, Professor B. Thomas Trout actively and tirelessly promoted international studies as a vital part of the college curriculum. He was equally dedicated to the development of study abroad programs for undergraduates, convinced that expanding the range of international study opportunities for American college students was integral to their understanding of a complicated world.

In Professor Trout’s honor, the College of Liberal Arts established the B. Thomas Trout Scholars Fund which supports annually up to five College of Liberal Arts undergraduate students with outstanding academic records and financial need, allowing them to participate in a UNH-managed study abroad program in the College.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • In-state residence
  • Undergraduate status
  • Demonstrated financial need (eligible for financial aid according to Financial Aid Office)
  • Strong academic record
  • Intent to participate in a College of Liberal Arts UNH-Managed study abroad program
  • Declared major in the College of Liberal Arts at UNH

For students planning to apply to any qualifying 2019 January term or spring semester program, the Trout Scholarship deadline will be September 30, 2018. There will be a  March 2019 application deadline for students going on summer and fall 2019 programs. Students should work with a UNH faculty member who will submit his or her nomination packet directly to the COLA Center for Study Abroad before the application deadline: james.parsons@unh.edu or 116 Murkland Hall. 

Students must submit a completed application form, personal statement, and provide a faculty letter of recommendation/nomination form by the deadline to be considered. Download the Application Form

Excellence in Teaching Scholarship

This fund provides financial assistance through grants to students involved in the internship portion of the graduate program in teacher education. Recipients are selected for their academic performance and for their potential for contribution to the teaching profession. All are graduates of New Hampshire high schools. Selection is made by the Department of Education.


Irving Ausman Memorial Fellowships

This award was established in memory of Irving Ausman by his daughter. Two annual stipends of $1000 are awarded to part-time students in the Department of Education's Counseling Program. Criteria for selection include demonstrated commitment to and enthusiasm for a career in counseling, academic merit, and an essay by the candidates. These awards are presented in the spring of each academic year.


Marsha McCann Award

This award was established in memory of Dr. Marcia McCann, a former member of the staff of Career Planning and Placement at UNH. An annual award of $500-$1000 is made to an incoming or current student in the Department of Education's Counseling Program who demonstrates a special interest in Career Counseling. Nominations are put forth by the Graduate Program in Counseling faculty and then reviewed by a selection committee. This award is presented in the spring of each academic year.


Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Awards

These awards recognize outstanding achievement in research conducted by graduate students in the Education Department and encourage the submission of original research for publication in professional journals and presentation at professional conferences.

Each year, the Education Department will offer up to three awards for outstanding papers written by graduate students. Each award will include a $500 cash prize.

Guidelines for submission: Papers submitted for the award must have also been submitted for publication or for presentation at a conference within the last academic year. Papers may have a single student author, or they may be co-authored by two or more graduate students. Papers co-authored with faculty members are not eligible for consideration. Criteria used for reviewing the papers include evaluation of the work’s theoretical framework, choice of question/problem, methodology, quality of writing/analysis, and contribution to the field. See link below for a more detailed sample of the actual rubric used to review submissions. Eight copies of the paper, each with cover sheet should be submitted to the Chair of the Education Department. 

The Executive Committee will review papers and determine the recipient(s) of the award(s). The winning papers may be published in a subsequent Education Department Occasional Papers Series, as appropriate. Recipients of the award will be recognized at the Education Department’s Graduation/Brunch ceremony.

Award Review Rubric

Award Submission Cover Sheet


Rae Martin Emmett Scholarship

The purpose of the Rae Martin Emmett Scholarship is to provide financial support to graduate students in the Education department who are enrolled in an internship course required for the completion of their degree. The minimum award shall be $3,000. The Chair of the Education Department shall be responsible for the selection of scholarship recipients and for administering all awards expenditures from the fund.


Shatterly Fund for Education

The Luther and Ruth Cross Shatterly Funds are established at the University of New Hampshire through a generous bequest of Ruth Cross Shatterly, Class of 1941. The purpose of the Luther and Ruth Cross Shatterly Fund for Elementary & Secondary Education is to provide need-based scholarship and fellowship support to graduate and undergraduate students engaged in the study of Elementary and Secondary Education at UNH.


