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MAJOR SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Here you'll find available scholarships that are specific to your path of study.

SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE

The annual scholarship deadline occurs on February 1st.

AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS

Accounting Department

To apply for the accounting scholarships listed below, please complete the accounting scholarship application. You only need to fill out the application once to apply for all accounting scholarships listed below unless otherwise indicated. 

APPLY FOR ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIPS

L.A. "Newt" Baker Accounting Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to accounting majors with Junior class standing who are pursing a career in public accounting. Financial need considered. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Scholarship can be applied to tuition, fees, supplies.

Boyd-Conway Memorial Endowment

This scholarship is awarded based on merit.

Clark Endowed Accounting Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to accounting majors with high academic achievement and leadership activities.

Richard E. and Beverly A. Brown Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Richard E. Brown, who was the chair of the Accounting Department from 2000 to 2008. He taught at Kent State for many years prior to becoming department chair. He is missed deeply. This scholarship was established to honor his memory.

James R. Fako Memorial Endowment

This scholarship is awarded to accounting majors based on financial need and scholastic ability.

Richard & Maude Ferry Accounting Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a first-generation college student based upon merit.

Harold Jenkins Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to accounting majors based on scholastic ability, student organization involvement, and other criteria.

J. Edward Mullin Memorial Endowment in Accounting

This scholarship is awarded to an accounting major who has excelled in a taxation course and plans to pursue taxation as a career interest. This award is based on scholastic ability.

Warfield and Company Accounting Scholarship

Scholarship to be awarded to students with at least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrating financial need.

Jean Walford Memorial Endowment

This scholarship is awarded to an accounting major based on scholastic ability, student organization involvement, and other criteria.

The kenneth niemann scholarship

For this scholarship, you must be pursuing a career in either the finance or accounting industry. You also must have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.

APPLY FOR THE KENNETH NIEMANN SCHOLARSHIP (PDF)

Accounting Excellence Awards

Each year, the Accounting Department distributes a number of these awards to recognize the achievement of our accounting majors. The number of awards and the amount of the awards vary each year based on contributions.

Financial Executive Institute Award

No application is required for this award. The department will select an outstanding finance or accounting student looking for a career as a financial executive.

Carl E. Bartlow Memorial Scholarship

Harvey Bazaar Scholarship

Deloitte & Touche, LLP Endowed Scholarship

Ey LLP Endowed Scholarship

KPMG, LLP Endowed Scholarship

E.O. Mullin Endowed Scholarship

Lewandowski & Company Endowed Scholarship

William C. Stevens Jr. Endowed Scholarship

Economics Department

You only need to fill out the application once to apply for the economics scholarships listed below. Some scholarships may require a separate application.

APPLY FOR ECONOMICS SCHOLARSHIPS (PDF)

Alois L. Zaremba, Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a College of Business Administration Junior or Senior with an Economics major or minor who has a cumulative GPA of 3.o or higher. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need and who come from an urban area. Students may reapply for this scholarship.

Brian Kent Memorial Scholarship

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a declared economics major having completed at least 45 credit hours and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Dr. Harold R. & Dorothy Williams Economics Award

This renewable book scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate economics major in his/her junior or senior year who is in good academic standing and has financial need.

ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior Economics major with a minimum 2.75 GPA with financial need verified by the FAFSA. Selection will also be based on a faculty recommendation and GPA.

The Kopsak Family Economics Scholarship

Scholarship recipients shall be selected on the basis of: a full time student in the COBA who is a declared Economics major. Recipients will be selected by the scholarship committee at the discretion of the Department of Economics.

Finance Department

You only need to fill out the application once to apply for the finance scholarships listed below. Some scholarships may require a separate application.

APPLY FOR FINANCE SCHOLARSHIPS (PDF)

Cleveland Chapter Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPCU)

This scholarship supports a full-time Kent State University student enrolled in the College of Business Administration or in Insurance Studies program in their junior or senior year of study. Preference will be given to students who have completed an internship in the Insurance field. Applicants must maintain a minimum GPA of  3.0 or greater and demonstrate financial need. Preference shall be given to applicants from Northeast Ohio.

Financial Executive Institute Award

No application is required for this award. The department will select an outstanding finance or accounting student looking for a career as a financial executive.

The Kenneth Niemann Scholarship

For this scholarship, you must be pursuing a career in either the finance or accounting industry. You also must have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.

National Interstate Insurance Leadership Scholarship

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be enrolled full-time at any Kent State campus a sophomore, junior or senior class standing or a postgraduate student returning to pursue an undergraduate business degree or a Bachelor of Science degree in Insurance Studies. You also must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. A preference will be given to you if you are involved with campus or community leadership activities.

Pentella Family Scholarship in Finance

This scholarship will support a full time undergraduate Finance major with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA who has financial need as demonstrated by a FAFSA. Preference is given to students attending the Kent campus.

Management and Information Systems (MIS) Department

For all scholarships that require the Universal Scholarship Application to apply, you only need to fill out the application once to apply for all management and information systems scholarships. Some scholarships may require a separate application.

Center for Information Systems Leadership Awards

If you are a computer information systems major or minor who holds a leadership position with the Management Information Systems Association or any other IT leadership roles, you may be eligible for these awards. You can be nominated by faculty, students, administrators, employers, community leaders, etc.

