Awards & Fellowships

The Graduate College at Kent State University administers a number of fellowships and awards for new and continuing students each year. For questions regarding these awards and fellowships, please contact Alexxus Sidney at

If you are selected to receive a scholarship, fellowship, graduate assistantship, tuition waiver or any other award, your current financial aid offer, including student loans, could be reduced. If you would like to know how your financial aid offer may be affected by another award, please contact Financial, Billing and Enrollment Center for assistance. To learn more about taxes on scholarships and fellowships, visit the Tax and Treasury Services webpage.

Congratulations to our Award winners!

Graduate College Awards and Fellowships:

David B. Smith Scholarship

Graduate Student Advancing Equity Award

Graduate Student Teaching Award

Lillian Friedman Scholarship

Mary Ann Stephens and John R. Graham Award

Reuter Fellowship in Developmental Sciences

University Fellowship