Scholarships/Aid | College of Aeronautics & Engineering | Kent State University

Scholarships/Aid are available to students at all levels incoming Freshman to Senior Undergraduate, and Graduate, and all majors. Find the scholarships right for you and apply now! View College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) scholarships and apply with a single application. Also below are some of the scholarships/aid that we've found outside of CAE/KSU to help you get started.

For current tuition and Special Course Fees information, please visit the University Fee Register or you may visit the College of Aeronautics and Engineering Flight and Special Course Fees page.

College of Aeronautics and Engineering Scholarships

The College of Aeronautics and Engineering offers scholarships to our students ranging from incoming freshman through senior undergraduate. Varying criteria and areas of study. Apply with a single application! Applications become available in October. Deadline is roughly February 1. Check the webpage for the exact date.

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Additional Scholarships Not Exclusive to CAE/KSU

Here are some scholarships awarded by organizations outside of Kent State University. Please visit their websites for exact criteria and deadlines.

Scholarships for Engineering and Applied Engineering Programs or Aeronautics Programs Students

  • EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) offers two fellowship area opportunities, Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Undergraduate Fellowships, Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Fellowship.
  • Hubstaff offers scholarships for college students currently enrolled in technical or IT programs, minimum 3.5 GPA.
  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering) offers scholarship opportunities. Visit their website to search for scholarships that you qualify for.
  • NASA offers multiple scholarship opportunities with varying criteria, in areas related to both aeronautics and engineering, undergraduate and graduate.

Scholarships for Engineering and Applied Engineering Programs Students

  • AGMA Foundation awards scholarships to outstanding engineering students at the Associate/Technical, Undergraduate, and Graduate levels.
  • American Muscle Four students pursuing an automotive-themed major (mechanical engineering, robotics, etc.) will be selected nationwide to receive a $2,000 award. Two scholarships will be provided every spring semester, followed by two additional scholarships for the fall semester annually. Non-renewable; however, winners may reapply.
  • George Schneider Jr. Industrial Technology Scholarship Award The George Schneider Jr. Industrial Technology Scholarship Award is funded through the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) for a student enrolled full or part-time, and pursuing a bachelor degree in manufacturing engineering, technology or closely related field. One (1) scholarship will be awarded for a student enrolled in the CAE at the Kent campus. To be eligible for consideration student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or greater. Submissions are accepted mid-October via the SME website.
  • NADCA (North American Die Casting Association) offers multiple scholarship opportunities with varying criteria, incoming freshman through graduate, 3 months die casting experience or graduate degree pursuance required.

Scholarships for Aeronautics Programs Students

  • AAAE (American Association of Airport Executives) offers multiple scholarship opportunities with varying awards, undergraduate and graduate level, required affiliations with AAAE.

  • AEA (Aircraft Electronics Association) offers multiple scholarships, with varying criteria, with varying awards, to AEA members.

  • AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) offers several scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate students in science or engineering programs, which includes aeronautics fields of study.

  • ACI-NA (Airports Council International -North America) offers two scholarships, independently administered by other entities, to students pursuing aviation management or related field. Check their website for specific information.

  • AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) both flight training scholarships through AOPA and aviation scholarships through other agencies are listed. AOPA scholarship requires AOPA affiliation and that the applicant to hold a current FAA Student Pilot Certificate at the time of application, among other criteria.

  • CABAA (Chicago Area Business Aviation Association) offers multiple scholarships, with varying criteria, to students pursuing aviation related studies. Please visit the CABAA website for more information.

  • CAE, a Dallas-based aviation training corporation, offers scholarships, and the application can be found on the UAA website here: CAE SimuFlite Scholarship

  • Charlie Wells Memorial Aviation Scholarship Fund offers scholarships of varying amounts to full-time students pursing an aviation oriented field of study.

  • Dahl Fund offers scholarships for current full time students with at least one completed semester, pursuance of aviation related field of study required.

  • EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) offers multiple flight training and college scholarships, varying criteria, incoming freshman through senior undergraduate, pursuance of aviation related field of study.

  • ECOPA (East Central Ohio Pilots Association) $1000-$2000 flight scholarships to be used toward cost of aircraft rental and instructor time, incoming freshman and undergraduate.

  • Figure 1 Foundation offers multiple scholarship opportunities, varying criteria, pre- and post- pilot license acquisition or no license, students may apply/re-apply each year.

  • FlyAccelerated.com lists their Top 100 Aviation and Flight Training Scholarships and Grants.

  • GlobalAir.com offers scholarships to American students who are dedicated to blogging on a weekly basis about flight training, flying, school and their interest in aviation.

  • NATA (National Air Transportation Association) offers the Pioneers of Flight Scholarship, to sophomore or junior undergraduates, minimum 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale), pursuance of aviation field career.

  • NBAA (National Business Aviation Association) offers multiple scholarship opportunities with varying criteria, incoming freshman or undergraduate, pursuance of an aviation related area of study required.

  • NGPA (National Gay Pilot Association) offers multiple scholarship opportunities with varying criteria and varying awards, to students pursuing a career as a professional pilot.

  • NIFA (National Intercollegiate Flying Association) offers a scholarship for NIFA member college students. Please refer to the NIFA website for information.

  • Ninety-Nine (Pilots) offers multiple scholarship opportunities with varying criteria, incoming freshman through graduate, pursuance of aviation or aerospace area of study.

  • NorthWest Data Solutions (NWDS) offers an Aviation Safety Management Scholarship from SMS-Pro for students in pursuance of an aeronautics field of study. Winners may reapply.

  • OAA (Ohio Aviation Association) offers the Norman J. Crabtree Memorial Aviation Scholarship to U.S. citizen students enrolled in an aviation related program at an accredited Ohio technical college or university, such as Kent State University. It is recommended to join OAA as a student member prior to beginning the application.

  • OBAP (Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals) offers multiple scholarships, with varying criteria, to offset costs for college tuition within an aviation-related program or to further training for aspiring aviation professionals.

  • ORBAA (Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association) offers two scholarships for a future "business aviation professional," incoming freshman through senior undergraduate.

  • UAA (University Aviation Association) offers multiple scholarship opportunities with varying criteria, some require enrollment in UAA member school such as Kent State University.

  • Women in Aviation-Cleveland Chapter Please refer to the WAI-CLE website for criteria.

  • Women's Transportation Seminar Scholarship Northeast Ohio Chapter offers local scholarships, winners' applications are forwarded to national level to compete, female currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate program in a transportation-related field among other criteria.