Paul Scholars

Paul Scholars Group Shot with Peter T. Paul outside of Paul College
Peter T. Paul with our Paul Scholars

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Paul Scholars Program was funded by gifts from Peter T. Paul '67 and the estate of Bernard Grochmal '64 to support and recognize the most academically promising students who want to major in Business, Economics or Hospitality Management. The mission is to give extraordinary students a unique and diversified experience to develop them into leaders within Paul College and the UNH community, while equipping them with the rigorous academic education and career skills needed to succeed upon graduation.

CONTACT
To learn about program standards, contact Admissions
Email: admissions@unh.edu
Phone: (603) 862-1360

For program specific information, contact Sean Stewart
Email: sean.stewart@unh.edu
Phone: (603) 862-3885

Paul Scholars
University of New Hampshire 
Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
10 Garrison Avenue
Durham, NH 03824
University of New Hampshire

Benefits  & Program highlights

First-Year:

  • Pre-Wildcat Days Experience: 
    Prior to Wildcat Days, the Paul Scholars move onto campus early to participate in an integrated experience that will engage them in UNH, Paul College and the local community. Programming includes team building, corporate site visits, outdoor activities and meeting with Paul alumni, upperclassmen, faculty and staff.
     
  • Residential Learning Community:
    The Paul College Scholars can opt-in to a residential learning community in Sawyer Hall. The group have their own floor and a Paul student RA chosen collaboratively between Residential Life and Paul Undergraduate Programs to ensure a good role model and mentor for these scholars.
     
  • Courses:
    Paul Scholars have the opportunity to take major required courses with other members of their Paul Scholar cohort to encourage high level discussion and an opportunity for a shared classroom experience.
     
  • Mentorship:
    Each first-year Paul Scholar will be matched with an upperclassman Paul Scholar to help guide them through the first-year at UNH and in Paul College. Additionally, each Paul Scholar will have a peer advisor and alumni advisor assigned to them through the FIRE Program. 
     
  • Seminar Series: 
    The Paul Scholars will have programming provided by the Undergraduate Programs Office (facilitated by Tamara Rury and Sean Stewart). Not only does this provide additional academic support, but is an opportunity to be exposed to the opportunities UNH has to offer.
     
  • Faculty Discussion Circles: 
    In the spring semester, each Paul Scholar is placed in a group led by a faculty member to discuss an area of interest in the world of business. The discussion circles provide a platform for meaningful dialog between faculty and Paul Scholars.
     
  • Professional & Leadership Development:
    A major component to the Paul College Scholars Program will be professional and leadership development in order to promote dynamic leadership in the classroom, community and professional world. 
    •  Each scholar will meet individually with Paul Career and Professional Success (CaPS).
    • In the spring, the group will travel locally to meet with alumni and to go on company site visits.
    • Each scholar will be encouraged to apply and participate in Leadership Camp over January or spring break. 

Paul Scholar Parker Armstrong on Great Hall Stairs

"Through the mentor program, the community in Sawyer Hall, professional workshops, and easy advisor contact, the Paul Scholar Program made my transition into college smooth and enjoyable. This program has provided me the skills to grow, gain confidence, and have the courage to try things out of my comfort zone. I've also met some of my closest friends."

-Sadie Mazzola '21
Hometown: Rye, NY

Sophomore Year:

  • Leadership Series:
    In the fall semester, sophomore Paul Scholars participate in a leadership development series facilitated by Dr. William Hassey, a Principal Lecturer in the Management department. This is an opportunity for Paul Scholars to not only learn about and develop their own leadership style and skills, but learn how others lead and best practices for working with people unlike yourself. 
     
  • Professional Development:
    To build upon the first-year, Paul Scholars will be guided in their second year to identify their high-impact passions, develop skills and create a plan of action to achieve their career goals post-graduation. 
    • In the fall, each scholar will work with Paul Undergraduate Programs one-on-one to identify experiences (study abroad, study away, etc.).
    • In the spring, each scholar will work with Paul CaPS one-on-one to discuss strengths and interests and how that can relate to internship and work experiences. 
    • In the spring, each Scholar will get to participate in a job shadow that aligns with their professional interests.
       
