Scholarship Opportunities | Kent State University

Scholarship Opportunities

The Honors Program recognizes academically talented students by offering scholarships to those who are highly qualified.


The program has great scholarship opportunities available, making it possible to reduce the economic burden of studying at a university.
~ Michael Spirnak


SCHOLARSHIPS FOR Incoming Freshmen

INCOMING FRESHMAN HONORS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 2018 high school graduate
  • 3.5 cumulative high school GPA
  • ACT composite score of 27
  • Accepted to Kent State University at Stark by March 1
  • Accepted into the Kent State Stark Honors Program by March 1
  • Full-time enrollment at Kent State Stark
  • Grades earned in College Credit Plus courses will be considered 

Amounts:

  • Full- or partial-tuition awards
  • Renewable for a second year if academic expectations are met

How to Apply:

  • If the above criteria is met, eligible students will be contacted by mail. A separate scholarship application is not necessary.
  • Contact Will Casterlow at 330-244-3250 or wcasterl@kent.edu with questions.

Scholarships for Current Honors Program Students

2017-18 HONORS DIAMOND SCHOLARSHIP - FRESHMEN & SOPHOMORES

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 3.25 cumulative GPA
  • Grades earned in College Credit Plus courses will be considered
  • Have taken at least one Honors course or experience
  • Minimum 9 credit hours each semester at Kent State Stark
  • Freshman standing - 29 or fewer hours completed at the end of Spring 2017
  • Sophomore standing - 30 - 59 hours completed at the end of Spring 2017

Amounts:

  • One $500 scholarship for a freshman; $250 distributed Fall 2017, $250 distributed Spring 2018
  • One $500 scholarship for a sophomore; $250 distributed Fall 2017, $250 distributed Spring 2018

How to Apply:

  • Submit a 500 word essay (typed and cited as needed) in response to: Explain your most meaningful Honors experience to date and why it was so important.
  • Submit proof of your Honors involvement: classes, activities, Honors scholarships, etc.
  • Submit all materials electronically to Dr. Leslie Heaphy at lheaphy@kent.edu

Deadline:

  • Submit all materials by July 31, 2017 at midnight

Selection Committee:

  • Dr. Leslie Heaphy, Ryan Bucher, Honors Program faculty and alumni

2017-18 HONORS DIAMOND SCHOLARSHIP - JUNIORS & SENIORS

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Grades earned in College Credit Plus courses will be considered
  • Have taken at least two Honors courses or experiences
  • Minimum 9 credit hours each semester at Kent State Stark
  • Junior standing - 60 - 89 completed at the end of Spring 2017
  • Senior standing - 90 or more hours completed at the end of Spring 2017

Amounts:

  • One $500 scholarship for a junior; $250 distributed Fall 2017, $250 distributed Spring 2018
  • One $500 scholarship for a senior; $250 distributed Fall 2017, $250 distributed Spring 2018

How to Apply:

  • Submit a 500 word essay (typed and cited as needed) in response to: How do you think the Honors Program has prepared you for your future?
  • Submit proof of your Honors involvement: classes, activities, Honors scholarships, etc.
  • Submit all materials electronically to Dr. Leslie Heaphy at lheaphy@kent.edu

Deadline:

  • Submit all materials by July 31, 2017 at midnight

Selection Committee:

  • Dr. Leslie Heaphy, Ryan Bucher, Honors Program faculty and alumni

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CURRENT STUDENTS