Academic Library Association of Ohio Diversity Scholarship Award
ALAO values diversity in its membership, in the profession, and in future library professionals. For that reason, we offer a $1,500 scholarship to a promising student enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS program who exemplifies the qualities needed to ensure a diverse library workforce. A qualified candidate will demonstrate diversity in one or more ways, including, but not limited to: race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, life experience, physical ability.
AIGA Worldstudio scholarships benefit students with demonstrated financial need who are studying photography, illustration, and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Though not a requirement, minority status is a signiﬁcant factor considered in jury decisions. AIGA considers race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability, age, and other factors that shape creative perspective and professional experience when reviewing minority status.
Akron Urban League Kent State University Scholarship
This is available to minority students (African American, Hispanic, or Native American) from the Akron or Barberton public school systems.
Albert E. Fitzpatrick Endowed Scholarship
This is awarded to a minority Journalism student in their sophomore, junior or senior year. Preference will be given to those demonstrating leadership on campus or in the community.
American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship
Spectrum specifically addresses the underrepresentation of librarians of color within the current workforce. Applicant must be American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander. The iSchool at Kent State will make an additional financial contribution to the students who are awarded this scholarship.
Black Alumni Chapter Scholarship
This is awarded to African-American undergraduate students with high level of participation and involvement in community service activities.
Bragg Family Scholarship
This scholarship was created by the Bragg Family to award one scholarship per year to a well deserving Kent State University student. Preference is given to current African American students.
Chandler Second Chance Scholarship
This is a four-year renewable scholarship available to incoming freshmen from Oakland, California. Eligible students will be male and African American who demonstrate financial need. Their parent or guardian will have an annual income of $30,000 or less. Eligible students will be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents. Rehabilitated students are encouraged to apply.
Clarence D. Rogers Diversity Scholarship Fund
To be considered for this scholarship, recipients must have a minimum 2.5 GPA based on a 4.0 GPA scale. Preference will be given to students expressing an interest in labor management or labor relations management. The scholarship shall be awarded to an under-represented student. To be considered for the scholarship, individuals must complete the online Kent State University Student Financial Aid Scholarship Application.
Devin C.G. Moore Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an underrepresented minority student pursuing a degree in journalism, with first preference to a student interested in broadcast journalism.
Dr. Blancca Moore-Velez Woman of Substance Scholarship
The candidate for this scholarship must be an African-American female aged 35+, be an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited college or university, possess a GPA of 3.0 or above, and must be United States citizen.
First In The Family Freedom From Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial Scholarship
$2500 scholarships will be awarded to students of color (African American, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American) who identify as agnostic, atheist, humanist and/or secular.
iSchool Alumni & Friends Council Endowed Minority Scholarship
The Alumni & Friends Council scholarship is based on capacity to achieve academic and professional goals and potential for leadership on campus or in the community. Preference will be given to ethnic minority students (i.e., African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian American).
Kent State University/Akron Branch of NAACP Scholarship
This is available to incoming freshmen minority students (African American, Hispanic or Native American), who are currently attending high school within the Akron Public School District, or a student who lives within the Akron Public School District and attends a private or parochial school.
Lagrant Foundation Scholarships
Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible if they are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or DACA recipient. Students must be African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American/Alaska Native. Students must major in advertising, marketing, or public relations.
Lewis & Dona Williams Endowed Scholarship
This is awarded to a Visual Communication Design or Photography student. Preference will be given to students who self-identify as African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian.
LIN Television Corporation Minority Scholarship & Training Program
This is a scholarship program designed to help educate and train outstanding minority candidates who seek to enter the television broadcast field.
Medical Mutual of Ohio Endowed Scholarship
This is awarded to African American, Hispanic, or Native American students who are returning Kent State University students.
National Association of Black Journalists
To be eligible, you must be a current NABJ member ($40 for membership), have at least one year of school remaining at the time of the application submission, and be majoring in journalism, media, or a communications-related discipline with interest of pursuing a career in journalism or media.
Ohio Newspaper Association Minority Scholarship
The Ohio Newspapers Foundation will award a scholarship to a minority high school senior in Ohio who plans to major in a field relevant to the newspaper industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program at an Ohio college or university.
Oscar Ritchie Memorial Scholarship
The Oscar Ritchie Memorial Scholarship is a merit-based, Kent Campus scholarship available to incoming freshmen who are a member of an underrepresented population in higher education (African-American, Hispanic, or Native American).
Petta and Ron Khouw Scholarship
This scholarship goes to an underrepresented minority MLIS student with focus in Reference Librarians or Academic Librarians-Reference Services.
Portage County NAACP / Kent State University Scholarship
This is awarded to a graduating senior from a Portage County, Ohio high school who is a member of an underrepresented population in higher education (African-American, Hispanic, or Native American).
Robert G. McGruder Minority Endowed Scholarship
This is awarded to a minority student planning a career in newspaper, magazines, broadcast news or photojournalism. Based on academic achievement, professional promise and need.
School of Information iSeed Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is available to students who are veterans and/or are from underrepresented groups in their first semester of the MLIS or MS program in the School of Information at Kent State. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be admitted to the Kent State University MLIS or MS program. Applications can be made at any time, but will not be reviewed until after admission.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation
This is awarded to a graduating high school senior planning to attend an accredited four-year institution.
The National Press Club Diversity Scholarship
The National Press Club Diversity Scholarship for Studies in Journalism encourages further diversity in journalism and includes a one-time $500 book stipend.
The Ron Brown Scholarship
This is available to talented and economically-challenged high school African American seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship.
Women of Substance Scholarship
The candidate for this scholarship must be an African-American female aged 35+, be an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited college or university, possess a GPA of 3.0 or above, and must be a United States citizen.