  • Alumni Mentorship:
    Each sophomore Paul Scholar will have the opportunity to be matched with a Paul College alum that will serve as a mentor for the year. These alumni mentors consist of industry leaders, as well as successful young alumni, in a range of professional business organizations.
     
  • Peer Mentorship:
    Each sophomore Paul Scholar will be matched with a first-year Paul Scholar to help guide them through the first-year at UNH and in Paul College. This will help the upperclassmen Paul Scholars develop their leadership skills and serve as a role model in the community.

Featured paul scholars

Headshot of Paul Scholar Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy '20
Hometown: Danbury, CT

Kevin Murphy '20
Hometown: Danbury, CT

“The Paul Scholars Program has allowed me to make connections in the business college and with alumni that I do not know if I would have been able to make as easily without this program.”

Headshot of Paul Scholar Isabella Ronson

Isabella Ronson '21
Hometown: Henrico, VA

Isabella Ronson '21
Hometown: Henrico, VA

"The Paul Scholars Program has been a pivotal part in my college experience - academically, professionally and socially.  My first year, living with similar-minded students and having two academic advisors, I had support whenever needed and the menorship program has connected me with industry leaders who are helping me reach my professional goals." 

grant morhun paul scholar

Grant Morhun '21
Hometown: Etna, NH

Grant Morhun '21
Hometown: Etna, NH

"The Paul Scholar Faculty Discussion Circle was one of my most enjoyable experiences at UNH. With a small group of Paul Scholars and Paul’s Associate Dean of Graduate Education, we explored the topic of leading without authority. This changed the way I thought about my role in the workplace and as a student. Everyone can make a difference, regardless of their role."

Headshot of Paul Scholar Sarah Wilkinson

Sarah Wilkinson '22
Hometown: Lincoln University, PA

Sarah Wilkinson '22
Hometown: Lincoln University, PA

“The Paul Scholars program has been a great way for me to find hardworking students like myself that I can always rely on for help, or to just be someone to spend my free time with. I’m really grateful we got to move in early in order to acclimate ourselves to campus life, and start building new relationships before the craziness of the academic year took over!”

Headshot of Paul Scholar Parker Armstrong

Parker Armstrong '20
Hometown: Exeter, NH

Parker Armstrong '20
Hometown: Exeter, NH

“Being a Paul Scholar has been the defining experience of my time at UNH. This scholarship has allowed me the opportunity to study in Washington, D.C. for a summer and London for a year. I can't say enough how grateful I am for this experience”

brandi mckay paul scholar

Brandi McKay '21
Hometown: Epping, NH

Brandi McKay '21
Hometown: Epping, NH

"My favorite experience so far has been the early move in and Pre-Wildcat Days. I really enjoyed it because I made so many friends, got to learn about the program, meet Dean Merrill-Sands and professors,  and had early access to the campus. This involvement was the stepping stones for me to truly appreciate and act on everything UNH has to offer. "

Eligibility Requirements

UNH alumni Peter T. Paul and Bernard Grochmal funded these scholarships to support and recognize the most academically promising students majoring in Business Administration, Economics and Hospitality Management. When you apply* to major in academic programs at Paul College, you are automatically considered and notified at the time of admission. The $5,000 scholarships are awarded in addition to other UNH merit aid. They may be renewed annually for up to four years provided you maintain academic standards detailed in the offer letter.

*Apply to UNH Admissions by Feb. 1 to be considered for the Paul scholarship (no separate scholarship application process).

Competitive applicants for this award generally:

  • Scholarship is awarded each year to the highest caliber students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement –  a weighted recalculated GPA greater than 4.2 in a strong college preparatory curriculum and consistent achievement.
  • Other factors that are considered but weigh less heavily in the awarding process include program of study, diversity (broadly defined), leadership experiences, and high school or community involvement.

