College of Aeronautics and Engineering Scholarships


Applications for all scholarships offered by the College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) are accepted roughly October 1 through roughly February 1 unless otherwise noted. Scholarship recipients will be notified during the spring term of the current academic year, and all awards will be applied to the following fall and spring term(s).

Contact Lawrence Epps at or 330-672-9989 for more information.

In order to maintain scholarship eligibility students must be registered as a full-time Kent campus student (must be registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours of Kent campus coursework).

How To Apply

The Jim "SeaBass" Sebastian Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to an outstanding student who has demonstrated a passion for aviation and desires to become a professional pilot. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA, be at least a sophomore, have obtained their private pilot's license, and be a professional pilot major. Preference is given to first generation pilots. Consideration is given to students involved with KSU aviation programs or activities such as KSU Precision Flight Team, flying club officers, program safety representatives, or other on or off campus leadership and volunteer activities. 

Application deadline: Friday, May 7th, 2021

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The Edward and Patricia Bloebaum Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student from an underrepresented minority with a military affiliation pursuing a degree within the College of Aeronautics and Engineering with a preference given to a student from the Hispanic/Latino community. 

Application deadline: Friday, May 7th, 2021

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Theodore J. Orris Endowed Scholarship 

A student in the flight program in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Kent State University has the final selection authority for this scholarship.


The Allen L. and Terri L. Maurer Fund for Flight Training will be awarded to a full-time Aeronautics major pursuing the Flight Technology concentration to supplement tuition, books, or other necessary materials. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average, attained a private pilot's license, demonstrated financial need, and submit an essay on "My Love of Flying," as well as a letter of recommendation from the Aeronautics Program Director, College of Aeronautics and Engineering with their application for scholarship.

Aviation Scholarship Fund

Awarded to full time Kent State University Students who are actively pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics in any of the four areas of concentration accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI). Priority for this scholarship will be afforded applicants who have demonstrated leadership potential. Consideration will also be given to need and academic achievement based on input from Director of Aeronautics as well as the aeronautics faculty as applicable.

Brooks and Mary Weingart Endowed Scholarship Fund

Recipients should meet the minimum requirements to receive financial aid from Kent State University. Must be a sophomore and have a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average. Renewable up to two additional times.

The Cafaro Endowed Scholarship for Innovation

Eligible students must be enrolled in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering. Preference shall be given to Kent State University students who are residents of Trumbull County but will be limited, in all cases to residents of Trumbull, Mahoning, or Portage counties. Students must have minimum sophomore standing and a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average is required.


Awarded to sophomore, junior or senior student pursuing degree in technology, applied engineering, or other industrial program with priority given to students from Ohio. The award may be applied to tuition, room and board, and books and supplies.

The Rashanda Nicole Lee Memorial Scholarship Application

The Rashanda Nicole Lee Memorial Scholarship is in honor of one of our sisters who has taken her final flight. Nicole was a scholarship recipient during Sisters of the Skies, Inc., first annual scholarship banquet that was held on February 16, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The banquet was in honor of the 10th anniversary of the First All-Female African-American Flight Crew. Just a few short weeks following the event, Nicole passed away unexpectedly on March 2, 2019. The scholarship designated for Rashanda Nicole Lee will now be used to support the flight training of another African-American female working to become a professional pilot.