Alumni Association Scholarship Program

What is the Alumni Association?
Why Do We Award Scholarships?
What Scholarships Are Available?
Who is Involved?
What is the Scholarship Committee Looking For?
Where Can I Get an Application for this Scholarship?

What is the Alumni Association?
The purpose of the Alumni Association is to "promote the general welfare of Franklin Pierce University; to develop an enduring interest in all the affairs of the University throughout its alumni, undergraduate, former students and friends; and to develop an organization, which shall be the means of creating and maintaining the close association of Franklin Pierce men and women."


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

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What Scholarships Are Available?

The Alumni Association receives royalties on your purchases from our affinity partnerships, such as Liberty Mutual, that goes to help fund the alumni scholarship program, which awards over $34,000 to deserving students at the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. You get great discounts on services and products you use, and supporting these partners helps ensure the future of the Alumni Scholarship program at Franklin Pierce.

College at Rindge
The Alumni Association awards four (4) scholarships of $3500* each, contributing $1750 over two (2) semesters.

These scholarships are awarded to students who meet the following criteria:
1) Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior in the current academic year
2) Demonstrates qualities of leadership and citizenship
3) Demonstrates financial need
4) Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing

College of Graduate and Professional Studies
The Alumni Association awards a total of eight (8) scholarships:

  • Two (2) at $3,250 each for Master of Physician Assistant program
  • Two (2) at $4,000 each for Doctor of Physical Therapy program
    (1 for Goodyear, Ariz. and 1 for Manchester)
  • Two (2) at $2,000 each for master's level students
  • Two (2) at $1,000 each for undergraduate students
    *amounts are subject to changed based on available funds.

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

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The Decision Process
Who is involved?
Members of the scholarship committee volunteer to review the scholarship applications. The committee is comprised of members and non-members of the board of directors. The committee is chaired by the vice president for academics relations. Each member of the committee reviews each of the applications on his or her own and submits his or her votes to the committee chairperson.

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

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Where can I get an application for this scholarship?
College at Rindge scholarship applications can be downloaded here (PDF), or contact the Student Financial Services office. 

College of Graduate and Professional Studies scholarship applications can be downloaded here (PDF), or contact your center director for an application.

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

Franklin Pierce University Alumni Association