These are minimum criteria to be considered for the Peter T. Paul Scholarship. Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee an award as the pool of applicants is competitive and the number of scholarships limited.

 

  • Paul Scholars group photo in Paul College courtyard
  • Two Paul Scholars on a high ropes course
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Paul Scholars Cohorts

Name Hometown, State Major(s)
Lillian Bennett Medway, MA Business Administration
Sarah Blampied Bethlehem, NH Business Administration
Mark Borak Bow, NH Business Administration
Zachary Broder Flanders, NJ Business Administration
Erin Casey Haverhill, A Hospitality Management
Hannah Cloutier Stratham, NH Business Administration
Stephen Cote Littleton, NH Business Administration
Elizabeth Dion Nashua, NH Business Administration
Maria Dos Santos Koch Brentwood, NH Business Administration, Justice Studies
Lindsey Dumond Hampton, NH Business Administration
Jill Durkin Greenland, NH Business Administration
Kathleen Flath Jamestown, RI Business Administration
Conner Furtado Center Conway, NH Business Administration
Elijah Gaumont Merrimack, NH Business Administration
Kaitlin Griffin Amherst, NH Business Administration
Conor Jowett East Hampstead, NH Business Administration
Noah Lapointe Rochester, NH Business Administration
Bryn Larkin Stratham, NH Business Administration
Camden Leno Hampton, NH Business Administration
Nicholas Malecha Bedford, NH Business Administration
Andrew Meyer Bozeman, MT Analytical Economics
Rebecca Milbury Epping, NH Business Administration
Nicholas Mokas Bedford, NH Analytical Economics
Liam Morrissey Wolfeboro, NH Analytical Economics
Eryn Pierce Goffstown, NH Business Administration
Jessica Pierson Hopatcong, NJ Business Administration
Ethan Pollet Stratham, NH Business Administration
Ryan Quinn Amherst, NH Business Administration
Kathryn Rascoe Queensbury, NY Business Administration
Kagen Robertson Greeland, NH Business Administration
Carter Snow Rye, NH Economics
Emily Soule Concord, NH Economics
Alexander Tarczon Salem, NH Business Administration
Nathan Twarog Meriden, NH Business Administration
Sarah Wilkinson Lincoln University, PA Analytical Economics, Sustainability 
Hannah Wirth Dover, NH Business Administration
Brahim Yatim Shrewsbury, MA Economics
Name Hometown, State Major(s)
Katherine Berthasavage West Lebanon, NH Business Administration
Isaac Blanchette Chelmsford, MA Business Administration
Kelley Burzlaff Windham, NH Undeclared, Paul College
Brandon Bussiere Candia, NH Business Administration
Grace Cannon Youngstown, NY Business Administration
Tierney Creighton Rye, NH Business Administration
Bridget Danielson Exeter, NH Economics, BA
William Demers Dover, NH Business Administration
Christian DiPersio Derry, NH Business Administration
Ava Dobbelaer Valley Cottage, NY Business Administration
Sara Dube Bedford, NH Business Administration
Katie DuBois Moultonborough, NH Business Administration
Alyssa Floyd North Sandwich, NH Undeclared, Paul College 
Lilia Gardner Durham, NH Business Administration
John Ginand Sudbury, MA Undeclared, Paul College
Burke Griffin Gig Harbor, WA Business Administration
Kieran Hahn Steamboat Springs, CO Business Administration
Samuel Hussey Keene, NH Business Administration
Michael Judd New Boston, NH Business Administration
Emma Kearing Carrabassett Valley, ME Business Administration
Garrett Lambert Hudson, NH Business Administration
