Externally Offered Scholarships

Note: The following scholarships are external, and are not available only to Kent State Ashtabula students. They represent only a small portion of the external scholarships that might be available to students. PLEASE GO TO ScholarshipUniverse OR TO THE INDIVIDUAL SCHOLARSHIP LINKS BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION

American Business Women's Scholarship

Beatitude House Scholars

    College Now Greater Cleveland Adult Learner Program


    Don't Text and Drive Scholarship


    • Application deadline: September 30, 2023.
    • For information or to apply, click here

      Florence Allen Scholarship Program

      • For more information or to apply, click here.

      Jacqueline Ann McTrusty-Nazor Memorial Scholarship

        Robert D. Kruse Memorial Scholarship


        PHNCF (Primary Health Network Charitable Foundation) Scholarships

        • For more information, click here.

        The Preston Family Annual College Scholarship


        • Completed applications must be received by May 3, 2021 in order to be considered.
        • The Preston Family Annual College Scholarship awards scholarships up to the amount of $2,500 each.
        • Available to first-year or returning college students
        • There is a two-year award limitation.
        • For more information, click here. (PDF)

        The Sallie Mae Fund's Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program

        In partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, this scholarship program helps increase access and completion of higher education among students of color and those from underserved communities.


        • Available to minority students and those from marginalized or underserved communities, including Black, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, low-income, first generation, and students from rural communities, among others.
        • U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
        • Pell Grant-eligible
        • For more information, click here. (PDF)
        • To apply, click here.

        Jay Sartini Memorial Scholarship Presented by AcBE


        • Minimum GPA: 3.0
        • Business or Entrepreneurial Degree
        • Senior graduating from an Ashtabula County high school or second-year Kent State Ashtabula business student
        • One-page letter of request explaining why they believe they deserve the award
        • Two (2) letters of recommendation
        • Student Aid Report
        • Record of community services
        • Submissions should be mailed to Ashtabula County Business Exchange Attn: Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 554, Ashtabula, OH 44005-0554
        • For more information, click here.

        Ursuline Sisters Scholars


        • Income below 200% of the poverty level
        • Student academic program must be Pell Grant eligible.
        • Education: Cumulative GPA of 2.0 if currently enrolled in a post-secondary program. Cumulative High School GPA of 2.5 if graduated in the last 2.5 years
        • Enrolled in an approved program of study if attending a technical school
        • For more information, click here.  To apply, click here.

        Zonta Club of Ashtabula Area - Club Scholarship


        Zonta JMK Women in Business Scholarship


        Zonta Women in STEM Scholarship


        Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs 


        • For 16 to 19 year olds.
        • For more information or to apply, click here.