College of Aeronautics and Engineering Scholarships



The Clinton Van Deusen scholarship is available to students pursuing a major in Applied Engineering in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering.

David McFarland Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time Kent State University student pursuing a baccalaureate degree in any major in the Aeronautics program in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering. The recipient must demonstrate financial need through completion of the FAFSA form in the Office of Student Financial Aid. The scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for the duration of the time he or she receives the scholarship.

Gary Rich Applied Engineering Scholarship

Eligible student must be an Applied Engineering major from Ohio who best demonstrates the attributes that will enable a student to become a successful engineer as reflected in the vision of Dr. Darwin Boyd.

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 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.

Lubrizol Foundation Scholarship

Awarded to juniors or seniors in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering pursuing the Innovation or Sustainability minors. The award is applied to tuition only and is granted based on established academic achievement and/or academic potential or the financial need of exceptional students.

Michael S. Dragomier Endowed Scholarship

Must be a full-time Kent State University student who is enrolled in courses at Kent campus majoring in Applied Engineering. The recipient must be a current member of the American Foundry Society, and be recommended by the current Foundry Educational Foundation Key Professor.


This scholarship was established to assist female students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics with funds to supplement tuition, books, or other necessary materials associated with costs related to their program of study.  Recipients shall be selected on the basis of the following criteria: minimum junior standing in the Aeronautics major in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering, demonstrated financial need verifiable by FAFSA, a letter of recommendation from the Academic Program Director, Aeronautics Division, CAE, and participation in Women in Aviation, and/or student organizations related to the major.

Paul J. Conley Scholarship

The Paul J. Conley Scholarship is awarded to outstanding students in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering. Eligible students include incoming freshman, returning freshman, sophomore, juniors and seniors.

Richard "Dick" Schwabe Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Schwabe Endowed Scholarship Fund was established for the encouragement of students enrolled in the Division of Aeronautics, and more specifically the flight technology concentration who have demonstrated the capacity and motivation to achieve educational and professional goals, and the initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress. Scholarship recipients must meet the following criteria: earned private pilot rating or higher, junior academic standing, cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater, demonstrated financial need verifiable by a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), completed one page essay entitled, "The Love of Flying" to be attached to the general CAE scholarship application.


Awarded to U.S. Armed Forces Veteran with Honorable Discharge not eligible for 9/11 benefits pursuing degree in Aeronautics with a concentration in Flight Technology. Should the applicant pool not yield a qualified candidate a United States Armed Forces veteran with an honorable discharge would be eligible. DD 214 required to prove eligibility.

THOMAS H. HODANOVAC Endowed Scholarship Fund

The recipient of the scholarship will be a full-time student enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics. Award based on merit and academic achievement.  Student must maintain a minimum of 2.5 cumulative grade point average.