Alumni Association Scholarship Program

This link jumps to a location down this page What is the Alumni Association?
This link jumps to a location down this page Why Do We Award Scholarships?
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This link jumps to a location down this page Who is Involved?
This link jumps to a location down this page What is the Scholarship Committee Looking For?
This link jumps to a location down this page 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."

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

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What Scholarships Are Available?

The Alumni Association receives royalties on your purchases from our affinity partnerships, such as Liberty Mutual, that goes to help fund the alumni scholarship program, which 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 five (5) scholarships of $4000* each, contributing $2000 over two (2) semesters.

These scholarships are awarded to students who meet the following criteria:
1) Are enrolled as a full time matriculated student making satisfactory academic progress at the College at Rindge for the 2016-2017 academic year. CGPA must equal 2.9 or higher.
2) Demonstrate financial need, with information provided by the Office of Student Financial Services of Franklin Pierce University (confidential information will not be released to members of the Scholarship selection committee).
3) Demonstrate participation in leadership and community service either on campus or off campus.


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

  • Two (2) at $4,000 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 will be available in the spring of 2017. Please contact the Student Financial Services office for more information.

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