Scholarship Videos

Exploring scholarships, crafting scholarship essays or preparing to accept your scholarship awards? You’re in the right place. Demystify the complexities of scholarships with these tips and tricks. 

How to Search for Scholarships

Kent State University offers a variety of scholarship options that students can pursue via ScholarshipUniverse. This video provides guidance to maximize your scholarship search opportunities at Kent State.

How to Write an Effective Scholarship Essay

This video is a recording of a Kent State presentation on 11/18/2020.  This video will help you share your story and write better essays for scholarship applications.

How Do I Accept My Scholarship Award in FlashLine?

Follow the instructions below to review the detailed scholarship eligibility and renewal criteria and to accept or decline your scholarship offer.  Your response will guarantee funding of your scholarship award.

  1. Sign in to your FlashLine account at
  2. Select “Student” from the menu on the left.
  3. Choose “Finances” and then “Scholarships & Financial Aid.”
  4. Click on “Financial Aid Awards – view, accept or decline financial aid awards,” select the appropriate Award Year and click “Submit.”
  5. Click on the “Terms and Conditions” tab to review and acknowledge that you accept the terms and conditions of receiving financial aid.
  6. Next, click the "Accept Award Offer" tab.
  7. Click on the name of the scholarship and carefully read the eligibility and renewal criteria for that award.
  8. If you agree to the scholarship criteria, choose Accept from the drop-down menu next to each award.
  9. If you do not agree to the scholarship criteria or you will not attend the Kent Campus of Kent State University, choose Decline from the drop-down menu.
  10. You must accept or decline each scholarship award separately. Once you accept or decline an award, you cannot go back and change your response. You must email if you need to change your answer.