Scholarships for Current Students

Honors College Scholarships

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.

Deborah S. Craig Honors Scholarship for Study in New York

The Deborah S. Craig Honors College provides two scholarships annually to support students studying either fall or spring semester as part of the School of Fashion's New York City Studio. Scholarships provide $1,000 and can be applied to tuition, room and board, fees, or travel expenses. 

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. The scholarships will provide assistance for the remaining semesters based upon a student’s four-year program. Thus, sophomores would receive the scholarship for six semesters, juniors for four semesters, and seniors for two semesters.

Scholarship renewal requires completion of the appropriate amount of Honors work and maintenance of a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average.

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.

Students must apply by June 15 for consideration. Selections will be made by the end of June, and all students will be notified in early July.

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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.

Wick Poetry Center Honors College Scholarship Competition

The Wick Poetry Center Honors College Scholarship provides a $1,000 scholarship awarded for the best poem submitted. The award must be used on the Kent campus and is non-renewable. Each entrant may submit only one poem. The recipient will be selected in the spring semester and the award will be posted in the fall semester following the competition.

Entries must be postmarked between December 1, 2014, and March 1, 2015. Early or late entries will not be accepted. All entries will be recycled after the winner has been chosen.

National Fellowships

Students with excellent academic records should consider applying for a nationality competitive scholarship or fellowship. The fellowships listed here are intensely competitive, but serious applicants reap plentiful rewards from the process. Students with high academic excellence, and evidence of leadership, community service and/ or research experience should seriously consider applying for a fellowship.