Scholarships

Kent State University Geauga and Twinsburg Academic Center Scholarships

Kent State University Geauga and Twinsburg Academic Center offer over 20 named scholarships. At Kent State University, our number one priority is students. Our goal is to help each and every one of our students explore, engage, and succeed with purpose. We believe it is important to provide access to higher education for all students, independent of financial background. If you are interested in starting a scholarship or making a gift to a scholarship please visit Giving Opportunities or contact Molly Smith, Associate Director of Advancement, by email or phone at 440-834-3761.

The Kent State Geauga and Twinsburg Academic Center scholarship application should be completed online. Students with accessibility needs are encouraged to call 330-888-6400 or 440-834-4187 for assistance or to receive a paper copy. Please read through the criteria before beginning the scholarship application to identify for which scholarship(s) you qualify. The scholarship application requires a personal statement completed and ready to upload upon completing the scholarship application. Applicants are encouraged to review the personal statement requirements prior to beginning the scholarship application. To apply for any scholarship, please submit the application online and any supporting documents to the Student Services desk at the Geauga Campus or Twinsburg Academic Center, via email, or by mail (Kent State University Geauga Campus, Financial Aid, ATTN: Scholarship Application, 14111 Claridon-Troy Rd., Burton, OH 44021).  

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(Scholarship applications were due on May 15.)

List of Available Scholarships and Criteria

In addition, Kent State University - Kent Campus offers a variety of scholarship opportunities as well. Scholarship awards are based on a variety of criteria including academic merit, demonstrated financial need, field of study, participation in a specific program, membership in an organization or activity, and/or any combination of the above. Review the information at the Kent State University Financial Aid website to identify additional scholarships for which you may qualify.

Please note: The Twinsburg Township and Village of Reminderville J.E.D.D. Scholarship has a separate application from Kent State Geauga’s application process.

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Freshman Merit Scholarships

Freshman Merit Scholarships are awarded on the basis of high school academic performance. These scholarships do not require repayment. Priority will be given to students who have applied and been accepted to Kent State Geauga and the Twinsburg Academic Center by February 1, 2020, and are enrolled by July 1, 2020.

Students must be enrolled in at least six credit hours at Kent State Geauga and the Twinsburg Academic Center to receive the scholarship.

Freshman Merit Scholarship Amounts Awarded

Scholarship Level GPA Amount
Merit Scholarship I 3.7-4.0 $1,500/year
Merit Scholarship II 3.25-3.69 $1,000/year
Merit Scholarship III 3.0-3.24 $750/year
Merit Scholarship IV 2.8-2.99 $250/year

External Scholarships

Students are encouraged to consider scholarships available outside of Kent State University. Information related to outside scholarships, grants, and/or other resources received by students to help pay education-related expenses must be reported annually to the Student Financial Aid Office. Please review the Outside Resources Form for more information.

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