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THE ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION ISSUE HAS BEEN FIXED. BECAUSE OF THE SHORT OUTAGE, WE HAVE EXTENDED THE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE TO FRIDAY, MARCH 3 AT 11:59 P.M. YOU CAN APPLY USING THE BUTTON BELOW.


2017-2018 Current Student Scholarships

Kent State Stark offers a host of scholarships to its currently enrolled students. These scholarships are funded through generous gifts and donations by family foundations and the Kent State Stark campus community. A scholarship committee consisting of Kent State Stark faculty, administration, staff and students selects the scholarship recipients. 

New Incoming Freshmen
The below application can be used to apply for the following scholarships that are also available to new incoming freshmen:

  • Kent State Stark Alumni Scholarship
  • Charity Rotch Scholarship
  • Charles and Judy Scheurer Endowed Scholarship

Before applying for scholarships online, be sure you follow these steps carefully.

Step 1: Understand Eligibility

  • Available to current Kent State Stark students only, with the exception of the three scholarships available to new incoming freshmen.
  • You must attend Stark Campus courses for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Scholarships are for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters only.
  • Scholarships are not available for Summer 2017 or Summer 2018.
  • Your currently enrolled hours will count toward the scholarship credit hour minimum.
  • You will be considered for a scholarship if you are a current Kent State Stark student and your complete application materials have been received by the deadline.
  • Scholarship availability, criteria and award amounts are subject to change.
  • All scholarship application materials are due by March 1, 2017. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Step 2: View Available Scholarships

VIEW 2017-18 SCHOLARSHIP GRID
The scholarship grid includes:

  • Available Scholarships
  • Amounts
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Essay Questions

Step 3: Essays

  • Each scholarship requires an essay. Essay questions are listed in the grid above.
  • Essay responses should be 300-500 words, typed and double-spaced.
  • Write your essays BEFORE applying online. During the application process, you will upload your essays before submitting your application.
  • If you reference an organization or discuss your involvement with a Kent State or community service activity, at the end of your essay, provide the name and phone number of the person who can verify your involvement.
  • ESSAYS MUST BE SAVED IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT:
    1. Save your essay document using this naming convention: FULLNAME-SCHOLARSHIP
    2. Acceptable formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf

Example 1:
Your name is Olivia Tucker.
The scholarship you are applying for is the Kent State Stark ALUMNI Scholarship.
You should name your essay: OLIVIATUCKER-ALUMNI

Example 2:
Your name is Mark Davidson.
The scholarship you are applying for is the Charity ROTCH Scholarship.
You should name your essay: MARKDAVIDSON-ROTCH

Notice that most scholarships have the name of the donor in the title. Use the donor's last name to identify your scholarship.

In the case of the Kent State Stark scholarships, use the identifying name differentiating the scholarship: ADMINISTRATORS, ALUMNI, EVENING, MULTICULTURAL, NONTRADITIONAL, STUDENT, STUDENT SERVICES, THEATRE, Work Ethic ON-CAMPUS or Work Ethic OFF-CAMPUS.

Stark Campus Association of Retired Professors (SCARP) should be named SCARP.


Step 4: Know Your Kent State ID Number

You will be asked for your Kent State ID Number on the application. Your Kent State ID Number is a 9-digit number that begins with 8. You can find it in FlashLine. Have it ready before you apply online. 


Step 5: Apply Online

You need to submit only ONE application, even if you are applying for more than one scholarship. DO NOT SUBMIT MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS.

CURRENT STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 


Contact:

Andrea Dale
Office of Student Services
132 Main Hall
330-244-3242
adale@kent.edu

Scholarship Award Notification
Applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee shortly after the application deadline. Applicants will receive award notification by email to the address listed on the application by June 30.

Annual Scholarship Dinner
Each year, Kent State Stark recognizes our scholarship recipients and their benefactors at a September dinner held at Conference Center. Students receive mailed invitations to their home address.