Multicultural Scholarships

Kent State University provides renewable academic scholarships designed to encourage multicultural students with their academic endeavors. Explore these scholarship options to assist you pursue your dreams!

Oscar Ritchie Memorial Scholarship

This $2,000 scholarship is available to incoming African-American, Hispanic and Latino, and Native American freshmen with a 3.25 minimum high school cumulative GPA and a 21 ACT composite or SAT combined critical reading and math score of 980. Students should submit a complete admissions application no later than Jan. 15 to be considered.


Minority Room Grants

This award will fund the cost of a standard double room for freshmen who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Students will be considered once the completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received by the Student Financial Aid Office. Awards are also based on high school grade point average, ACT/SAT scores, demonstration of financial need and fund availability.