Scholarships for Future Students

UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS

Incoming freshmen may qualify for need-based grants and loans, as well as need- and merit-based Kent State University scholarships.  Out-of-state students may be eligible for the President’s Scholarship or the University Award that reduce the out-of-state tuition surcharge.

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PROMISING SCHOLAR AWARDS

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers a major financial award ($1,000-$3,000 per year, renewable for four years) to incoming freshmen with outstanding high school academic credentials. Scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 school year are now being accepted.

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OSMA SCHOLARSHIP

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers a $500 scholarship to an outstanding high school senior from an Ohio Scholastic Media Association member school who will be attending Kent State. Scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 school year are now being accepted.

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JMC HONORS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

The Kent State University Honors College awards several merit scholarships of varying amounts designated specifically for students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication who apply for and are admitted to the Honors College. Scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 school year are now being accepted.

2016-2017 JMC Scholarship ApplicationLearn more about the Honors College

CAROL COSTELLO SCHOLARSHIP

School of Journalism and Mass Communication alumnus and CNN anchor Carol Costello and her husband, Timothy Law Snyder, support a $500 award to an outstanding incoming freshman with demonstrated financial need who is either from Minerva High School in Minerva, Ohio, or Ohio’s Stark, Lucas or Carroll counties. No application is required to be considered for this scholarship. 

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WALLACE J. HAGEDORN PHOTOJOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP

 In the fall of 2014, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) received a historic $3 million bequest from the estate of Wallace J. Hagedorn. The Hagedorn bequest marks the largest single gift to Kent State University exclusively for student scholarships. JMC has nearly $100,000 to award to photojournalism students annually. JMC is now accepting applications and will award scholarships of up to $10,000 for students at various levels in the program. In addition to the monies available to offset tuition costs for the most talented visual storytellers, this program-enhancing gift will also provide additional resources to enrich the student experienceScholarship applications for the 2016-2017 school year are now being accepted.

Learn more about the Hagedorn Scholarship

OTHER JMC SCHOLARSHIPS

Current students already enrolled in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication may apply for more than 30 scholarships relating to their major. These awards are generally not available to incoming freshmen. 

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Graduate Assistantships

There are a variety of graduate assistantships available to students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s graduate program.For more information, visit the graduate assistantships page