School of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Studies Scholarships

Programs in the School of TLC include: Adolescent & Young Adult Education, Career Technical Teacher Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Literacy Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, Middle Childhood Education and Physical Education & Sport Performance. Not all scholarships are open for applications every semester. Click on Apply to see availability.

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Dr. Thomas E. and Peggy J. Hyde Scholarship in Vocational Education

The scholarship shall be provided for up to four students per semester (including summer session) to receive $1000 each per semester until graduation (limit 4 years) with a major in Career Technical Teacher Education. Preference for students who have a financial need and have graduated from the following schools in order of priority: Baxter Elementary, Canton Lincoln, McKinley, Timken or children of graduates from these schools. Any graduate from the Kent State Stark Campus Technical Curriculum. Any graduate from the Licking County or Fairfield County Technical schools.

The School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies Award Fund

Scholarship awarded to students majoring in one of the school's programs, and in good standing with both the university and in their major.

Middle Childhood & Adolescent & Young Adult Scholarship

Scholarship for undergraduate students enrolled in Middle Childhood Education (MCED) Advanced Study (licensure) program or the Adolescent and Young Adult (ADED) Advanced Study (licensure) program.

Dr. Robert W. and Janine G. Obee Education Scholarship

This scholarship will be selected on the basis of being a declared undergraduate Early Childhood Education major in any class standing; incoming freshman must rank in the Top 10% of their graduating class, or be in the 90th or above percentile ACT or equivalent score; sophomores, juniors, and seniors must maintain a 3.5 GPA; renewable by new application; extreme financial need as defined by current federal formulas or as determined by the Office of Financial Aid; graduates of small public schools whose graduating class was less than 200 students.

Early Childhood Education Emergency Award

This fund will support Early Childhood Education students who have been accepted and are enrolled in the Advanced Study Program in the School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, and are experiencing financial hardship or crisis making it difficult to complete their education.

The James W. Heddens Scholarship in Mathematics Education

Scholarship for a College of Education, Health and Human Services graduate student in a Math Education program (C&I/MTHE, ECDE/STMT, SEED/MATH). Selection will be made based on applicant's resume submission and essay response to a question crafted by Dr. Heddens. Funds may be applied to typical attendance costs including travel expenses, conference fees, costs associated with leadership opportunities, thesis and/or dissertation work while attending Kent State University.

The Widenor Family Trust Scholarship

Scholarship for an undergraduate student enrolled in the School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies within the College of EHHS, pursuing an education degree with intentions to teach.

Elizabeth Mancuso Middle Childhood Education Scholarship

Scholarship to support students majoring in Middle Childhood Education.

The Ruby J. Johnson Hawkins Scholarship in Early Childhood Education

Scholarship for a Kent State University full-time, upperclassman studying Early Childhood Education and must maintain a 2.75 GPA.

McFarland Early Childhood Education

A Kent State University junior or senior undergraduate student enrolled in the College of Education, Health and Human Services and majoring in Early Childhood Education. Recipients must have a minimum 2.75 GPA to be considered.

Charles Grigas Scholarship in Vocational Education

Scholarship awards to worthy students used to offset the cost of tuition leading to either certification or degree requirements. Must be a CTTE student who has successfully completed 24 semester hours of vocational coursework with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

Judith L. Oslin Scholarship

Scholarship for Physical Education and/or combined Physical Education and Health Education Major (HPE), with outstanding leadership and service and has completed 2 or more semesters with a 2.75 GPA or better. Priority given to student from Cleveland, Ohio or other Ohio urban area.

Dave Toothaker Alumni Scholarship

Full-time Kent State University students with a junior class standing and a minimum of 60 credit hours completed. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and majoring in Physical Education Professional (PEP), with a concentration in either Physical Education Teacher Education or Health and Physical Education Teacher Education.

Grace Louise Smith Scholarship Fund

Scholarship to support a student in good standing in the School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies majoring in Integrated Social Studies. The scholarship shall begin in the freshman year and continue through to graduation. The scholarship is based on financial need.

The Rod and Diane Dammeyer GED Scholars Fund

Intended to advance educational opportunities for GED Scholars to Kent State University.

Early Childhood Education

For students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program, must be in good academic standing both with the university and within their major.

Lillian Pollack Cawley Early Childhood Education Scholarship

Scholarship for a student majoring in Early Childhood Education, pursuing either a BS in Education, master’s in education, Master of Arts, or Master of Teaching. Awarded to the student with greatest financial need provided the student maintains a GPA of 3.0.

The Glen R. and Fredericka M. Lindquist School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies Scholarship for Int'l Study

This scholarship shall be awarded to students during their student teaching semester who are enrolled in the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching program (COST) and majoring in one of the following: Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, or Adolescent and Young Adult Education. Recipients must have a minimum 3.2 GPA. Applicants must submit a one-page essay detailing why they want to teach abroad, and preference will be given to students who have not previously traveled outside of the United States.

