Scholarships for New Freshmen in Ohio for Fall 2019

You will be considered for the incoming freshmen scholarships listed below by submitting a complete application for admission to Kent State by Feb. 1, 2020.  You must be a U.S. citizen and plan to enroll full-time at the Kent Campus.  

All awards are four-year renewable scholarships and students can receive multiple scholarship awards.  Scholarships can be applied only to tuition instructional and general fees, except for the Honors Distinction Award in Residence.  

The cumulative high school GPA used for scholarship purposes will be the 7th semester high school GPA.  Kent State will use the highest cumulative GPA posted on the high school transcript.  Students admitted before the end of their 7th semester can submit an updated transcript by February 1, 2020, for scholarship reconsideration.

For scholarship purposes, Kent State will use the highest ACT/SAT composite score from a single test date, prior to the end of December 2019.  Test scores from test dates in 2020 will not be accepted for scholarship decisions.  

Academic Excellence Award

  • Requires minimum:
    • 3.25 cumulative high school GPA 
    • 21 ACT / 1060 SAT
  • Annual awards range from $1,000 - $4,000

Honors Distinction Award

  • Must apply, be admitted to, and participate in the Honors College
  • Requires minimum:
    • 3.6 cumulative high school GPA 
    • 27 ACT 
  • Annual awards range from $1,000 - $3,000

Honors Distinction Award in Residence

  • Must apply and be admitted to the Honors College
  • Must live in a University-owned residence hall
  • Must have minimum:
    • 4.0 cumulative high school GPA 
    • 31 ACT
  • Annual awards range from $500-$1,000

Founders Scholarship

  • Must have minimum:
    • 4.0 cumulative high school GPA
    • 31 ACT
  • Annual awards range from $1,000-$2,000

Oscar Ritchie Memorial Scholarship

  • Available to African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino students
  • Requires minimum:
    • 3.25 cumulative high school GPA 
    • 21 ACT / 1060 SAT
  • Annual award:  $3,000

ACT 30-36 or SAT 1360-1600

GPA ACT 36 or SAT 1570-1600 ACT 35 or SAT 1530-1560 ACT 34 or SAT 1490-1520 ACT 33 or SAT 1450-1480 ACT 32 or SAT 1420-1440 ACT 31 or SAT 1390-1410 ACT 30 or SAT 1360-1380
4.00 10,000H 10,000H 10,000H 9,000H 9,000H 8,000H 8,000H
3.90-3.99 9,000H 9,000H 9,000H 8,000H 8,000H 7,000H 7,000H
3.80-3.89 8,000H 8,000H 8,000H 7,000H 7,000H 6,000H 6,000H
3.70-3.79 8,000H 8,000H 8,000H 6,500H 6,500H 6,000H 6,000H
3.60-3.69 7,500H 7,500H 6,500H 5,500H 5,500H 5,000H 4,500H
3.50-3.59 3,500 3,500 3,500 3,500 3,500 3,500 3,500
3.40-3.49 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
3.30-3.39 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
3.20-3.29 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500
3.10-3.19 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
3.00-3.09 2,000  2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000

ACT 25-29 or SAT 1200-1350

GPA ACT 29 or SAT 1330-1350 ACT 28 or SAT 1300-1320 ACT 27 or SAT 1260-1290 ACT 26 or SAT 1230-1250 ACT 25 or SAT 1200-1220
4.00 6,000H 5,000H 5,000H 4,000 4,000
3.90-3.99 6,000H 5,000H 5,000H 4,000 4,000
3.80-3.89 6,000H 5,000H 5,000H 4,000 4,000
3.70-3.79 5,000H 5,000H 5,000H 4,000 4,000
3.60-3.69 4,500H 4,500H 4,500H 3,500 3,500
3.50-3.59 3,500 3,500 3,500 3,500 3,500
3.40-3.49 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
3.30-3.39 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
3.20-3.29 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500
3.10-3.19 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
3.00-3.09 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000

ACT 20-24 or SAT 1030-1190

GPA ACT 24 or SAT 1160-1190 ACT 23 or SAT 1130-1150 ACT 22 or SAT 1100-1120 ACT 21 or SAT 1060-1090 ACT 20 or SAT 1030-1050
4.00 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 3,000
3.90-3.99 3,500 3,000 3,000 3,000 2,000
3.80-3.89 3,500 3,000 3,000 3,000 2,000
3.70-3.79 3,500 3,000 3,000 3,000 2,000
3.60-3.69 3,500 3,000 3,000 3,000 2,000
3.50-3.59 3,500 3,000 3,000 3,000 2,000
3.40-3.49 3,000 3,000 2,000 2,000 1,500
3.30-3.39 3,000 3,000 2,000 1,500 1,500
3.20-3.29 2,500 2,500 1,500 1,500 1,500
3.10-3.19 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,000
3.00-3.09 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,000

Students who apply, are admitted and enroll in the Honors College are eligible for the amounts listed with the superscript “H” in table above. Scholarship amounts in the chart may include the Honors College and/or Trustee Scholarship.  The Honors Scholarship amount included in the totals range from $1,000 to $5,000. Students will receive a detailed scholarship offer letter after they are admitted to Kent State University. 

To be considered for new freshmen scholarships at the Kent Campus, you must be a U.S. citizen, a full-time student and submit a complete application for admission (including high school transcript, ACT or SAT scores and application fee) by Feb. 1, 2019.  December 2018 is the last acceptable ACT/SAT test date for scholarship consideration.

Scholarship offers and award amounts will be determined by official testing and high school transcript information submitted to Kent State University at the time of application. 

Additionally, students who submit a complete application for admission to Kent State by Feb. 1, 2019 will be considered for the scholarship programs listed below.

Kent State University makes every effort to provide accurate, timely, and current information. However, the University reserves the right to change without notice any statement due to federal, state, or institutional changes in policies, procedures, or regulations.