Salem Community Foundation Tuition Grant

Kent State Salem students living within the Salem City, West Branch, South Range, United and Leetonia Village school districts (for at least one year) can apply for the Salem Community Foundation Tuition Grant Program.

Application guidelines:

  1. Each applicant must be a permanent resident of an applicable school district for at least one year; be pursuing your associate or a first bachelor degree; and attend Kent State Salem. This program is for the fall and spring semesters only. 
  2. Scholarships are available for students in all programs.
  3. There is no minimum GPA requirement for new freshmen students, but current Kent State Salem students and transfer students must have a 2.00 cumulative GPA. Early admission students are not eligible for this grant.

*Starting Fall 2024

New 2024 High School Graduates will be automatically awarded $500.00 for the Fall; for future terms, award amounts will be based on Application Guidelines and Award Guidelines.

Award guidelines:

Salem Courses Cost x 20% = Max Amount 
Salem Courses Cost - Financial Aid (scholarships, grants) = Remainder Balance
*If aid received is more than the cost of Salem courses, the student will be denied based on need. 
Students will receive the maximum amount based on the percentage or the remainder balance amount, whichever is the lesser amount allowed.

Students will have to have a Profile set up in Scholarship Universe before awarding.

Scholarship Universe

If approved, you will receive further instructions via Kent State email, on accepting the award and completing your Thank-You Letter through Scholarship Universe.

The deadline to apply for the SCF Tuition Grant Program for:

  • Fall 2024 is Sept. 1, 2024
  • Spring 2025 is Jan. 27, 2025

* Please contact Angel Barcey, 330-337-4209, to submit your application using your Kent State email. Personal email addresses will not be accepted.

* You may also print and mail your application to Kent State University at Salem 2491 St. Rt. 45 South Salem, OH 44460.

* Students who completed a SCF application for Fall 2024 do not need to complete an application for Spring 2025.

Salem Community Foundation Tuition Grant Application