Jack Lehoullier Chichester, NH Business Administration
Thomas Leighton Beverly, MA Business Administration
Derek Long Northborough, MA Business Administration
Logan Lopus Lisbon, NH Business Administration
Krysta Mack Nashua, NH Undeclared, Paul College
Jeffrey Marquis Derry, NH Business Administration
Mia McAuliffe Northborough, MA Undeclared, Paul College
Matthew McDonough Gilford, NH Business Administration
Sean Miclette Hooksett, NH Economics, BA
Ian Miles Durham, NH Undeclared, Paul College
Matthew Oriente Jamison, PA Business Administration
Chiara Petretta Dunbarton, NH Business Administration
Jason Plant Sanbornton, NH Business Administration
Kyle Polito South Windsor, CT Economics, BA
James Randazzo Saint Louis, MO Undeclared, Paul College
Katherine Remis Hudson, NH Undeclared, Paul College
Madison Saba Norton, MA Undeclared, Paul College
Anna Schriefer Pittsford, NY Analytical Economics
Emily Sergeant Westford, MA Business Administration 
Ian Veer Milford, NH Business Administration
Chloe Villemure Manchester, NH Business Administration
Katelyn Wallace Westbrook, CT Business Administration
Alina Wright Silver Spring, MD Analytical Economics 
Name Hometown, State
Jocelyne Bisson Manchester, NH
Andrew Blackwell Wilmington, DE
Derek Bobbitt Nashua, NH
Casey Byrne Manchester, NH
Rebecca Camire Canterbury, NH
Anastasia Campe New Market, MD
Sara Carleo Andover, MA
Brooke Conroy Cohasset, MA
Conor Considine Hampton, NH
Jillian Cookinham Gilmanton Iron Works, NH
Camryn Copp Cumberland Center, ME
Paige Cote Springvale, ME
Addison Craven Strafford, NH
Carley Dahlstrom Hollis, NH
Noah Diep Portsmouth, NH
Ada DiYenno Portland, ME
Ella Dudley St Augustine, FL
Laura Earle Loudon, NH
Gregory Fallon Hudson, NH
Jeremy Forman Northbrook, IL
Linda Freeman Georgetown, MA
Nicholas Fuller New Castle, NH
Isabel Gayarre Hialeah, FL
Olivia Graves-Witherell Westborough, MA
Cooper Hamel Manchester, NH
Ashlynn Hatch Danbury, NH
Jarrett Hayes Rochester, NH
Toby Helton North Hampton, NH
Carolyn Hoadley Windham, NH
Aidan Hughes Goffstown, NH
Jared Jesseman Landaff, NH
Margaret Lahey Maplewood, NJ
Avery Langone Topsfield, MA
Olivia LaRose Dover, NH
Caroline LeBlanc Windham, NH
Emily Lynch Greenland, NH
Emilee Martin Northfield, NH
Braden McDonnell Nashua, NH
Maeghan McGraw Kensington, NH
Christina Merchant Windham, NH
Ian Miles Durham, NH
Alyson Mooney Newmarket, NH
Johanne Nichols Concord, NH
Elizabeth Nichols Sunapee, NH
Natalie Ouellette North Berwick, ME
Caleigh Patterson Dover, NH
Hayley Pelletier Epping, NH
Brendan Reagan Walpole, NH
Aidan Rolfe Portsmouth, NH
Anthony Sanville Lebanon, NH
Maiah Seul Portsmouth, NH
Jack St. Sauveur Wolfeboro, NH
Olivia Surdam Bennington, VT
Catrina Touchette Southampton, MA
Lea Wenaas Oslo, Norway
Patrick Yudkin Merrimack, NH
Anthony Zeissig Hopkinton, MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name Hometown, State
Marisa Armer Bradenton, FL
Gerard Auclair Farmington, CT
Nathaniel Barber Bartlett, NH
Antonia Barber Marlborough, MA
Tyler Bernard Salem, NH
Daniel Blandini Bow, NH
Timothy Bonagura Fremont, NH
Liam Brown Burlington, MA
Matthew Cardarelli Dunbarton, NH
Catherine Casey Chester, NH
Makayla Cennamo North Scituate, RI
Lauren Chance Hilliard, FL
Megan Charron Goffstown, NH
George Cheney Farmington, NH
Alyssa Chiodi Stoneham, MA
Myah Cobb Hollis Center, ME
Mary Condon Chagrin Falls, OH
Michael Cornell Dartmouth, MA
Josiah Coulombe Chester, NH
Samuel Croteau Bolton, MA
Gwenyth Dahlinger Pelham, NH
