The Pierce Scholarship Fund

Invest in a student's education.

FACT: 97% of Franklin Pierce student receive some form of financial aid, including scholarships. Scholarships make a Franklin Pierce education more affordable and accessible to hundreds of students each year. Giving to a scholarship fund directly benefits students today. Join a group of generous and forward-thinking donors who are opening doors of opportunity to a new generation of Franklin Pierce students. 

Scholarship Giving Opportunities

Below is a partial list. Please note that scholarships are awarded at the University's discretion. Not all scholarships are awarded every year. For information on award amounts and criteria, contact the Office of Student Financial Services.

  • Alumni Association Scholarships: awarded to students who demonstrate leadership and citizenship qualities in addition to financial need and good academic and disciplinary standing 

  • Bruce Kirsh Scholarship: provides assistance to a non-scholarship athlete and to honor the hard work and dedication Bruce Kirsh has given to the University

  • Clifford H. Coles Scholarship: honors the late Academic Dean; awarded to a junior who has attended Franklin Pierce for no fewer than five semesters, has a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrates good character and financial need

  • George and Madeline Hagerty Scholarship: awarded to a junior or senior in good academic standing and with a record of community service who requires the award to remain at Franklin Pierce

  • Marlin Fitzwater Scholarship: established in honor of Marlin Fitzwater, the only press secretary in history to be appointed by two Presidents and a Franklin Pierce trustee; awarded to students committed to a career in public communication

  • Monadnock Institute Scholarship: awarded to a student who has demonstrated an aptitude and commitment to the study of place; selection is based on a specific proposed project in addition to coursework, co-curricular experience and academic performance

  • Peterson Scholarship: established by President Emeritus Mrs. Walter Peterson; awarded to students who have demonstrated good citizenship and impressive leadership qualities; special consideration will be given to minority students and based on financial need

  • Rindge Faculty Federation Scholarship: awarded based on grade point average, financial need, leadership skills, good social standing and other merits that faculty may feel distinguish a particular student
  • The Legacy Scholarship: established for children of Franklin Pierce alumni  

  • Tod Silegy Scholarship:  Created by former Franklin Pierce soccer players in honor of former Men’s Soccer Coach Tod Silegy.  Awarded to a current member of the Men’s Soccer team who has financial need, demonstrates a passion for soccer, has a good work ethic, is a team player, and exemplifies leadership and character in the Franklin Pierce communit

Many companies match philanthropic gifts.  Ask your human resources department if your company is a matching gift company or see our list of matching gift companies.

We appreciate each and every gift as well as each donor.  Thank you!