Thomas O. Marshall Scholarship

Friends, colleagues, and former students established a fund in honor of the late Thomas O. Marshall, Professor of Education from 1947 until his retirement in 1973 and department chair from 1947 to 1959. The annual income is awarded to one or more M.Ed. students, known as Thomas O. Marshall Scholars, who must "demonstrate good graduate standing; pursue philosophical theory as a guide to practical action; evince a deep sense of responsibility and commitment; enjoy and respect a diversity of feeling, thought, and action; and relate gently and positively to people." Application is made to the Department of Education.


William & Laura Hooper Scholarship

The purpose of the William & Laura Hooper Endowed Fund is to provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students at the University who are seriously pursuing a career in teaching and who commute to campus in order to fulfill their degree requirements. While enrollment in the University 5-year teaching program is not a requirement for receiving an award, students who are enrolled or who have been accepted into the program will have preference. Further, the award shall be made of students who do not live on campus and do not live in or have a Durham address. Scholarship award criteria also includes financial need as a factor as well as academic performance. The award is renewable to the student as long as the student matriculating toward the desired degree and as long as the student is in good standing academically. The fund will be administered by the Department of Education.

Alice Margarette Mitchell Scholarship - English

This scholarship, established from the estate of Marion Edwina Mitchell Cutts, is awarded annually to one or more needy students of outstanding ability and good morals who are majoring in English. Preference will be given first to sophomores, then juniors, then seniors, then graduate students (recipient cannot be a graduating senior). This scholarship shall be known as the “Alice Margarette Mitchell Scholarship–English” in memory of her sister.


Ann Pazo Mayberry Award

Established by George Coan, a former poetry graduate student at UNH, in memory of his aunt, this annual award is made to an out-of-state graduate master's student in poetry who has financial need and has demonstrated excellence in poetry writing. The recipient is chosen by the professors of poetry and will receive a modest financial award.


Dick Shea Memorial Award

This award was established by friends and family in memory of Richard John Shea, Class of 1961, and will be granted to the undergraduate or graduate student showing creativity in writing poetry or fiction.


Elizabeth Jones Scholarship

Amount of scholarship varies each academic year. Only full-time, unmarried students in the M.F.A. in Writing program are eligible to applyNote: This scholarship may not be combined with a teaching assistantship, but may be combined with a tuition scholarship.


Fanny Delisle Award

Named for Dr. Fanny Delisle, who in 1972 earned the first English Ph.D. at UNH, this award is given annually for the best graduate essay in literary studies. In 2002, the UNH English Department established this award to honor Dr. Delisle and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its doctoral program. Any currently enrolled graduate student may compete, with the exception of previous winners of the award; the recipient is chosen by a committee of literature faculty and receives a modest financial award. The Delisle Award is supported in part by the Edmund G. Miller Fund for the Department of English.


Graduate Student Research/Scholarship/Creativity Award
Two awards are made annually, one to a master’s student and one to a doctoral student. This award is designed to recognize graduate student research/scholarship and other creative work that represents the best overall contribution to the discipline. Nominees must have received their degrees in the calendar year prior to Jan. 1 of the year in which students are being nominated.


Graduate Student Teaching Awards

The English department has established two annual awards that recognize the superior teaching of one of our master’s candidates and one of our Ph.D. candidates: the Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Master’s Degree Candidate in English, and the Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Doctoral Candidate in English. The recipients are chosen by the Graduate Committee in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Composition and, in the case of Ph.D. students, faculty mentors for that year. Self-nominations and nominations by faculty and students are encouraged. The purpose of these awards is to acknowledge the often extraordinary work in the classroom carried out by graduate students on behalf of the department and the university.


Lt. Albert A. Charait Award

This Fund was established by Mrs. Charait in memory of her husband who died in action during WWII. This gift will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student who writes the best short story.


Nonfiction Prize Gift

This prize was established by a variety of sources, including the NH Press Women in memory of Ann Marie LeClair and the Charles Simic MacArthur fund, and rewards outstanding work in narrative nonfiction by a graduate student. Submissions may include research-based narratives, personal essay, or memoir.