Madison Devine Sherman, CT
Robert Doherty Wolfeboro, NH
Miles Drum Mont Vernon, NH
Kevin Finn Kennebunk, ME
Asa Fiske Nashua, NH
Matthew Fitzpatrick Hudson, NH
Shannon Flaherty Berlin, CT
Victoria Fluet Litchfield, NH
Sophie Gagne Gorham, ME
Nia Garland New Durham, NH
Tobias Genova Mendon, MA
Katelyn Giangregorio Atkinson, NH
Amanda Hagen Winfield, IL
Emily Hannon Pepperell, MA
Leah Heafey Melrose, MA
Sophia Heusser Merrimac, MA
Andrew Horvat Saco, ME
Erin Hurley Mansfield, MA
Sarah Karwic Wethersfield, CT
Samantha Kenny Westborough, MA
Alexandra Kerivan Clinton, MA
Dylan Khalil Newton, NH
Megumi Komoto Schaumburg, IL
Kathryn LaCasse Raymond, NH
Sarah LaFrancois Norton, MA
Taylor LeBlanc Epsom, NH
Kelli LeConti Marlborough, MA
Keira Lydon Milton, MA
Rachel MacDonald Nashua, NH
William MacGregor Dover, NH
Morgan Maiani Melrose, MA
Kyle Manley Hollis, NH
Carley Markward Southbury, CT
Tiffany Marrotte Jaffrey, NH
Sofia Marston St. Petersburg, FL
Caitlin Mathieu Rollinsford, NH
Meghan McDonough Cheshire, CT
Mykyle Merrill Meredith, NH
Gracy Mowers Middleton, MA
Kassidy Murray Raynham, MA
Anna Najimy Pittsfield, MA
Skylar North Milford, CT
Madison Oliver Standish, ME
Hanlyn O'Neil Sandwich, MA
William Packard Moultonborough, NH
Logan Patrick Manchester, MA
Amber Pestana Plymouth, MA
Jessica Plumser East Windsor, NJ
Gwyneth Poetsch Los Alamitos, CA
Brooke Rafter Windham, NH
Caeleigh Reger Tappan, NY
Nova Robbins Natick, MA
Gabriel Rock Enfield, NH
Makenzie Ryan Pasadena, MD
Roy Ryder Nantucket, MA
Isabella Sambuaga Farmington, NH
Emily Sasser Stamford, CT
Avery Senosk Whitinsville, MA
Cathryn Shannon Wolfeboro, NH
Devon Smith Toms River, NJ
Nathan Spires Salem, NH
Brian Stanzione Saddle Brook, NJ
James Sullivan Brentwood, NH
Elizabeth Szajda North Attleboro, MA
Ria Talwar Nashua, NH
Jake Tedford Newton, NH
Ethan Teris Nashua, NH
William Theriault Peterborough, NH
Samuel Townsend Wilton, NH
Sean Trombly East Granby, CT
Madison Vangellow Victor, NY
Dyllan Welby Bridgewater, MA
Michon Whitney Marshfield, ME
Dalton Wick Plympton, MA
Rachel Youngcourt Clayton, DE
Kyra Zamborsky Ambler, PA
Name Hometown, State Major(s) Cohort
Parker Armstrong Exeter, NH Analytical Economics 2020
Abigail Chapman Beverly Hills, MI Business Administration, Entrepreneurial Studies and Finance Options  2020
Jill Conry Bolton, MA Business Administration, Accounting and Finance Options 2020
Attilio CrimiVaroli Highland, NY Business Administration, International Business and Economics Option 2020
Daniel Dixon Alton, NH Business Administration, Accounting Option 2020
Danielle Doonan Center Ossipee, NH Business Administration, Marketing and Information Systems and Business Analytics Options 2020
Jared Farley Nashua, NH Business Administration, Information Systems and Business Analytics Option 2020
Catherine Francis Wakefield, MA Business Administration, Accounting Option 2020
Corey Gallagher Blackstone, MA Business Administration, Marketing and Information Systems and Business Analytics Options 2020
Samantha Galvin New Rochelle, NY Business Administration, Accounting and Marketing Options 2020
Riley Green Brentwood, NH Business Administration, Accounting and Finance Options 2020
Annie Henry Peterborough, NH Business Administration, International Business and Economics Option 2020
Kristine Keller-Miller Minneapolis, MN Business Administration, Accounting and Information Systems and Business Analytics Options and EcoGastronomy 2020