Rose B. Arnold & Lucille Arnold Wilson Graduate Scholarship

Scholarship fund to support Kent State University students returning for a Master of Art in Teaching (MAT) degree. Must be an education major, minimum GPA of 3.0, demonstration of financial need, and written essay focusing on the intent of the scholarship.

Stanley and Deborah Gudel May 4th Memorial Scholarship in Education

Scholarship for students enrolled in Early, Middle, or Adolescent & Young Adult education who have and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

The Phyllis Consoli Stevens Education Scholarship

Scholarship support for students enrolled in the College of Education, Health & Human Services, with a preference for an Early Childhood Education major and 1st generation college student.

The Alice Troyan Eterovich Scholarship in Physical Education in the College of EHHS

A Kent State student majoring in Physical Education in the College of Education, Health and Human Services and has a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference is for female students.

Marion Van Campen Scholarship

Scholarship for a student enrolled in the College of EHHS in Middle Childhood education and has successfully completed one semester of classes.

Ethel Mary Kotis Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for a female, Ohio resident, majoring in Early Childhood, Middle Childhood or Adolescent to Young Adult Education. Must have a junior or senior standing, have financial need and a GPA in the upper quarter of her class.

B Seidel End Scholarship in Health and Physical Education

Scholarship for a student in the Physical Education or Health and Physical Education major with additional emphasis on academic achievement, professionalism, and leadership.

Claire Yost Anderson Scholarship

Scholarship for full-time graduate student whose intention/goal is to teach in America's classrooms and/or laboratories, preferably diverse economically, racially or culturally, and in the specialized disciplines of music, dance, art or physical education.

Diane Burbick Scholarship

Scholarship with a first preference going to a female Kent State University student from the Six District Educational Compact; either she participated in The Diane Burbick Math and Science conference for Middle School Girls; or is in the Compact's Teaching Professions College Tech Prep initiative with the desire to teach math and/or science. Should be an undergraduate student with preference given to an incoming freshman student, admitted to and enrolled in a teacher licensure program in the College of Education, Health and Human Services that leads specifically to licensure in mathematics and/or science. Currently this includes integrated mathematics, integrated science, earth science, life science, life science/chemistry, physical science, and middle childhood education with a concentration in either mathematics or science or both.

Allen & Henrietta Dickie Scholarship in Education

This scholarship shall be awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in the School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies within the College of Education, Health and Human Services; with financial need; renewable for up to four years coinciding with his/her senior year; preference will be given to a non-traditional student, specifically a single parent or someone from a large family with limited financial resources.

Mary K. Deisman memorial scholarship in Integrated Mathematics

Scholarship for student enrolled in either the undergraduate Integrated Mathematics program (IMTH) in the Advanced Study Phase or the Master of Arts in Teaching program (MAT) with licensure in Integrated Mathematics. Undergraduate minimum GPA of 2.75, Graduate GPA of 3.0. Preference may be given to support student(s) with financial need. May be awarded to multiple students dependent upon available funds.

David Mulvaney Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for a high merit MAT student. Preference given to a student born in Ohio and with financial need, as demonstrated by the FAFSA. Applied to any expense associated with attending Kent State University.

Alice Sturgill Van Deusen Scholarship

The scholarship recipient shall be a student in good standing pursuing a degree in the College of Education, Health and Human Services. The student shall be a U.S. citizen.

The Katherine and Stephen Steiert Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for a student with a sophomore standing or above (including graduate students) with a 3.0 GPA majoring in Adolescent and Young Adult Education. Funds to be applied to tuition.

Herbert E. & Eloise C. Hurd Scholarship

Scholarship recipients should have a junior or senior standing, enrolled full time (during the academic year the award is activated) in a declared major that prepares the recipient to teach in Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, or education with a minimum GPA of 3.5. The intent of this scholarship is to encourage and support non-traditional students, first preference will be given to qualified mature applicants at least thirty years old who have entered the University after other life experiences and who meet the criteria.

Betty S. Truog Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for students majoring in physical education and plan to teach at the elementary, secondary or post-secondary level. Recipients must have junior, senior, or graduate level rank, have a 3.0 GPA or better, must have participated in intramural and/or intercollegiate sports. The scholarship will be awarded to two students.

Martha Thompson Corbett Scholarship

Merit based scholarship for a student who has completed at least 30 credit hours, has declared a major in either Early or Middle Childhood education, has a minimum 3.3 GPA, is an Ohio resident, and has volunteered in teaching or community service in any area. It is renewable for one year if GPA minimum is met.