Geauga Campus Scholarship Criteria

Bates Family Scholarship

  • Graduate of a Geauga County high school (with preference given to graduates from Berkshire High School)
  • Preference will be given to students who are participating in the Rising Scholars program at Kent State University Geauga
  • Enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours
  • FAFSA on file
  • 3.0 minimum GPA for high school or college
  • Deadline May 15

Berkshire Promise Scholarship

  • Current graduate of Berkshire High School, not prior to 2018
  • Enrolled at Kent State University Geauga Campus
  • 2.0 minimum GPA
  • Deadline May 15

Geauga Growth Partnership, Inc. Intern Scholarship

  • Preference given to students that have successfully completed the GGP High School Internship program
  • Enrolled at Kent State University Geauga
  • 2.5 minimum GPA
  • If no student is enrolled at Kent State Geauga, then a GGP Intern enrolled at any Kent Campus may be considered
  • Deadline May 15

Kent State University Geauga and Twinsburg Academic Center Advisory Board Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled at the Geauga Campus or Twinsburg Academic Center
  • Preference given to participants in the Rising Scholars Program
  • Previously completed at least 12 credit hours
  • FAFSA on file
  • 2.5 minimum GPA
  • Deadline May 15

Access Scholarship

  • 2.8 cumulative high school G.P.A.
  • Incoming new freshman
  • Geauga County resident
  • Enrolled in 12 or more credit hours each semester
  • Deadline May 15

The Dr. Shirley J. Barton Endowed Scholarship

  • Student must have earned a KSU technical associate degree and be admitted to pursue a bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrate financial need (current FAFSA required)
  • Evidence of motivation, character, ability and potential
  • Demonstrates leadership on campus and in the community
  • This scholarship requires a separate application available online
  • Deadline March 31

Campus Scholarship (Current Students)

  • 3.0 cumulative G.P.A.
  • Registered for 6 or more credit hours for each semester
  • Must have attended Kent State Geauga or the Twinsburg Academic Center for one full semester
  • Two references with at least one being a faculty member
  • FAFSA on file
  • Deadline May 15

Campus Scholarship (Incoming New Freshmen)

  • 3.0 cumulative high school G.P.A.
  • Registered for 6 or more credit hours each semester
  • Two references with at least one being a high school faculty member
  • FAFSA on file
  • Deadline May 15

William T. & Margaret R. Clark Scholarship for the Geauga Campus

  • Geauga County resident
  • Sophomore status or above
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Preference given to Education, Health Care, Business, or Humanities majors
  • Must submit a 300-word on career aspirations
  • Two letters of recommendation which support the applicant's career intent, academic achievement and community engagement
  • Deadline May 15

Faculty Scholarship

  • Minimum cumulative 2.70 G.P.A.
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • 500-word (maximum) personal statement (optional) 
  • Deadline May 15

Fairmount Minerals Endowed Scholarship

  • Geauga County resident
  • Minimum of 12 credit hours completed
  • Enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at the Geauga Campus
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative G.P.A.
  • Deadline May 15

Geauga County Township Association Endowed Scholarship

  • Geauga County resident
  • Attending the Kent State Geauga Campus or Twinsburg Academic Center
  • Completed 12 or more credit hours
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 G.P.A.
  • 500-word essay
  • Deadline May 15

Giardina-Lindeman Endowed Scholarship

  • Registered for a full-time (12 or more credit hours) schedule at the Kent State Geauga Campus
  • Seeking an associate or bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Management, or Technical and Applied Studies
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Deadline May 15

Loretta Mae Hausmann Holmes Endowed Scholarship in Middle Childhood Education

  • Middle Childhood Education major predominantly enrolled at the Kent State Geauga Campus
  • Sophomore, junior or senior standing
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Deadline May 15

Gerry and Sally Hornick Endowed Scholarship for Middle Childhood Education

  • Middle Childhood Education major enrolled at the Kent State Geauga Campus
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Sophomore, junior or senior standing
  • Deadline May 15

J.E.D.D. Scholarship

  • Applicants must be (1) a resident of Twinsburg Township, or the village of Reminderville, OR (2) a qualifying employee in the J.E.D.D. area, OR (3) the spouse/child/stepchild of a qualifying employee in the J.E.D.D. area.
  • Applicants claiming eligibility under employment or dependent status of a qualifying employee must state both the name of the employee and name of the employer on the application.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in at least one class at the Twinsburg Academic Center.
  • Applicants must be pursuing an associate or bachelor's degree.
  • Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation.
  • Applicants must submit a 300-word personal statement.
  • Deadline May 15

Apply for the J.E.D.D. Scholarship

The J.E.D.D. Scholarship has a separate application from Kent State Geauga’s application process to make it easier to apply.