Tom Williams Award

This award, in memory of UNH English Professor Tom Williams, is given for the best short story produced at UNH in an academic year. Competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students. The recipient is chosen by the professors of fiction-writing and will receive a modest financial award.

Angelo Kontarinis History Fellowship

The purpose of the Angelo Kontarinis History Fund is to provide financial support to students attending their first professional conference or needing travel funds in the early stages of their research. Recipients will be selected by a committee admnistered by the Chair of the Department of History and will receive awards in the range of $500.


Anita and Darrett Rutman Dissertation Fellowship

Because of a generous gift, the Department of History has been able to award a dissertation fellowship. Graduate students at any stage of the dissertation process may apply. Our ability to continue offering the fellowship will depend on future gifts.


Chesley Family Fund

The Chesley Family Fund was created in memory of Thomas and Mildred Chesley, New Hampshire natives who met at the University of New Hampshire and graduated in 1949 with degrees in history. Both became teachers, and Thomas also served as a school administrator in Vermont.  The purpose of the fund is to support graduate students studying History. The fund may be used for, but is not limited to, such purposes as providing stipends and covering research costs and associated travel expenses for graduate students who are conducting research necessary to complete their master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation.  The fund recognizes the Chesleys’ love of history and of UNH, their commitment to historical teaching and research, and the Chesley family legacy in New Hampshire.


Gunst-Wilcox Grants

The Department of History supports research expenses of graduate students with income from the Gunst-Wilcox Fund, a small endowment. At present, support is limited to projects related to dissertation research. Applications are made in the late spring each year to the Graduate Committee.


Steelman Fellowship

Funded by a generous gift from Dr. David C. Steelman and Dr. Virginia Theo-Steelman, the fellowship is to support the research of a Department of History graduate student who has exhibited great promise in his or her field of study.  The Steelman Fellowship may be used for summer stipend, research and/or travel expenses incurred by students who are in the process of completing a master's thesis or a doctoral dissertation.  Currently enrolled graduate students in good standing who are completing either an M.A. thesis or a doctoral dissertation in the Department are eligible for the award of $2,500.


Wilcox Prize

Each year, the Department of History awards the Wilcox Prize, which honors the memory of former faculty member Donald Wilcox, to the graduate student who has written the best research paper in the past year. Usually these papers come from seminars, but they might also be written for presentation at conferences or submission to journals. The prize is awarded in May of each year; papers are eligible if written between April 1 and March 31 of the previous year. The prize includes a cash award.

Cleveland L. Howard Choral Music Fund

Established through the generosity of family and friends of Cleveland L. Howard Jr. who served as professor of music at UNH for thirty years. The Fund supports student-based research in African American choral music.

In addition, the Fund may support activities of the concert choir that foster exposure to music of varying cultural traditions and choral outreach workshops and performances that enhance the choral music experience of choir members and that encourage greater choral participation from non-music majors.

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J. H. Hanhisalo Music Scholarship

This fund has been established by the Rev. John Henry Hanhisalo of Dover, NH. The purpose of this fund is to provide renewable awards to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in music. Financial need is not a factor; more preferable is the potential for originality and integrity of music shown by the student. Definite preference, should this occur, willbe given to former piano pupils of Rev. Hanhisalo. The Scholarship Committee of the Department of Music will determine the recipients for this award in keeping with the financial aid policies of the University. 


Jessie Potter Beck Endowed Scholarship

The Jessie Potter Beck Endowed Fund for Music is established at the University of New Hampshire Foundation with a gift from Martha Beck Burton and David M. Burton. The fund supports a memorial scholarship in honor of Jessie Potter Beck. The purpose of the fund is to award scholarships to graduate or undergraduate students studying music. Financial need may be considered but is not a requirement for support from the fund. The Fund will be administered by the Chair of the Department of Music in keeping with the specifications outlined in this document.


