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Scholarships for Future Students
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WALLACE J. HAGEDORN PHOTOJOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP
In the fall of 2014, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) received a historic $4.2 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 $200,000 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 experience.
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.
There are a variety of graduate assistantships available to students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s graduate program.