Rosemary L. Jividen Endowed Scholarship

  • Parent is/was a Geauga County Public School employee or Kent State Geauga student who is a Geauga County resident
  • Applicant must be enrolled at the Kent State Geauga Campus
  • Deadline May 15

Kent Honors Academic Achievement Awards

  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative G.P.A.
  • Sophomore, junior or senior standing who attended a Kent State Regional Campus
  • Applicant must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours at the Kent Campus per semester
  • Separate application required - Please call the Honors College at 330-672-2312
  • Due June 15

LifeShare Community Blood Services Scholarship

  • Applicant must be an undergraduate student
  • Minimum cumulative Kent State University 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Six credit hours must have been completed at the Kent State Geauga Campus or Twinsburg Academic Center
  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at the Kent State Geauga Campus or Twinsburg Academic Center
  • Applicant must have active involvement in ongoing community service
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
  • Scholarship must be used for tuition
  • Applicants do not need to be donors to be eligible to apply
  • Deadline May 15

Colleen Major Endowed Nursing Scholarship

  • Applicant must be accepted into the BSN nursing program (second-year student or beyond)
  • Applicant must be a Kent State Geauga Campus student
  • Deadline May 15

David and Connie Mohan Endowed Scholarship for the Twinsburg Academic Center

  • Applicant must have the preponderance of enrolled hours be located at the Twinsburg Academic Center
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Resident of Northeast Ohio
  • Applicant must have completed 12 or more credit hours of university coursework
  • Minimum cumulative 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Two letters of recommendation that support the applicant's academic achievement and community engagement are required
  • Deadline May 15

Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation Scholarship

  • Minimum cumulative 2.70 G.P.A.
  • Applicant must have earned 12 credit hours
  • Applicant must be a resident of Summit or Stark County
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours at the Twinsburg Academic Center
  • Deadline May 15

Returning Adult Student Scholarship (Full Time)

  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Minimum 1 year lapse in education
  • Applicant must have completed 2 semesters at the Kent State Geauga Campus
  • Minimum 24 credit hours completed
  • Applicant must not have completed a prior degree
  • Applicant must be at least 21 years old
  • FAFSA on file
  • Deadline May 15

Returning Adult Student Scholarship (Part Time)

  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Minimum 1 year lapse in education
  • Applicant must have completed 2 semesters at the Kent State Geauga Campus
  • Applicant must have completed 6-23 credit hours
  • Applicant must not have earned a prior degree
  • Applicant must be at least 21 years old
  • FAFSA on file
  • Deadline May 15

Rotary Club of Chardon

  • A Resident of the Chardon School District communities attending any private or public school
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Applicant must have completed 12 hours of college or university coursework (at any college or through College Credit Plus)
  • Two letters of reference are required, with at least one from a faculty member
  • Preference will be given based upon financial need
  • Current FAFSA on file
  • Deadline May 15

Dr. Molly Sergi Endowed Scholarship in History

  • Applicant must be a History major or a returning nontraditional student
  • Applicant must be predominantly enrolled at the Kent State Geauga Campus
  • Sophomore, junior or senior standing
  • Minimum cumulative 2.6 G.P.A.
  • Deadline May 15

Spitz Memorial Fund

  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Applicant must be a returning student
  • Applicant must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours at the Geauga Campus
  • Preference is given to an applicant with a declared Bachelor of General Studies (Integrative Studies) major
  • Applicant must be enrolled in 3 or more credit hours each semester
  • No FAFSA required
  • Deadline May 15

Student Barnes & Noble Book Scholarship

  • Minimum cumulative 2.8 G.P.A.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours
  • The scholarship may only be used at the Kent State Barnes & Noble Bookstore (in person or online)
  • Deadline Aug. 1

Technology Scholarship

  • Applicant must be enrolled in IT, COMT or the BTAS degree with a computer concentration
  • Applicant must be registered to attend the Kent State Geauga Campus, Twinsburg Academic Center
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Deadline May 15

Keith and Mamie Tompkins Endowed Scholarship for Middle Childhood Education

  • Geauga County resident
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Sophomore, junior or senior standing
  • Applicant must have a declared Education major with a focus or emphasis on science or math
  • Financial need can be considered, but is not required
  • Deadline May 15

Walkway Scholarship

  • Geauga County resident
  • Applicant must be a new, incoming freshman
  • Applicant must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester
  • Minimum 2.8 cumulative high school G.P.A.
  • Deadline May 15

Terry Weaver Nursing Scholarship

  • Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Portage or Trumbull County resident
  • Applicant must be enrolled in the BSN sequence at the Kent State Geauga Campus
  • Sophomore, junior or senior standing
  • Minimum cumulative 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Applicant must submit a personal statement of interest
  • Two letters of recommendation must be submitted
  • Deadline May 15

*Scholarship availability, criteria and award amount are subject to change

*Scholarship recipients and their benefactors are invited to attend the annual scholarship dinner