Louise Harwell Rogers Piano Scholarship

The Louise Harwell Rogers Piano Scholarship Fund is established at the University of New Hampshire by her family, friends, and colleagues to aid deserving piano students. Louise Harwell Rogers was a member of the faculty of the UNH Music department from 1967 to 1976 and was especially well known for her interpretations of contemporary music. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship assistance to undergraduate or graduate students who are studying piano. First consideration will be given to piano majors, but the award may be given to music majors studying--but not majoring in--piano, or to gifted non-majors who are studying piano. The award recipient will be chosen on the basis of merit by the Chair of the Music Department; financial need is not to be a factor in making this award. All awards will be made in keeping with the financial aid policies of the University.


Professor Donald E Steele Music Research Award

The purpose of the Professor Donald E Steele Music Research Award is to support the travel expenses of undergraduate and graduate students and faculty members conducting research in music history. The Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, in consultation with the Chair of the Music Departmen,t will be responsible for administering all expenditures from the Fund.

The Fund was created in 2014 through a generous gift from Daniel Heartz, professor emeritus in musicology at the University of California, Berkeley and an alumnus of the University of New Hampshire. Heartz has published widely on topics including Classical music and the sixteenth-century printer Pierre Attaingnant. He also taught UNH professor emeritus Keith Polk (formerly chair of the Department of Music at UNH) when Polk took his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley. Donald Steele, professor of music at UNH from 1946 to 1979, taught a number of music department faculty including Paul Verrette, Mary Rasmussen, and Michael Annicchiarico.


Tommy Gallant Scholarship Fund

The Tommy Gallant Scholarship Fund is established at the University of New Hampshire Foundation through the gifts made in memory of Thomas Leo Gallant (1935-1998), professional jazz pianist, educator, and friend of the University, from family, friends, colleagues, and admirers of his music. The purpose of the Tommy Gallant Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarship support for students at UNH. One or more scholarships shall be awarded annually to undergraduate or graduate students, preferably pianists, who are deemed to have the potential to reach a high level of achievement as performers, demonstrating the values of jazz feeling, imagination, historical awareness, and commitment which were exemplified by Tommy Gallant. In the absence of a qualified pianist, another rhythm section member (guitarist, bassist, percussionist) may be recommended. All scholarship recipients must demonstrate financial need. The UNH Music Department shall be responsible for the selection of recipients and for the administration of the Fund. Selection shall be made by a committee chaired by the director of the UNH Jazz Band or other individual responsible for jazz programs at UNH, and as possible, shall include individuals familiar with the nature of Tommy Gallant's musical accomplishments and contributions to the local jazz culture, and the need for preservation and perpetuation of traditional jazz music.

Tommy Gallant, through the scope of his musical activities, as well as his personal integrity, enthusiasm, and unselfishness, was for decades the qualitative reference point for jazz and its practitioners in the Seacoast area. Primarily self-taught, his musical career was influenced by his work with a virtual "Who's Who" of jazz artists representing a variety of stylistic ranges. Tommy was widely recognized for his performances as a solo pianist as well as with his two ensembles, the Tommy Gallant Trio and the Tommy Gallant All-Stars. A selfless educator, Tommy taught at the Berklee College of Music from '71 to '76 at Phillips Exeter Academy for 30 years, and as a private instructor for scores of students. Though Tommy was not formally affiliated with UNH, he studied piano briefly at the University early in his career, and had significant influence on both students and faculty through courses, workshops, and informal events he actively participated in.


William Nicol Scholarship

The William Nicol Memorial Fund is established at the University of New Hampshire with gifts from friends of the Nicol Family. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to full-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at the University of New Hampshire. The recipient of the scholarship must have a satisfactory academic record and must show promise in the areas of choral conducting or organ. Preference will be given to students majoring in music. Financial need is not necessarily a factor, but may be considered. 

Luther and Ruth Cross Shatterly Fund for Political Science

This is a need-based scholarship and fellowship to both graduate and undergraduate students studying political science. This award was created in memory of Amelia Holmes Cross, a former state representative of New Hampshire. Awards are determined by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, or his/her representative.


Political Science Graduate Student of the Year Awards

A $50 gift certificate to the Durham Book Exchange is offered to the M.A. Graduate Student of the Year, the M.P.A. Graduate Student of the Year, and the M.P.A. Part-time Graduate Student of the Year.