CAE Scholarships for Incoming Freshman

Applications for all scholarships offered by the College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) are accepted roughly October 1 through February 1, unless otherwise noted.

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).

The CAE scholarship application deadlines are in line with Kent Student University scholarship application deadlines unless otherwise noted. For more information, please visit the Student Financial Aid website.

How to Apply

Dr. Guion S. Bluford , Jr. Minority Aeronautics Scholarship

Awarded to graduating high school seniors who will be incoming Kent State University student enrolled in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering. Preference will be given to African American or Hispanic students with  an interested in Aerospace Engineering or another Aeronautics related degree. Recipients shall have a minimum non-weighted high school grade point average of 3.5. This award is renewable for 3 additional years by maintaining full-time status with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Recipients must maintain an affiliation with a professional organization in their area of study.

The Leland Keller Scholarship Award

The Leland Keller Scholar Award is awarded annually to two (2) incoming freshman students pursuing any major in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering. Students must remain enrolled in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering for the entire award year, or forfeit the award. Minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA, 25 ACT composite, or 1130 combined critical reading and math on SAT. The amount of the award is $1,500.00 for the academic year.

Adam M. McFarland Scholarship

An incoming student in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering (any major) with a high school GPA of at least 3.0. Preference given to a first-generation, minority student from either a Portage County or Cuyahoga County high school. This scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient maintains a 2.75 GPA at Kent State and performs yearly community service, with distributions as follows for a four-year period: $1,000 for the first year; $1,500 for the second year; $1,750 for the third year, and $2,250 for the fourth year. There is also an experiential learning/community volunteer expectation for renewal.