Scholarships for Current Students

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The Honors College has several scholarships available exclusively to Honors College students. Currently enrolled Honors College students must meet the eligibility requirements specific to each scholarship for which they are applying (and be in good standing with the Honors College). Students may apply for one or more scholarships. Please do not apply for a scholarship for which you are not fully qualified.

The scholarship awards listed below are made possible by generous donations from alumni, friends, and the university community. The purpose of the scholarships is to benefit students in their academic pursuits. The number of these awards varies.

Honors Academic Achievement Awards

The Honors College provides a limited number of $1,000 scholarships to Honors College students who have maintained a 3.5 cumulative grade point average.

Scholarship Application Deadline: June 15

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Honors College Minority Scholarship

The Honors College offers one $2,000 scholarship per year for students who identify as African American, Latin American, or Native American. Students must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA to be considered for this award.

Scholarship Application Deadline: June 15

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Study Away Scholarships

Students must successfully complete at least one Honors course before they are eligible to receive Honors College stipends or scholarships. Check with your Honors College advisor to see whether your Honors College scholarship can be applied to your study away program. In addition to receiving possible Honors College scholarships, students are encouraged to apply for the competitive awards listed below.

SEMESTER OR ACADEMIC-YEAR PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS

A number of $1000-$1500 scholarships are available to Honors students participating in a semester or academic-year study abroad program. Preference is given to students participating in a Kent State program.

Scholarship Application Deadline: June 15

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SUMMER PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS

A number of $500 scholarships are available to Honors students participating in a 4-week or longer summer study abroad program. Preference is given to students participating in a Kent State program.

Scholarship Application Deadline: April 15

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DEBORAH S. CRAIG SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDY IN NEW YORK

Scholarship Application Deadline: June 15

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STUDY AWAY STIPENDS

Stipends will be applied to tuition for the semester following the study away experience. All awards require successful completion of coursework and the Honors College Study Away Contract.

Domestic Stipends
  • Columbus Program in Intergovernmental Issues ($300.00)
  • Fashion School NYC Studio ($500.00)
  • Washington Program in National Issues ($500.00)
International Stipends
  • Accredited Summer International Programs ($300.00)
  • Accredited Semester International Programs ($500.00)

Michael a. halpin honors scholarship

The Michael A. Halpin Honors Scholarship is awarded in alternate years to a rising junior Honors College student.  Selection criteria include a major in the humanities or social sciences, a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, and a short essay about your career goals.

The scholarship provides $750 for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Renewal for one additional year requires that the recipient maintain a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average, continue as a humanities or social science major, and meet Honors College coursework expectations for membership.

Scholarship Application Deadline: June 15

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