Nicholas LaCreta Salem, NH Business Administration, Finance and Information Systems and Business Analytics Options 2020
Timothy Larkin Stratham, NH Business Administration, Accounting and Finance Options 2020
Amanda Lee Bedford, NH Business Administration, Accounting Option 2020
Jeffrey Manning Chester, NH Business Administration, Accounting and Finance Options  2020
Alexander McKenna Melvin Village, NH Business Administration, Marketing Option 2020
Nora Miller Jackson, NH Business Administration, Accounting and Finance Options 2020
Kevin Murphy Danbury, CT Business Administration, Finance and Economics Options 2020
Jonathan Olson Plainville, CT Business Administration, Information Systems & Business Analytics Option 2020
Edward Speidel Dover, NH Business Administration, Accounting Option 2020
Anna Stoll Durham, NH Business Administration, Accounting Option 2020
Kelsea Batchelder Londonderry, NH Business Administration, Marketing Option, Sustainability 2021
Jeremy Bates Chichester, NH Business Administration, Finance Option 2021
Sydney Carlisle Keene, NH Business Administration, Accounting and Entrepreneurial Studies Options 2021
Ning Hui Comey Old Saybrook, CT Business Administration, Accounting Option 2021
Allison Crowley Hampton, NH Business Administration, Marketing and Management Options 2021
Haley Demers Dover, NH Business Administration, Marketing Option 2021
Masami Dustin Hampstead, NH Business Administration, Management Option 2021
David Erickson Nashua, NH Business Administration, Accounting Option 2021
Mark Fagan Hampton Falls, NH Business Administration, Finance and Information Systems & Business Analytics Options 2021
Harrison Gleed Exeter, NH Business Administration, Finance Option, Justice Studies 2021
Sophia Hughes Stratham, NH Business Administration, Marketing Option 2021
Yanni Kakouris Atkinson, NH Business Administration, International Business & Economics Option 2021
Andrew Leduc Cape Neddick, ME Business Administration, Accounting Option 2021
John Mahoney Wakefield, RI Business Administration, Finance Option 2021
Alexa Mayo Londonderry, NH Business Administration, International Business & Economics Option, French 2021
Sadie Mazzola Rye, NY Analytical Economics 2021
Lindsey McGinnis Ballston Spa, NY Business Administration, Marketing and Management Options 2021
Brandi McKay Epping, NH Business Administration, Management Option 2021
Nicholas Mogielnicki Williston, VT Business Administration, Information Systems & Business Analytics and Marketing Options  2021
Grant Morhun Etna, NH Business Administration, Finance Option 2021
Jessica Oswald Tolland, CT Business Administration, Accounting and International Business & Economics Options 2021
Mallory Perron Barrington, NH Business Administration 2021
Jessica Renna Hudson, NH Business Administration, Accounting Option 2021
Isabella Ronson Henrico, VA Business Administration, Marketing Option 2021
Madison Smith Auburn, NH Business Administration, Accounting Option 2021
John Washburn Northborough, MA Business Administration, Accounting Option 2021
James Wichert Manchester, NH Business Administration, Marketing Option 2021
Samantha Woodman Claremont, NH Business Administration, Entrepreneurial Studies and Management Options  2021
Laura Zubricki Methuen, MA Business Administration, Marketing Option 2021
Isabella Lovering Laconia, NH Economics 2022
Jake Malatesta Moultonborough, NH Business Administration 2022
Jenna Peterson Londonderry, NH Business Administration 2022