Computer Science Scholarships

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Quick Check for Eligibility

  • If you fulfill all the fields in the scholarship's column, you will be eligible for that particular scholarship. More information about the scholarships can be found below this table. Click here to link to Scholarship Application.

Scholarship Name

Richard A. and Tena W. Dowding

John Sechrist

Clayton and Audrey Hine

Undergraduate/Graduate

either

either

either

Full/Part time

either

either

full time

GPA Restriction

none

3.0

none

Demonstrate Financial Need, file FAFSA form

yes

no

no

Geographic Restriction

Canton/Akron area

none

none

Can be Applied to

n/a

tuition, room, board

tuition, room, board, fees, books, supplies and any travel expenses relating to Kent State University

*Scholarship Application will open on November 1, 2019 and close on February 28, 2020 for disbursement in May (for 2020-2021 academic year).*

Awards will be announced in May of each academic year, and will be applied to the the student's Bursar account to be used the following academic year.  Applications will become active on November 1 (link at the bottom of this page) and close on February 28 for May disbursement.  Award amounts may vary from year to year.  All awards are distributed through the student's KSU Bursar account.

 

RICHARD A. AND TENA W. DOWDING SCHOLARSHIP

  • This endowment fund's award is determined by its annual earnings.This scholarship is to go to an undergraduate or graduate Kent State University Computer Science student from the Canton or Akron, Ohio who can demonstrate financial need through the completion of the FAFSA form.  The recipient will be a student who demonstrates mentoring and lifelong learning behavior and strong collaboration and knowledge sharing with his peers, faculty and staff.  

THE JOHN SECHRIST SCHOLARSHIP FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE

  • This fund will award annually until 2023.  Applicants will be computer science majors at Kent State University, either graduate or undergraduate, with at least a 3.0 GPA. The award may be applied to tuition or room and board.  

CLAYTON AND AUDREY HINE SCHOLARSHIP IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

  • This endowment fund's award is determined by its annual earnings.  Applicants should be fulltime undergraduate or graduate computer science majors and may be used to support tuition, room and board, fees, books and supplies and travel expenses related to attending school at Kent State University. 

Application

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  • Note: You may work on the form and save it and return to it later, but once you "submit", you will not be able to retrieve it for editing. Please save it as you go along and exit the form, but do not submit until you are absolutely sure you are ready to release it.
  • Note:  You may apply for all three if you qualify without having to complete the application three times.  Just mention in one of the comment boxes that you would like to be considered for all three (or two of your choice) scholarships.
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