Merit Scholarships for First-Time Students from Ohio for Fall 2024
You will be considered for first-year student merit scholarships if you apply to Kent State University by March 15, 2024. You must apply and be admitted to Kent State University by December 1, 2023 to be considered for an invitation to apply to the Honors College.
You must be classified as an Ohio resident for tuition, be a U.S. citizen, declare a bachelor’s degree-granting major, and plan to enroll full-time at the Kent Campus.
Merit scholarships can be applied only to tuition, instructional and general fees. If a combination of the merit scholarship and any other tuition award exceeds the cost of tuition at Kent State University, the scholarship may be reduced or cancelled. If you will be the recipient of a Kent State University Employee Tuition Benefit Waiver, NEOMED employee tuition benefit or a tuition waiver offered by another college or university, your tuition scholarship offer will be reduced or cancelled.
Test-Optional Scores & Test Score Impact on Scholarships
Kent State is test-optional, meaning students are not required to submit standardized test scores (SAT and/or ACT). If you have test scores, you can request that your scores not be used in your admission decision. If submitted, the latest test scores that will be accepted for scholarship purposes is December 2023. Test scores taken after December 2023 will not be considered in the scholarship review process.
Kent State will provide you with our best scholarship offer, regardless of whether test scores are used in your admission decision.
Each of the scholarship programs listed below are competitive. Awards are not guaranteed.