APPLY FOR THE CENTER FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS LEADERSHIP AWARD SCHOLARSHIP (PDF)

Center for Information Systems Certification Reimbursement

For these 5 awards, you must be a computer information systems major or minor who has completed at least six hours in your information systems courses. Preference will be given if you are a member of MISA and/or have IT-related experience.

APPLY FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION REIMBURSEMENT (PDF)

Center for Information Systems Tuition Scholarships

If you are currently a computer information systems major, then you may be eligible for these awards. Up to six awards are planned. 

APPLY FOR CENTER FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS (PDF)

After filling out the Tuition Scholarships application, please send the Scholarship Reference Form (PDF) to your reference and have them fill it out digitally. 

Center for Information Systems Support for Ph.D. Students

To be eligible for this award, you must be a Ph.D. student in management systems with a concentration in information systems looking to petition the committee for support to engage in research or other professional activity. There is only one scholarship available.

APPLY FOR CENTER FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS SUPPORT FOR PH.D. STUDENTS (PDF)

The Krista Gesaman And Roger Bryan Scholarship

This scholarship will support a full time Marketing or Computer Information Systems major with a minimum 3.00 GPA.


Business Management

Angelo and Joyce Kinicki Scholarship

You may be eligible for this one-time scholarship if you are an Ohio resident with financial need. Additional requirements include a being a full-time, undergraduate senior majoring in management with a minimum 3.3 overall GPA.

APPLY FOR THE ANGELO AND JOYCE KINICKI SCHOLARSHIP (PDF)

Thomas Kelty Memorial Apics Scholarship

In order to be eligible for this award, you must be a junior business management major with financial need and academic achievements.

APPLY FOR THE THOMAS KELTY MEMORIAL APICS SCHOLARSHIP (PDF)

Marketing and Entrepreneurship Department

You only need to fill out the application once to apply for the finance scholarships listed below. Some scholarships may require a separate application.

APPLY FOR MARKETING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS (PDF)


ENTREPRENEURSHIP

DONALD S. GRANT TRAVEL AWARD AND SCHOLARSHIP

If you are an entrepreneurship major or minor, you may qualify for this award. You must also have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5. The award is split between tuition and travel expenses to interact with entrepreneurs. The scholarship recipient will work with the CEBI director for approval of travel.

APPLY FOR THE DONALD S. GRANT TRACEL AWARD AND SCHOLARSHIP (PDF)

THE JAMES & PHYLLIS DIFIORE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

For this scholarship, you must be a junior or senior with a preference given to an entrepreneurship major with at least a 2.5 GPA and financial need determined by completion of the FAFSA.

Link Keehfus, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in Entrepreneurship 

This scholarship requires that you be an entrepreneurship major or minor of at least junior class standing (minimum 60 hours) with at least a 3.0 overall GPA. Other considerations include: you must be a US citizen, an Ohio resident, demonstrate financial need and be willing to mentor a high school student.

RAY'S PLACE SCHOLARSHIP

You will receive first priority for this scholarship if you are an entrepreneurship major and second priority if you are a marketing major. For this scholarship, you must be a full-time junior or senior with financial need, work a minimum of 15 hours a week and have at least a 2.6 cumulative GPA.

TIM EIPPERT SCHOLARSHIP FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

You are eligible for this scholarship if you are an entrepreneurship major and have completed at least 30 credit hours prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

TIM EIPPERT SECOND ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

You are eligible for this scholarship if you are an entrepreneurship major and have completed at least 30 credit hours prior to the beginning of the fall semester. Funds will be applied to your tuition and fees.


MARKETING

AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION OF AKRON SCHOLARSHIP

To be qualified for this scholarship, you must be a full-time student majoring in marketing in your junior or senior year of study. You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a GPA of 3.0 in your major course of study.

CLEVELAND CHAPTER CHARTERED PROPERTY AND CASUALTY UNDERWRITERS (CPCU)

You are eligible for this award if you are a junior or senior full-time student enrolled in the College of Business Administration or the Insurance Studies program. You must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or greater and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to you if you have completed an internship in the insurance field and if you are from Northeast Ohio.

GARY M. GALE ASSOCIATES, INC. MARKETING SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a marketing major of junior or senior class standing with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Priority will be given if you have demonstrated leadership and service to Kent State and the surrounding community.

MICKEY DOVER SCHOLARSHIP

If you are a marketing major with an interest in organizational communications and/or public relations, you may be eligible to apply for this scholarship. You need to have at 30 hours completed by the start of the fall semester and a minimum 3.0 GPA.

THE NANCY MARTIN BECKWITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is for you if you are a marketing major with at least a 3.0 overall GPA and have completed at least 30 credit hours by the start of the fall semester. You must also demonstrate leadership and community service. Priority will be given if you are female.

RAY'S PLACE SCHOLARSHIP

You will receive first priority for this scholarship if you are an entrepreneurship major and second priority if you are a marketing major. For this scholarship, you must be a full-time junior or senior with financial need, work a minimum of 15 hours a week and have at least a 2.6 cumulative GPA.

THE KRISTA GESAMAN AND ROGER BRYAN SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship will support a full time Marketing or Computer Information Systems major with a minimum 3.00 GPA.