International Freshman Scholarship

The International Freshman Scholarship program is available to any non-immigrant to the United States who is an incoming New Freshman student to Kent State University. This merit-based scholarship may vary in the amount awarded to the student.


  • New freshman only (transfers are not eligible); Fall admission only
  • Minimum cumulative Secondary school GPA 3.6 on US 4.0 scale
  • 27 ACT Composite, 1260 new SAT or 1210 old SAT Critical Reading & Math  (Temporarily suspended - no test needed)
  • Unconditional Admission to Kent State University as a freshman


  • Students will be automatically considered for the scholarship if they apply by the deadline.
    • Students who meet the criteria will be invited to apply to the Honors College on a rolling basis after admission.  


  • Priority consideration if admitted by the December 15th deadline, possible consideration if admitted by February 1st.   
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified of their award in April.


A renewable award will be distributed to qualifying individuals, maximum of $20,000 per year (awards are distributed in April).